Prague where Medieval Europe meets the 21st century
If you need a long weekend break and are looking for somewhere that combines old world Europe with 21st century Europe – then look no further than Prague in the Czech Republic.
Prague, set smack in the center of Europe, has become a major tourist destination for people from all over Europe and indeed the world. With its unique combination of Medieval architecture, narrow cobbled streets a magnificent castle and a modern, laid back city all set against the backdrop of the romantic Danube River, Prague has something for everybody and in a small enough area to make it possible to see it all in a long weekend.
One of the things I recommend taking with you on a trip to Prague is your IPhone or IPad and some Prague tourist apps. There's a lot of Prague apps out there to choose from so maybe go to a site like 10TravelApps.com and check out some of the better ones. The advantage of Prague travel apps is that basically, they act as your own, personal guide. They're full of information, video and audio clips, searchable maps that use the GPS to locate and direct you, even pre planned walking tours that will get you to the most popular sites.
What's even better is the Augmented Reality function of your IPhone. All you have to do is point the camera at something and the technology and the Prague app working together will recognize the object, identify it and tell you all you want to know about it. You can even use AR to get the app to recommend places nearby to visit, a good restaurant or a hotel.
What not to miss in Prague
· Prague Castle –a UNESCO World Heritage site the castle's complex contains many different buildings and has been added to constantly. Your Prague app's AR function will really be helpful here.
· Charles Bridge – is a fairytale bridge spanning the Danube and linking the newer part of the city to the Old Town. During the summer, the bridge is filled with filled with musicians, painters and street vendors. Be careful, because there are also a lot of pickpockets.
· The Old Town square - with its Old Town Hall and Astronomical clock has been the heart of Prague since the 10th century and is one of the most popular spots in Prague. The Astronomical clock is a great crowd drawer because of the animated mannequins that appear from behind the two wooden doors above the clock face.
· A \\"Black Theatre\\" performance – Prague is renowned for its \\"Black Theatre\\". This has nothing to do with the occult, but is rather a theatrical technique that uses darkness and black costumes along with fluorescent paint to create some stunning visual effects.