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We went to Prague on a mystery tour, not being told where we were going until we got to the airport, so this book was bought on a whim from East Midlands Airport (a lot of my travel guides are like that!) Twenty of us went together and this was the only guide we had between us! It performed ... Read review
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Where Paris once led the way as the centre of Europe's bohemian lifestyle, Prague now ... more

comes out on top. The fourth edition of Lonely
Planet: Prague manages to be both compact and
comprehensive and is generally a good introduction
to this city where European and North American
wannabe poets now hang out. Although the guide's
structure follows the layout used by most books in
the Lonely Planet series, there is more of a
concentration on cultural issues than is often the
case. As well as an illustrated colour guide to
the city's memorable architecture, there are
detailed sections on themes such as the history of
the 1969 student rebellion against the Communists,
the famous Karlos Most bridge, Franz Kafka and the
vicissitudes of Prague's Jewish community. The
sections on history and modern politics are
perhaps a little weaker though, with no
acknowledgement of the sizeable minority in the
Czech Republic who have become disillusioned with
Vaclav Havel. The cultural side of the guide goes
together with some hard-nosed advice on how to
avoid scams in Prague's restaurants and foreign
exchange bureaux. Only occasionally does the
imperative of cost become a handicap, as when the
authors make the inaccurate assertion that, when
visiting Prague's "old-new synagogue", there is no
need to rent the cheap yamulkahs as a bandanna
will do. Still, this will be a very useful
practical guide for anyone visiting Prague, with
thorough accommodation and eating tips, colour
photographs and some detailed and very
well-researched maps. --Toby Green

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Where Paris once led the way as the centre of Europe's bohemian lifestyle, Prague now ... more

comes out on top. The fourth edition of Lonely
Planet: Prague manages to be both compact and
comprehensive and is generally a good introduction
to this city where European and North American
wannabe poets now hang out. Although the guide's
structure follows the layout used by most books in
the Lonely Planet series, there is more of a
concentration on cultural issues than is often the
case. As well as an illustrated colour guide to
the city's memorable architecture, there are
detailed sections on themes such as the history of
the 1969 student rebellion against the Communists,
the famous Karlos Most bridge, Franz Kafka and the
vicissitudes of Prague's Jewish community. The
sections on history and modern politics are
perhaps a little weaker though, with no
acknowledgement of the sizeable minority in the
Czech Republic who have become disillusioned with
Vaclav Havel. The cultural side of the guide goes
together with some hard-nosed advice on how to
avoid scams in Prague's restaurants and foreign
exchange bureaux. Only occasionally does the
imperative of cost become a handicap, as when the
authors make the inaccurate assertion that, when
visiting Prague's "old-new synagogue", there is no
need to rent the cheap yamulkahs as a bandanna
will do. Still, this will be a very useful
practical guide for anyone visiting Prague, with
thorough accommodation and eating tips, colour
photographs and some detailed and very
well-researched maps. --Toby Green

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Presents a full colour Architecture chapter written by Prague resident and culture expert. ... more

This title includes coverage of Prague's myriad
architectural styles from Romanesque to Modernist
with clear directions on where to see them. It
also includes a history chapter that focuses on
the communist era and the Velvet Revolution.

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Enlarged Excursions chapter featuring day trips from Prague to Karlstejn, Konopiste, ... more

Melnik, Lidice, Terezin,& Litomerice, Kutna Hora
and Cesky Krumlov. Our authors are locals with
over 40 years of Prague experience between them. 
61% of visitors to the Czech Republic in 2008
stayed in Prague.

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Prague city guide

AdvantagesGood level of detail and recommendations

DisadvantagesNot very easy to use initially

"We went to Prague on a mystery tour, not being told where we were going until we got to the airport, so this book was bought on a whim from East Midlands Airport (a lot of my travel guides are like that!) Twenty of us went together and this was the only guide we had between us! It performed admirably. The book itself is well set out, with general maps at the back and useful information (phrases, transport, exchange rates etc) inside the front cover. ..." Read review
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Featuring insights into history, culture and city life, with opinionated reviews, these guides are written by experienced authors with an intimate knowledge of the city. They are smart, streetwise guides with a strong, contemporary design and focus.

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Type Non-Fiction
Genre Travel
Subgenre City / Region Travel Guide
Continent Europe
Country Czech Republic
City / Region Prague
Title Prague (Lonely Planet City Guides)
Author Neil Wilson
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications
ISBN 1740597583; 1741043026

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