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prague by statusquo on 25 October 2004 4:24pm
 
has michael or any users advice on prague , my wife and i are going there for the first time in mid november
 
Re: prague by intrepid on 26 October 2004 3:17pm
 
I've been there a bunch of times and I'll tell you what I can. Are you interested mostly in knowing what to see?
 
Re: prague by statusquo on 29 October 2004 4:38pm
 
mainly interested in the transport system for getting between sites , hotel ,etc

thanks
 
Re: prague by verena on 29 October 2004 7:47pm
 
i've been to prague quite often aswell. the public transport system is good, but actually you won't need it too often for the main attractions are all in the centre so you can do it by foot. i highly recommend going up to the hradschin(the castle) at night for you get a beautiful view over the whole city (it's nice at daytime, too, but even nicer at night i think). it is also interesting to go to vysherad where the old castle was (which doesn't exist anymore). you get a nice view from there aswell, it is a nice walk and you can also visit the cemetery up there where many famous czechs are buried (dvorak, smetana...). watch your belongings, though, especially in the subway because there are many pickpockets around.
 
Re: prague by Suetu on 29 October 2004 10:16pm
 
I went last Christmas and went the wrong way on the trams. I'm quite glad we did though, as we saw a side of Prague that isn't in the guidebooks. As long as you buy the all day ticket it isn't a problem, you can just get off at the places that look as if they may be interesting, and get back on when you want. We stayed in the heart of the old town, at the back of where the astronomical clock is, and nowhere's very far away. It's quite a steep walk up to the castle, and my 70 year old mum was with us (the trip was her birthday present), and it was when we were going to the castle that we caught the wrong tram.
 
Re: prague by intrepid on 30 October 2004 5:23pm
 
The subway has only 3 lines and it's easy to comprehend (each line intersects another line in 1 location). When I use public transportation, I mostly use the subway, and really that's just to get from one side of the river to the other. Of course, if you want to cross the river in style, you use the Charles Bridge.
Yeah, one nice thing about Prague is that it's fairly concentrated and you don't have to rely on the public transportation much to see all the famous attractions.
I'd say most of the biggest tourist attractions are on the east side of the river- that's the old town, Wenceslas Square and the ruins of old Vyshehrad Castle and a national cemetary( a little ways to the south). This cemetary has Dvorak and the writer Capek as 'residents', but not Kafka. He's under the TV tower, I think. The main "Prague Castle" is up the hill on the west side of the river. It's also got pretty neighborhoods around it.
November should be a good time to go, because the number of tourists should be ebbing a little, and this country is pretty, even in later fall.
 
Re: prague by jim on 31 October 2004 7:25pm
 
I went to Prague in July for my Silver Wedding Anniversary.It really is a beautiful place.We stayed in the Hilton Hotel,which looks like a HUGE glass box,totally out of character with the city.As others have said most sights are within walking distance.
You should try the local food,Goulash,from a typical czech restaurant. If you have time jump on a tram for a ride to the end.Apart from a good way to have a rest, you see the city where the locals live,as Suetu mentions. From the Airport there is a bus connection to the Metro which will take you direct to the centre.Tickets can be bought in the arrivals hall.
Have a good time.
 



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