Practical Information about Prague

All sort of useful tips and information to make your citytrip or weekend in Prague hassle-free and even more enjoyable; what is the best way to get from the airport to the city centre, where to buy tickets for the tram and metro or is it better to get a travelcard?

Did you know that although the Czech Republic is a Euro country, the currency not the Euro but the Czech Crown? Beware that some Money Exchange Offices are a rip off. Fortunately, there are some Exchange Bureaux that can be trusted. Is it true that the film Amadeus was shot in Prague and that alchemists who lived in the Golden Lane near Prague Castle tried to transform base metals into gold? (Almost) all your question will be answered in the information section of Prague-Now.

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Free Public Transport and Airport Transfer

Free Public Transport and Airport Transfer

Free public transport and airport transfer is the best way to enjoy your city trip to Prague to the full. If you buy a Public Transport Card + private airport transfer, you are assured of a hassle-free stay. No need to find out what ticket to buy and where. No need to...

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Slav Epic by Alfons Mucha: Where to See?

Slav Epic by Alfons Mucha: Where to See?

The Slav Epic by Alfons Mucha is a cycle of twenty impressive paintings depicting the history of the Slav people and civilization. He found inspiration for this work in Slavonic mythology and the history of the Czech people. The largest canvas is more than six by...

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Learn Czech in 5 Minutes

Learn Czech in 5 Minutes

Is it possible to learn Czech in 5 minutes? Not really, but have a go. Watch this video and listen to Janek and Honza who will teach you a few basic words and expressions in five minutes. It is a complicated language and uses grammatical cases to convey the function...

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Listen to the Sounds of Czech

Listen to the Sounds of Czech

Watch the video and listen to sounds of Czech. The song is an ode to chlebícky. These are open sandwiches topped with a layer of soft cheese, mayonnaise or potato salad and decorated with a slice of ham or salami, a piece of egg and a pickle. All this arranged very...

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Prague City Pass

Prague City Pass

The Prague City Pass is your ticket to a hassle free city trip to Prague. This city pass allows you free admission to a number of top sights in Prague and discounts for many attractions and museums. This pass is user-friendly and will save you a lot of hassle: no need...

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Prague Card

Prague Card

Free entrance to many Prague museums with your Prague City Card! This 2, 3 or 4-day tourist card allows you free admission or discounts at museums and other attractions. No hassle with buying separate ticket for attractions because the Prague Pass allows and free...

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Money Exchange Offices in Prague

Money Exchange Offices in Prague

The Czech Republic is a euro country without the euro. You pay in Czech crowns (Koruna), abbreviated to Kč or CZK. You will find ATM's and money exchange offices everywhere in Prague. Some shops, restaurants and hotels accept Euros but their exchange rates are not...

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Public Holidays in the Czech Republic

Public Holidays in the Czech Republic

When planning a holiday or a city trip to the Czech Republic and Prague, you may or may not want to include public holidays. If your trip is during the peak season, you are sure to see higher prices and more tourists. On the other hand museums and other sights stay...

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Alchemists, Rudolph II and Prague

Alchemists, Rudolph II and Prague

Tucked against the castle walls, Golden Lane is a charming little street. In the sixteenth century during the reign of Rudolph II, the brightly painted cottages were the haunt of alchemists. Originally members of the imperial entourage, including alchemists, lived in...

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Prague Card: Free Travel on Tram and Metro

Prague Card: Free Travel on Tram and Metro

Travel free on the Prague metro and trams with your Prague Card. This card also allows you free admission to many famous museums like the Jewish Museum and Prague Castle. Besides, you get up to 50% discount on many Prague attractions, boat trips and in restaurants....

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From Prague Airport to City Centre

From Prague Airport to City Centre

From Prague Airport to City Centre takes about half an hour. Vaclav Havel International Airport is about fifteen kilometers northwest of the centre of Prague. It takes  30 minutes by taxi (40 minutes in the rush) and 30 minutes by public transport – 15 minutes by bus...

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Tram and Metro in Prague

Tram and Metro in Prague

Tram and metro in Prague is excellent; swift, cheap and frequent. You will have the choice of tram and metro. There are only few buses in the centre, they tend to go to the suburbs. Your ticket is good for 90 minutes of travel on all forms of transport, including the...

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By Plane to Prague

By Plane to Prague

By plane to Prague means that you land at Vaclav Havel International Airport, the largest airport in the Czech Republic and located 15 km west of Prague. Major airlines and many budget airlines have flights to Prague. Prague Airport is still comparatively quiet. The...

