Sitting in the centre of Europe, with Germany to the west, Poland to the north, Slovakia to the east and Austria in the south, the Czech Republic has one foot in Western Europe, and one in the Slavic East.

“Prague never lets you go”, said Franz Kafka, “this dear little mother has claws”. Prague gets her golden claws into tourists too, and few ever make it outside the capital. But those who tear themselves away won’t be sorry; the honey-coloured spa towns in the Sudeten Mountains, Bohemia’s Renaissance breweries and hilltop ruins, and the tumbling vineyards and underground bars of Moravia are well worth exploring.

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Prague Fringe: a gilded arts festival in the Golden City

Prague Fringe: a gilded arts festival in the Golden City

Prague is famous for its live theatre scene, from opera and ballet to black light theatre. But did you know it also hosts continental Europe’s largest – and…

21 May 2018 • Joseph Reaney insert_drive_file Article
Alternative Prague: escaping the tourist trail

Alternative Prague: escaping the tourist trail

Prague is one of Europe’s most visited cities. Millions of tourists come to the Czech capital each year for its romantic hilltop castle, its intricate astrono…

19 Apr 2018 • Joseph Reaney insert_drive_file Article
An expert’s guide: the best places to stay in Prague

An expert’s guide: the best places to stay in Prague

A millennium’s worth of architecture, the world’s best beer, an intriguing communist legacy and central Europe’s biggest year-round party – what’s not…

04 Apr 2018 • Marc Di Duca insert_drive_file Article
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