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 decorated with art-nouveau details – Obecni Dum (the Municipal House).
Highlights of Prague
A visit to Saint Vitus Cathedral is one of the highlights during a city trip to Prague. The cathedral safeguards the crown jewels that were used during the coronations of the Habsburg Kings. In a silver tomb adorned with Baroque statues lies Saint Nepomuk, priest and martyr, whose statue stands on Charles Bridge, the best loved bridge in Prague and always full of people.
Neighbourhoods of Prague
The DK Eyewitness Travel Prague has divided the city into five quarters: Old Town, Jewish Quarter, Prague Castle, Little Quarter and New Town. These five chapters describe the sights in each of these neighbourhoods minutely. Photos, pictures, maps and 3-dimensional illustrations are a welcome visual accompaniment.
Much attention is paid to travellers needs. Separate chapters deal with accommodation, restaurants and bars, shops and markets. A complete section is devoted to entertainment in Prague. The survival guide section gives information about shopping hours, public transport, money and more practical information.
Map of Prague
Incorporated in the DK Eyewitness Travel Prague is a street finder index and city map on a large scale so that it is very easy to plan an itinerary.