The largest city of the Czech Republic is Prague, and it also happens to be the capital of that country. The city has been a whirlwind of cultural and economical events in central Europe for many years including many of the major attractions and World Heritage Sites.
The winters in Prague are quite cold, and while there is not that much snow, there isn’t a lot of sunshine either. The sun does come out during the summer months as the temperatures rise a little for warmer days. The nights stay cool in the summer though, so visitors will want to bring a jacket no matter when they are visiting.
As mentioned, culture is a big part of the city, and there are hundreds of concert halls, galleries, cinemas, and music clubs for people to enjoy. That is in addition to the ten major museums and other cultural buildings in the city.
Unfortunately, the wildlife in Prague has not recovered since the wars. However, there are numerous parks and nature reserves that people can visit to immerse themselves in nature. The views of the landscape, trees, flowers, and plants are spectacular, despite the missing animals.
Interesting and unique facts about Prague:
· There is a graffiti wall dedicated to John Lennon even though he never went to Prague
· Statues of babies are really climbing up the tv tower
· Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers inspired the Dancing House
· Beer is cheaper than water on most menus in the city
· Pluto was removed as a full planet and redefined as a dwarf planet in Prague
· The oldest paving stones in the city can be found at the Church of St. Francis
· As the sun sets on the summer solstice, the last rays will appear at the precise spot where the remains of St. Vitus are buried
· Prague Castle is the largest castle in the world with 18 acres, cathedrals, chapels, royal palaces, ornamental gardens
· The locals drink more beer than anyone else in the world, approximately 155 liters of beer each year a piece
· Lawbreakers have actually been tossed out of the windows of Prague Castle
· The Bohemian Crown Jewels are locked up behind seven different locks and seven different people hold the keys
· The Rolling Stones paid to light up the Prague Castle at night
· The Charles Bridge has mathematical significance as it was dedicated at 5:31 a.m. on July 9, 1357. Charles IV chose this date as he could write it out as 1-3-5-7-9-7-5-3-1. Of course, the magnificent views and fabulous statues are other reasons why everyone must visit the bridge
There is so much to see and do in Prague, and people will have a lot of fun as they explore this wonderful city. The drinks will always seem to be flowing and the list of must-see attractions will seem to never end, but everyone will have fun as they spend their vacation having the time of their life.