Fri, 15 Oct 2010 10:53:00 GMT
Undoubtedly one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, the historic Czech capital is a great destination for an extended break at any time of year, but particularly special in the winter months. After all, the stunning Prague skyline of Gothic spires and baroque churches is always a little more special with a romantic dusting of snow and a bit of a chill in the air.
How to get there:
Getting to Prague
by train is easier than you might think. After taking a Eurostar
service across the channel to Brussels
, switch to a high speed Thalys
service to Cologne
and whizz across the Lowlands at speeds nudging 200mph.
, switch to a City Night Line
service, travelling overnight and saving yourself a night’s hotel bill in the process. You’ll wake up bright and early in the centre of Prague with a full day’s sightseeing ahead of you.
What to do:
It’s the fairytale architecture, a gloriously heady mix of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical, which keeps people falling in love with Prague in their millions. After an hour or two ambling around the cobbled streets of the Old Town, head to the main square to witness the Astronomical Clock’s hourly lesson in medieval morality, before heading to Charles Bridge, a miracle of 15th century engineering. Then take the weight off your feet and refuel with some famously hearty Czech food, washed down with a glass or two of one of the many local lagers. You can find out about more of Prague’s must-see attractions in our destination guide.
Where to stay:
There’s a wide range of places to stay in Prague to suit all budgets, from cosy guesthouses to top end hotels. You can find some recommendations on our website