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.
Having visited the city recently, I can confirm that Prague is definitely worth visiting . It’s a relatively small city so it’s perfect for a weekend-away and most of Prague can be seen on foot. Walking around saves money, keeps you fit and gives you the perfect opportunity to admire and soak up the beautiful buildings.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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 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.
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 .
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.
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.
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 .
Three days is long enough to see the main sights, do a walking tour or just wander by yourselves, take a river trip and get a taste of the city. Maybe best to be staying central if only for a short visit, then you can walk to most of the places you need to see.
Cost of Living in Czech Republic
|Coke /Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||31.35Kč|
|Water (12 oz small bottle)||24.22Kč|
|Milk (regular), (1 gallon)||71.64Kč|
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.