Lined with a mélange of fairy tale architecture, Prague’s atmospheric cobbled streets and walled courtyards offer the perfect backdrop to a romantic honeymoon in Europe.
Known as the ‘city of a hundred spires’, the charming and historic city of Prague offers a smorgasbord of stunning architecture to admire, from Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque to Neoclassical, Art Nouveau and Cubist.
Discover also a vibrant, modern city with a wide range of entertainment and shopping options.
Explore the immense Prague Castle complex and enjoy majestic city views from its hilltop perch.
Admire the mosaics and spires of St. Vitus's Cathedral, the Royal Palace and stroll past tiny houses in Golden Lane to get a feel for life in the 17th century.
From the castle, stroll downhill through Malá Strana (Lesser Town) and across Charles Bridge to Old Town Square, a route lined with cosy cafes, quirky galleries and bustling shops selling designer fashions, antiques, crystal glassware and blood-red garnets – among the world’s finest gems.
Get lost in the labyrinth of picture-perfect, medieval, cobble-stoned lanes in the Old Town and witness the 600-year-old clock chime the hour in the Old Town Square.
Or hire a bike and cycle south alongside the Vltava River from the National Theater or north from Prague Zoo towards Germany.
Watch the city turn golden under the setting sun from Charles Bridge or row a boat down the Vitava River, then savour a romantic meal on the river bank at Kampa Park – several of Prague’s best restaurants are perched on the river bank.
Take in an opera at the Prague State Opera or watch classical or modern dance at the National Theatre, then head to a local watering hole for a pivo (finely brewed beer) such as Budvar and Pilsner Urquell.
Don’t miss the Prague Spring Music Festival held from 12th May to 3rd June. This annual festival features a range of classical music performed by some of Europe’s finest orchestras, as well as a programme of jazz and opera.
Let Prague entrall and enchant you with its array of must-see attractions, including a choice of romantic monuments, museums, avenues and parks.
Must-see sights in Prague, include…
Charles Bridge (Karluv most) – Stroll along Prague's most celebrated statue-studded structure, which dates from the 14th century and links the Old Town (Staré Mesto) with the Lesser Town (Malá Strana).
The best times to stroll across the bridge are early morning and around sunset, when the bustling daytime crowds of local artisans and visiting tourists have thinned.
Prague Castle (Prazský hrad) – This historic hilltop complex dominates the highest point of the left bank of the River Vitava.
Come for a day to explore the amazing collection of medieval houses, towers, churches, courtyards and monuments – don’t miss the hourly changing of the Presidential Guard.
The top sights can be explored during a morning or afternoon visit, including: St. Vitus Cathedral, home to the St. Wenceslas Chapel (Svatováclavská kaple) – regarded as one of Prague's must-see indoor sights, the Royal Palace, St. George's Basilica, the Powder Tower and Golden Lane – a picturesque street of tiny 16th-century houses built into the castle fortifications.
Getting there: You can walk up to the castle or you can take metro line A to Malostranská and then ride tram no. 22 two stops north to Prazský hrad.
Old Town (Staré Mesto) – Wander the narrow, cobblestone lanes and squares of Prague’s ancient centre that is lined with numerous historic buildings and monuments.
Check out the Gothic Tyn Church, the mural-covered Storch building and the famous Old Town Hall's Astronomical Clock (Orloj), where you can watch the unique spectacle that occurs hourly from 8am to 8pm.
For stunning views over the red-roofed city take the elevator to the top of the Old Town Hall’s tower, or if you’re feeling fit, climb the narrow, steep steps to the top.
Jewish Quarter (Josefov) – In the historic Jewish ghetto, visit the Old New Synagogue, Europe’s oldest active synagogue; the Spanish Synagogue, built in a Moorish style; the Franz Kafka Museum and the Old Jewish Cemetery, one of Europe's oldest Jewish burial grounds, dating from the mid-15th century.
Lesser Town (Malá strana) – Located across the Vltava River and on the way to the castle, this old quarter offers beautiful streets and churches including the magnificent high-baroque-styled St. Nicholas Church.
Close to the Charles Bridge sits The Lennon Wall, once a source of irritation to the communist regime in homage to peace-loving ex-Beatle John Lennon.
New Town (Nové město) – Browse the many stall and shops that line Wenceslas Square, pop into the National Museum or one of the many quaint parks and arcades which line the historic Václavské námestí boulevard and admire the Cubist architecture.
In the evening, choose from a selection of romantic restaurants and vibrant nightclubs.
Prague offers newlyweds an excellent choice of honeymoon accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets.
