Czech Republic Travel Guides for Backpackers

Czech Republic: The Best Place For Cross-Country Skiing

I am shivering as I stand at the side of the road, my thumb pointing to the dark sky, hoping. Earlier, that same sky was a brilliant blue and I regretted not bringing my sunglasses to protect my eyes against the glare of the snow. After sunset, however, the temperature dropped rapidly and my thin jacket, as brightly coloured as it is, no longer keeps me warm.   The temperature dropped rapidly after sunset   I don’t have to wait long. A car emerges from the car park opposite, and in the space of time it takes for my eyes […]
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10 Best Things to Do in Prague

When I lived in Prague, one thing that was most important to me was intimately getting to know the city, and not feeling too much like a tourist. While my incredibly broken Czech and big polaroid camera gave away that I was certainly not born and raised in the Czech Republic, I achieved my goal of intimately getting to know Prague, and I would like to share a few tips for your visit. Here are the top 10 things to explore in the amazing city that I still like to call home. 1. Old Town Square Yes, if you have […]
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Underrated spots in Prague you should give a chance

After you finish the tour of the main tourist attractions of Prague – if you’re there for the first time, you should visit the popular places – give your attention to less popular ones because those are places you’re going to to go back to the next time you visit the city. Vyšehrad castle Vyšehrad fortress is one of the most beautiful, most peaceful and most underrated parts of Prague. The fact that there are almost no tourists there adds to its beauty. Don’t let your tour guides or other people convince you that this place is not worthy of […]
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Prague – Tips on Making the Most of Your Trip

As an Australian, European cities all hold a certain wonder to me. Every building and street seem to hold a weighty history like it knows more than you do. You never know what each turn may bring you, you never know what piece of antiquity you may stumble upon around the next corner. The city that holds the most of this magic, to me, is Prague in the Czech Republic. Prague is truly one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to. On my first visit, I was entranced. On my second visit, I fell in love. Who […]
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5 Best Places to Visit in Prague

Few cities tickle experiences quite like the peerless Prague, a bevvy of beauty and the capital city of the Czech Republic. Prague is one of the best cities I have visited on earth till date and it’s easy to explain why – there is rich culture, there is History, there is architecture and above all there is nightlife! There’s even more to see in this city than the path well-traversed. But for now, check out the 5 best places to visit in Prague while on your trip here. I won’t deny that these have been my favourites too. 1. The […]
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Places to see in Prague

A trip across Europe is in every traveler’s wish list, but sometimes a euro-trip can create a hole in your pocket. So to avoid this, I planned to visit the budget countries of central Europe, starting with, Czech Republic. I stayed in Prague, the capital city of Czechia for two weeks, and during this time, I toured the city both as a local and as a tourist. These are the top places to see in Prague during your stay here. Stromovka Park Famous amongst locals, Stromovka Park is not generally visited by tourists. But it is a good hangout park, that […]
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Prague: Cinema Tour through one of the European Capitals of Film

In the 1950s, the director of the Oscar-winning “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus” Milos Forman, one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of cinema, was still just a student in the Czech Republic. He studied at one of the most renowned film schools in the world – FAMU, located in the heart of the old town in Prague. Some of the cinemas where Forman must have been a frequent guest during his Prague years still offer great programs on a daily basis. Lucerna, (The Lantern), Světozor, (Worldview), Bio Illusion, Ponrepo, Kino Pilotu (The Cinema of Pilots) and Modřanský biograf (The […]
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Vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Prague

Nowadays, more and more people are turning to a healthier lifestyle and eating habits, without meat or animal products. They’re becoming vegetarians, vegans, pescetarians, etc. However, there are still many who are confused by those notions. I’ll try to illustrate them. vegetarian vegan Although it may seem like a new expanding trend, vegetarianism and veganism are accepted for quite a long time in the European North and West, not to mention the cultures that base their diet on avoiding most of the meat products (for example, Indian cuisine). How do the Czechs perceive it? In the Czech Republic, both notions […]
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Exploring Prague In A Day: 6 Must See Attractions

