It is easy to see why Prague is the jewel in the crown of European capitals and is still a firm favourite for year-round city breaks. In summer the city buzzes with street theatre and open-air cafes; autumn mists give it a romantic haze; in winter the Christmas Markets equal any in Germany and the Prague Spring Festival dominates May.
Prague is constantly alive with visitors who come to wonder at medieval architecture, winding streets reminiscent of a Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, cobbled squares and monuments to a great past. Prague's artisans specialise in fine filigree silver work, wood carvings, porcelain and Bohemian crystal - all of which can be bought on its most famous landmark, Charles Bridge. Nearby Wenceslas Square is home to Prague's most elegant cafés and hotels - perfect for a glass of postshopping Czech beer.
Take your most comfortable walking shoes when you visit Prague as you won't want to stop exploring this much-loved city-break destination. The Old Town Square, for the Astronomical Clock, and Wenceslas Square are a must. Wander over Charles Bridge for exquisite views of the city of a hundred spires and meander through the delightful gardens, museums and galleries of Prague Castle. Build up a hearty appetite for some typical Czech cuisine in the New Town, washed down by an ice-cold pilsner.
Take in an opera performance, live jazz or classical music at the Rudolfinum or join the locals in traditional bars away from the night-time madness that is Wenceslas Square.
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