stdClass Object ( [ID] => 195 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-02-27 06:14:55 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-02-27 05:14:55 [post_content] => The capital of the Czech Republic is also the largest city in this country.  It covers an area of 496 km2 with more than 1.2 million residents, which represents nearly 1/8th of the total population. The country's official language is Czech, a Slavic language similar to Polish and Slovak. Ability to speak German and English off course can be useful, but you'll probably have few opportunities to speak French. The official currency is the Czech Crown, and even if the euro is accepted in tourist sites and restaurants, it is not recommended to use because the exchange rate is not favourable. Transportation Prague has two main systems of transport, tram and metro. There are only three subway lines, which do not cover all areas of the city, but are fast and convenient. Moreover, the tram links all sites of interest and is a great way to visit Prague. In practical terms, if you intend to move primarily using public transportation, buy a travel ticket valid for 24 hours at a reasonable cost (a hundred crowns) which is usable in all modes of transportation. There are other passes for longer stays: 3, 5 or 7 days. It is not necessary to use public transportation since most of the sites and attractions are easily accessible on foot, but it saves time. For example, you can climb the steps to the Castle from the old town and down the tram. Try to avoid taking a taxi because problems are common.  Taxi drivers do not always start their taximeter at the start of the trip, and scams are commonplace. If time permits, biking in Prague is also a good idea.  Avoid driving a car even if the traffic is low, it's so easy to walk around town... [post_title] => Prague [post_excerpt] => The capital of the Czech Republic is also the largest city in this country. It covers an area of 496 km2 with more than 1.2 million residents, which represents nearly 1/8th of the total population. The country's official language is Czech, a Slavic language similar to Polish and Slovak. Ability to speak German and English off course can be useful, but you'll probably have few opportunities to speak French. The official currency is the Czech Crown, and even if the euro is accepted in tourist sites and restaurants, it is not recommended to use because the exchange rate is not favourable. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => youth-hostel-prague [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-11-16 00:39:13 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-11-15 23:39:13 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 42 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?page_id=195 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => page [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) Array ( [0] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 275 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-02 18:38:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-02 18:38:09 [post_content] => Located in the historic center, near the central square, U Vejvodů, both bar and restaurant on two floors, offers traditional Czech dishes with good local beer, but also international beer. The lower level of the establishment, in the restaurant, features groups of Czech folk music. The style is young and trendy on the main level, and the bar is constantly filled, with locals as well as  tourists. Be cautious, however: check your bill, because many visitors have reported mistakes... Address: Jilská 4, Prague 1. The nearest subway station is Národní třída. The bar is 100m away. [post_title] => U Vejvodů [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => u-vejvodu [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-09-15 05:30:58 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-09-15 04:30:58 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=275 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [1] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 281 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-02 19:04:53 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-02 19:04:53 [post_content] => The most important attraction in Prague is the huge medieval castle, which dominates the Old Town. Reputed to be the largest castle with its 570 meters long and 130 meters wide, its construction dates back to the 10th century. Its opening hours are impressive: access to the castle is permitted every day from 5am to midnight in summer and 6am to 11pm in winter, and historical monuments open from 9am to 6pm. Castle gardens open at 10 in the morning and closing hours vary by season. The walks around the castle and the entrance to the cathedral are free, but you'll have to pay to access the main monuments, which are worth seeing. For more information about this world heritage site see UNESCO's official website. Address: 11908 Prague. The easiest way to get to the castle is to take tram No. 22 to the Pražský hrad station , then turn left. In five minutes you reach the castle. You can also get off the tram at the Pohořelec station and down the hill to the castle, allowing you to add a nice walk to your visit. Two subway stations are close: Malostranská and Hradčanská. [post_title] => The Prague Castle [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-prague-castl [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-06-26 00:54:20 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-06-25 23:54:20 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=281 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [2] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 283 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-02 19:24:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-02 19:24:02 [post_content] => Prague offers quantities of sites to visit. Apart from its famous castle, there is the Charles Bridge, the oldest and best known of the 14 bridges that cross the Vltava. This bridge is easily recognizable, thanks to the 30 statues that overlook each of its pillars. It connects the historic Old Town and Mala Strana. You should know that the bridge work is currently expected to last much longer, probably until 2020. This does not prevent access to the bridge but may however interfere with vision. Another drawback, not the least, is