Planning a mental weekend away with your mate? After a romantic getaway with your other half? Treating your mum to a cultured European trip? Prague is the answer to all those questions. It’s a multipurpose city fit for travellers of all kinds. It’s fun, safe, and still quiet despite the endless stag and hen do’s that make their way there every year. So if you’ve got Prague down as your next destination, then read this guide that has you covered from start to finish.
What currency do they use in Prague?
The pound might not be as valuable on the European exchange market since Brexit, but your money will still go far in Prague. It’s not an expensive city, with a pint only costing about 23 Koruna. To put that in perspective for you, 1 pound is worth 28 Koruna. So yeah, less than a quid a pint in the Czech capital. Extra tip for Scottish visitors: change money before you go, you’ll have a hard time finding somewhere in Prague that accepts Scottish money.
How do I get about the city?
Prague is split into different districts. If you’re staying in Prague 1, then you will hardly need to sue public transport. If you’re staying anywhere else, then you’ll need to use the metro. Not to fear though, the Prague metro system is one of the best I’ve encountered and will get you from A to B in no time at all.
How do I get from the airport to the city centre?
The airport is about 15km from the city centre, and there’s a bus that drops you in the city centre. Simples.
What to see in Prague?
Prague has a bunch of great tourist attractions. The Old Town has the Astronomical Clock and the castle, while there’s many others scattered throughout the city such as Charles Bridge and the eye-catching Dancing House.
How many days should I spend in Prague?
You need at least two days in Prague. If you’re on a stag weekend I’d take an extra day to recover! In general, I would say one isn’t enough, two is ok and three is ideal. It’s not that it’s a huge city but to really take in all it has to offer a long weekend would be perfect.
When is the best time to come to Prague?
I hate to sit on the fence, but I have to choose two answers. Because Prague in the summer is guaranteed to give you amazing weather and long days, with picturesque views at many turns. But winter lets you experience the incredible Christmas markets and warm yourself up from the cold with a glass of mulled wine. Try to experience both at some point in your life.