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Prague.

Czech Republic Facts & Information

 Location Central Europe, southeast of Germany
 Climate Temperate, cool summers, cold, cloudy, humid winters
 Terrain Bohemia in the west consists of rolling plains, hills, and plateaus surrounded by low mountains; Moravia in the east consists of very hilly country
 Population 10,241,138
 Nationality Czech
 Ethnic groups Czech 90.4%, Moravian 3.7%, Slovak 1.9%, other 4%
 Religions Roman Catholic 26.8%, Protestant 2.1%, other 3.3%, unspecified 8.8%, unaffiliated 59%
 Languages Czech
 Government Type Parliamentary democracy
 Capital Prague
 Currency Czech koruna (CZK)
 Description of Flag Two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red with a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side
 Czech Republic Flag Flag of Czech Republic

More Information
 www.cia.gov

 

Prague Culture

Prague is the center of European culture. You will enjoy the best music and theatrical performances in this city for a smaller price you would pay in Western Europe. When visiting Prague, you should take in a classical music concert in Rudolfinum or the Municipal House and visit the State Opera to see a black light theater performance. Students from all over the world move to Prague just to study music and perform, so you will see and hear the best of the best.

Prague is also a very conservative city. Religion plays a large part in daily life, as you will see hundreds of traditional churches lining the streets. You should also plan to obey all the conservative rules of the city, including no eating or drinking during theatrical performances, no loud noises in the streets and obeying any curfews imposed at your hostels.

More Information:
 www.state.gov

 

Prague Culture

Prague is the center of European culture. You will enjoy the best music and theatrical performances in this city for a smaller price you would pay in Western Europe. When visiting Prague, you should take in a classical music concert in Rudolfinum or the Municipal House and visit the State Opera to see a black light theater performance. Students from all over the world move to Prague just to study music and perform, so you will see and hear the best of the best.

Prague is also a very conservative city. Religion plays a large part in daily life, as you will see hundreds of traditional churches lining the streets. You should also plan to obey all the conservative rules of the city, including no eating or drinking during theatrical performances, no loud noises in the streets and obeying any curfews imposed at your hostels.

More Information:
 www.state.gov

 

Prague Shopping

The city center is the best place to begin on your shopping adventure. There are a lot of small and often quaint shops on every street, especially in Old Town. In Old Town, you can buy various types of souvenirs: beautiful hand cut glass, bohemian garnet and jewels (for those with a little more pocket change). You will also find painted marionettes, wood toys, painted Easter eggs and paintings of the city. A few places will even sell Soviet military paraphernalia. However, you

are probably used to bartering for a price when vacationing, but this does not hold true in Prague. Prices are fixed and haggling is not a practiced custom.

If you prefer to shop in the mall or department stores, you will also find your one-stop shopping in the city center as well.

Another option is Husova 1, which is a good place for buying very touristy items including shirts and postcards.

 

Prague Shopping

The city center is the best place to begin on your shopping adventure. There are a lot of small and often quaint shops on every street, especially in Old Town. In Old Town, you can buy various types of souvenirs: beautiful hand cut glass, bohemian garnet and jewels (for those with a little more pocket change). You will also find painted marionettes, wood toys, painted Easter eggs and paintings of the city. A few places will even sell Soviet military paraphernalia. However, you

are probably used to bartering for a price when vacationing, but this does not hold true in Prague. Prices are fixed and haggling is not a practiced custom.

If you prefer to shop in the mall or department stores, you will also find your one-stop shopping in the city center as well.

Another option is Husova 1, which is a good place for buying very touristy items including shirts and postcards.

 

Prague Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Prague. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
   

 

Prague Restaurants
   
Read reviews for some of the best restaurants in Prague. You'll find the perfect restaurant for your vacation here. Choose a restaurant by cuisine type or visitor rating.
   

 


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