Four Seasons Hotel Prague
Ave nightly price: AUD557 per room
Description: In the Old Town in Prague, the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel offers views of the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge. Guests can enjoy the 24-hour Health Club offering massages, a sauna and a gym. The Cotto Crudo Restaurant serves fine Italian cuisine with fresh ingredients and homemade pasta. A raw bar, a cheese cave and a wine cellar, as well as a salami and prosciutto tower are all inviting to relax after a busy day in the historic city. The Four Seasons Hotel is in 3 historic and 1 modern building, decorated in various historic styles. The spacious and comfortably furnished units include a sitting area with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and a minibar. A bathroom includes free toiletries, bathrobes and a hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the entire building and secured private parking is in the hotels underground garage at additional cost. The hotel has business amenities such as airline reservation services, audiovisual equipment, translation services and working stations. Historical sites including the Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square and the Mala Strana can be reached within a 5-minute walk of the property. The Prague castle is just under 1.6 km away and the Staromestska Tube Stop is 293 metres from the hotel.
Mandarin Oriental, Prague
Ave nightly price: AUD549 per room
Description: Occupying a carefully restored monastery dating back to the 14th century, the Mandarin Oriental, Prague is located in the historic Mala Strana quarter below Prague Castle. Charles Bridge is a 5-minute walk away. The rooms at the Prague Mandarin Oriental feature underfloor heating, and guests can choose from various bed linen and pillows. Maid service is offered twice daily, including an evening turn-down. Bathroom cosmetics include carefully selected essential oils. The unique spa is the only one in the world located in a former Renaissance chapel. It offers a wide range of spa treatments, yoga classes and a beauty room. Spices Restaurant and Bar invites guests to a world of authentic Asian flavours and aromas. Asian fares along with original cocktails, wine and tea can be served either at the dining table in the restaurant, at the bar or in a private booth. Spices Lounge and a covered outdoor terrace offer light relaxation and refreshment such as salads, traditional Asian bento boxes as well as classic beef burgers. The Hellichova Tram Stop is 100 metres away from the Mandarin Prague.
Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa
Ave nightly price: AUD482 per room
Description: Just 5 minutes' walk away from Charles Bridge, in the most prestigious part of the historical centre, the Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa is housed in a landmark building. Free WiFi is available and the reception is open for 24 hours. Guests can benefit from a complimentary welcome drink. The Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa can be found in the UNESCO-protected Baroque landmark, the "House at the Infant Jesus", dating back to the 16th century. The unique Ecsotica Spa and Health Club in the cellars from the 11th century is accessible for free and offers fitness, sauna, and pool facilities for complete relaxation. Breakfast is served each morning. Enjoy complimentary wine and cheese tasting sessions every day, as well as chocolate pralines with turn-down service.
The Grand Mark Prague
Ave nightly price: AUD439 per room
Description: The Grand Mark Prague, situated in a 17th-century residential palace dating in the heart of Prague, will surprise guests with the timeless elegance of its interiors. The Grand Mark Prague presents an unforgettable combination of tradition and modern design throughout the hotel and features spacious, well furnished rooms in the Golden City, most of which feature a separate living room with a full kitchenette and a seating area, a large bathroom with heated floors, and beautiful garden or street views. Generous buffet breakfast can be enjoyed in the morning, offering a choice of local organic and home-made food. Other meals can be savoured in the Le Grill Restaurant, serving Czech and international cuisine. For more informal occasions, the Two Step Bar and the Garden Restaurant offer the same service in more relaxed settings. Guests also receive a voucher for a welcome drink. Due to its extraordinary location, The Grand Mark Prague is the ideal choice for honeymoons, romantic city breaks or memorable weekends. The hotels unique 1800 m² private courtyard garden is destined to become Prague's premier venue for dining and unforgettable occasions. The Grand Mark Prague features a fitness room, open 24 hours a day, as well as free entrance to Luxury Spa situated near the hotel. Massages are provided in the privacy of a room or in a studio close to the hotel.
Ave nightly price: AUD270 per room
Description: This 4-star boutique hotel offers a central Prague location less than half a kilometer from the beautiful Old Town Square. It offers bright and airy rooms with air conditioning, LCD satellite TVs and work desks. Housed in a historic building, Residence Agnes provides 24-hour front desk with an exchange office, concierge services and transportation with private limousines. The minibar in the rooms has a wide selection of drinks and guests can enjoy room service. All rooms have free Wi-Fi and a spacious bathroom. Agnes Residence serves a rich buffet breakfast including hot and cold plates. There are many excellent restaurants within easy walking distance.
The best time to visit Prague is in spring (April & May) or autumn (September & October) when the crowds have thinned and the weather is still pleasant.
However, for the best weather visit Prague in July and August when high average temperatures sit around 23°C (73°F)
Typically, Prague enjoys a temperate continental climate with warm, wet summers and cold winters, while spring and autumn experience a range of different weather conditions.
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Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, and is located in the northwest of the country on the Vitava River.
The most convenient route to Prague is by air to Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG), formerly Prague Ruzyně International Airport, located 12km (7mi) west of Prague city centre.
Prague is also well serviced by train from all the major capital cities of Europe.
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Walking is the best way to get around Central Prague and individual neighbourhoods.
Elsewhere, a reliable public transport network of trams, buses and the metro offer an excellent and inexpensive way of getting around the city.
Prague's transport system is integrated, with the same tickets valid on all types of transport.
Taxis should only be booked from your hotel or over the phone but not flagged on the street. Car rental is available but expensive.
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Latest update: Prague : 10 May, 2022