Vienna is far more significant historically and culturally, with many world class museums. On the other hand Prague looks much more beautiful and a better place than Vienna for just wandering around and hanging out, the nightlife is better too. Not to mention it is much cheaper than Vienna if budget is an issue.
Vienna is a really boring city if you only see the surface tourist attractions. I should know, I used to think it was utterly pointless to visit back in 2012. It was pretty, sure, but boring compared to the buzz of Berlin’s nightlife, Prague’s history, or Amsterdam’s canals, bikes and indie clothing stores.
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 .
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.
Vienna has the Glamour of an Imperial City as it was the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It has incredible Palaces, Museums, Restaurants, and ofcourse Cafés. Its Architecture is stunning, and it is a very well organized and clean City. Budapest on the other hand is beautiful , but it is stuck in the Soviet Era.
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.
While Paris wins over with its world known monuments and towers, Vienna is close second with its amost all impressive buildings within and around Ringstrasse. No where in Europe is so clean, well maintained and organised as a metropolitan Vienna .
Vienna is probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is the centre of arts and classical music and it offers things to do for several days. The quality of life in Vienna is most definitely high, and yes, the city pampers also a tourist like me.
Vienna is definitely worth it! Absolutely worth it; we have been many times and still come back for more. Vienna was the capitol city of the Hapsburg Empire for centuries, the hub of culture and art for most of Europe during that time. We loved Vienna and would go back again.
Strip Clubs Now, onto the stag do essentials. As mentioned earlier, New Town is brimming with strip clubs. It’s, unofficially, Prague’s ‘ Red Light District ‘ – boasting a bevy of beautiful Czech girls. Goldfingers is one of the most recognised spots in Wenceslas Square, set in a former theatre.
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.
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.
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 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.
Day trips from Prague Český Krumlov. Český Krumlov in South Bohemia is the most popular destination in the Czech Republic after Prague , and it’s easy to understand why. Kutná Hora. Most venture to the city of Kutná Hora for the chilling Sedlec Ossuary. Poděbrady. Český ráj (Bohemian Paradise) Olomouc. Karlštejn Castle.