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On July 25. 2003  Jayne and I flew from Cologne/Bonn with German-Wings to Prague. There we stayed at a private pension, DAGMAR Pension Prague***,  that I had found in the Internet. It was a bit outside (about 20 minutes by subway), but it was clean, cheap, offered a good breakfast and the owners where absolutely nice. After lots of sightseeing, and a bus trip to Lidice, we took our return flight on July 28. 2003.

General information

Prague Forecast

Map of Prague

Map of Prague

 

Prague is a pretty, old city, and you should take a long weekend to see it. It is worth a trip all year round. But after 3 or 4 days one has seen everything (main tourist sites), even if you take your time.

Guide book: Lonely Planet Prague

How to get there (from Germany):
A flight from Cologne/Bonn is available with German-Wings from 39,- Euros, if you are lucky, and takes about one hour. The train costs much more and takes 11 hours! Taking the car is at today petrol prices not cheaper and takes longer too. The bus from the airport to the city center takes about 1˝ hours. The damages of the flood of August 2002 are already repaired in the center, but one can still see them a little off the beaten track.

Safety:
Like at every tourist site you have to be aware of pick pockets, but otherwise Prague is at least as safe as Hamburg, Berlin or Munich.

Language:
Prague is very focused on tourists and therefore nearly everyone speaks English. So, you shouldn't have big language problems there.

statues and reliefs You have to look up too, otherwise you will miss the statues and reliefs.

old town hall

The old town hall, Staroměstská radnice, was built in 1338.

astronomical-astrological clock

The Orloj, a astronomical-astrological clock from 1410. On every hour one can watch the apostle figures move in the upper part of the clock.

view over Prague

View over Prague from the tower of the town hall.