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By Train to Prague

By Train to Prague

By train to Prague and you will arrive at Praha hlavni nadrazi, the main station in Prague located in the city centre. Buy your tickets on the day you want to travel, advanced booking is only necessary on some international trains. Do not change money at the Exchange...

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Student Festival Majales: Parades and Pop Concerts

Student Festival Majales: Parades and Pop Concerts

Student festival Majales celebrates spring and student life. Festivities are held all through the month of April. It starts with the erection of a maypole and culminates in the Majales parade in Prague and other student cities in the Czech Republic. Majales (derived...

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Fast-moving Escalators in Metro Station Namesti Miru

Fast-moving Escalators in Metro Station Namesti Miru

Fast-moving escalators in Prague metro stations surprise most visitors. Escalator speed plus walking speed provides double the speed. You can try this out in several Prague metro, because a number of stations have, fast-moving escalators. You'll be up or down in no...

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Public Transport Tickets: Where What and How

Public Transport Tickets: Where What and How

Public transport ticket in Prague for tram and metro tiare easy to buy once you know where and how and what ticket you need. Tickets are valid on tram, metro and bus with unlimited transfers between modes of transport, within the city boundaries. Your ticket is also...

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National Theatre and Nova Scena Two Eye Catchers

National Theatre and Nova Scena Two Eye Catchers

The National Theatre (Narodni divadlo) and the New Stage (Nove Scena) are two eye catchers on Narodni Avenue. The contrast between the theatre and the adjacent Nova Scena could not be greater: Neo-Renaissance concept of a classic building side by side with communist...

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Sausage Stands on Wenceslas Square are No More

Sausage Stands on Wenceslas Square are No More

The last sausage stand on Wenceslas Square was removed in April 2020. Until then an evening out in Prague often ended at one of these stands for a late-night sausage served on a paper plate and a plastic mug of beer. The menu featured a variety of sausages, always...

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Nusle Bridge and Vysehrad Metro: Communist Grandeur

Nusle Bridge and Vysehrad Metro: Communist Grandeur

Nusle Bridge is an engineering feat and showpiece of the Communist regime. With a length of 458 metres, it is the longest bridge in the Czech Republic. You might want to add this bridge to your what-to-see-list in Prague for its panoramic views. Walk on the left side...

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Historical Tram Line 41 with Real Tram Conductor

Historical Tram Line 41 with Real Tram Conductor

Historical tram line 41 is very special, because this is a bright red old-fashioned tram including a conductor who sells and clips the tickets. The tram runs through the centre of Prague along a route interesting for tourists: from Stromovka Park via Wenceslas Square...

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Congress Centre Prague Communist Showpiece

Congress Centre Prague Communist Showpiece

Congress Centre Prague was named in Communist days the Palace of Culture. A palace indeed and a large one! It had a capacity for 5,060 attendees, had 2,300 rooms divided over six floors. This neo-functionalist building was a landmark of Prague and still stands on the...

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Public Transport Museum Discover Trams of the Past

Public Transport Museum Discover Trams of the Past

Are you thrilled when you see a 7000 series tram in Prague? And is a ride on the new Skoda tram with the yellow front your ultimate wish? If so, you should visit the Muzeum MHD Stresovice, the Public Transport Museum. A visit will certainly satisfy your wishes and...

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Stalin Monument Blown Up but Not Forgotten

Stalin Monument Blown Up but Not Forgotten

The Stalin Monument stood on a huge pedestal on the edge of Letna Park in Prague until 1962. Today, a gigantic metronome stands in its place. On 1 May, 1955, the communist regime revealed a group statue with Jozef Stalin as the shining centre. Six hundred workers...

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Street Parking, Paid Parking and Parking Garages in Prague

Street Parking, Paid Parking and Parking Garages in Prague

Street parking in Prague seems to be easy because the city is less congested than Paris, or London. But appearances are deceptive. When you are trying to find a parking spot you soon realize that street parking is restricted and limited. You are only allowed to park...

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Heydrich Terror Museum Memorial to Czech Heroes

Heydrich Terror Museum Memorial to Czech Heroes

Heydrich Terror Museum is a memorial to Jan Kubis and Jozef Gabcik who died after the failed assassination of Deputy Reich Protector Heydrich in 1942. This small museum is located in the crypt of St. Cyril and St. Methodius Church in Prague. Bullet holes in the facade...

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