Here to browse on HomeAway, Prague 2 – Vinohrady apartments are set just southeast of the Old Town, in a district of sophisticated and ornate late 19th and early 20th century architecture. Prague 2 – Vinohrady holiday homes offer a taste of upmarket residential life, close to parks and 14th Century vineyards, but also just two or three stops on the metro from Wenceslas Square. Inside, practical comforts like dishwashers, satellite TV and Internet connectivity will help you feel right at home straight away. Whether it’s a cosy pied-à-terre or spacious family rental, holiday apartments in Prague 2 - Vinohrady are light and airy thanks to the high ceilings and large windows afforded by the beautiful apartment blocks here.
-Old Town sights. Top of the list for many visitors to Prague, the Old Town is a UNESCO site and contains landmarks like the Astronomical Clock, which dates to 1410. Crossing the Vltava from the Old Town is the iconic Charles Bridge, which was completed in the early 15th Century and, at half a kilometre in length, stands as one of Europe’s most important pieces of engineering and architecture.
-Prague Castle. Officially the largest castle in the world, this sight is a large complex of palaces, gardens, churches and halls. It’s loaded with historical importance, having accommodated generations of Bohemian Kings, Holy Roman Emperors, and, more recently Czech and Czechoslovak presidents. One of many fantastic sights here is the 10th Century Basilica of St George, which is an impressive piece of Romanesque architecture.
-Museums. With several branches around the city, the National Gallery is Prague’s premier art attraction. Possibly the most important collection is displayed at Sternberg Palace, which covers the period from medieval to baroque and boasts masterpieces by feted artists like El Greco, Rubens and Tintoretto. There are plenty of smaller museums well worth discovering, like the Kafka Museum, housed in the author’s former home, and the military museum, devoted to Czech involvement in the two world wars.
-Vysehrad. Located on the right bank of the Vltava, a little way south of the Old Town is this historic fort dating to the 900s. It was the seat of power in the city until Prague Castle was constructed and much of its historical interest is still present. There’s the beautiful St Peter and St Paul Basilica, as well as the Rotunda of St Martin, which is the oldest building in the entire city. From the walls of Vysehrad you can take in impressive views of the river and Prague castle to the north.
-Beer culture In the city where Pilsner was invented, beer has been brewed in Prague for about 1,000 years and is an important part of its heritage. Real connoisseurs could try unpasteurised beer – essentially beer at its freshest, straight from the tank, served at increasingly popular establishments called Tanknovas. In the Old Town you can visit the Prague Beer Museum, the perfect place to try brews that are off the maps of most foreigners.
Prague is a city with very distinct seasons and the weather in store depends on when you arrive at your holiday home in Prague 2 – Vinohrady. Summers are moderately warm, with maximum temperatures ranging between the low and high-20s and generally more hours of sunshine than any other season. Despite the comfortable temperatures, there are occasional heavy downpours in this season. Autumn and spring weather is mild and quite changeable. Winters though are cold, and there’s usually snow at times between November and March.
Prague has plenty of transport connections – you can get to your holiday rental in Prague 2 – Vinohrady from abroad by bus, train and air. Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG) is around half an hour from this district by road, and sits just to the west of the city. The airport is well served by routes from across the UK via numerous airlines. There are direct bus services from the UK to the station at Florenc, a little way north of Vinohrady. Prague is also reachable from European cities like Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin and Zürich via direct trains.