Prague, the charming capital of the Czech Republic, is lined with cobblestone streets, ancient statues, castles and cathedrals. Visit the Castle of Prague; the largest ancient capital in the world, and one of Prague's most popular attractions. Originally built in 870, the greatly expanded fortification now serves as the seat of government of the Czech Republic. Situated within the castle complex is the St. Vitus Cathedral, built in 1344 and still the pinnacle of Prague's skyline. The concentration camp at Terezin is outside the city.
Prague is divided between three major neighborhoods; Old Town, New Town and Lesser Town. Old Town is the historic center of Prague, while most of New Town was built after the end of World War II and has many examples of modernist architecture. Lodgings range from luxury hotels to private apartments, but staying in the Old Town is generally more costly. Prague’s Václav Havel Airport (PRG) is located just a short drive northwest of the city.
Pack your own lunch and go for the long tour of Prague Castle. The many additions and renovations, made over the centuries, are like a walking tour of the architectural history of the Czech Republic. Weather in Prague tends to be cold, with summers having average high temperatures of 75 degrees, and winter temperatures averaging around freezing.