Prague City Guide
Prague Travel Tips
- Any attempt to speak Czech, especially in touristic areas of the city, will get you better, friendlier service from waiters and store clerks, and may even save you from markups on your bill.
- Pubs and beer halls are one of the liveliest centers for culture in Prague. It’s not uncommon to share a table with strangers. Make some new friends the Czech way, over some delicious beers.
- Prague is generally a very safe city, but be aware of con artists and petty thieves. Taxis are especially notorious—many cab drivers love to hike their rates for green tourists, though police are beginning to crack down on this trend. Challenge the fare if you think it’s unfair.
Top 5 Prague Attractions
Traditional Czech Cuisine
- Zelňačka: hearty cabbage and bacon stew
- Svíčková na smetaně: marinated beef tenderloin, served in a creamy sauce with dumplings
- Pečená kachna: roast duck, served with cabbage and dumplings
- Maďarský guláš: the Czech take on Hungarian goulash (meat and potato stew)