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1. Posted by Svetla (Budding Member, 11 posts) 28 Jun '07 23:11

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Hello!!!

I'm going to visit Czech Republic, and I have some basic traveller's questions:):
Where to stay for 2 weeks in Prague? (cheap and not so far from city center) It's the main question!!!
What to see? in Prague and also in other cities and towns))) and
How to reach other towns from Prague?
Where to eat in Prague (some exciting places)?

Please could you recommend me something?

Thank you in advance

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 28, 2007, at 11:53 PM by Svetla ]

2. Posted by Stockczech (Full Member, 30 posts) 28 Jun '07 23:51

You can find bus and train times here http://www.jizdnirady.cz - in Czech, German or English.

What to do in Prague? Well, There's too much to mention, but you must see the Clock (:( bit disappointing, really, but you can't go to Prague and not see it!), Charles Bridge, the Castle, etc.

Maybe get a train to Karlstejn and see the castle there, or go down to Cesky Krumlov (easier by bus than train) - a UNESCO heritage town. Or there are some lovely small towns within easy reach of Prague - Melnik (go by bus) or Prachatice or Kutna Hora (take the train to these two places). Public transport is cheap, and always on time.

Sheila

3. Posted by Svetla (Budding Member, 11 posts) 28 Jun '07 23:56

Thank you a lot!!!

Do you know about transport card or something else for all trains in Czech?

4. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member, 266 posts) 29 Jun '07 01:26

While you're in Prague climb Petrín Hill, you can do it by either foot or take a funicular. There's a great view from there, and it's also a very nice park for a walk or to just lay down for a bit.
I loved the streets of the lesser town, it's a place you could wander for hours.
My reccomendations for Prague would be: The old town (staré mesto) with its amazing square (the old town hall with the clock, kinský palace, týn church, etc..) and its streets, Kampa, Island, the castle (hradcany) and the lesser town (mala strana), the hill I mentioned before, Petrín, and then walk by the river (great art noveau, national theatre,...) and see something from the new town. I heard national museum is a really nice building, but i didnt have the time to go

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3532 posts) 29 Jun '07 01:36

I have just returned from Prague and stayed in the Advantage Hostel. it's very central - within walking distance of the main sights and about 100m from a Metro stop (IP Pavlova). It was clean and friendly and the price includes a decent breakfast.
http://www.advantagehostel.cz/advantage/index.php
hope this helps.

6. Posted by Svetla (Budding Member, 11 posts) 29 Jun '07 04:15

Thanks for all replies!!

7. Posted by kruzinkiwi (Budding Member, 152 posts) 30 Jun '07 02:12

Ahoj Jak se mas?

8. Posted by adamsa (Budding Member, 38 posts) 30 Jun '07 08:05

what are some off the beaten path neighborhoods worth checking out? im going to be there soon and would like to check out the non-trendy art/music scene

9. Posted by AdamH77 (Budding Member, 41 posts) 1 Jul '07 07:52

Heya, i stayed in prague at the Travellers Hostel on dlouha, its really close to the old town square (4 or 5 mins walk). its pretty cheap and has a basic free breakfast and a small bar, parts of it look a bit rough, but the rooms and showers are clean.

http://www.travellers.cz/en/dlouha-pension-hostel-prague.php

for food, i was recommended going to U Staré Pošty (its inbetween the train station and the national museum next to the police station)

http://www.gastroinfo.cz/u-stare-posty/index.html

its a bit more of a local type place but they have menus in english and its very cheap with authentic food!

I'd recommend Cesky Krumlov, bout a 5 hour train ride from prague but well worth it, the countryside there is great. the place itself is a bit touristy but is cheap and theres lots of good places to eat, i'd recommend the medival place thats next to the river! i stayed in hostel skippy there, smaller hostel but a really good atmosphere, relaxed and trusting, more like staying at someones house

http://www.hostelbookers.com/hostels/czech-republic/cesky-krumlov/15634/

10. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member, 314 posts) 1 Jul '07 15:24

When I was in Prague a few years ago, the "Jazz Boat" ride in the Vltava river was really popular. You may want to check it out at
www.jazzboat.cz

Hope this helps,

Pranav