Prague never lets you go… this dear little mother has sharp claws.
The capital city of the Czech Republic is poetically considered to be the heart of the European continent. The history is deeply rooted in every building and you can feel the cultural spirit in every step. Different architectural styles have been preserved throughout the wars and years of the communist era so the visitors may compose their own image of Prague. With the Prague Castle, the largest castle complex in the world on one side, facing the Dancing House representing the contemporary architectural tendencies on the other side, visitors can appreciate the centuries of history embedded in the buildings. Prague is not only a city of historical monuments, but also a city for living, where culture is an integral part of things. It is not surprising to find that it has been a source of inspiration for famous Prague residents and personalities, such as Einstein, Kafka, Mozart, van Beethoven.
At the same time, growing since the Velvet Revolution, Prague, the meeting point of Eastern and Western Europe has quickly become a site to host multiple scientific conferences and cultural events. The same goes for movie makers who just love coming to Prague and making it the scene of their movies. You may have seen Prague in motion pictures such as The Bourne Identity (2002), The Illusionist (2006), Casino Royale (2006), Mission: Impossible (1996), and Amadeus (1984).
Prague isn’t just a city, but an entity of some kind.
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The most recent information on Prague’s transportation system can be found on the official website: www.dpp.cz
The Prague Metro network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated by colour: A - green colour (Depo Hostivar station – Nemocnice Motol), B - yellow colour (Cerny most station - Zlicin station), C - red colour (Letnany - Haje station), with transfers possible at Museum station (lines A and C), Mustek station (lines A and B), Florenc station (lines B and C). Metro operates daily from 5:00 to 24:00.
Daytime operation is from 4:30 to 24:00. Nighttime operation is from 00:30 to 4:30 and is provided by tram numbers 51 to 58 with traffic intervals of 30 minutes. The central transfer-station for night-time lines is Lazarska stop. Complete schedules are located at individual stops or online.
The daytime and night-time operation of buses is similar to tram operation. Night-time service is provided by bus numbers 501 to 514. Complete bus schedules are located at individual stops or online.
Bus 119: Prague Airport – Nadrazi Veleslavin (metro line A) – 17 min
Bus 100: Prague Airport – Zlicin (metro line B) – 18 min
Bus 179: Prague Airport – Nove Butovice (metro line B) – 45 min
Airport Express Bus: Prague Airport – Prague Main Train Station (metro line C) – 35 min
You can find more info about all kinds of transportation from/to the Vaclav Havel Prague Airport here.
When taking a taxi, make sure the taxi is equipped with a permanently installed yellow roof lamp with the TAXI sign in black letters. The registration number, company name and price list including the base rate, rate per kilometer and one-minute-waiting rate must be displayed on both front doors of the cab. These prices must correspond with the prices set on the meter in the cab. Customers are recommended to order a taxi with non-stop dispatching offices where the information on fares is available in advance.
Explore Prague in exciting way connected with healthy life style. You can enjoy either the sightseeing in the city center or relaxing along the Vltava River.
Travelling by city transport is possible with a valid ticket only. Passengers have to obtain their tickets before boarding the vehicle or entering the Metro system. The ticket is valid only if marked in the validation appliance.
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The validity of tickets can be checked by the transit inspection of Prague public transport company at any time during travel or stay in the Metro system. The ticket inspector is entitled to ask the passenger to produce his or her valid ticket, to confiscate invalid tickets, and to collect a penalty (1500 CZK, if paid at once 800 CZK) in case of travel without a valid ticket. In case of unpaid freight / luggage the inspector collects a penalty (200 CZK, if paid at once 100 CZK). To prove their identity, inspectors produce yellow-and-red badges. They issue receipts for the penalty amounts.