Is Prague Worth Visiting? An Honest Review Of Prague!
I just came home from Prague, Czech Republic a few days before I wrote this blog post. So this is an honest review of visiting Prague, from an ordinary person.
I went to Prague on a two-day trip, but I got to see a lot of things. In this blog post, I will cover some of the questions you might have before visiting Prague.
Is Prague Worth Visiting? If you like old buildings and castles, then Prague is a great European destination. The town is beautiful and scenic but at the same time very crowded with tourists. There is much to see and much to do in Prague, both kids and parents can be entertained.
Read on, as I get into a more detailed explanation of what I did in Prague, and read the information I have gathered around Prague.
You can also watch my video, which is basically a montage of stuff I saw and did, while I was in Prague. Make sure to follow my YouTube channel and hit the like button, if you enjoyed my video.
Thank you for your time!
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So, Is Prague Worth Visiting?
In my opinion, it is, but it requires some more info. Are you flying in from the other side of the planet? Then I will warn you that it is crowded.
But that did not seem to be a problem for the thousands of Asian tourists we saw. In my video below, you can see a montage of my visit to Prague. If you look for it, you will be able to see just how crowded some of the tourist attractions are.
Especially the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge. That is just too many people on the same spot, at the same time for a small-city guy like me.
How many days should you spend in Prague?
I was in Prague for 1 full day and one evening. And I got to see all of the things you will see on my list further down. I did not take a boat trip, and I did not go to the Petrin Hill outpost, but everything else I saw.
In my video, at the top of this post, you can also see, that I went for a shooting range as well. So you can see much of Prague in a few days.
We walked more than 23,000 steps according to the iPhone step-counter, that might be terribly wrong. So if you want to see Prague in another pace, then you might need a day or two extra.
My recommendation is a prolonged weekend. (Between 2 and 4 days)
I would say that 2-3 full days in Prague is fine. You might want 4 Days if you have a lot of traveling to do.
As for going as a family, I would say that you could do that, there is a lot of fun activities for kids. But as both my girlfriend and I have been to Prague on separate trips, we don't see any value in going one more time and bringing the kids.
My thought is, that you don't get to relax much, if you bring kids, because there is A LOT of people in Prague, and the fear of losing my child in a foreign country, would make me exhaustively vigilant.
5 Things to do in Prague with kids
#1 Visit The Gigantic Toy Store (Hamleys)
If you are visiting Prague with kids, you might want to swing by the gigantic toy store called Hamleys. Several floors of toys, and not just the cheap crap from, but branded toys like Marvel, DC and such.
I could have spent thousands of dollars in this store. I loved it, and my kids would love it even more.
#2 Take a Open Car Ride
All over the city, big old vintage cars are driving around slowly, and sight-seeing. I just know that my son would have a blast, sitting on the back seat in a car and just riding around.
This is also a break from all the walking. I would do this with kids.
#3 Go to the Gallery of Steel Figures
Just by random, we walked by a museum of old steel and metal. A museum with pop-culture art made entirely from scrap metal.
Like this Hulk figure, made from bolts and screws. When entering the museum, they tell you that you are allowed to touch everything, sit in the sports cars or take a seat on "The Iron Throne"
#4 Stay Away from the Most Crowded Areas
I was in Prague in June, and it was very crowded. I can only imagine, that July would be even worse. You might want to try escaping these crowds, once in a while, especially if you are traveling with kids.
We needed a break from all the people, we are not big-city folks, and if you are not used to crowded areas, it can become tiresome.
#5 Maybe Petrin Hill for Great Outlook
A previously mentioned, there is a lot of people in Prague, everywhere you go. I do not know if there are fewer people at the "Petrin Hill Outlook", but I do know it is a few kilometers from the downtown city.
But as everything else, made popular on TripAdvisor, the Petrin hill outlook is probably also crowded.
It is the highest spot in Prague, and as the name suggests, an outlook over the entire town, and it is built like the Eiffel Tower but in 1:5 scale
9 Things Prague is Famous for!
- #1 Charles Bridge
- #2 St. Vitus Cathedral (Prague Castle)
- #3 Prague Old Town Square
- #4 Astronomical Clock
- #5 Pick Pockets
- #6 The Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn
- #7 Powder Tower (Prašná brána)
- #8 Extraordinary Beer
- #9 Thousands of Tourists
Is Prague Expensive?
I was actually expecting Prague to be a lot cheaper than it was. I think the vast amount of tourists have jacked up the prices in the City.
But it is still far less expensive than my home country: Denmark. You can read all about the prices and how expensive Denmark is, in this blog post.
Image Credits: Private Photos from Vacations
How much is it for a beer in Prague?
This is not the definitive guide, but I went to Prague, to drink beer, so we did do some research before visiting, and we did do some testing our selves. The prices we tested, ranged from about 40 - 90 CZK
Where is the cheapest beer in Prague?
We found that the cheapest beers are at the "Pivovars" which I think is breweries. We found a boat, which was also a Brewery, where beers where only 39 CZK (1,5 Euro) (1,75 dollars). And we really enjoyed that boat, because it was a 5-minute walk away from all the other tourists.
Is Prague cheap for beer?
Yes, in my opinion it is. And the fact that the beer in Prague is just so good, makes it even better. The prices we found ranged from 40-90 CZK for 0.5 liters or "a pint". (up to 4 dollars)(up to 3,5 euros)
How many tourists visit Prague?
According to the official Wikipedia page of Prague, there are almost 8.5 million people visiting Prague each year.
A reason could be that the city is so old and suffered much less damage during the second world war than almost any other cities close by.
Is Prague overrun with tourists?
It is hard to define if a City is overrun by tourists. But I have never been to a place, more crowded with tourists than Prague. I visited Prague in late June, and there were just too many people for my taste.
TIP: In terms of things to do in Prague, weather is not as relevant as it might be in other destinations. I would recommend to visit Prague in off-peak season to avoid the crowd.
Is Prague crowded in June?
I have just been to Prague in June 2019, and in my opinion, the city is very crowded. It is a very popular tourist destination, and very cheap to get to Prague from most of Europe, which makes it a popular destination.
Are Praha and Prague the same?
Praha and Prague are the same. I am 100% certain that Praha is Prague in the local language since it is written on every sign going in and out of the city. So if read something online about Praha in the Czech Republic. It is the same place.
How densely populated is Prague?
According to worldpopulationreview, there are approximately 1.3 million people residing in Prague, which amounts to about 350 people per square mile (135 per square kilometer). But you have to keep in mind that there are about 8 million tourists visiting Prague, each year.
How Big is Prague?
According to Wikipedia the city area is about 496 km2 (192 square miles), and the inner urban city is 298 km2 (115 square miles)
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