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Prague, Czech Republic

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Days in Prague are best spent wandering narrow passages lined with quaint houses, through museums jam-packed with centuries worth of art and downing some of the world’s finest beers. Evenings in Prague are best spent with ears tuned to symphonies or jazz, a belly full of local treats and those fine beers, then dancing it off until the sun rises. Prague will disappoint neither the scholarly history nut or avid party animal.

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1991, Prague has rapidly become one of the most popular destinations for European travelers and is a friendly and invigorating city for any backpacker prepared for a good time. But Prague’s unique cityscape, as one of few cities to survive World War II, means it’s also a pilgrimage site for architecture appreciators - home to an immense collection of astonishing architecture from Art Nouveau to Cubist, to Neo-Classical.

Prague doesn’t have to be an expensive city to visit; there are lots of free sights to see - such the Astronomical Clock, New Town, Wenceslas Square, and the Lennon Wall – another reason why it has such far reaching appeal. The international music and film festivals draw large crowds, but don’t skip the National Museum - ten buildings filled with history, art, and natural sciences offering over fourteen million items for your perusal. Prague is proof that astounding history can maintain itself and mold into a modern culture for a frisson of fusion.

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Prague has good beer and interesting food that is different from the most visited Western Europe. It is also good for a new traveller curious about history and inovative architecture.

The city is so charming too bad the people aren't. We were in Prague this past Sept.09. loved the city, Prague Castle was really spectacular but the people were some of the most unfriendly people I have ever met and I have travelled all over the world. Rude, arrogant and downright snotty, we were to stay 4 days but only spent 2 and left. Will never go back.

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