Our blog posts about Prague
Prague is one of the prettiest cities in Europe. Of course, the Czech capital is a very popular city trip destination. Prague is not called the Golden City for nothing.
Also we have been to Prague often. From our common home in Berlin, the journey is super easy and, above all, fast.
It only takes four hours from the German capital, but the city is also easily accessible from other parts of Germany.
Insider tip: As soon as you cross the border by train, the delicious Czech beer costs only half. We tested this extra for you.
On this page you will find all our blog articles about the destination Prague. We hope you enjoy your travel planning and, of course, on your city trip to Prague.
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Our blog articles about Prague
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Our Prague tips at a glance
Prague is relatively close to Germany and can be reached very quickly from the eastern parts of the country. By car you are from Dresden z. 2 hours in Prague, 3 hours from Nuremberg and 4 hours from Berlin.
Of course, it is always easier when you do not have to drive yourself. That's why we show you the different options here.
The journey by train is often very cheap and from most parts of Germany you can reach Prague quite fast. From Berlin one drives about 4 hours and pays with a saving price, which is often also quite short-term, usually around 29 euros for a distance.
Insider tip : As soon as the train has crossed the border, only half of the Czech beer and the food in the bistro will cost you.
From the main train station in Prague you can actually reach everything within walking distance. Prague's Old Town is only a 10-minute walk from the train station.
Many long-distance buses now also travel regularly to Prague. This is usually cheaper than the train and usually quite fast. The train is more comfortable and there is a bistro car with Czech beer. Very difficult decision!
Buses usually run to Prague's main train station or Praha Florence bus station, which is just one metro stop from the main train station.
Flixbus serves more than 180 cities from Prague, as there is certainly a departure point near you.
Of course you can also fly to Prague, as long as you do not live in the east of Germany. From Berlin, Leipzig or Dresden you are already too close, as a flight would be worthwhile.
From Hamburg, Cologne-Bonn, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich, there are regular connections to Prague, all with Lufthansa or Eurowings.
Cheap airlines fly from German-speaking places unfortunately not to Prague, but also at Eurowings, there are now and cheap tickets.
Czech is spoken in Prague. With English and sometimes even German you will get along very well in Prague.
Here we have put together the most important words in Czech:
Hello, Bye - Ahoj
Hello - Dobrý den
Yes - Ano
Thanks - Děkuji
Cheers - Na zdraví
Beer - Pivo
one - each
two - dva
three - tři
Which currency is valid in Prague?
In Prague you pay in Czech crowns (Kč). The exchange rate is roughly between 1:25 and 1:30. That means for 1 Euro you get between 25 and 30 (Kč).
When is the best time to go to Prague?
Since Czech is our neighbor, you can easily follow our seasons. Prague is the most beautiful in spring and summer, but the city also has its charm at Christmas time.
Accommodation in Prague
There are many places to stay in Prague. The prices vary a lot and are especially in the high season from May to September significantly higher than in the off season.
Many travelers spend the night directly in the old town or in the adjoining New Town, but also other parts of the city have their charm. We have written a detailed article which areas are best suited for overnight stays:
How to get from Prague airport to the city
There are various means of transportation that will take you from Prague Airport to the city.
By shuttle bus
From Prague Airport, the so-called Airport Express Bus departs every 30 minutes, which goes directly to Prague Main Station. The trip takes about 35 minutes and costs 60 CZK (about 2.50 euros).
Note: The driver can only pay in cash, so only with Czech crowns. So it's best to pick up some cash right at the airport. Alternatively, you can buy the bus ticket online.
You recognize the buses because the front is big "AE" for Airport Express. You can buy the tickets directly from the driver.
With the taxi
In the airport terminals you will find the taxi counters and stalls of the company Prague Airport Transfers. For a taxi ride or one of Prague Airport Transfers' cars you pay about 550-750 CZK to the city center. That's about 20-30 euros.
With private transfer
It is most convenient if you book your transfer online beforehand. An English speaking driver will wait for you with a sign in his hand at the airport and take you directly to your hotel. This service costs per person from 10 euros, including water, information brochures and Wi-Fi in the car. Especially for one to two people it is cheaper than by taxi!
The sights in the old town and on the Lesser Town are all within walking distance, but from time to time it is quite convenient to use public transport.
Metro in Prague
There are three metro lines in Prague, which are differentiated in color:
Line A - green (Nemocnice Motol - Depo Hostivař)
Line B - yellow (Zličín - Černý Most)
Line C - red (Letňany - Háje)
The metro lines run daily from about 5 o'clock in the morning to 12 o'clock in the night and in the night of friday and saturday about one hour longer. You never actually wait more than 10 minutes on a subway, usually they even come every 2-4 minutes.
The trams run, similar to the subway, until 12 noon on weekdays and until 1 o'clock on weekends.
At night, there are so-called night tram lines (# 51-56) that run every 30 minutes. The night tram lines connect the entire tram stops.
The tram network is huge and too widely branched out to explain it in detail here.
But at each stop you will find useful plans where you can find the individual stations of each line.
Buses are good places to get to outside the city center. There are also night buses (No. 501-516). As a tourist but usually enough metro and tram to get from A to B.
Tickets for the metro in Prague
The ticket system in Prague is very simple. Since many German cities can cut off a slice. The same tariffs apply for metro, buses and trains.
There are only 3 different tickets that are relevant for travelers:
The standard ticket costs 32 Kč - about 1.10 Euro. This will allow you to use all means of transport for 90 minutes.
The short-distance ticket costs 24 Kč - about 90 cents. This will allow you to travel 30 minutes without changing trains (you may change at the metro).
You get a 24 hour ticket for 110 Kč - about 4 Euro. The ticket is valid for exactly 24 hours from the time of stamping. If you buy it on Saturday at 12:00 o'clock you can use it until Sunday 12:00 o'clock all trains and buses.
Tickets are available in all metro stations at vending machines and sales counters, as well as at many kiosks. In buses, you can also buy a ticket from the driver for a small fee. The ticket must be stamped before departure.
Attention : The machines only accept small change and no bills. If you only have banknotes available, you will also get all tickets at kiosks or via the app "Sejf".
And most importantly: In metro stations, checks are often carried out after getting off the escalators. Do not throw away your ticket directly at the platform, but really only when you get out of the station.
Withdraw money and travel expenses
In the Czech Republic, you pay with the Czech crown (Kč). The exchange rate is roughly between 1:25 and 1:30, which means that for 1 euro you get between 25 and 30 Kč.
Prague is a relatively cheap city, even if prices are significantly higher in the tourist areas than in the rest of the Czech Republic.
You get that in Prague z. Eg for your money:
A big beer on tap (0,5 l): about 40 Kč (1,50 Euro)
Goulash with dumplings: approx. 180 Kč (6 - 7 Euro)
One ticket for the metro: 32 Kč (1.20 Euro)
A bottle of water in the kiosk (1.5 l): 20 Kč (0,80 Euro)
There are various ways to get money in Prague: bureaux de change, banks and a very good network of ATMs. In the central districts you will find an ATM at every corner.
Our tip : Free cash withdrawals in Prague! With the free DKB VISA credit card, you can withdraw cash free of charge not only in Prague but worldwide.