Prague & the Czech Republic

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Lonely Planet, 2012 - Travel - 351 pages
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Lonely Planet Prague & the Czech Republic is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Strut to live jazz music across the Charles Bridge, revel in Prague Castle's baroque architectural styling, or taste delicious locally-crafted ales at a friendly neighborhood pub; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Prague and the Czech Republic and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Prague & the Czech Republic Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, cuisine, beer, and more
  • Free, convenient pull-out Prague map (included in print version), plus over 35 colour local maps
  • Useful features - including Travel with Children, Day Trips, and For Free
  • Coverage of Prague Castle, Hradcany, Mala Strana, Stare Mesto, Nove Mesto, Vinohrady, Vrsovice, Zizkov, Karlin, Holesovice, Bubenec, Dejvice, Smichov, Vysehrad, Bohemia, Monrovia, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Prague & the Czech Republic, our most comprehensive guide to Prague and the Czech Republic, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Prague? Check out Lonely Planet's Pocket Prague, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Neil Wilson, and Mark Baker.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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About the author (2012)

Like almost every other Lonely Planet author he knows, Neil fell into the guidebook-writing business by accident. Having fled the rat race of the oil industry only four years after graduating as a geologist, he returned to university to do postgraduate research. But academia turned out to be just as dull and constricting as industry, so like any sane person he decided to give it all up to be a penniless freelance writer. The penniless bit was easy. On the writing side, Neil got a foot in the door producing articles on history and culture for a Scottish magazine, while attending a business course and sleeping on a friend's settee. The friend's flatmate just happened to be an editor with a guidebook publisher in Glasgow. Neil submitted a portfolio of his travel photos and smarmed his way through an interview, and next thing he knew he was off to photograph Corfu for a guidebook. That was 1988; since then Neil has written and photographed around 45 guidebooks for several publishers, including HarperCollins, AA Publishing, Berlitz and Lonely Planet. He has written or cowritten around 20 guides for Lonely Planet, specialising in two geographical regions, the UK and Ireland (Edinburgh, Scotland and Ireland) and Eastern Europe (Prague, Czech & Slovak Republics, Poland and Eastern Europe), and has also worked on the first editions of the Lonely Planet guides to Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan, Malta and Brittany In addition to travel guides, Neil has written several nonfiction books, including Great Sea Disasters and the SAS Guide to Tracking & Navigation (but no, he was never in the SAS!), contributed a series of articles on geology and geography to school textbooks and encyclopedias, and had articles published in various Scottish newspapers and magazines. He enjoys learning new languages and can hold a conversation in French, go shopping in Turkish, and get by in Czech, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Norwegian and Russian. Neil has been an outdoors enthusiast since childhood and is still an active hill-walker, mountain-biker, sailor, paraglider, snowboarder, and rock-climber. He has climbed and tramped in four continents, including ascents of Jebel Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Mount Kinabalu in northern Borneo, the Old Man of Hoy in Scotland's Orkney Islands and the Northwest Face of Half Dome in California's Yosemite Valley. Neil was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but defected to the east at the age of 18 and still lives in Edinburgh. Neil's favourite place: Wherever he happens to be headed at the time. Best travel tip: Always take half as much gear and twice as much money as you think you'll need.

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