Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Prague – “City of a Hundred Spires”

Post Thumbnail

Looking for a truly cultural experience set against a backdrop of stunning architecture?

Most European cities could offer such a trip but if you’ve exhausted the obvious choices, you might find that Prague will tick a lot of boxes on a city break.

At the heart of central Europe lies the Czech Republic and this historic jewel is packed with stunning medieval towns to explore but perhaps the most popular hot spot is its capital, Prague.

Prague city
Prague city

Known as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, Prague is a pulsating city that has grown in popularity in recent years. Divided by the River Vltava and linked by the majestic Charles Bridge, Prague’s districts each present their own atmosphere and charm.

A cosmopolitan and thriving city, Prague welcomes visitors with open arms. This city will appeal to beer lovers too.

Cafe bar in Prague's old town
Cafe bar in Prague’s old town

Where else can you go in the world and order a beer simply by placing a beer mat on the table? Sound good? Czech beer is world famous and here’s a bit of trivia for you.

The Czech Republic is the No.1 beer-drinking nation on the planet, with an annual consumption of some 156 litres per capita. Beer is served almost everywhere in Prague, even in breakfast cafés!

Don’t worry, there’s plenty of good coffee available at that time of day too! The city has a thriving café culture where you can sit and watch the world go by and simply soak up the atmosphere.

Prague will delight architecture buffs with its many historical gems. Visitors can explore Gothic monasteries, Baroque cathedrals and Renaissance gardens.

Prague Castle
Prague Castle

Numerous cultural festivals take place throughout the year and will appeal to music and opera fans. Prague State Opera house provides a majestic setting for performances of opera and ballet.

An annual Verdi festival takes place here in August and September but you can catch an array of performances in the city and there’s usually something to suit every taste.

Spring is probably the most pleasant time to visit for the best of the weather but you will experience the beauty of this city at any time of year.

Christmas market in the Old Town Square
Christmas market in the Old Town Square

December is pretty magical as the Christmas markets flood the cobbled streets and add to the magical atmosphere. Simply enchanting!

City Breaks

There are some great short breaks to Prague flying from Edinburgh airport, and with the help of here are some tour packages to help you make the most of your trip :

Prague Grand City Tour

Czech Beer Tasting Tour in Prague



Already a subscriber? Sign in