eBook DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Prague, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756691206
  • ISBN-13: 9780756691202
  • DDC: 914.371204
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Few cities have as much to offer as Prague, so it can be difficult to decide how best to spend your time, but the Eyewitness Travel Guide helps you to get the most from your stay. This guide will introduce you to Prague by locating the city geographically, setting modern Prague in its historical context. Learn about the city's main attractions and sights including a feature on the River Vltava. Discover other places around Prague with the day trips listed in the section Prague Area by Area. It is the carefully researched tips for hotels and restaurants, shops, markets, cafes, bars, entertainment and sporting events that separates this guide from the rest. Let the maps, photography and detailed illustration of the Eyewitness Travel Guide show you what others only tell you. Annually revised and updated, beautiful new full-color photos, illustrations, and maps Includes information on local customs, currency, medical services, and transportation, and now a new pull-out map with detailed sheet maps and useful transportation information. Consistently chosen over the competition in national consumer market research. The best keeps getting better!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Use this Guide.
1: Introducing Prague.
2: Four Great Days in Prague.
3: Putting Prague on the Map.
4: Central Prague.
5: The History of Prague.
6: Rulers of Prague.
7: Prague under the Přemyslids.
8: Early Medieval Prague.
9: Prague’s Golden Age.
10: Hussite Prague.
11: The Renaissance and Rudolph II.
12: Baroque Prague.
13: The National Revival in Prague.
14: Prague after Independence.
15: Prague at a Glance.
16: Prague’s Best: Museums and Galleries.
17: Prague’s Best: Churches and Synagogues.
18: Prague’s Best: Palaces and Gardens.
19: Prague through the Year.
20: A River View of Prague.
21: Prague River Trip.
22: Prague Area by Area.
23: Old Town.
24: Jewish Quarter.
25: Prague Castle and Hradčany.
26: Little Quarter.
27: New Town.
28: Further Afield.
29: Day Trips from Prague.
30: Four Guided Walks.
31: A 90-Minute Walk along the Royal Route.
32: A Two-Hour Walk through Petřín Park.
33: A 90-Minute Walk in the Royal Enclosure.
34: A 60-Minute Walk in Vyšehrad.
35: Travellers’ Needs.
36: Where to Stay.
37: Choosing a Hotel.
38: Restaurants, Cafés and Pubs.
39: The Flavours of Prague.
40: What to Drink in Prague.
41: Choosing a Restaurant.
42: Pubs, Beer Halls and Bars.
43: Nightlife.
44: Shopping in Prague.
45: What to Buy in Prague.
46: Markets, Malls and Speciality Shops.
47: Entertainment in Prague.
48: The Performing Arts.
49: Music and Sport.
50: Survival Guide.
51: Practical Information.
52: Personal Security and Health.
53: Banking and Local Currency.
54: Communications and Media.
55: Getting to Prague.
56: Getting Around Prague.
57: Travelling by Metro.
58: Street Finder.
General Index.
Phrase Book.