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.
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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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 right at your doorstep.
As for the location, the Old Town Square and the iconic Astronomical Clock is just a few minutes away from Zatecka N°14. While the other major sights like Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square are also walking distance from the apartment.
Plus, it is located in the Jewish quarter, an area known for its fashion boutiques, antique stores, fine dining, and unforgettable sights.
Meet the resident dog, Sam in Dream Hostel Prague. You and your friends’ best accommodation option in Prague.
Beds come with a personal curtain, socket, and bed light for your privacy and convenience. They offer mixed rooms and female-only boardings. They also have large and spacious bathrooms.
Aside from the very welcoming ambiance at the hostel, the staff is helpful and friendly which makes the hostel a very warm place to stay.
Furthermore, the hostel puts you in a very quiet location where everybody gets a good nights sleep. Besides, the location gives you the perfect opportunity to party. With plenty of bars and cafes, you can try and visit.
The hostel’s facilities like the common area and kitchen are great avenues to meet new friends from all over the world. Whether you’re staying for one week in Prague or less, without a doubt, you will go home with a new friend.
Stay in the first carbon-neutral hostel in the Czech Republic, the Mosaic House.
With over 337,605 kWh energy saved and 13,505260 L of water saved since 2010 and still running as of now, it is the first hostel to achieve BREEAM In-Use “Excellent” certificate.
In particular, from energy-saving lights and machines, waste recycling, automatic blinds for sun protection and insulated windows and facade, the hostel makes you one Eco-friendly traveler.
Moreover, the Mosaic House offers shared dormitory, female-only bedroom and private rooms for more individual space. Shared rooms are social and private that can sleep 4-6. On the other hand, rest with ease and relax in style in your own private room.
Furthermore, you can try local dishes and international specialties in La Loca Music Bar and Lounge. And at night, you can join the happy hour, evening entertainment, and live music and DJs to wrap your day.
As for the location, the property is just a 10-minute walk from Prague’s Charles Bridge. While public transportation can be reached around the corner.
The Madhouse is definitely a party traveler’s haven.
Whether you’re a party monster or a not-so-social traveler, you will certainly won’t get bored with their activities.
From walking tour, pub crawls and evening entertainment to beer-pongs and other board games, every night will be full schedule for you.
Aside from this, win as many friends as you can over a few beers and games with other hostel guests from all over the world. Whether you’re traveling with friends or traveling solo, you surely have a spot in The Madhouse.
Along with being a great avenue for socializing and great party, the hostel also puts you near restaurants, cafes, and bars. Making it convenient for you to spice up your night aside from the great party in the hostel.
However, don’t get worried about having a good night sleep because you’ll still be able to get one.
Featuring a swanky décor, comfy places and cool spaces is Czech Inn Hostel.
If you’re looking for a good deal for money, you won’t go wrong with this hostel.
From shared rooms, female-only dorm, private rooms to apartments, they have everything for everybody. Whether you’re a group, a family or traveling solo, you have a place in Czech Inn Hostel.
The property is located in a short walk away from the metro station. Putting you in an easy access to get you to the city center and the other major sights in Prague. In particular, you can reach the Old Town Square and the Wenceslas Square in 20 minutes through the public transport.
Moreover, the hostel offers free walking tours that you might find interesting. You can also take advantage of their wonderful buffet breakfast during your stay.
Apart from this, you can also stay and chill at the basement bar after a long tiring day at the city. You can catch the live music and entertainment with stand-up comedians in the evening. Plus, don’t miss the happy hour!
Besides, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable to tip you with essential details about the Czech capital. The hostel is also a great place to meet people and win new acquaintances.
So, we have your accommodation set, now let us get out and explore.
Best for sightseeing: One of the most convenient ways and easiest to go around is through the famous Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour.
Explore the entire city with over 21 bus stops in 3 different routes. Hop-On and Hop-Off with tickets valid for 24-48 hours.
Check more info in Hop on – Hop off Bus.
Public transport: Getting around Prague is easy thanks to its efficient public transport system.
Generally, you could reach all the corners of the city with their transportation. Although, just like what I have mentioned in the introduction, Prague is a walkable city.
However, if you’re staying for more than three days or probably one week in Prague, it is wise to get the short-term tourist passes. These tickets give you unlimited access to its public transportation valid for 24 and 72 hrs.
Use your tickets among these transports:
Bikes: One of the best and cheapest way to see a city is through bikes and Prague is no exception.
You can find yellow cycle paths in general parts of the city with cycling lane signs in every crossroads or junction. Hop on a saddle, wear a helmet, you’re good to go.
You can either have a moment by yourself or join group bike tours for more fun, do whatever you like.
Walking: Enjoy the innermost parts of Prague on foot.
