Some say Prague is prettier than Paris. And yes, the rolling hills full of vineyards, dozens of viewpoints watching over spiraling towers and ancient castles, sprawling neighborhoods filled with Jugendstil architecture and quirky cafés, where great writers and scientists once drank their coffees, make you day dream about old world Europe. No wonder Prague is one of Europe's most popular weekend getaways. Fancy taking a trip?
Though the history of Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, goes back more than a thousand years, recent history is also quite visible on the streets and in the neighborhoods. Communism left its markt in the city, but is hasn't made it any less romantic. It doesn't reall matter when you visit Prague. Wintertime turns the city into a faurytale of snow covered cobbled streets and castles (oh, and there's the Christmas market in the town's square of course) and in summer the grand old colorful buildings stand glistening in the sun. Whenever you decide to visit Prague, this is a great itinerary for a weekend away.