Your Neighborhood Guide to Where to Stay in Prague Old Town / Staré Město (Prague 1) Lesser Town / Little Quarter / Malá Strana (Prague 1) New Town / Nové Město (Prague 2) Vinohrady (Prague 2) Vyšehrad / Albertov (Prague 2) Karlín (Prague 8) Holešovice & Letná (Prague 7) Smíchov (Prague 5)
Top 10 Things to Avoid in Prague Sightseeing. Wasting Time Waiting for the Cuckoo. Charles Bridge in the Middle of the Day. Getting around. Getting Pickpocketed on the 22 Tram. Getting Ripped off by Taxis. Shopping and money. Tacky Souvenir Shops. Rip-off Exchange Offices. U Fleku’s Pushy Waiters. Wenceslas Square Sausages. Restaurants on Old Town Square.
Despite rising wages and soaring flat prices, Prague is still one of Europe’s cheapest tourist destinations, according to a new 2019 report from the UK’s Post Office.
I agree that you can see Prague in 3 days , but there is certainly enough to see if you stay longer.
The best times to visit Prague are the spring and early fall when the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds . Because of the city’s generally chilly climate, the warmer summer months (average high temperatures hover in the low to mid-70s) see the largest influx of tourists – which means higher hotel rates.
Prague is very walkable . If you dropped from the sky and landed in Old Time Square you would be in a good position to walk everywhere interesting within 30 minutes. The city sits in a valley split in half by a river and surrounded by rolling hills. The encircling hills forced compactness on the city builders.
The rate of violent crime is low and most areas of Prague are safe to walk around even after dark. Be careful on Wenceslas Square. It is usually packed with tourists and the crowds make things easy for pickpockets. There have also been cases of trusting “love-seekers” being robbed of all their money at night .
If you are short on time, Prague will be the better choice seeing as it’s a smaller, walkable city with better day trip options. If you have a little more time and happen to love food, Budapest will give you a few more options to fill your days, plus, the thermal spas are world-class.
Clothes that you can wear during both day and night will be best. Consider jeans and a variety of light tops for the day walks. Prague is best explored on foot thus consider a solid pair or two of closed toed shoes. Add a light sweater or jacket to your for potentially chilly evenings.
An average tourist will spend around 2500 CZK (100 EUR) per person per day . The lowest daily budget can be as low as 900 CZK if you stay at hostels, eat takeaways and use public transport. If you stay in private accommodation, eat at average restaurants but control your budget you can get by on 2500 CZK a day .
Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Prague should cost around Kč196 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner . The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Prague is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices .
In Prague , a great number of native citizens speak English at least a bit. And at the tourist hotspots, restaurants in the centre, hotels, and gift shops, knowledge of the English language is taken for granted. On the other hand, do not expect much English from the Czech police officers or bus drivers.
To really see Prague, it’s best to visit for four to five days . That will allow you to see all the main sites and get a sense of the city’s culture.
The train distance from Prague to Kraków is around 243 miles ( 392 km ).
Essential Gear to Bring to Prague Bring a light jacket that can be layered to keep you warm at night or in the winter. (There we go with those layers again!) Boots or comfortable walking shoes– A structured pair of boots will both look stylish and hold up while walking around to see the sights.