A Quick History of Prague
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, a country with 10.5 million inhabitants that is bordered by Germany, Austria, Poland, and Slovakia. Located in the northwest central region of the country, Prague is only a short drive to the German and Polish borders.
Prague is the largest city in the Czech Republic, boasting a population of 1.3 million people, with the metro area totaling 2.3 million. While the local language is Czech, you will find a wide array of languages being spoken. Despite some initial modesty, many of the city’s younger inhabitants are well versed in English, reflecting the country’s booming economy and substantial direct foreign investments over the past decade.
In recent years, Prague has become a hot spot for Hollywood. Notable movies filmed here include Mission Impossible, Amadeus, xXx, The Fifth Horseman is Fear, Alien vs. Predator, Blade II, Chronicles of Narnia, Van Helsing, and Doom. In addition to movies, Prague is also the setting for a recent medical mystery thriller, The God Complex. This thrill ride through Chinese medicine and martial arts is being touted as the next Da Vinci Code.
Prague Travel Resources
Resources to create your own adventure in Prague.
| • Best Hotels in Prague
• Prague’s Best Bars & Clubs
• Top Ten Things To Do in Prague
• Prague’s Best Tour Map
• Guided Walking Tours
• Guided Bicycle Tours
• Prague for Her
• Prague for Him
Prague Travel Checklist
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|Best Hotels in Prague||Tip: When searching by location, we recommend using Praha 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10. Refer to our Recommended Hotels for each of the above municipalities and let us take the guesswork out of it for you.
|Getting Around Prague||Prague’s trams and metros are considered very safe during both day and evening hours. Late night trams change numbers and destinations. This can be quite confusing. Tip: See our guide on navigating public transportation.
|Currency: The Czech Crown||
The best place to obtain Czech Crowns is from an ATM machine located inside a bank. This way you know it’s secure, and there will be someone you can speak with in English in the event you have problems. You will find branches of major U.S. banks, such as Citigroup, in the touristic areas. See the currency converter on our sidebar. →