Prague is the largest city in the Czech Republic and is also the country's capital. This city is home to approximately 1.25 million people, with around 4.4 million tourists visiting each year.
Data obtained from Prague weather station
Prague has many festivals involving folklore, music and dance. The city also hosts its own food and wine festival with workshops, beer and wine tasting, picnics and plenty of activities to keep the children occupied. If you really want to sample the culture, be sure to get tickets for a night at the opera or one of the many concerts held in the city centre.
If you are visiting Prague as a family then spending a day at the zoo is a must as you have the chance to see tigers, camels and monkeys up close. Take a trip to the Roman Catholic cathedral, St. Vitus Cathedral, and admire the beautiful gothic architecture, or head over to the National Museum and view some of the 14 million pieces housed there. Exhibitions include natural history, art, music and literature.
There are many sports on offer in Prague too, with the stadiums playing host to a variety of events. Prague actually has six professional football teams, but it is not just football that is very popular. There is also tennis and ice hockey and the city even has its own O2 Arena, which is home to HC Slavia Prague, a very popular ice hockey team.
Prague's history spans more than one thousand years. Since 1990, Prague's economy has changed rapidly from industrial to a more service-related focus. The city produces pharmaceuticals, processes food, and is involved in computer technology and the manufacturing of transport equipment.
Today Prague is generally service- and export-based. Services that are provided include financial, commercial, accommodation and restaurants. The city has good transport links, with 57 metro stations, trams, trains, buses and ferries; there are even cable cars to help you get around.
The summer months are relatively warm with average daily maximum temperatures of 24 °C during July and August, while during the winter months the cold sets in as temperatures struggle to rise above freezing.
Last updated: 14 March 2014