Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic (Czech Tourism)

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic (Czech Tourism)

Prague, Czech Republic (Jupiterimages)

Prague in the winter, Czech Republic (Hemera)

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic (iStockphoto)

Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic (iStockphoto)

Tyn Church of Our Lady in Prague, Czech Republic (iStockphoto)

Vtalva River in Prague, Czech Republic (Goodshoot)


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What to do in Prague

It’s hard to believe that just over 20 years ago, Prague was undiscovered—back before the narrow lanes between the Old Town and the castle were populated by stores full of cheap T-shirts and cut glass of questionable origin, before you had to throw elbows both to get a glimpse of the 600-year-old Astronomical Clock or make your way across the Charles Bridge. But even though the City of a Hundred Spires may have gone mainstream, it’s still an irresistible fairy tale for most European vacations. Spared destruction during World War II, the architecture spans everything from Gothic to Baroque to Cubist to Art Deco. It was home to Kafka and Mozart—and the top-notch culture they represent. In between thin-crust pizza joints and gelato stands, you can still find the traditional hospodas (pub-restaurants) and locally brewed pivo (beer).

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