Listed on HomeAway Prague 6 – Dejvice holiday apartments are in a well-connected and green area of Prague, tucked just behind the castle district and only a few minutes from the airport. This part of the city is elevated, so many apartments in Prague 6 – Dejvice feature beautiful views from their terraces and balconies. With convenient access to Prague Castle, you could set off from your villa in Prague 6 – Dejvice for a walking tour of the major sights. A little further away, the history, culture and nightlife of the Old Town and Wenceslas Square is only a couple of stops on the tram.
-Prague Castle. Set over a record-breaking area, Prague Castle is a stunning ensemble of historic halls, defensive structures, churches, palaces and gardens, all dating from a range of eras and displaying a variety of architectural styles. Today, many of the buildings house museums, while other elements, like the cavernous, vaulted Vladislav Hall, are open to the public for tours.
-Petrin and local sights. Petrin is the wooded hill that rises over Prague from the left bank of the Vltava River. It’s an attraction in its own right thanks to the 19th Century funicular serving the Eiffel tower-replica lookout at the summit. The Stahov Monastery is another key sight nearby – it’s from the 12th Century and boasts breathtaking halls, a basilica and a library with decorative, frescoed ceilings.
-Old town. A few minutes from the Dejvice area by tram is Prague’s Old Town, UNESCO listed for more than 20 years thanks to its many historical buildings. All visitors should see the 15th Century Astronomical clock and soak up the atmosphere in the vibrant Old Town Square. In Josefov, the city’s Jewish heritage is remarkably intact and includes the Old New Synagogue, the oldest in Europe and Old Jewish Cemetery.
-Museums. No matter your taste and interests, you’re sure to find a museum that will catch your eye in Prague. The National Technical Museum has cars, planes, bikes and other machines from communist times, while the Jewish Museum provides a look at another side of medieval life in the city. The National Gallery is a prestigious art institution – at the nearby Sternberg Palace you can see a wonderful collection of works by the Old Masters.
-Food and drink. During your holiday you could try traditional Bohemian cuisine. As beer has been a part of life in Prague for a millennium, there’s a range of dishes that are intended to accompany this drink. You could sample pickled bratwurst, potato pancakes, fried cheese or bread garnished with egg, salad or ham. If you’d like an authentic beer experience, you could make for one of the many microbreweries, or tanknovas, which serve fresh, unpasteurised beer right from the tank.
Before you leave for your Prague 6 – Dejvice holiday villa it’s always a good idea to know the basic weather patterns. Winters bring long cold spells, with snowfall a common event from November to March. On an average December or January it’s not unusual for temperatures to remain below freezing. Things warm up quickly through the spring months, peaking at average highs in the mid-20s between June and September. The mid-summer months are the clearest of the year, although it’s always best to bring waterproofs in case of a sudden storm.
Prague’s Vaclav Havel Airport (PRG) is the most convenient way to get to the city from abroad. It’s a hub for a number of Czech airlines, and has links to cities across Britain, with services all-year-round. Once you land it’s easy to reach your holiday apartment in Prague 6 – Dejvice as the district lies just a few minutes east of the airport by car or public bus. Other modes of transport for reaching Prague from other European countries include train, from Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and Poland, or coach, which you can even catch from London.