Prague is a city of startling grandeur. Exquisite baroque palaces line both banks of the Vltava River, while high above soar the dramatic Gothic spires and towers of Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Prague is still distinguished by its music, and an evening at the Estates Theatre is highly recommended. Candlelit concerts are also regularly held at the magnificently restored St. Nicholas Church. The extraordinarily evocative views of Charles Bridge are best enjoyed at dawn, when crowds are thinner. Quite improbably, the culinary scene has become nothing less than thrilling. And in addition to enjoying the city’s convivial cellar brewpubs, don’t miss the chance to try a glass or two of Czech wine, available in most restaurants and in atmospheric wine bars.

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