As we continue toward warmer months, the appeal of jetting off to Europe grows, and Prague is no exception. Located on the Vltava River, Prague and the surrounding area is home to approximately two million citizens, half over which are fluent in English. With over one thousand years of history and longstanding political, economic and cultural importance, Prague is the fifth more popular European destination for travel.
Like any major city in Europe, Prague has several annual events throughout the year, and local climate makes for pleasant outdoor activities starting in spring. Starting with the Bohemian Carnival and lasting through the Strings of Autumn Festival, the peak season has a calendar that will keep you busy with cultural events. In addition to Strings of Autumn, Prague has a variety of music festivals to enjoy, including Benatska, Dvorakova Praha International Music Festival and United Islands of Prague.
Being an old world city means you will find plenty of museums and historical sites to explore during you time on the ground. Prague’s Historic Centre, which includes Hradcany (Prague Castle – the world’s largest castle), has even been listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prague orloj (Prague astronomical clock) is the oldest working astronomical clock in the world (installed in the early 1400s) is one of the top sites to visit. Other popular sites include the Municipal House, Wenceslas Square, Prague National Theatre and Petrin Lookout Tower.
When it comes to food, Czech cuisine has beef, pork and starchy side dishes as standard fare. Traditional sides include “knedliky” (dumplings), rice and potatoes. More uniquely Czech culinary items to try out are “svickova” (spiced sirloin boiled with double cream, served with vegetables) “rajska” (beef in tomato sauce) and “smazeny syr” (fried cheese). You will also find that beer culture is alive and well in Prague and all of the Czech Republic. For authentic Czech dessert, opt for Czech pancakes or cakes, or fruit dumplings.
Whether you are departing Prague from Prague Airport (PRG / LKPR) or Vodochody Airport (VOD / LKVO), in-flight catering is available through the Air Culinaire Worldwide Network. Be sure to plan ahead if you are visiting Prague for any large event, as this may impact catering demands and local businesses.
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