Prague on Foot

Prague on foot is the best way to get around the compact city centre because most sights are within easy walking distance of each other. If your hotel is in the Old Town, the New Town or Mala Strana, you may not need public transport at all. Prague is a safe city to get around on foot. There are no run-down or dangerous areas in the city centre that should be avoided.

Prague on Foot

Strolling through Prague on foot is a very pleasant way to see the city. Most of Prague’s historic centre is pedestrian only and simply made for walking. However, if you want to cross the city quickly or want to visit more remote sights such as Vysehrad or Troja Castle, hop on a tram or the metro. They are swift, cheap and efficient.

Heed the Trams

Cars stop short for pedestrian crossings. But, remember that trams always have right of way and run in two directions. Take good care when crossing the tracks because they travel at a fairly high speed.

Snow Boots

Prague’s cobbled street and steep hills beg for flat comfortable, preferably thick-soled, shoes. Bring a pair of snow boots when you visit in winter. A pack of snow is quite usual from November to March. Alternatively, get a pair of boots from Bata Shoe shop at Wenceslas Square. They always have a large selection of winter footwear at very reasonable prices.

Impossible to lose your way

Finding your way around Prague on foot is easy because brown-coloured street signs pointing to the most important sights and streets dot Mala Strana, the Old and New Town districts. If this doesn’t feel comfortable enough, get a free map from the Tourist Information Centre at Old Town Square. Alternatively, get mapy.cz app from Google Play Store.

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