"3 Nights in Prague, Jan '05 + 2 in April, 2006." Prague by Tricky_Dicky69

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Our first visit, 2005.

We spent 3 nights in Prague in January, 2005 and loved it despite the cold weather. We stayed just far enough outside the centre to be in a quiet location but near enough to reach the centre in a few stops on the metro. A travel card purchased on arrival at the airport was outstanding value and valid on buses, trams, metro & some local trains, all of which were safe, reliable, frequent and easy to use. Buses are frequent from the airport and reach town in 20-25 minutes.

Although cold, January is probably quite a good time to visit if you don't like things too crowded. Places were still fairly busy but not like it would be in summer.

All food and drink that we tried was good quality and well priced. Best value is if you go for a set tourist menu in a traditional Czech restaurant. Worst value were the drinks in our hotel bar. We had a great meal at the top of the radio tower, a fantastic Thai meal at Lemon Leaf and a treat for the tastebuds at Square. Best prices are found outside the city centre, as usual.

Don't miss the Castle but make sure that you leave plenty of time for your visit. If you want the scenic route go to Mala Strana and take the funicular that runs up Petrin Hill, turn right and follow the footpath signposted to the Castle. It's a pleasent, short walk and gives great views of the river and the entire city.

Enjoy.

Our 2nd visit, April, 2006.

We enjoyed Prague so much the first time that we returned, taking the 'inlaws', in April 2006 to celebrate Chris's birthday. This was a budget trip with cheap flights and a low cost Hotel. The weather was much kinder to us this time but things were much busier compared to our first visit. The place must be packed out in the height of summer.

We stayed even further outside the town centre but not a problem as the Prague transport is so good. A good time was had by all and I suspect that this might not be our last visit to Prague.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots to do & see, relatively cheap, easy to get around.
  • Cons:Nothing worth mentioning.
  • In a nutshell:Something for everyone.
  • Last visit to Prague: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated Apr 5, 2006
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  • lindyz's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    Once again, well written tips Richard - so many spectacular places in Europe I have yet to visit!

  • EllenH's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2008 at 6:24 PM

    good tips, I am going in april.

  • zizkov's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2006 at 6:45 PM

    Enjoyed your page - I'm off for a fourth visit next month - never been in winter though! Let's see some more snowy pics.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2005 at 10:06 AM

    Dick, you've had a great trip I must say! Thanks for sharing your impressions!

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