Cheap flights to Prague
The world’s best beers, a skyline that makes Paris jealous and history to rival anywhere in Europe, it’s no wonder tourists are choosing Prague as one of their favourite city break destinations.
Prague has become a byword for the ultimate city break, and it’s not surprising as it really is one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring cities. Tourists flock here in their droves to experience its fairytale splendour of medieval castles, Gothic cathedrals, winding cobblestone streets and a skyline heavy with church spires.
And with a range of architectural styles from the last 900 years, it’s no wonder this place is a World Heritage Site. Oh, and it’s also the birthplace of Budweiser, so expect plenty of places to stop off for a pint or three as you go about your travels. Seems like this city has the best of both worlds.
The city welcomes the grape harvest season with numerous wine festivals, or "vinobrani", throughout the month. One of the biggest is the Festival of the Grape, which will be held at Prague Castle on 20-21 September. New, partly fermented wine ("burcak") can be sampled in the royal gardens. praguewelcome.cz
Tucked away on the Prague Exhibition Grounds, the Lapidarium exhibits some of the country's most important stone sculptures, many dating back to the 11th century. Original statues from Charles Bridge can also be found here. It's a bit off the beaten track, but definitely worth the effort (422 Vystaviste).
Over the last seven years, Dvorak Prague (8-22 September) has become a highly anticipated end-of-summer ritual. The music festival brings together classical musicians from around the world to celebrate the work of the acclaimed Czech composer. Performances are staged in the main hall of the stately Rudolfinum. dvorakovapraha.cz