Ever thought about visiting Prague? If not, you should definitely!  No exaggeration Prague is an absolutely stunning city filled with juicy legends, gorgeous sites, exquisite restaurants, rich culture, religious beliefs and intense political history. Prague or Praha is the capital city of the Czech Republic. This city has witnessed Nazi control, oppressive communism, capitalist democracy, the Velvet Revolution and independence. Legend has it that Libuse, the daughter of mythical Czech ruler Krok stood on a rocky cliff above the Vltava River and said “I see a great city whose glory will touch the stars.” and she ordered a castle to be built on the […]
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A Traveler's Guide To Prague, Czech Republic

One of the things that every co-passenger would keep on doing before landing at Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is to look out of the window. I did not just mean the ones sitting by the window but the ones located in an aisle seat too. Such is a fairytale influence that this city can hold. Not everyone would plan for Prague beyond two days or so hence we had a similar situation to cover the most in the time we had. How To Commute Like A Local And Where To Stay We landed on a bright sunny morning and […]
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Top 7 Things To See In Brno

Speaking of the Czech Republic, most people probably think of Prague. Who wouldn’t know the famous city of a hundred towers, located in the heart of Europe with beautiful architecture and rich history? Little do they know that the second biggest Czech city, Brno, has a lot to offer as well and it’s much more budget-friendly than its famous sibling. Where to begin Walking from the main bus or train station, you will find yourself on the Masaryk Street, which is a major street connecting the stations with the main square, called Freedom Square. If you take the first left […]
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All the beer and food you must try in Prague, Czech Republic

Food and I have always had a special connection. Me, being a writer, have always been fascinated with the origins of food yes, but also been acutely sensitive towards the emotion a good and tasty meal can invoke in a person. Food has always been a subject of deep interest to me, and the one rule I always live by is : Always judge a country by it’s food and beer. During my stay in Prague, I discovered many a hidden culinary treasures that this beautiful city has to offer. From traditional delicacies to world cuisine with a local twist, […]
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The Great Places To Welcome Summer Season In Prague!

Prague is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Whether you visit the Czech Republic at any season, you will always be enchanted. In the winter time, the unique Christmas atmosphere fills the street. Several markets with stalls and thousands of lights adorn the whole center. The smell of the mulled wine and ,,trdelnik'' will line all over the streets. However, the summer is coming! Temperatures reach up to 30 degrees pretty soon. When the summer comes, the Prague change to a wave of events, concerts, and festivals. The city parks fill the groups of […]
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Introducing Prague and it`s secret places

Welcome to Prague, Czech Republic!   Prague is the city where brutal, bloody history meets art, love and beauty. I was given the opportunity to spend 3 days in Prague in May and I wish to showcase you my experience, tips and most importantly – secret places to visit that I discovered on my journey. I drove in a bus from Riga to Prague in the course of 20 hours, but the road was significantly tiring and I recommend taking a plane if the bus ride exceeds 12 hours. Day 1 I left my hotel at 9 pm heading to the […]
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Vranov nad Dyjí – A hidden hub of activity in South Moravia

Why did we decide to go to Vranov Nad Dyjí? Well, we were just looking for a long weekend getaway place near Hungary. We did not know much about Vranov Nad Dyjí, just checked a few photos, and immediately booked a room in an apartment. We did not regret it.:) Location Vranov Nad Dyjí is located in the southern part of Czech Republic, South Moravia. Really close and a perfect weekend getaway for both Czechs, Hungarians, Slovaks, and Austrians. It's just a 1,5 –  2 hrs. drive from Vienna and Bratislava,  and 2.5 hrs. from Prague, and 4 hrs. from Budapest. Vranov […]
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Welcome to Olomouc: the city of history, students and fun

I would like to introduce you to my beloved city of Olomouc. I am studying here for the second year, and every day I realize more and more that it was the best choice for me. UNIVERSITY CENTER Olomouc is a kind of cradle of knowledge and entertainment, because more than a quarter of the population are students (the highest density of university students in Central Europe), who simply want to have fun. This Student city is exceptional because of its Palacky University, which is the second oldest in the country and where studied for example a founder of genetics […]
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Prague, Czech Republic: Returning To My Roots

