Prague and Surroundings
The vibrant city of Prague is best known for its historic castles, medieval architecture, and the famous Vlata river, which runs directly through the center of the city. It is surrounded by low mountains – the Sudetes and Krkonoše – from which, you can glance over the 1,100-year-old skyline and admire the many church towers that are scattered about the city, giving Prague its nickname as the “city of a hundred spires”.
It is the perfect place for walking, exploring, and getting lost in the city’s narrow streets, while taking in and appreciating its unique beauty. The renowned historic quarter is filled with small, cozy taverns and restaurants where you can try a typical Czech beer, such as Pilsner Urquell. Prague’s rich cultural heritage offers its visitors a wide variety of artistic and architectural styles, from Gothic and Baroque, to Renaissance and Art Nouveau, explaining why the historic city center was added to the UNESCO world heritage list in 1992.
7 Best Things to do in Prague
1) Visit Prague Old Town
If you’re visiting Prague, the Old Town is a must-see spot. It is steeped in history, with one of its main attractions being the Astronomical Clock, dating back to the 15th Century. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the oldest operating clock in the world and can be found on the southern wall of the Old Town Hall. The Old Town Square is a great spot to take in and appreciate Prague’s stunning architecture, either from a near-by coffee shop or restaurant.
2) The Charles Bridge
The Charles Bridge is one of Prague’s most visited attractions due to its rich history and cultural significance. It is the oldest bridge standing over the Vltava river and connects the Old Town to the Lesser Town (Malá Strana). The Bridge was commissioned by the Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV after the previous bridge – the Judith Bridge – was destroyed by floods in 1342. It is particularly famous for the 30 statues that line both sides of the bridge, among which, the most famous is the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV himself. Take a stroll across the famous Charles Bridge and be transported back to the Middle Ages.
3) Prague Castle
Built in the 9th Century, this castle combines gothic ecclesiastical buildings with Romanesque-style architecture to form a historic and artistic masterpiece. It is the number 1 tourist spot in Prague and the largest castle complex in the whole world, explaining its recognition by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The castle is even used today as the official office of the President of the Czech Republic! Explore this famous castle and admire its many architectural styles from the last millennium.
4) Wenceslas Square
This square is named after patron saint of Bohemia and is situated in Prague’s New Town district (Nové Mesto). There, you can find Prague’s famous National Museum. It was constructed in the 14th century during Charles IV’s reign and today is one Prague’s most prominent public spaces, not to mention that visiting this touristic spot is totally free! Go for a coffee or lunch in one of the many cafes and restaurants that line the square and take in the historic scenery that goes back centuries.
5) The National Museum
Being the oldest museum in the Czech Republic, Prague’s National Museum receives thousands of visitors every year. It displays millions of items covering mineralogy, zoology, anthropology, and archaeology, as well as the arts and music, all of which are spread across several different locations in and around the city. Due to Prague’s extensive Roman influence, the archaeology exhibition is a must-see, displaying 1st and 2nd century Roman artifacts as well as findings from the Bronze and Early Iron ages.
6) St Vitus Cathedral
Found in the heart of the palace grounds, St Vitus Cathedral is the largest Christian church in the Czech Republic. Construction of the cathedral started in 1344 and overall, it took more than 525 years to complete. Due to this, the architectural styles vary from Neo-gothic, to Baroque and Renaissance. Keep an eye out for the stunning stained-glass windows depicting the Holy Trinity, a definite highlight of the interior architecture!
7) The Dancing House
The Dancing House is the Nationale-Nederlanden building, situated on the Rašínovo nábřeží (Rašín Embankment). Positioned among Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings, The Dancing House is the perfect example of how modern and traditional architecture unite in Prague, although a controversial matter at the time of its construction in 1992. Its unusual shape appears to be ‘dancing’, a style which is today referred to as ‘deconstructivist’ or ‘new baroque’. This touristic attraction is a must-see when visiting Prague, for its asymmetric and contemporary style.
Our Cultural Activities
The following free-time activities are included in the price of our courses in Prague:
Free Walking Tour
(Monday or Tuesday, to be agreed)
A one hour and a half introduction to the historical center of Prague and its most iconic and popular locations, full of anecdotes and historical information that will help participants to get oriented and familiarize themselves with the city, its charms, and secrets
A 5 -hour walking/food tour that would encapsulate the local history and condensed culture. Guests will have the chance to see the Old Town, Jewish Quarter, and parts of the New Town with ample opportunities to rest their legs, use the bathroom, and cool off along the way.
The local guide will give you a deep insight into modern Czech culture and habits through story-telling at several of the best eateries throughout the center of the city. Each stop will be an opportunity to try some of the tastiest Czech dishes and refreshments while gaining an understanding of what it means to be a Prager.
By the end of the tour, the group will have a deeper understanding of the city, the country, and the people of Prague. You will also be very full and a bit worn out, but with some time left in the day to visit sites in the city.
The local guide will finish by answering questions and giving each guest advice and directions for the rest of their day, whether they are ready for a nap in the shade of a tree, want to relax with a beer on an island in the Vltava river, wish to see an exhibition or film, or, if you are ambitious enough, to tackle a trip to Prague castle (which is a relatively short tram-trip away from this proposed tour’s end location).
Meeting-point at 9:45 (to be confirmed) on or by the Old Town Square Ancient and Medieval Czech History Overview in the Old Town
- 9:45 – A walk through the Jewish Quarter
- 12:00 – Stop for chlebicky and Prague ham (seating and toilets)
- 12:40 – Visit a Rooftop bar with a stunning view for a Craft Beer (or non-alcoholic alternative)
– A quick overview of Czech Beer culture- How do we drink the most beer in the world and still function? (rooftop seating, toilets)
– A Walk-through of major parts of the ‘New Town’ overview the most important modern historical moments at important sites
- 13:45 – Visit one of the 5 most Iconic Prague Restaurants, for the national dish Svičkova with Beer, Wine, or soft drink (indoor seating and toilets)
- 14:30 The best Ice Cream in the city. (Indoor seating and toilets)
- 15:00 Tour finishes- Guide gives recommendations and directions.
- Vegetarian-Friendly (though it is not necessarily possible to find replacements for all tastings for a guest who is both vegetarian and lactose-free)
- Alcohol-Free options will be provided at all stops
- The route (and cobblestoned city in general) is not wheelchair-friendly.
- No shopping or tourist/ souvenir trinket shopping stops are planned along this route.
- Food and beverages are not included in the price of the course.
About the Training Centre in Prague
Our courses are held in a modern co-working space and fully equipped training center with its own reception area and catering and complimentary services. The current late classicist two-story house
was created by rebuilding a classicist house from the 1860s. After the big floods of 2002, the building has been repurposed for commercial purposes.
The staff speak English, the facility is located very conveniently in Prague 1, very easy to reach with all city public transport and within walking distance from many locations in the center.
We will be working in room “Banan” (yes, it means banana!).
Getting to our Teacher Training Center
The center is located within 3 minutes of walking distance from the tram stops of lines 3, 8, 14, and 24.
The nearest metro station (lines B and C) is Florenc.
Our address: Pronájem Klimentská s.r.o. Klimentská 1443/50, Klimentská 1443, 110 00 Praha 1