Prague Travel & Photography Guide
The old town of Prague , the Charles Bridge, the largest castle in the world, the fairytale scenery mixed with a completely different scene outside of the center; all make Prague a very unique city. Yes, there will be crowds of tourists around the more popular spots, but there’s still plenty of reason to travel to Prague. This Prague Travel & Photography Guide will help you.
You Should Know before Go
Prague has been a political, cultural and economic centre of central Europe complete with a rich history.
My first impressions of Prague : Art all around, Best beer
Population: 2,6 million
Currency: Czech Koruna
Visa and Entry: a Schengen State (EU)
- 14th largest city of European Union
- Germany occupied the city between 1939 and 1945
- The Prague Spring was a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union after World War II. It began on 5 January 1968.
- Prague is the fifth most visited European city after London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome. Top 3 visitors coming from Germany, USA and UK.
- Nicknames for Prague have included: the Golden City, the Mother of Cities and the Heart of Europe.
Best Photo Shooting Places in Praha
1. Old Town – In between Wenceslas Square and Charles Bridge is the Old Town Square. Outside of Charles bridge, this is usually the most crowded area in Prague. There’s a variety of architecture surrounding the Jan Hus monument in the middle, but what really draws the tourists is the medieval Prague Orloj, the oldest working astronomical clock in the world. Mixed with Prague’s amazing architecture surrounding the square, it can provide some nice photos, though.
2. Wenceslas Square – Wenceslas Square is more of a wide boulevard than a square. Many historic events have happened here and it’s become the most popular spot for demonstrations, celebrations and public gatherings. Wenceslas is lined with beautiful, older architecture that is now the home of a variety of shopping stores.
3.Josefov – Josefov is the smallest named area in Prague and is surrounded by the Old Town. Josefov was once the Jewish Ghetto of Prague, but is nothing like it used to be. Outside of a few synagogues and the famous jewish cemetery, most of the area was demolished and rebuilt.
4. Karluv Most – Visually, Charles Bridge might be my favorite bridge in the world. It’s straight out of a fairytale. It’s also probably the busiest and most crowded bridge in the world. Street performers, musicians, artists and merchants line the sides of the bridge, while tourists fill the rest of it. If you get here early in the morning, though, you can beat the crowds and catch it before it fills up.
5. Hradčany – Prague Castle, Hradčany surrounds Prague’s largest castle in the world. That’s why it’s commonly called the Castle District. Much of the district consists of historical palaces, so it has much of that Prague fairytale feel. From the top, you get to see the mix of Prague’s orange rooftops, architecture, and green trees that give the city a special atmosphere. This district is full of opportunities for finding ways to mix this fairytale feeling and look into your Street Photography.
Things to Capture – Photo Shooting Alternatives in Praha
Architecture (Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, 19th-Century Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, Communist)
Fairytale Feeling with towers and churchs.
if you get up early you can explore and capture a much different looking, and feeling, Prague. You can spend days walking the cobblestone streets of the center with your camera, or if you have time and know any locals, you can venture outside the center to capture a completely different city.
For transportation from Prague airport with Prague Public Transport, you will need a Prague Map and Prague Metro Map. You will find them in airport.
If you read this Prague Travel & Photography Guide but still have some questions about shooting in Prague, feel free to comment below or email me!
For More info about Prague check: http://www.myczechrepublic.com/
Weather in Prague for Travellers
Prague has a humid continental climate. The winters are relatively cold with average temperatures at about freezing point, and with very little sunshine. Snow cover can be common between mid-November and late March although snow accumulations of more than 20 cm (8 in) are infrequent.
Summers usually bring plenty of sunshine and the average high temperature of 24 °C (75 °F). Nights can be quite cool even in summer, though.
Average high in July is 24,5 °C (76 °F). Average low in January is *-4°C (25 °F).