about prague

Prague is a city known both for its long and rich history and its colorful and pulsing presence. During the over thousand years of its existence (the first masonry under Prague Castle dates from the year 885), the city grew from a small settlement to a multicultural city (1.2 Mil population), capital of a modern European country, the Czech Republic (10 Mil population), a member state of the European Union.

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, Prague has become one of Europe's (and the world's) most popular tourist destinations. It is the sixth most-visited European city after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin. It is a modern city with a lively cultural scene, many museums and galleries, good dining at an even better price and impressive architectural heritage.

Prague suffered considerably less damage during World War II than some other major cities in the region, allowing most of its historic architecture to stay true to form. It contains one of the world's most pristine and varied collections of architecture, from Art Nouveau to Baroque, Renaissance, Cubist, Gothic, Neo-Classical and ultra-modern.

For a taste see photogallery.

No less impressive is the local pub and clubbing scene. There has to be a reason for Prague to be listed in the World's top 10 New Year's Eve locations. Nobody in the wide world drinks as much beer per capita as the Czechs. Maybe that explains, or vice versa, why a pint would typically be the cheapest drink on the menu... Some things you have to see to believe. Come "czech" it out!

For more info on Prague at its current state of being check out the below Survival Guide.


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