REASONS WHY LIVING IN PRAGUE IS NOT A BAD IDEA
Added on: 5th Dec 2016
Compared to other major cities from around the world,
Prague has a very low level of crime. While pick-pocketing
might be an issue in the most-touristy areas, violent
crimes such as armed robberies and physical assaults
are very rare in the city. Moreover, there are hundreds
of policemen patrolling throughout Prague 24/7.
Prague lies right in the heart of Europe, which makes it a
major international hub for all types of transport. Just
hop on a plane and you can be in other European
metropolises such as Paris, Berlin, London or Rome
in no time. If you fear flying, you can get to almost anywhere
in Europe via a comfortable train ride.
Czech Republic is known as the “Beer Nation”. We love
talking about beer, making beer but mostly, drinking beer.
In fact, the Czech Republic has by far the highest beer
consumption per capita in the world. Premium quality
beer of all types can be bought all over the country,
including Prague and the prices will make your wallet smile.
If you avoid the overpriced touristy areas, you can have
a great tap beer for just 1 Euro).
Apart from renowned tourist attractions, Prague is also
brimming with thousands of shops. From gigantic
shopping malls such Palladium and Chodov to antique
shops, jewellers, street markets, specialty shops and even
the most luxury boutiques, the city has something for everyone.
If you are an architecture fan, Prague will be like a dream come true.
From Romanesque chapels and majestic gothic cathedrals
to baroque palaces, Art Nouveau and cubist buildings, Prague
has an incredible mixture of many architectural styles.
There are several places in Prague that serve as meeting
points for various communities and sub-cultures.
Located on the western bank of the Vltava River, Naplavka
is one of them. Especially popular among hipsters both
local and expats, Naplavka is a great place to chill out
with your friends, enjoy a live music performance or
have a nice walk along the river.
Prague is home to several renowned professional sport
teams such as Sparta Prague and Slavia Prague but the
city also provides a wide range of sport activities for
everybody. From well-equipped sport centres and
super-modern gyms to numerous outdoor pitches,
tennis courts, climbing walls, golf courses and playgrounds,
Prague is definitely a good place for active sportsmen.
As Prague is a multicultural metropolis, local people are used
to meeting foreigners on a daily basis and they are
usually very friendly towards them. Also, Prague is one of
the most liberal cities in Europe with regard to all types of
minorities such as LGTB. In 2006, the Czech Republic even
legalized registered partnership for same-sex couples.
One of Europe´s most romantic places, the Prague Castle
is the city´s iconic landmark. Occupying a total area of
over 18 acres, it is the largest ancient castle in the world
according to the Guinness Book of Records. Built in the
9th century, the castle has been a seat of power for
Czech kings, Holy Roman emperors and presidents of
Czechoslovakia and later the Czech Republic.