Prague

A longer stay in Duchcov warrants a visit to some other major European cities which are all in close proximity. Prague, Karlovy Vary and Dresden all make excellent choices for the visitor.

Prague has approximately 1.3 million inhabitants and covers an area of almost 500 square kilometres. It orginated around 1000 A.D. and for many years remained a group of independent villages. Under the rule of Charles IV (14th Century) medieval Prague experienced its greatest development. At the turn of the 16th and 17th Centuries, the city gained further renown owing to Emperor Rudolf II. Prague Castle, the world’s largest castle complex still in operation,is the residence of the Czech president. Prague has always been a crossroads of Central European history. The city affords it visitors a singualr atmosphere, a cocktail of historical, cultural, religious and national influences. Since May 2004 the Czech Republic has been a member of the European Union and in December 2007 it became part of the Schengen zone. There are 12 Czech listed UNESCO World Heritage sites of which Prague is one. Prague has one of the best public transport systems in Central Europe and visitors will find getting around easy and comfortable. Prague, city of a thousand spires. Come and experience a symphony for the senses!