think of Czech Republic, think of Prague
The capital of the Czech Republic is brimming with charm and ambience. Modern life blends with historic buildings ranging from gothic to cubist. Prague is divided into two sections, Old Town and New Town, and both offer much for travelers to see. Old Town Square is host to everything from restaurants, shops, and the statue of medieval religious reformer (and Czech hero) Jan Hus to the clock tower at the Old Town City Hall, with its famed Astronomical Clock. Then stroll into New Town down the city's main boulevard, Wenceslas Square. Shops selling Czech crystal and affordable restaurants offering local and international fare await you. Try the famed Czech Pilsner beer (hey, they invented the stuff) to wash down your meal. Prague is a very compact historical place with lots of pedestrian zones, so walking is an ideal way to get around. Take a walk over the Charles Bridge to reach the other side of Prague's Vltava River and then grab a tour of the city's crown jewel, Prague Castle. That way, you get a lesson in the country's fascinating history.