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Old Posted Oct 13, 2016, 11:09 AM
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Smile Freki presents Prague

Hi guys.. I'm back from Prague in the Czech Republic and as always here are some photos from the trip

In recent years Prague has become very popular amongst Danes ( and the rest of teh world is seems ) and certainly not without reason - it is a very enjoyable city to walk around in with a ton of great architecture and lovely street scenes..
I had personally expected the old town to be a bit larger and a little more of the city to be pedestrianized, but what it lacked it made up for in regular walk-able city - so it's certainly a city I would recommend visiting.

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Nice photos... pity about the dreary weather.

I think Prague's old town is actually quite large as those go, especially when including the lower town on the other side of the river. It's more than enough to keep one occupied for a few days. And it's not like the "new town" is really new, it's a 19th century city.

Plus, there's only so much time you can spend wandering around the old town admiring architecture and seeing historical sights, while being mobbed by other tourists. Most of the good, non-touristy restaurants and nightlife are outside of the old town.
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Prague is great, nice pics. Haven't been there in many years; need to go back. And, yeah, I think Old Town is pretty big, if you include both sides of the river.

I'm surprised there are still huge mobs of tourists even in October. Is Prague packed with visitors year-round now? It looks like Venice, Florence, type off-season crowds (i.e. unrelenting regardless of season).
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Prague is amazing. I want to go there someday. How does it compare to other European capital cities? It is on par or better/worse than Budapest, Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam?
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Prague is amazing. I want to go there someday. How does it compare to other European capital cities? It is on par or better/worse than Budapest, Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam?
IMO much more attractive/more of a tourist must-see than all those, at least in the center. Amsterdam is the only one which comes close, though I'd say its appeal is so different it's hard to compare.

Prague's outer neighborhoods are pretty hideous (endless grim commieblocks), but the core is absolutely gorgeous.

Now to live, obviously Copenhagen or Amsterdam, then Prague, then Budapest. But Prague, to me, is stunning. It's easily the nicest looking Germanic city; certainly prettier than Vienna.
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Weird, I have really true feelings about Prague, I never knew Pargue, nor been there.
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. How does it compare to other European capital cities? It is on par or better/worse than Budapest, Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam?
I'd say it's pretty much on par with the cities you mention in terms of size and pretty much also feel..

It feels a bit more dated than Copenhagen and Amsterdam ( hard to blame it seeing how it was part of the Soviet Union until recently ) and for me that's part of the charm, but it does by no means feel neglected..

As I mentioned I think they should pedestrianize more of the city - they could still keep all the trams but the cars and the street parking is a shame as a lot of the streets have really great potential!

It's no Paris or Rome, but it's a really nice city to spend some days in
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Beautiful shots!
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Thanks for the interesting tour! Love, love, love that chrome head sculpture!
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Thanks for the interesting tour! Love, love, love that chrome head sculpture!
Indeed great tour.....disco man/head is cool..
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