- By Kevin
- On Dec 20, 2017
- Travel Tips
Where to stay in Prague?Travel tips about the Prague trip may help you.You'll find the remnants of a once-vibrant community that for centuries was forced to fend for itself.Josefov served as the center of Jewish life in Prague from the 14th century to the end of the 19th century,when city authorities cleared the quarter to make way for new blocks of luxury apartment buildings.
On Petrín Hill
In the park is the Stefánik Observatory,built in 1930 expressly for public stargazing through a very big telescope.It is open April to August Tuesday to Friday from 2 to 7pm and 9 to 11pm,and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to noon,2 to 7pm,and 9 to 11pm;September Tuesday to Friday 2 to 6pm and 8 to 10pm,Saturday and Sunday 10am to noon,2 to 6pm,and 8 to 10pm;March and October Tuesday to Friday 7 to 9pm,Saturday and Sunday 10am to noon,2 to 6pm,and 7 to 9pm;January,February,November,and December Tuesday to Friday 6 to 8pm,Saturday and Sunday 10am to noon and 2 to 8pm.Admission is 60Kc for adults and 40Kc for children.
The funicular departs from a small house in the park just above the middle ofÚjezd in MaláStrana;tram no.12,20 or 22 will take you toÚjezd.
Elsewhere in Prague
Budding astronomers can try to catch the stars at the Planetárium in Stromovka Park,Královskáobora.There are shows daily under the dark dome,including one in which highlighted constellations are set to music and another that displays that night sky.The shows are in Czech,but the sky is still fun to watch.To reach the planetarium,take tram no.12,14,15,or 17 to Výstaviste and walk through the park to your left about 200m(600 ft.).Admission is from 50Kc to 150Kc.It's open Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to noon and from 1pm until the end of the last program at 8pm.Saturday and Sunday hours are from 9:30am to noon and from 1pm until the end of the evening program(8pm).
In the somewhat dilapidated Výstaviste fairgrounds adjacent to Stromovka Park is Krizík's Fountain(Krizíkova fontána).A massive system of water spigots spout tall and delicate streams of color-lit water in a spectacular light show set to recorded classical and popular music.Small children are especially fascinated.There's also a small amusement park on the fairgrounds.The water/music program runs April to October from 7 to 11pm,and in the summer it's 8 to 11pm.Admission is 200Kc,free for children under 6.Take tram no.12,14,15,or 17 to Výstaviste.
In the same complex--the Výstaviste fairgrounds--is located an attraction called Sea World(Morskýsvet).This permanent exhibition of sea fish and animals as well as simulations of the underwater world appeals to children and adults.Sea World is open daily 10am to 7pm and tickets cost 240Kc adults,145Kc children.Take tram no.12,14,15,or 17 to Výstaviste.
If you are visiting Prague with kids,leaving the city center for a short trip makes for a good break.Try a trip to the Prague Zoo,which is situated in Prague 7-Trója,U Trojského zámku 120.Take bus no.112 from NádrazíHolesovice on the C line all the way to the zoo park.It is open April,May,September,October daily 9am to 6pm;June to August 9am to 7pm;March 9am to 5pm;January,February,November,and December 9am to 4pm.On weekends the place is packed with Praguers;it's better to plan the trip on a weekday.A family ticket for 1 day costs 450Kc for two adults and two children.