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Prague at a Glance

Stroll across the Charles Bridge, admire Prague's fabulous Gothic architecture, listen to street performances and sip on local brews. Prague is at your fingertips.

Get your best view of Prague in the early hours of the morning when the city is lit by a tinge of pink light. Step onto the 14th century Charles Bridge and admire the twisted Gothic statues and solid stone work that has kept this bridge steady for over 600 years. When the light is right, take a picture of the Gothic towers of Prague Castle and the black turrets of St. Mary's Cathedral.

As light hits the city, head for the interior. Have delicious coffee at a sidewalk cafe and watch the city awaken. Join the crowds as they explore Prague Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral. Escape down a twisted street for some peace and quiet at lunchtime. Find statues, historic buildings and city squares everywhere.  

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May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Prague Václav Havel Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      U.S travelers need a valid passport with at least two pages available for stamping. For visits of less than 90 days, a tourist visa is not required in the Czech Republic or in other European countries in the Schengen visa zone. Contact a Czech consulate for more detailed information. Additionally, American citizens can use the U.S State Department website to learn more about traveling in the Czech Republic.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Bus Florenc Bus Station
      • Railroad Prague Central Station
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Prague has cool to cold winters with occasional snowfall. During the summer, afternoon thunderstorms and downpours are common. 

      Safety Concerns Pay attention to your belongings when in crowds because Prague has notorious pickpockets. Consider a money belt or other device that protects travelers' possessions.

      Health Concerns Prague has clean drinking water and limited communicable diseases.