Photograph by René Jakl/Spectrum Pictures
Prague's intact medieval Old Town connects to an equally well-preserved Lesser Quarter by way of a 14th-century stone bridge—all brooded over by a castle that’s part Disneyland and part Franz Kafka. In the 1989 Velvet Revolution, this “city of 100 spires” (more like 500) awoke like a modern-day Rip Van Winkle in the heart of Europe—shrugging off decades of slumber under first the Nazis and then the Communists and, centuries before that, the Habsburgs. Prague drips with history, but it’s hardly a museum piece. The booming tourist industry has fed a revival of the city’s arts and museums, and made its hotels and restaurants the envy of Central Europe.
Travel to the stylish streets, historic quarters, and cultural delights of some of Europe's most beloved cities with these photos submitted to My Shot by users like you.
Our experts recommend the top attractions in and around Prague—with advice on how to get the most out of your visit.
From intriguing ruins on the British Isles to towering Alpine palaces in full glory, these classic European structures are full of history and wonder.
With these insider tips for a freebie-filled vacation, you can enjoy the best of the Golden City without spending an ounce of gold.
Travel Photos From Your Shot
Browse Stunning Images of These Natural Marvels
Shop National Geographic
Special Ad Section
Watch as Nat Geo photographers reveal what drives them to create iconic images.