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Prague Area Guide

Prague 1: The city centre The city centre and heart of Prague consists of the Old Town (Stare Mesto), the New Town (Nove Mesto), Jewish Quarter (Josefov) and the Lesser Quarter (Mala Strana) where you will fall into love with the great architecture, the abundance of restaurants, bars and shops. You can also reach every part of the city from the lively centre within 20 to 30 minutes.

In the Old Town you can find for example the Old Town Square, the picturesque Charles Bridge, and the medieval Astronomical Clock, whereas the New Town is famous for the Wenceslas Square, the National Museum and the “Dancing House”, one of the very modern architecture buildings in the city, and the Lesser Quarter for the world known Prague Castle and the “Lennon Wall” with graphites inspired by John Lennon and the “Petrinska” the “Prague Eiffel Tower” where you can enjoy a amazing view over the whole city. Josefov – the Jewish Quarter is well known for the “Old Jewish Cemetery” and the Gothic “Old New Synagogue” of 1270, which is Europe's oldest active synagogue. All this famous sights make the beloved centre of Prague very crowded with tourists.

Prague 2: Vinorahdy Vinorady is similar to the Prague 1, as there are also lots of restaurants, shops and bars located but there are not so many tourists and more green areas – a very nice quarter to take a walk through and get impressions of the city.

Prague 3: Zizkov Zizkov is called the little, rougher, cheaper brother of Vinoradhy. There are not so many green areas, streets with lots of traffic, and there is no metro station in the centre of Zizkov but there are lots of typical Czech pubs. Also the “Jan Zizka equestrian statue” in the “Vitkov Park” and the modern TV tower can be found in this area.

Prague 5: Schmichov Schmichov is one of the commercial areas where you can shop till you drop, for example in the super modern shopping mall in Andel.

Other areas In Prague 4 you can experience the charming Czech lifestyle in the very nice Czech neighbourhoods Branik, Podoli and Smichov. In general, Prague 4, parts of Prague 5 (Jinonice and Butovice, Kosire, Motol, Hlubocepy, and Radlice) Prague 6 ( Dejvice, Orechovka, Hanspulka), Prague 7 (Letna, Holesovice) and Vrsovice in Prague 10 are nice living areas whereas Prague 8 and 9 are being developed and reconstructed.

Beside the the famous districts there are also some other sights like Vysehrad Castle and Vysehrad Cemetery, where Dvorak, Smetana and Capek are resting. You can also have a look at the art nouveau of Alfons Mucha in the Mucha Museum or visit the Kafka Coffee or Kafka Museum. Another unique thing of Prague is the giant, functional metronome looming over the city.

Tour suggestions: Tour 1: Old Town: Charles Bridge - Astronomical Clock - Old Town Square
Tour 2: New Town: Wenceslacs Square - National Museum - Dancing House
Tour 3: Mala Strana: Prague Castle - Lennon Wall – Petrinska Tower
Tour 4: Vysehrad and Smichov: Vysehrad Castle, Vysehrad Cemetary – Andel in Smichov
Tour 5: Vinohrady and Zizkov: Vinorady - New Jewish Cementary in Olsany (with the grave of Franz Kafka) - TV Tower

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