Prague is a beautiful country steeped in history, and one of the only cities not to be bombed during World War II. It is the capital city of the Czech Republic, which is located between Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland. It is home to around 1.3 million people, with its metropolitan area has a population of up to 2 million.
(From Wikipedia) : Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100 year existence. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic and Renaissance eras, Prague was the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus then also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire and after World War I became the capital of Czechoslovakia. The city played major roles in the Protestant Reformation, theThirty Years' War, and in modern history generally as the principal conurbation in Bohemia and Moravia whose second city is Brno.
Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of twentieth century Europe. Main attractions include the following: Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Lennon Wall, and Petřín hill. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Prague boasts more than ten major museums, along with countless theatres, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. A modern public transportation system connects the city. Also, Prague is home to a wide range of public and private schools, including the famous Charles University. Prague is classified as a Beta+ global city according to GaWC studies, comparable to Berlin, Rome, or Houston. Its rich history makes it a popular tourist destination, and the city receives more than 4.1 million international visitors annually, as of 2009. In 2011, Prague was the sixth most visited city in Europe.
Prague is home to hundreds of expats, so you will never be short of people to meet - and, if you want to learn Czech, there are "Czech for foreigners" classes available all over the city. Due to the large numbers of tourists throughout the year, it is easy to navigate the city without speaking Czech, although a "dobry den" (hello) might go a long way!
Expats.cz and Prague.tv list current events, such as festivals, art shows, performances and club nights. Whether you prefer to spend your evenings sipping hot chocolate and gazing across the Vltava while reading poetry, to try some of the Czech Republic's many delicious beers in a smoky pub or to dance until the early hours, Prague has a lot to offer at night as well as during the day. The beer is some of the most delicious (and cheap) in the world, and the city offers a huge variety of cuisine suitable for any budget. Generally, the cost of living in Prague is very affordable - around 30Kc (£1/$1.50) for a beer, 150Kc (£5/$8) for a big, hearty meal and from around 8000Kc a month (£260/$425) for rent.
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