If you dream of mov­ing, why not choose Prague as your des­ti­na­tion? In this com­pi­la­tion, I will tell you about 25 rea­sons to choose Prague as your place of res­i­dence. The cap­i­tal of the Czech Repub­lic receives about 6.5 mil­lion inter­na­tion­al tourists annu­al­ly, mak­ing it one of the most pop­u­lar and vis­it­ed cities in Europe. This upscale tourist des­ti­na­tion is known for all kinds of his­tor­i­cal sites, great archi­tec­ture and fun atmos­phere. Here we have repeat­ed­ly writ­ten about the sights of Prague, but now we will look at the city from a dif­fer­ent point of view: as a place to move. Today, mil­lions of peo­ple around the world are in con­stant motion, con­stant­ly mov­ing from coun­try to coun­try. If you share their ide­ol­o­gy, be sure to pay atten­tion to Prague. Prague may not offer you sandy beach­es or a sun­ny cli­mate, but it will allow you to live in a vibrant, safe and very inter­est­ing cap­i­tal with an incred­i­ble cul­tur­al her­itage, nightlife, world-class beer and many oth­er advan­tages.
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Prices in Prague

Prague is on the list of the cheap­est Euro­pean cities, so you can live here quite eco­nom­i­cal­ly. A decent small apart­ment can be rent­ed for about $500 a month. Gro­cery prices vary by loca­tion, and the far­ther away from large tourist flows you are, the cheap­er you can get gro­ceries.

Education in Prague

Prague has 12 uni­ver­si­ties, many col­leges and schools. It is one of the largest edu­ca­tion­al cen­ters in Europe. The famous Charles Uni­ver­si­ty (found­ed in 1348) is the old­est uni­ver­si­ty in Cen­tral Europe. It con­sists of 17 fac­ul­ties and is ranked among the best uni­ver­si­ties in the world.

Zlute Lazne

On the out­skirts of Prague in the Podol region there is a spa park called Zlute Lazne. A large out­door water park is locat­ed on the banks of the Vlta­va Riv­er and offers vis­i­tors numer­ous water activ­i­ties, spa areas for relax­ation and even a full-fledged sandy beach. Zlute Lazne is the per­fect place for a day trip from Prague.

Public transport in Prague

Get­ting from point A to point B in Prague is a plea­sure. Local pub­lic trans­port infra­struc­ture of the most used high­ly reli­able inte­grat­ed trans­port sys­tem of metro, trams, bus­es, funic­u­lars and even fer­ries. Prague has one of the high­est lev­els of pub­lic trans­port use in the world with 1.2 bil­lion pas­sen­ger trips per year.

Climate of Prague

Prague has a spe­cial cli­mate depend­ing on the sea­son. In sum­mer, there is ample sun­shine and hot tem­per­a­tures, while win­ters are usu­al­ly cold and snowy. How­ev­er, Prague is good at any time of the year and each of the 4 sea­sons has its own spe­cif­ic charm.

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Security in Prague

Com­pared to oth­er major cities in the world, Prague has a very low crime rate. The biggest prob­lem of the city is pick­pock­et­ing, which is typ­i­cal for all tourist cap­i­tals. But seri­ous crimes such as armed rob­beries and mur­ders are very rare here. In addi­tion, there are hun­dreds of police­men patrolling Prague around the clock.

Location of Prague

Prague is locat­ed right in the cen­ter of Europe, being one of the main inter­na­tion­al hubs for all types of trans­port. From here, you can eas­i­ly be in oth­er Euro­pean cap­i­tals such as Paris, Berlin, Lon­don, or Rome in the blink of an eye. If you are afraid of fly­ing, you can get any­where in Europe by train.

Beer in Prague

The Czech Repub­lic is known as the “Land of Beer”. The Czech Repub­lic has one of the high­est per­cent­ages of beer con­sump­tion per capi­ta in the world. Qual­i­ty beer of all types can be bought all over the coun­try, includ­ing Prague, and its prices will pleas­ant­ly sur­prise you. Out­side the over­priced tourist areas, a bot­tle of beer costs around 80 cents.

Shopping in Prague

In addi­tion to famous sights, Prague is famous for its thou­sands of shops. From giant malls to antique shops, jew­ellers, street mar­kets and lux­u­ry bou­tiques, the city has some­thing for every­one.

Architecture of Prague

If you are a fan of archi­tec­ture, then a vis­it to Prague will be like a dream come true. From Romanesque chapels and majes­tic Goth­ic cathe­drals, to Baroque palaces, Art Nou­veau and Cubist build­ings, Prague has an incred­i­ble blend of mul­ti­ple archi­tec­tur­al styles.

Surfacing

There are sev­er­al places in Prague that serve as a gath­er­ing point for dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties and sub­cul­tures. Locat­ed on the west­ern bank of the Vlta­va Riv­er, Naplav­ka is one of them. Pop­u­lar with cre­atives, Naplav­ka is a great place to meet friends, enjoy a live musi­cal per­for­mance, or sim­ply stroll along the riv­er.

Sports in Prague

Prague has sev­er­al pro­fes­sion­al foot­ball teams — Spar­ta and Slavia — but the city also offers a wide range of sports activ­i­ties for every­one. From well-equipped sports cen­ters and state-of-the-art gyms to numer­ous out­door play­grounds, ten­nis courts, climb­ing stands, golf cours­es and play­grounds, Prague is con­sid­ered the ide­al city for active ath­letes.

