This informative guide to the fast-changing land of the Czech Republic and its beautiful capital city, Prague, takes readers through Prague’s Castle District and Little Quarter, the Old Town, and the New Town and the suburbs. It explores the Czech Republic heartland with chapters on Southern, Western, Northern and Eastern Bohemia, finishing up in Southern and Northern Moravia. Subsequent chapters include contemporary editorial features and experiential sidebars that highlight every aspect of Czech life and offer a wide range of activities for the traveler to seek out: Take a walk around the Little Quarter; enjoy a stroll around Old Town; learn about Mozart and Kafka, two of the city’s most famous residents; visit Prague pubs; learn about the Prague Spring; drive through the land of castles; visit Jewish Moravia; and catch the Strážnice Folk Festival. The guide offers practical advice on planning your trip and explains the country in the context of its tumultuous history, art and culture, landscape, and food and drink. The extensive Travelwise section tells visitors the best places to stay and eat and the best shopping and entertainment in Prague and the Czech Republic.
Updated edition Jan 2017