For over ten years Prague has been the Eastern European city of choice to visit for tourists from Western Europe, and it is has even become one of the most popular places to take a long weekend city break. City breaks are the perfect way to make the most of a long weekend or a few days off and especially if you are solo traveller, in a couple or with a small group of friends, you can easily bag yourself some last minute bargains when it comes to getting away. And conveniently, Prague does not take that long to get to from the UK; the flight time between London and Prague is under 2 hours and many budget airlines service the route meaning that you can always pick up a bargain. You can also get to Prague from many other airports throughout the UK so even if you are not so well-connected as in London, getting to this Czech city can still be simple. Aside from the convenient flight time, there are loads of other reasons as to why you should be visiting Prague, so read on to find some of them out.
One of the main reasons to take a city break is that it gives you the chance to explore something new and a different culture, which is what the city of Prague has an abundance of. This historical Czech city was founded all the way back in the 6th Century and is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, and the 14th largest in Europe with a population of over 1.25 million people. In 2016 it was ranked 6th as a Trip Advisor destination in the world, and with its historical sites and glorious culture it is really a place you should be checking out.
The historical centre of Prague is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is here that you will be able to find many of the city’s major attractions such as the Old Town Square and the incredible Prague astronomical clock which was installed in 1410, is the 3rd oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one that is still working and is really a site to behold. Another notable site to visit is that of Prague Castle which is on the oldest and largest castles in the world. With construction ongoing from 1870 right up until 1923, this is one of Prague’s most visited sites with over 1.8million visitors to it every year.
Another reason to visit Prague for a fun weekend is of course for its incredible beer. Czech beer is popular throughout Europe and even the world so when you are visiting the city you can take the opportunity to enjoy a pint or two, or even take a moment to visit one of the city’s very own and often historical breweries. Prague has a bustling and vibrant nightlife scene too so don’t forget to take in some of the bars and clubs during your trip too!