Books and City Guides about Prague

Although Prague-Now gives an (almost) complete overview of what to do and what to see in Prague, including upcoming events, it is very handy to have a guidebook on hand when visiting Prague.

The editor of Prague-Now made a list not only of guide book but also of novels that take place in Prague or in which Prague plays a prominent part.

Good Soldier Svejk – Jaroslav Hasek

The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hasek is a comic masterpiece and a world classic. This provocative, mickey-taking book was translated into many languages and filmed several times. Jaroslav Hašek describes first-hand the bizarre life in pre and post-war...

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DK Eyewitness Travel Prague

Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic has much to offer; from Gothic and Baroque buildings in the Old Town to a castle on top of a hill overlooking the Vltava River. Façades tattooed with sgrafitti – Storch House with a fresco of Saint Wenceslas or lavishly...

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Mendelssohn is on the Roof – Jiri Weil

Mendelssohn is on the Roof written by the Czech author Jiri Weil is an intruguing masterpiece and compulsory reading for fans of Czech literarure. Weil's novel describes the how ordinary people's lives changed during Nazi occupation of Prague. Weil tells the story of...

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The Trial – Franz Kafka

'The Trial' is the world-famous novel written by Franz Kafka (1883-1924) and posthumously published in 1925. Kafka was born into a Czech-Jewish, German-speaking merchant family. He studied law and worked for an insurance company at a meager salary. To top up his...

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