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- Four Seasons Prague – The standard of a great hotel
- The Augustine – Beautiful Restoration
- Mandarin Oriental Prague – One of the best hotels in the wold
- Aria Hotel – close to the Charles Bridge
- Three Storks – very modern near the Charles Bridge
- Hotel Josef – Design boutique
- Savoy Hotel (near the Castle) – this was one of the best renovations in the late 1990’s.
- We stayed at the Hotel Palace Praha in the 1990s before all the world class hotels were built. Beautiful building and an amazing breakfast (included). The rooms are very traditional though and when we were there a bit dated. You might get a good price here.
- Official Prague Tourist Portal
- Prague.net – a good site for attractions, museums and useful information about traveling in the city
- Expats.cz – a really great website fro English speaking people looking to find out more about Prague
- Charles Bridge and the Charles Bridge Museum
- Hradcany Castle District and the Prague Castle
- Museum of Miniatures (in Prague Castle) – they are microscopic and really interesting
- Powder Tower
- Jewish Ghetto
- Old Town Square and the Astonomical Clock
- Wenceslas Square
- Vysehrad Castle
- Alphonse Mucha Museum
- For more information on the art of Alphonse Muca visit the site artsy.net
- Black Light Theatre of Prague – The SRNEC Theatre was the first Black Light theater in the world. The production are wonderful. You won’t need to speak any language to enjoy it.
FOOD AND RESTAURANTS
There are a lot of Knedliky (meat filled dumplings) with a thick sauce and usually served with either potatoes or noodles. Gulas is the Czech version of Hungarian goulash it it tastes very similar. Klobasy (the local sausage) is really tasty grilled. This is my staple of eating in Prague. There is lots of roast pork (with meat gravy, Knedliky, with noodles, with potatoes). Many dishes are also served with bramboraky (potatoe pancakes). There is also a lot of chicken on the menu. I had one chicken dish that looked and actually tasted a lot like a wiener schnitzel. Then there is Smazeny Syer (fried cheese covered with breadcrumbs).
The typical Czech meal always has a soup dish. A soup of onions and garlic is very popular but there are lots of other soups like chicken and vegetable. Have a look at this web blog by an English speaking expat living in Prague. It’s a very good explanation of some of the most famous dishes here.
For all you Beer drinkers, Prague (and all of the Czech Republic) is a good Beer drinking town. When ordering draught beer ask for “male pivo” (0.3l) or “pivo” (0.5l) or get it in the bottle. The most famous Beer these days is probably Pilsner Urquell, brewed in the town of Plzen and exported everywhere. Many Czechs also drink another Plzen beer called Gambrinus which is not exported everywhere. If you are lucky enough to find Budvar, this is the original Budweiser. Beer is consumed at all hours of the day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The beer bars are great fun.
You’ll notice pretty quick that there are a lot of Bohemian Glass shops. It’s all beautiful and all affordable. They’ll pack it up for you to take now or most places will ship. We got our glasses and porcelain shipped back and it was no problem.