Prague was largely undamaged by WWII, and the cityscape of architecture - from Gothic to Art Nouveau - is simply stunning. Prague's compact medieval center remains an evocative maze of cobbled lanes, ancient courtyards, dark passages and churches beyond number, all watched over by an 1,100-year-old castle. Above all, the city is to be explored at your leisure, whether venturing along the medieval lanes and hidden passages of the Old Town, strolling through the many wooded parks or taking a leisurely cruise along the Vltava River.
Home to emperors and kings, artists and astronomers, this beautiful and fascinating city has worked its subtle magic on generations of visitors. Kidnapped by communism for 40 years, Prague has since become one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. Its traditional pubs and eateries have been augmented by a wave of gourmet restaurants, cocktail bars and trendy cafes.