By contrast, Prague currently has 25 working breweries and a population of just 1.25 million, giving us one brewery per just 50,000 people.
here are the 5 things not to miss when visiting Prague : Visit the Old Town Square Eat Trdelník. Visit the Old Town Square. Stroll across the Charles Bridge at sunset. Hike up to Prague Castle. Enjoy a good night out. Get lost in the Jewish Quarter.
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 .
Representatives of small and medium-size breweries claim that low beer prices have nothing to do with national sentiment. It’s purely a marketing strategy, they say, to push the small breweries out of business, because smaller breweries have higher production costs.
Pilsner Urquell is the best known Czech beer . It has been brewed in the town of Plzeň since 1842, and is the original Pils beer from which all golden beers the world over are derived. The Pilsner Urquell brewery also produces Gambrinus , which is popular within the Czech Republic, but not well-known outside the country.
Beer (Czech: pivo) has a long history in what is now the Czech Republic, with brewing taking place in Břevnov Monastery in 993. The city of Brno had the right to brew beer from the 12th century while Plzeň and České Budějovice ( Pilsen and Budweis in German), had breweries in the 13th century.
Prague can be a very cheap city to visit but it can also be very expensive . It depends where you pull out your wallet. Because there are so many tourists and almost all of them visit the same few sites, it is just good business sense for a shop or restaurant owner to raise their prices and collect as much as they can.
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. This post will show you how to create a manageable itinerary as you visit Prague .
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.
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.
Tap water is safe to drink in Prague ! You can drink water from taps in Prague without worrying about the effect on your health. In parks and streets, you’ll see drinking fountains with clean water ; don’t be scared to fill bottles with it.
Tipping in restaurants is the norm. There are still a few Czechs stuck to old ways refusing to tip (usually the older generation). At most they will round to the nearest 10 CZK – a bill for 292 CZK will earn the waiter 300 CZK (a 25 cent tip for $15 meal). But you, a tourist, should tip around 10% – 15%.
Though the cheapest overall, Prague was, however, deemed the most expensive city in Europe to buy a bottle of Champagne, with the average bottle reportedly costing £55.
When the bartender or waiter comes to take your order at a pub or restaurant, simply say “Pivo prosím” (pee-vo pro-seem) which means “ beer , please.” Forget trying to conjugate numbers – indicate with your fingers how many drinks you want: holding up a thumb for one, a thumb and index finger for two, and so on.
Here are a few local Prague purchases to give you an idea of local item prices in Prague:
|THE PRICE OF:||PRICE CZK||$USD|
|Classic Czech meal at restaurant- meat, sauce, dumplings||140||6.1|
|Large sausage, bun and mustard at Wenceslas Square||40||1.7|
|500 ml of beer draft ( pint )||35||1.5|
|750ml bottle of wine good enough to bring to party||160||7.0|