If you are thinking of going to Prague, then there are quite a few things you want to be aware of before booking a holiday or going travelling there for any other reason. Prague is a fantastic city with a great deal of sophistication, culture and history but it is also a fairly daunting place in some respects. Knowing where to go in Prague makes an enormous difference as it is one city where you can easily spend far too much money but if you know what you doing, it's still a bargain destination.
I have spent many months in Prague over the years and it is a place that I go back to regularly. In many respects, it is one of my favourite European capitals. It is also one of the few places in Eastern Europe where it is relatively easy for foreigners to find work hence it is possibly the expat capital of the continent.
The best time to go to Prague is not in the middle of the summer unless you are fully prepared to be surrounded by hordes of tourists. Prague is possibly one of the busiest tourist cities in Europe so if you want to escape this and see more of the real Czech Republic, then I would personally recommend you don't go any earlier than September.
Prague is a great cafe culture that as you want to go ripped off, it is a good idea to avoid the Clock Tower Square and various other regions in the very centre. There are still many bargain places in the city and some are these are even hidden away in the form of quaint student bars and cafes right in the centre of town. It is just a matter of knowing where to find them.
There are also note of great day trips to do from Prague. A visit to the town of Kutna Hora is well worth it for example if you want to see the bone church (ossuary) and a beautiful medieval town. Czech Republic is also full of fairy tale castles and one of the castle's I recommend most to visit a day trip from Prague is that of Karlstein.
If you are backpacking in Czech Republic, then you definitely want to go outside of Prague a bit more and see some are the other delightful towns in the country. However, if you are booking a weekend break then you can easily spend several days in Prague and only see a tiny fraction of what the city has to offer. However, if you are making a holiday to Czech Republic, make sure you have enough time to do at least one day trip and also have some time to relax.
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