Status: Capital Population: 1,223,368 (2008) Language: Czech Currency: Czech Koruna (CZK) Time zone: +1 GMT Summer UTC +2 Web check in: yes
Prague, astride the Vltava River, is the capital of the Czech Republic with about 1.2 million inhabitants. It was the capital of the kingdom of Bohemia, and it played a central part in the Holy Roman and Austro-Hungarian Empires. Prague was spared much of the destruction of World War II, so much of it’s lush medieval and renaissance architecture remains for the visitor to enjoy.
If you like beer, Prague is the place to be. Czechs love their beer and Pilsner was invented here.
Major attractions of Prague include the 14th century Charles bridge, and Prague castle world’s largest ancient largest ancient castle, dating from the 9th century. In fact, the Czech Republic is considered the castle capital of the world. Prague is one of the most visited cities in Europe and is also home to a vibrant and cosmopolitan ex-pat community.
Local residents of Prague take their cooking very seriously. We can confidently say - this is a city of restaurants. In these institutions you can not only eat well, but also have fun. Traditional Czech dishes, which should definitely try:
• dumplings; • The Utopians; • goulash; • in the sour cream; • fried pork with dumplings and cabbage.