Mostly, tourist sights in Prague are not very far from each other which makes it perfect to explore through a wonderful walk. See Get a hand of the city through going into the smallest details on your walking tour.
And this is my favorite way of getting around Prague. While the Old Time Square is the perfect starting point for a walk where you can reach interesting destinations of the city in 30 minutes.
Taxi: The fastest way to getting from point A to point B is through the taxi.
However, yes the stories are true, some taxi drivers in Prague may try to rip you off with crazy rates especially those you hail on the streets.
Therefore, here are tips to keep you off those crooks:
Boat: Boating in Prague may not be a highlight in the city, nevertheless, it is one of the classic ways to enjoy and explore.
A perfect alternative from walking and using public transportation especially on great weathers.
What to see in Prague? A very good question!
Aside from Prague possessing one of the best-preserved historic city centers in Europe, it would not be called the “city of a thousand spires” without a good reason.
Whether you’re coming for the first time or traveling for the nth time, Prague will give an endless list of things to see and do to make you fall in love with this city.
Nevertheless, here are the essential sights you should visit on your trip.
The Must Do’s are:
More great sights to see in Prague are:
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Photo by Darko Kukovec
Aside from being one of the millions of tourists that comes to visit the Czech capital, we are certain that you will also be one of the city’s fans once you have seen it yourself.
So whether you’re visiting for fast-track travel or slow-paced sightseeing, and regardless of how many times you’ve visited, there’s a never-ending wealth of things to do and see throughout the year.
Accordingly, here are the lists of things to do one week in Prague or less.
We collected for you a great list of cool Things To Do in Prague:
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I sincerely hope you are reading this section carefully! It will make a difference.
This is important so you actually can enter the places you would love to see from the inside.
There is exactly one ticket you have to buy beforehand: Prague Castle!
At the top of every tourist’s list in the Czech capital is the symbolic Prague Castle which is over centuries-old architecture.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it would be a great disappointment not to see the world’s biggest medieval castle complex according to Guinness Book of World Records.
It was founded in the 19th century and became the home of Czech rules. Now it is the official residence of the Czech president.
The castle stands in an 18-hectare land that will fill your list of things to do. You can see that the castle is made up of historical palaces, church, and fortification buildings, gardens, and picturesque spots that will make you fall in love with it.
In line with this, many tourists flock the Prague Castle every day. So I highly suggest that you book in advance and go ahead of the long ques.
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Just like the millions of tourist visiting Prague, it’s exciting to finally get a taste of its would and what it has to offer.
Isn’t it great to experience what the locals eat, how they prepare it, and how these foods have been passed through generations?
Therefore, here are food guides and food places to help you out in your one week in Prague food tour. Just click on the links and get ready to discover more food details in the city.
Of course, let’s start with Everything you NEED to Eat in Prague. Foods you definitely must try before leaving the Czech capital.
My absolute best recommendation? Watch once again The Honest Guide.
They have a full playlist with videos showing the best places to eat.
And if you’re traveling with a loved one, here are romantic restaurants to dine in for a sweet and unforgettable date in the City of a 100 Spires.
On the other hand, catch these street foods in your 3 days in Prague.
Furthermore, we all deserve a little dose of caffeine to start the day or after a long tiring tour. Here are the best cafes in Prague to get a good cup of coffee.
Here’s also a good read of the Best Places to Eat in Prague. The author, Natasha, sites the specific places to eat for your different desire.
Whether you’re staying for one week in Prague or less, it’s always a good idea to go beyond the city and see what lies across.
It’s always more fulfilling to capture two birds in one stone. So why not visit its neighboring places, add and check more in your bucket list?
Therefore, I have gathered here the best day trips you can check and might get you interested in visiting them.
Here are 10 Day Trips from Prague I entirely recommend visiting:
Lying on the banks of the Vltava River is the magical and enchanted place of Český Krumlov.
Now a UNESCO World Heritage that flocks many tourists that used to be a hidden Bohemian gem found beneath the backdrop of a medieval Český Krumlov castle.
This is one of the famous day trips in the Czech Republic which means the crowd can be quite packed as much it is in Prague.
However, aside from the amazing panoramic view of the city, you can walk the grounds of the castle for free. But if you want more, you can pay for a tour of the castle and go up to its towers.
Below the castle, you will find a variation of cafes, shops, and restaurants you can visit during your tour in the city.
How to get there: You can take a direct bus from Prague to Český Krumlov which will take you around 3 hours travel time. Although I highly suggest you book ahead if you’re visiting on a Friday or Sunday which are very crowded days.
If you’re seeking for a more relaxing time, it would definitely be in Karlovy Vary.
