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Prague: Prague, indisputable historical and cultural gem of the Czech Republic , is altogether its largest city and its capital. The River Vltata (sometimes referred to under its German name : Moldau) runs through this metropolis, and is the longest river in the Czech Republic.

A genuine cultural hub ate the core of Central Europe, the city of one thousand towers and one thousand spires benefits, thanks to its complex history, from an amazing architectural melting pot combining Pre-Romanesque, Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Rococo, Art Nouveau, Cubist and Modern styles, which miraculously escaped the damages caused by WWII. Since 1992, the historical town centre of Prague has been listed as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO.

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To see :
Historic town centre of Prague, Prague Castle, Wallenstein Palace, Saint-Nicholas church of Mala Strana, Saint-Georges Basilica, Charles Bridge

To taste :
Once in Prague, we recommend that you sample the many typical specialities of the city :

Starters:
- Sunkova rolka skrenem - ham with horseradish
- Prazska sunka - Prague gammon, a local speciality
- Bramborova polevka - Potato soup

Mains:
- Vepro knedlo zelo - roast pork with sauerkraut and knedliky (dumplings)
- Svickova na smetane - roast beef with a rich cream sauce and knedliky
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Smazeny syr / hermelin - bread-crumbed hot cheese, ideal for vegetarians
- Bramboraky - fried marjoram-flavoured potato cakes

Desserts:
- Ovocne knedliky - knedliky with fruit, and often grated cottage cheese
- Strudl ou zavin - apple pasty
- Vdolky - fritters

Enjoy : The architectural treasures and wealth of the historic town centre of Prague will overwhelm you ; it has given the nickname of city of one thousand towers and one thousand spires to the capital.

Itinerrary Suggestions from Prague

Week-end
Prague - Nelahozeves - Prague : 60 km, 6 locks, 12 hours

Mini-week
Prague - Slapy - Prague : 80 km, 10 locks, 20 hours
Prague - Nelahozeves - Melnik - Prague : 100 km, 10 locks, 20 hours

Mini-week
Prague - Slapy - Prague : 80 km, 10 locks, 20 hours
Prague - Nelahozeves - Melnik - Prague : 100 km, 10 locks, 20 hours

One week
Prague - Nelahozeves - Melnik - Roudnice nad Labem - Prague : 160 km, 14 locks, 30 hours
Prague - Nelahozeves - Melnik - Roudnice nad Labem - Litomerice - Zernoseky - Prague : 200 km, 18 locks, 40 hours

One week one day
Prague - Kralupy - Nelahozeves - Melnik - Roudnice - Litomerice : 90 km, 9 locks, 20 hours
Prague - Kralupy - Nelahozeves - Melnik - Brandys nad Labem - Nymburk - Podebrady : 110 km, 15 locks, 25 hours
Prague - Kralupy - Nelahozeves - Melnik - Brandys nad Labem - Nymburk - Podebrady - Kolin-lake San-berk - Tynec nad Labem : 140km, 19 locks, 30 hours

Two week
Prague - Slapy - Prague - Nelahozeves - Melnik - Roudnice - Litomerice - Zernoseky - Usti nad Labem - Prague : 320 km, 40 locks, 55 hours

Two week One way
Prague - Vrane - dam Slapy - Kamyk - dam Orlik - castle Orlik - Zvikov - Podolsko - Tyn nad Vltavou : 160km, 7 locks, 1 transfert par camion, 1 ascenseur a bateaux, 50 hours

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