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.
Most visitors to the Czech Republic experience no difficulties but you should be aware of street crime and petty theft, particularly in Prague . Prague city police advise visitors to: always exchange currency at a currency exchange office or bank, never on the street as this money is often counterfeit.
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.
It’s not only safe to travel to Prague alone (solo female travellers , for example, won’t have to worry about being harassed or their general safety when walking around) but the city is also easy to navigate, meaning you won’t suddenly get lost and end up in the ‘wrong part of town’.
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.
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.
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.
English in Prague 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.
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 .
Budapest is a significantly larger city than Prague with roughly 1.7 million inhabitants over 1.2 million. Prague feels like a very compact city where most important sights are within a very short distance. The winner of this category is Prague , because all its beautiful sights are so easily accessible.
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 .
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.
Prague has IMO much more spectacular architecture with the castle overlooking the city, King Charles Bridge and medievil streets and lets not forget great beer. Amsterdam is not so spectacular although still has lots of history from the Golden Age and as you say world class museums.
By law you are supposed to carry an ID at all times.
My recommendations for things to see and do in Prague include: tour Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral, walk along the river for gorgeous views of the city, visit Charles Bridge (both day and night) and St. Agnes Convent.