This is one of my favorites, Czech’s most famous spa town, a great place to indulge yourself with natural thermal springs. Release those stress away and refresh your body in their curative mineral waters.
Aside from this, marvel at their architectural gems that are dated back in the 14th century or go hiking towards its hills and catch amazing views.
Moreover, if you want to experience and see how glass is made, you can also visit the Moser Glassworks Museum.
Pro Tip: I highly suggest that you stop for a day or better if you spend a night to make the most of your visit to Karlovy Vary.
How to get there:
If you’re looking for something beyond the ordinary, you got to visit Kutna Hora.
Kill your curiosity and witness yourself the intriguing Sedlec Ossuary, one of the 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Czech Republic. Check out 40,000 to 70,000 human skeletons which are decorated all over the Chapel of Bones.
Aside from this extraordinary tourist spot, you can head over the historical center of Kutna Hora and visit the Cathedral of St. Barbara. This is one of the town’s most famous site which also resembles St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.
How to get there: You can catch a train from Praha hl.n and Kutna Hora hl.n. stations which leave every two hours in the morning and every hour in the afternoon. Travel time from Prague to Kutna Hora is one hour.
While from Kutna, you can take a train or a bus to Sedlec. Drop off on the 1st stop by train and 2nd stop by bus.
You might be a little confused with its name. Contrary to its name, let’s just make it clear that you can certainly find the National Park Bohemian Switzerland in the Czech Republic and not in Switzerland.
Its name originated from two Swiss painters who traveled in the area in the 18th century.
Definitely get your cameras ready and prepare yourself with breathtaking views of the natural beauty of the park. Immerse yourself in a hiking tour to this picturesque site which was once used in the scenes from the Chronicles of Narnia movie.
Moreover, the number one highlight in the park you should look forward to is the Pravčická Gate (Pravčická Brána). This is Europe’s largest natural stone arch which you will instantly fall in love with. I’m sure about that!
How to get there: From Prague, you can take a train to Děčín which will take you 1 and 30 minutes. And from Děčín, you can take a bus to Hřensko which is the best starting point for the hike to the park.
Let’s admit it, kids will not be kids unless they go swimming.
The Aquapalace is the best day trip option I would suggest traveling families with kids especially when you’re visiting Prague from June to mid-September, the summer season.
Your kids will go gaga over the largest water park in Central Europe which has three palaces.
With exciting and thrilling 12 slide tubes, 3 open slides measuring 860 meters in total for the kids and 14 different saunas for the adults, definitely the park is a win-win deal between you and the kids.
So if you want to beat the heat the Czech way, head to the Aquapalace and unleash your adrenaline in this water park.
How to get there:
Pro-Tip: From Opatov Metro Station (‘C’ line) to Aquapalace Praha, you can take the Aquabus for free if you’re guests of Aquapalace Praha and Aquapalace Hotel Prague.
Find the majestic Schönbrunn Palace and Schonbrunn Gardens, witness the beauty of St Stephen’s Cathedral, and get enchanted with the treasures of the Hofburg Palace.
Find more amazing details of Vienna here.
How to get there: From Prague to Vienna, the fastest and most comfortable way to travel is by taking the EuroCity train. In 4 hours and 25 minutes, this modern and luxurious train will get you to Vienna.
Go beyond the areas of Germany and visit one of its most interesting cities, Dresden.
After the notorious firebombing in WWII, Alstadt was rebuilt and has turned to a beautiful restoration of the past.
Even from afar, you will see and appreciate the beauty of Frauenkirche which was the last major building to be restored. Witness yourself its amazing restoration, enter the Baroque-style Lutheran church climb to its dome to have a breathtaking view of the city.
Here’s a good read of 32 Cool Things to Do in Dresden.
Calling out y’all beer lovers! Here’s the perfect chance not to be wasted.
Your one week in Prague and visit to the Czech Republic would not be complete without paying a visit to where the iconic Pilsner Urquell brewery was born 1842, Pilsen. Plus, the birthplace of 70% of all the beer crafted and consumed on our planet. Awesome!
Discover the famous beer style which took the world by storm and later inspired some of the most leading beer brands today.
Every year, the Pilsner Urquell brewery commemorates its foundation through a festival called the Pilsner Fest.
How to get there: You can catch the train from the main train station and will probably take you to Pilsen in 1 hour and 30 minutes.
When spending a week in Prague, you can explore the city itself and its surroundings.
Therefore, to further help you catch a little inspiration in making your own itinerary, here are samples you can check out and see what can suit you and your schedule.
There are a few things we recommend for your packing list Prague.
Optional but always useful:
These guides are best for the ones looking for a printed version.
Once you come to Prague, you will also receive a paper map of the city.
Here is again our map of Prague with the recommended hotels and neighborhoods.
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