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Friendliness of Praguers

Since Prague is a mul­ti­cul­tur­al cap­i­tal, the locals are used to meet­ing for­eign­ers on a reg­u­lar basis and are often very friend­ly towards them. In addi­tion, Prague is one of the most lib­er­al cities in Europe regard­ing all types of minori­ties and peo­ple with non-tra­di­tion­al views.

prague castle

One of the most roman­tic places in Europe, Prague Cas­tle is one of Prague’s most rec­og­niz­able land­marks. Cov­er­ing a total area of ​​over 18 acres, it is the largest ancient cas­tle in the world accord­ing to the Guin­ness Book of Records. Cre­at­ed in the 9th cen­tu­ry, the cas­tle was the res­i­dence of Czech kings, Holy Roman Emper­ors and pres­i­dents of Czecho­slo­va­kia and lat­er the Czech Repub­lic.

Nightlife in Prague

When it comes to nightlife – Prague is also men­tioned among the most pop­u­lar cities in Europe. The his­toric city cen­ter is bustling with pubs, clubs and estab­lish­ments of all kinds. While some of them close before mid­night, most bars and clubs remain open until the ear­ly hours of the morn­ing.

Petrin Tower

Prague has its own ver­sion of the famous Eif­fel Tow­er. The 63.5 meter high steel plat­form tow­er is infe­ri­or to the French orig­i­nal, but stands on a hill. Thus, its height above sea lev­el exceeds the height of the Eif­fel Tow­er. The area is very pop­u­lar with both tourists and locals who like to relax in the near­by parks.

Islands

Yes, there are islands in Prague. They formed on the Vlta­va Riv­er, which flows through the city. The island of Kam­pa is very pop­u­lar with tourists due to its famous muse­um, while the island of Stvan­ice hosts many sport­ing events, includ­ing ten­nis tour­na­ments. It also has the island of Rohan­s­ki, Liben­s­ki and a num­ber of small­er islands.

Girls in Prague

Czech girls are often con­sid­ered the most beau­ti­ful in the world. Czech top mod­els such as Tereza Makho­va, Petra Nem­co­va, Ale­na Sere­do­va or Eva Herzigo­va are liv­ing proof of this state­ment. Miss Czech Repub­lic 2006 Tatyana Kukharo­va even won Miss World the same year. Since Prague is the largest city in the coun­try, the con­cen­tra­tion of pret­ty girls is very high here.

Prague parks

Prague is known for its amaz­ing parks. In fact, there are over 50 parks in the city, rang­ing from small seclud­ed cor­ners (Pod­vin­na) to large and famous parks like Let­na or Stro­mov­ki. Thou­sands of peo­ple gath­er here to relax, have fun and bar­be­cue.

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Prague Zoo

Opened in 1931, the Prague Zoo is one of the largest and most pop­u­lar zoos in Europe. Cov­er­ing a total area of ​​58 hectares, it con­tains approx­i­mate­ly 4,200 ani­mals rep­re­sent­ing almost 650 species. 132 ani­mal species are endan­gered. The Prague Zoo is reg­u­lar­ly ranked among the top ten zoos in the world by very rep­utable trav­el pub­li­ca­tions. In 2015 Tri­pad­vi­sor ranked it as the 4th best zoo in the world.

Medicine in Prague

If you have any health prob­lems, don’t wor­ry while liv­ing in Prague. Prague, like the rest of the Czech Repub­lic, has a very good and afford­able health­care sys­tem with sev­er­al well-known hos­pi­tals like Motol and Bulov­ki. Read about coun­tries with the best med­i­cine in the world in a sep­a­rate arti­cle.

Czech Cuisine

Czech cui­sine is not the health­i­est, but one of the most deli­cious in the world. Czech cui­sine is dom­i­nat­ed by thick soups and many types of sauces based on stewed veg­eta­bles and meat. Every Prague restau­rant offers at least one of two nation­al dish­es — Svichkov on Smetana and Kned­lo Vepro Zelo (dumplings, baked pork knuck­le and cab­bage).

Nature in Prague

Even though Prague has a pop­u­la­tion of almost 1.3 mil­lion and the city often seems over­crowd­ed with tourists, in cer­tain parts of the city one can find stun­ning­ly beau­ti­ful nature with­out crowds of peo­ple. Areas such as Divo­ka Sar­ka, the Prokop Val­ley and the Kun­rat­ice For­est have every­thing to offer the trav­el­er, from deep forests to pic­turesque lakes, rivers and rocky cliffs.

Statues of Prague

Prague is lit­er­al­ly filled with hun­dreds of inter­est­ing stat­ues and sculp­tures. Rang­ing from mon­u­men­tal his­tor­i­cal memo­ri­als to slight­ly bizarre and down­right creepy con­tem­po­rary sculp­tures by the leg­endary David Cerny, many of Prague’s stat­ues and sculp­tures have become pop­u­lar land­marks and meet­ing places for locals.

Culture of Prague

Prague is tra­di­tion­al­ly one of the cul­tur­al cen­ters of Europe, orga­niz­ing many cul­tur­al events. The city hosts hun­dreds of fes­ti­vals, includ­ing the Prague Spring Inter­na­tion­al Music Fes­ti­val, Inter­na­tion­al Jazz Fes­ti­val, Febiofest Film Fes­ti­val, World Film Fes­ti­val, etc. The city also hosts the Prague Writ­ers’ Fes­ti­val, the Prague Folk­lore Days, the Sum­mer Shake­speare Fes­ti­val, as well as hun­dreds of art exhi­bi­tions, con­certs, fash­ion shows and more.