Rick Steves is an American travel writer, author, activist and television personality. His travel philosophy encourages people to explore less-touristed areas of destinations and to become immersed in the local people’s way of life.
In 2014, Rick also visited the capital of the Czech Republic, the world famous Prague. Read what Rick wrote about Prague and watch his TV documentary about Prague.
Few cities can match Prague’s over-the-top romance, evocative Old World charm…and tourist crowds. Prague is equal parts historic and fun. No other place in Europe has become popular so quickly. And for good reason: Prague — the only Central European capital to escape the large-scale bombing of the last century’s wars — is one of Europe’s best-preserved cities. It’s filled with sumptuous Art Nouveau facades, offers tons of cheap Mozart and Vivaldi concerts, and brews some of the best beer in Europe. Cross the famous Charles Bridge, communing with vendors, artists, tourists, and a stoic lineup of Czech saints in stone. Hike up to the world’s biggest castle for a lesson in Czech history and sweeping views across the city’s spires and domes.