Travel Tips for Prague
Due to the extremely cold temperatures of winter, windy potency, the proper time to visit Prague is late spring – early fall.
In Stare Mesto will find many street merchants; they will offer mulled wine, tea or traditional Czech liquor, Becherovka, an herbal bitter, helping you to forget low temperature outside. However, from October until late May, hat, scarf, gloves and coat are “accessories” clothing mandatory. If you really want to know Prague, you have to walk long distances on foot.
Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer in Europe. Pubs and taverns (Hospoda, locals call them) are part of the local culture, you’ll find everywhere. I recommend you the local beer – Gambrinus, Kozel, Bernard, Svijany, Dobřanská Hvězda or Staropramen. If you get hungry, try a traditional restaurant. Bramboračka (potato soup) or kulajda (the mushrooms) are delicious, and can continue Glam feast utopenec (sausages with onions and spices), cheese Syrečky and, ultimately, the fabulous Vepřo-knedlo-Zeloa (platter with pork and game, prepared in medieval style). All these are served, usually with ginger bread, roasted garlic. For dessert, try local Jablkový závin strudel, honey and walnut cake or cake Medovník Palačinka.
If you travel long distances, use with confidence metro, tram or bus (runs from 5 am to midnight) – tickets are common and come very advantageous if you purchase a ticket for 3 or 5 days.
Prague is the cultural center of the Czech Republic. At any time of year you get to it, it is impossible not to find a festival, a concert, an area or a play (in English) to get your attention. I recommend you to visit museums Kafka, Dušek and National, Tančící dům (House Dance) and Josefov neighborhood Hebrew.
If you’re in a group of 5-6 friends, is great to walk with a vintage car (cost 1,200 crowns per hour) – so you will surely notice the old town and the new city, their drivers speak English and will present you true lessons of history as you walk to the castle.