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Czech Republic Tips:::

Czech Republic:::
Prague:::
  • We went to Prague to celebrate New Years Eve. This city is clean and exciting and in just perfect condition. Donít forget to make a dinner reservation for NYE.
  • Hotel Medvidku was a great choice with a perfect location. The room was clean and comfortable. There was internet access in the lounge. From Hluhuni Nadrani Station go to metro (station is under the train station) take the red line C one stop to Florenc. Change to yellow line B three stops to Narodni trida. Exit the metro to the right toward the main street, stay straight and the hotel is down on left side. The hotel is within walking distance from most sites. Very nice breakfast: bread, cereal, meat, cheese, sausage, juice, coffee/tea. www.umedvidku.cz/ 
  • Wencelas Square was a lot of fun for New Years. Earlier in the night there was music entertainment followed by hours of fireworks. Some fireworks were set off by spectators, watch out!
Sites:::
  • Bethlehem Chapel, jewish quarter, Tyn church, Powder Tower, Astronomical Clock in the Staromestske Namesti (filled with vendors for the holidays (found a bankomatic in the namesti)) the clock chimes on the hour.
  • Sex Museum (donít miss the old films behind the curtain). 
  • The Dancing House was difficult to find and a little out of the way but worth a stop. 
  • Charles Bridge crosses the Vltava river, St. NIcholaus Church, Prague Castle requires uphill walking and donít miss the changing of the guards. St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, Toy Museum, walk toward Lorentarska to Loreta (Maryís House), Petrin Hill, Hunger Wall, Legii Bridge has nice nighttime views.
Snacks, drinks, etc. :::
  • We found a small bar called Repete on Rybna off Staromestske Namesti.
  • For late night snacking try a sausage cart.
  • Stop at the McDonalds in Wencelas Square. It felt very gourmet.
  • There is a casino in Wencelas Square.