Prague – The Heart of Europe

Prague – The Heart of Europe

Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic. The city is a popular tourist destination in Europe especially in the summer months but it’s also an excellent location to spend your winter holidays. Prague has plenty to offer regardless of when you visit it.

The city is located in the valley of the River Danube and it’s very close to the border with Hungary. It has become in recent years a popular destination for tourists from all over the world and during the winter months it receives a fair bit of snow.

The river has cut a deep gorge through the city enabling the water to flow down through the city. The close proximity to the river and the climate also help to make Prague an ideal winter destination.

The city is served by cheap airlines to Germany which is also served by several cheap airlines to UK and numerous flights from other European destinations.

Prague has a very historic past and the architecture in the city is very good although some of it is nearing the end of its life. Many buildings have heritage value and are difficult to find elsewhere due to their popularity.

Prague has a very good public transport system so Taking taxis or buses can be cost effective particularly as the travel time is limited.

During the communist east, Prague was an important propylon for the collapsing communist order. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 saw troops fleeing the city and as a result Prague was the first border post overrun by invading German forces in 1945.

It was the end of the cold war and the statue of Little Christmas was brought into Prague to help at the retreat from the German army. In fact, the troops that invaded Prague were pushed back and the Little Christmas statue was destroyed. There was further damage to the city when the Czech 4th line mine was exploded in 1969 sending large amounts of hazardous fumes into the city.

Dewapoker The vaunted beauty of Prague has many visitors coming to this great city each year and it is regarded as the meeting place of the most modern Eastern European states. Its increasing popularity has led to it being known as the ‘Paris of the West’ which is a popular view domestically. Other tourists flock to Prague for the winter and the summer months. More than 5 millionCruise tourists visited Prague in 2007. It has been voted one of the ‘most beautiful’ capitals in the world many times.

It has become increasing popular for tourists to stay in quaint themed hotels close to the city centre. Most of these hotels are only a stone’s throw from the fabulous city centre. A Holiday in Prague is an experience to be savoured and Prague is certainly the place to be.

‘The Heart of Europe’ has also become a popular marketing tool for the city. Numerous airline European Airlines operating flights to Prague and surrounding areas seek to attract more tourists each year. The impressive setting and authentic Czech Republic cuisine has worked in Prague’s favour before. In the early years of the Communist Era, it was very difficult to find places to stay and most of them were run down. Luckily, the scenes of the Communist era have faded and things have gotten better since.

The city centre offers many places to not only enjoy a coffee and cake for breakfasts but also to hold important symposiums, important meetings and conferences. The city is littered with different styles of restaurants and it is important to know where to go to avoid wasting time on wrong streets.

Most famous being the Old Town Square is situated directly in the centre of the city and it is here that you will find most of the top European hotels. This area is also home to many different educational institutions including the National Museum and a number of different art galleries. Situated not far from the Old Town Square is the beautiful Charles Bridge, a memorable and breath taking bridge that is also a famous point of destination amongst tourists.

Moving out of the city centre and towards the south end of the main strip is the Koelnjetzler Gardens which is also very famous. The Gardens are very important in Czech Republic as they are considered as outstanding examples of horticultural design and as such are worth a visit by both locals and tourists. There are a total of 7 Gardens in total within 2grounds that were built in the 17th century. One of them draws almost one million visitors every year.

It is interesting to find that many of the hotels and resorts in Prague have historical values and that they still hold the same importance as they did in the times when they were first built. That means that there is plenty to see and do in these historic towns and villages if you wish to do so.

That’s what travelling on a budget means, finding the best value deals and then taking them in consideration.

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