that it's very popular. At certain hours, you will not find only painters, musicians and vendors: it is almost impossible to move forward as it is crowded with tourists! And of course, who says tourists says pickpockets! Watch your wallet and your camera when you walk on that bridge ... To learn more about the history of Charles Bridge, there is a museum open to the public since 2007 with exhibits. Admission is 6.50 euros. [post_title] => The Charles Bridge [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-charles-bridge [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-06-26 00:52:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-06-25 23:52:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=283 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [3] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 285 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-02 19:33:27 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-02 19:33:27 [post_content] => If you have time, remember to take the funicular to reach the top of Petrin Hill, between the orchards and the woods. Beloved of the people of Prague, it is  not only a good place to get some fresh air and get away from the town, but it's also the perfect place to have a beautiful view of Prague. The observatory tower on top of the hill is a replica - smaller of course - of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Access: The funicular is taken at the tram station Ujezd (lines 12, 22, 23). You can also access the hill from the Strahov Monastery. If you get hungry on the way down, stop at the excellent restaurant Nebozizek, mid-height on the hill. The food is excellent and the prices rather reasonable if one considers the extraordinary views of the city, which are included in the price! [post_title] => Petrin Hill [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => petrin-hill [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-09-14 09:31:27 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-09-14 08:31:27 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=285 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [4] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 287 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-02 19:39:30 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-02 19:39:30 [post_content] => Passionate about art nouveau? Do not miss the Mucha Museum, at the Kaunic baroque palace in the historical center of Prague. The main exhibition of this museum focuses on the works of Alphonse Mucha. A 30-minute documentary completes the exhibition. Address: Kaunický palác, Panská 7, 110 00 Prague 1 The museum is open every day until 6PM, the entry price is 160 crowns. You can book a guided tour in French. [post_title] => The Mucha museum [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-mucha-museum [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-06-26 00:50:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-06-25 23:50:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=287 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [5] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 289 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-02 19:43:07 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-02 19:43:07 [post_content] => The old city of Prague is worth visiting, with its superb place, miraculously spared by the two world wars and extremely well preserved. Stroll through the labyrinth of narrow streets, sometimes cobbled, and do not miss the main square, a place to live that is not crowded with tourists. There, the people of Prague organize many activities, markets and concerts. On the wall of the tower of City Hall, do not miss the Astronomical Clock, dating from the 15th century, very popular among tourists, with reason! It is beautiful and each hour ringing is an event in itself. Obviously, the historical center of Prague is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage. [post_title] => The old city of Prague [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-old-city-of-prague [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-06-26 00:49:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-06-25 23:49:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=289 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [6] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 302 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-02 21:57:56 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-02 21:57:56 [post_content] => A good place to visit if you want to experience a new type of food: Orange Moon, a restaurant specializing in fusion cuisine: Thai and Indian. Located in the heart of Josefov, the old Jewish ghetto, Orange Moon offers authentic dishes in a warm setting for a great value. Most entrees cost about 200 crowns. Orange Moon is open weekdays from 11:30 am to 11:30 pm. Address: Ramovs 5, Josefov, about 150m from the Central Square Old Town Square. There's also a branch on the fourth floor of the shopping center Flora Palace Vinohradska 151, Prague 3. You can find the same great food to go, at a lower price. [post_title] => Orange Moon [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => orange-moon [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-09-14 09:26:48 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-09-14 08:26:48 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=302 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) [7] => stdClass Object ( [ID] => 321 [post_author] => 4 [post_date] => 2010-03-02 22:19:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2010-03-02 22:19:45 [post_content] => In the so-called new town, one of the most important places is the Wenceslas (or Wenceslaus), a former horse market. A very central and lively place, it also allows easy access by foot to many attractions. It is considered a bit like the equivalent of the Champs-Elysees in Paris. This is also the center of events for residents of Prague, like the one that marked the fall of communism in 1989. [post_title] => Place Venceslas [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => place-venceslas [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2010-06-26 00:46:55 [post_modified_gmt] => 2010-06-25 23:46:55 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.dorms.com/info/?p=321 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 ) )