A 1,140-year-old castle. A bridge with dozens of baroque statues. A bustling Old Town and Jewish Quarter.
It’s easy to see why Prague is Europe’s fifth most-visited city, ahead of such destinations as Amsterdam, Berlin, and Milan.1 Just as bridges from many eras cross the local Vltava river, Prague straddles the boundary between Western and Eastern Europe, as well as the one between past and present. Read on for just a few reasons why the town the Czechs call the “Mother of Cities” is worth a visit, and how best to enjoy it.