Welcome to One Week in Prague! This is your guide that will help you achieve a stress-free yet very memorable and exciting tour in the wonderful Czech capital. 7 Days in Prague or less, it does not matter. We cover everything you need to know and to see.
All you need to know – essential insider tips to consider, places to visit, activities to fill your days for one week in Prague, we will share it with you.
Our full guide covers:
- Basic Introduction
- Where to stay in Prague
- How to get around
- What to see in Prague
- Things to do in Prague
- Tickets you have to buy before – must read
- Food and Restaurants
- Day Trips from Prague
- Itinerary for Prague
- Packing List
- City Map
As travelers, too, it is our happiness and great pride to help other tourists have the most of their trips in Europe. Sharing the most important details and essentials tips you need in Prague.
Believe me, it will be hard for you not to love Prague once you visit this beautiful city.
1. Basic Introduction
We want to start with a simple intro to the things you need to know before coming to Prague.
Currency: Czech Crowns (CZK) – the Czech Republic does not have the EUR (€)
Language Spoken: The official language in Prague is Czech.
Although older people in Prague does not speak much of English, you will still be able to have a good English conversation with those in the tourism sector. But more often than not, Czechs have good command in English.
On the other hand, the second most popular language in the city is considered to be the German language while the third one is Russian.
Population: 1.3 Million
Known for: When we speak of Prague and its country, we definitely won’t miss the beer. That is for sure! They consume the most beer per capita in the world.
Aside from this, Prague is also known for its delicious food and known to be one of Europe’s architectural gems. Being an important UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’re one week in Prague will without a doubt be packed with a wide range of activities for tourists.
Accommodation: Just like the famous tourist destinations in Europe, Prague won’t leave itself behind. You will find all kinds of accommodation in the city that will certainly match your needs and meet your requirements.
From luxury hotels to budget-friendly apartments, from amazing terrace views to great quality service, you will all find it in Prague.
Find more details in our where to stay in Prague section below.
Public Transport: Aside from it is one of the best public transportation systems in Europe, using it is relatively easy, reliable, and very affordable.
However, Prague city center is an extremely walk-able city. This includes the old town and new town. Of course, there are still places that are better reached by the use of public transportation.
More under how to get around Prague.
Safety: Traveling to Prague is generally safe even for solo and female travelers, yet there is many scams, especially for tourists. We added a video by The Honest Guide, a fantastic Youtube channel dedicated to Prague and its tourism. Check them for safety tips, food tips and everything around Prague.
Being one of the major destinations in Europe, Prague draws its own theft and pickpockets especially very crowded places.
But to keep you safe, here are tips you should consider:
- Always secure your belongings and keep an eye on them.
- Keep your money in your front pockets.
- Don’t carry large amounts of cash with you.
- Beware of strangers who propose to exchange money on the street. You might receive Belarussian Rubles instead of the Czech crowns or old Czech Crowns which are no longer in circulation.
Generally, just be smart and vigilant but still make sure you enjoy yourself in this beautiful city.
Here’s a good read on safety in Prague: 5 Things NOT to Do in Prague
City name: Among the other city names of Prague, the “City of a Hundred Spires” is most commonly used. On the other hand, it is also called the Golden City, the Mother of Cities and the Heart of Europe.
Electricity: 230V/50Hz (European plug). Remember to pack your travel plug adapter.
2. Where to stay in Prague
Aside from getting around in Prague is easy (both through walking and public transport), the Czech capital also invites many tourists because of its amazing nightlife and exciting fares.
After a long day of touring the city, Prague still gives you more options at night. From party bars, live music, and modern clubs to great Czech beer, your night will certainly be on fire.
Moreover, Prague offers many attractions that every time you’d visit the city, there will and always be more to see.
And since we know you’re traveling for the first time for one week in Prague, we have listed down below our handpicked recommendations where you can stay according to the purpose of your travel.
Our handpicked recommendations:
- Families: Salvator Superior Apartments
- Couples: Remember Residence
- Luxury Travelers: Hotel Century Old Town Prague – MGallery By Sofitel
- Design Lovers: Zatecka N°14
- Groups: Dream Hostel Prague
- Solo Traveler: Mosaic House
- Nightlife Traveler: The Madhouse Prague
- On a low budget: Czech Inn Republic
Also, we have added a map to better show you where they are located. Plus, included in the map are sights you should and might want to visit during your 7 days in Prague or less.
2.1. Salvator Superior Apartments – Best for Families
One of the most important to consider for traveling families is the location.
Place yourself right in the historical center of Prague in Salvator Superior Apartments with the tourist sights just a few minutes walk away.
You can reach several major sights within 5-minutes on foot like the Old Town Square, the Municipal House, and the Powder Tower.
Even more, just opposite the apartment is the tram station while the nearest train station can be reached in just 3-minutes walking time.
Apartments can accommodate from 2-6 persons that comes with a fully equipped kitchen. Feel the vibes of your home while traveling. Prepare your own meals and save more. There is also a supermarket just across the property which is pretty convenient.
However, you can also request and have a wonderful breakfast at Hotel Salvator which is near the property. They serve a superb breakfast so you should not miss trying during your stay.
2.2. Remember Residence – Aparthotel Great for Couples
Offering bright rooms and boasts a convenient location near the Charles Bridge is Remember Residence.
Go intimate over this chic aparthotel with rooms designed with amazing garden views. There is also an individual terrace that you’ll catch a wonderful view of the place. A property placed in a very peaceful and romantic area near Petřín and Kampa Park.
Get the art of being unforgettable which is why it is named the Remember Residence. During your entire stay, they will make sure that when you leave Prague, you will remember.
The aparthotel is extra thoughtful to give little gifts and tokens throughout your stay. From personalized welcoming like wine and flowers to a tray of fruits before you leave. Plus, the staff are very helpful and friendly. Giving the best advice and tips on the best restaurants and activities to do in Prague.
Overall, the Remember Residence is a total package and true gem that makes sure you have the greatest stay in your travel to the Czech Republic.
Good to know: The property is kid and pet-friendly. Making it ideal for those traveling with their little ones and fur babies.
2.3. Hotel Century Old Town – Best for Luxury Travelers
Place yourself right in the center of Prague, in line with the Old Town Square and the famous Astronomical clock. Stay in the most charming area of the city and spoil yourself with modern design building.
Hotel Century Old Town boasts an exquisite culinary experience in its La Veranda Restaurant. Have a wide variety of Czech and international cuisines. And besides, you can also have your meals on the terrace and enjoy the warm vibes of the inner courtyard.
Moreover, you can head over the Hedgehog Bar and the opportunity to enjoy exceptional wines and refined liqueurs. Or you can proceed to the fitness center and run a few miles to relax through the night.
Location wise, Hotel Century Old Town is very near Náměstí Republiky Subway Station and the Palladium Shopping Centre.
And for the famous tourist destinations, aside from the Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock, you are also near the Wenceslao Square, Historical Building Of The National Museum, and the iconic Charles bridge.
2.4. Zatecka N°14 – Best for Design Lovers
Appreciate the unique architectural features of Zatecka N°14. With decorative cherubs, mysterious alchemical symbols, gilded Art Nouveau hardware – handles, postboxes, and latches.
Most of the apartments offer a balcony which boasts an amazing view of the Prague Castle. Besides, the apartment also offers a fully equipped kitchen with everything you might need for cooking. From the oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee machine, kettle to cutlery.
Aside from the amazing designs offered by the accommodation, they also serve breakfast and do grocery deliveries