The Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG) in Prague is the primary airport in the city of Prague, and a key aviation hub for the Czech Republic. All international flights to this city will be directed here, but you will find this is a good airport with all the standard facilities passengers need while travelling. Find access to ATMs, bureau de change services, a post office, free WiFi, a wide selection of shops, including duty-free outlets, and lots of dining options, from fast food, to sit-down restaurants, and bars.
Prague’s airport is only 20 km from the city centre, and both buses and taxis run routes between the two. There are fixed rate taxis that you can take that will cost 550CZK ($30) for cars that hold up to four passengers, and 780CZK ($42) for ones that hold up to eight people.
Fly to the spectacular city of Prague with Czech Airlines, Emirates, Qantas, British Airways, China Eastern, Korean Air, Delta, and Sichuan Airlines.
Why visit Prague?
Prague is one of Europe’s great beauties; rising on either side of the Vitava, the capital of the Czech Republic has been standing for over a millennia, and this can be seen in conglomeration of Medieval, Baroque, Renaissance, and Gothic architecture. Its history is weighty, and its attractions can rival any of the major capitals in Europe.
If you book a trip to the ‘City of a Thousand Spires’ you will find yourself looking for ways to come back, as Prague is a city that imprints itself on the hearts and minds of anyone who visits it.
Things to do in Prague
There are lots of things to do in Prague, but you should kick off your tour of the city by visiting the historic centre of the city, the Old Town Square, and its Astronomical Clock. The Astronomical Clock is a staple monument in the city, a medieval device built in the 15th century that has moving figures—the 12 Apostles—that come to life on each strike of the hour. Other highlights include the Clementium (and its gorgeous national library) and the old Tyn Church. Many visitors combine a trip to the old square with one to the Jewish Quarter, which housed the important Jewish Museum, and many fascinating sites, like the Spanish Synagogue, and the Old Jewish Cemetery.
After the old town, you must make time for the impressive Prague Castle, which holds within its walls the St. George’s Basilica, St. Vitus Cathedral, and the Royal Palace. The castle complex is vast—the largest of its kind in the world, and is a historian’s dream to tour. There are lots of salacious details about the royals that lived here, and you will gain a great insight over the 1000 years of history this castle has stood witness to.
Then in the evening, as the sun is setting, you should stroll to Charles Bridge. Perhaps one of the most iconic bridges in Europe, this is a beautiful example of medieval architecture, and an important link to the two sides of the city. Bring a camera, with you, and maybe a loved one, as this is one of Prague’s most romantic spots.
Best time to visit Prague
· Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are ideal seasons to visit this city. Most of the summer crowd has dissipated, but the days stay at a lovely 15-20°C.
· Winter is really cold, but has a magical quality to it, especially when the Christmas markets pop up. Pack a winter jacket, as this season often sees freezing temperatures.
· Summers in the city can be very crowded, but affords travellers great weather to explore the city’s natural surrounds. The mercury sits at a temperate 23-24°C in these months.
Arriving in Prague
· Prague is a popular destination, and you can fly to this city from almost every major city in Australia. Some local cities offer connecting routes with only one stopover, which is preferable. Expect these to be in Dubai (DXB) or Shanghai (PVG).
· Czech Koruna (CZK).
· Australians can enter the Czech Republic for up to 90 days without applying for a visa prior to travel. However, conditions of entry can change at short notice, and it is important to check the latest information. An excellent resource is the smart traveller portalrun by the Australian foreign affairs department.
Please note that information is correct as of September 2016
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