One of Europe’s best-preserved cities, Prague has a romantic riverside location enhanced by graceful bridges and a magnificent skyline punctuated with medieval church spires. Its historic Old Town follows a plan laid out 1,000 years ago, with ancient squares and winding cobblestone streets. Haunting Prague Castle looms large across the Vltava River, rising above the exquisite Charles Bridge. Add extravagant, fairy-tale architecture; memorable classical music; and, these days, good food and drink, and it’s easy to see why Prague charms everyone who visits.
- Historic architecture Gothic, baroque, Renaissance, Art Nouveau—it’s all here.
- Prague Castle This Gothic fortress and soaring cathedral were Kafka’s inspiration.
- Jewish heritage Historic synagogues and sights reflect an 800-year-old legacy.
- Old Town Square The city’s pulsing heart fans out below the twin-spired Týn church.
- Excellent beer Czechs brew the best pilsner, and Prague pubs know how to pour it.
- Classical music Musicians from Dvořák to Mozart made their mark in Prague.