Frugal Travel Tips in Prague

Prague is a popular destination for many backpackers. The youth culture ensures the vitality of the city and the economical travel offers are abundant.

The Prague Card

Most European cities offer a city card that provides travelers with a reasonable fee for discounts and free entrance to attractions. In Prague, this city card is a very good deal. For 740 CZK, travelers receive free admission to the sights of over 50 cities, including the sights of Prague Castle. For an additional 220 CZK, travelers can receive an unlimited transit journey of 3 days.

The Prague Card can be purchased at the airport, tourist information booths and some hotels.

Royal Road

The scenic winding street of the royal road leading from the gate of the old town to Prague Castle. The sidewalk is clearly marked with a silver arrow (silver line). Along the route are attractions such as the Black Madonna House, the Old Town Square (with its wonderful astronomical clock) and Charles Bridge.

Note: There are strange, though expensive, shops that border the royal route. For cheap gift items, many markets would be a better choice. The classic Prague souvenir for the famous Bohemian crystal, try the shops as far away from the touristic old town.

Charles Bridge

The Charles Bridge is a beautiful pedestrian bridge and one of the city's most visited sights. The bridge really comes alive, with the buskers, artists and musicians who are lining up.

Changing the Guard

There is a fee for admission to the Prague Castle, but watching for the exchange of guards is free. The guards changed every hour (this attraction may be crowded so we try to see it at the beginning of the day). There is a bigger display at noon once a day. Unlike the guards of other castles, travelers can stand next to the royal guards for great photography.

Saving money for these experiences allows the economical traveler to be quite expensive, but don't miss the Prague Castle and buy the fine Czech crystals and other glass factories.

Source by Kimber Chin

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