What To Do In The City That Never Sleeps Prague is the culturally rich capital of The Czech Republic. From the pubs to the picturesque streets, Prague is quite well known for its breathtaking views and the typical postcard scene of the Prague castle, the Vltava River and St. Vitus Cathedral. Being born in Prague, I have been fortunate enough to visit family quite often. The life in the Czech Republic is very different compared to Canada, where I moved when I was very little. Here are the things I have observed over my many visits back home. Where To […]
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The hidden places to see in Prague

As I have travel, I've found that the best way to get to know a place is walking it, forget the red bus and grab a pair of sneakers, and even better if you are lucky enough to have a local friend that takes you to the best places, away from the crowded squares and the overpriced restaurants. You can find the very core of the culture in random places that nobody ever heard about, Prague is a perfect example, there are so many spots to go far from the common roads, here you can find some of those where […]
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Exploring Prague, Czech Republic: A Day in Divoká Šárka

After five weeks spent solely in the city, it wasn’t surprising to find that I had a strong urge to see some green. Prague’s public transport is extensive and easy to navigate. Finding your way to a destination on the outskirts of Prague, or anywhere beyond, shouldn’t be too difficult. This particular weekend, my only trip standards were green, more green and a few walking trails. Getting there                  Despite plenty of options to explore hikes nearby to Prague the one seeming easiest to get to was a preserve called Divoká Šárka. From my Air Bnb in Prague Two, we […]
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Prague 101

It has been a little over three months since I made the big move to Prague. I am still discovering new things everyday but this city definitely feels like home. You hear a lot of things about places from your friends and family who have been to that particular place “I love Prague!”. Oddly enough you will hear things from those who have never been to that particular place, “I heard they aren't very nice.” You hear a lot from the expats who have lived here in this city already “You will quickly learn beer is the cheapest thing to […]
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Prague: Place of myths situated in our era

Step 1: Reaching the hostel There were a lot of solo trips when I was a kiddo; I was very, very young nine year old boy when my mom sent me to that camp in one village, far far from my hometown, with some new mates. From today point of view, that trip seems so naive and cute: me, young me, with short pale blonde hair, fascinated with football and running around. But reality was totally different – I was crying and I couldn't sleep without my moms words for good night. Then, many years after that, first solo trip […]
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WELCOME TO FAIRY TALE: TOP THINGS TO DO IN PRAGUE

  Recently I’ve read a quote that said: „If European cities were a necklace, Prague would be the diamond“ and I couldn’t agree more with it.  Home to some of the best kept architecture in Europe, Prague’s monumental castle, picturesque cobblestone streets and charming spires have turned the city into a real life fairy tale. Add good beer and fun nightlife both for low prices and no wonder Prague has been experiencing the tourist boom lately. I have been proudly calling Prague my home since 2010 so it felt about right that my first article would be about this central […]
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The Czech Republic: 5 Gardens of Prague

Of course, there are spots in Prague visiting which is a duty of any tourist and traveler with at least some self-respect. The Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Petrin tower – all of them are widely known for both beauty and over-crowdedness. However, studying in a new city has certain advantages: while being free from writing research proposal and endless essays, you simply leave the room, shut the door triumphantly and go to see the city which is fully and completely yours for these two hours After spending here a year and, importantly, summer vacations, I have marked several special spots […]
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Hidden jewels of Prague

HIDDEN JEWELS OF PRAGUE   Why Czech Republic: Prague, the capital? So many things to say about Prague, so find out why did I get back there for the second time in spring, 2015. I hope my experience will be of use to someone, because this is one of the places in Europe like no other. Some places there were a discovery to us, but they weren’t in plain sight; so bear in mind – you must explore and seek them for yourself! Few tips: for visiting Prague (and other places) Beautiful memories of my journey are still fresh and […]
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