The City of a hundred Spires, Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of Europe's prettiest cities. Sitting astride the Vtava River, with its fairytale hilltop castle and soaring Gothic spires, Prague is one of Europe's most attractive historic settlements. A medieval trading center, Prague grew wealthy as the seat of the Holy Roman Empire and it retains one of the most complete ensembles of Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque architecture in Europe.
Gawk at the City of Spires' medieval architecture, visit the numerous cathedrals and churches, gape at ornate palaces and the treasures within, glug beer by the liter at one of the breweries, gorge on Czech cuisine and boogie the night away in one of the city's hip and happening clubs.
GETTING THERE: Lufthansa, Turkish airlines, KLM Royal Dutch, Emirates, Jet Airways, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Aeroflot and Qantas Airways fly to Prague from major Indian cities (return fares from Rs. 41,630). A shuttle runs to the town center (Prague-airport-shuttle. CZ; Rs, 1,010)