The captivating bohemian city of Prague inspired Kafka to warn visitors, ‘this little mother has claws.' Wander through the maze of narrow medieval streets to find bars that cater to a wide range of tastes. HAPPYCAR is here to help you find the best car hire Prague has to offer so you can take full advantage of this dazzling city, and a direct car hire Prague Airport is also available. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific vacation needs. You can choose the car size, the type of insurance and the pick up location, HAPPYCAR lets you pick what works best for you!
Prague is the capital and biggest city in the Czech Republic. In 950 the German King Otto I conquered Bohemia and incorporated it into the Holy Roman Empire. This stunning city has a wide variety of architectural styles including Romanesque, Art-Nouveau, Baroque, Rococo, and Gothic to name a few. The residential area Hradčany stands today. Prague’s castle was built in the 870's by Prince Bořivoj.
Trying a local brew is a must. The Czech’s take great pride in their beer and often call it the best in the world. There are lots of possibilities for fine dining in Prague whether you are interested in traditional Czech meal or international cuisine. Most museums and galleries open from 9 am or 10 am to 5 pm or 6 pm year-round. Many are closed on Monday, and on the first working day after a holiday. Some of Prague's bigger churches are open similar hours.
Layers and layers of honey cake alternating with a filling that sits somewhere between whipped cream and condensed milk. The Russians have an origin story about this cake, as do the Ukrainians, but you’ll find it at most corner bakeries in Prague. Head for the Cukrarna Hajek or, for a more classical vibe, the Cafe Savoy.
Prague Castle is the largest castle complex in the world, dating back to the ninth century. It surrounds the St. Vitus Cathedral and serves as seat for the Czech State. There are daily ceremonies held at noon along with guided tours with historical information about the castle’s exciting past. St. Vitus Cathedral, located within the castle complex, is distinctly visible from much of the historical center of Prague. The St. Vitus Cathedral houses many famous works of art along with the crypts of the Bohemian kings.
The Charles Bridge is arguably the most iconic landmark in Prague. The bridge is an example of High Gothic architecture and was completed in 1380. Adorned with stone statues of saints and personages, Charles Bridges connects the Old Town with Malá.
Among the many things that took travelers' breath away when Prague emerged from behind the Iron Curtain in the 1990's was the dramatic entrance to the city. Hlavní nádraží is one of many art nouveau gems in the city, even if its glory is obscured from the rest of town by a main road. The station's lavishly decorated lobby and ornate ceilings create a superb first or last impression, and the terminus is slowly emerging from a major renovation.
While Staroměstské náměstí, or Old Town Square, is always one of the most stunning in Europe and during Christmas it’s downright ethereal. Set against the evocative skyline, the towering Christmas tree - imported each year from the Krkonose Mountains in the north- conjures an enchanting Bohemian feel.
Historical monuments outside the city are open May to September, from 8 am or 9 am to 5 pm or 6 pm, except for a lunch break, daily except Monday and the first working day after a holiday. Most shut down from November to March, with some limited to weekends in October and April. If you plan to take a guided tour, remember that ticket offices close an hour or so before the official closing time, depending on the length of the tour.
Christmas Markets in Prague are like no other in the world. Sip a cup of svařené víno, mulled wine, or medovina, honey liquor, while taking in the old world charm of the city. Take home a unique souvenir like Bohemian crystal or a hand-carved puppet that will help you remember your special time in Prague.
You can use your car hire Prague to take a road trip throughout Central Europe, you can visit cities like Dresden, situated in the north in Germany, Vienna, which is situated in the south in Austria or to the east in Poland is Krakow, there is cities in all directions when you book a car in Prague . HAPPYCAR makes it easy for your Czech vacation dreams to become a reality!