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11. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1100 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Ulykkesfugl, welcome.

We get a lot of spam, so we have become zero tolerance on promoting businesses. Sometimes that is a fine distinction to draw between helping a traveller. Certainly new joiners are viewed suspiciously when they recommend tour companies, but other input is very welcome.

12. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5236 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Ooh, Andy the moderator! Welcome to janitorial duty! (And to Borisborough and berner256 as well, I see!) Good to have you with us in this capacity. :)

13. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 1100 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

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14. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 334 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

As a new member, can I just say how pleased I am to see proper moderation on this forum! :-)

As for Prague, which I have visited 3 times as a solo middle-aged female traveller, the historical centre is no more 'touristy' than any other large visitor-popular European city and considerably less so than many other European cities I've visited. Whether you personally decide to take a city tour or not is up to you: it is a matter of personal preference. In my own experience such tours (limited...I soon realised they aren't worth their cost) they only ever skim the surface and, frankly, they can often be more frustrating than enlightening.

Prague's historical centre is compact and easily walkable (and safe to walk), with a good public transport network. Many Prague inhabitants speak at least some English (and many are fluent) so language really isn't a problem: the historical centre, in particular, gets hundreds of thousands of non-Czech-speaking visitors every year and is very well set-up for them. You can easily explore independently....all you really need is a map...and you can certainly see all the major sites and sights in 3 days.

I too recommend a visit to Vysehrad, not only for the fort itself (which has superb views of the river Vltava) but also for the wonderful memorials in the churchyard, many by famous artists.

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Feb-2017, at 23:26 by leics2 ]

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