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Prague (Lonely Planet City Guides) [Hardcover]

John King , Richard Nebesky
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28 May 1999 Lonely Planet City Guides
Prague's Vlatava river contains eight islands, including Imperial Meadow, where the coronation of Wencelas II took place. This guide includes: tips on the city's best restaurants, cafes and bars; information on the city's architecture; and a Czech language section, with a practical food glossary.

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications; 3rd Revised edition edition (28 May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0864426240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0864426246
  • Product Dimensions: 18.2 x 13 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,925,222 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Where Paris once led the way as the centre of Europe's bohemian lifestyle, Prague now comes out on top. The fourth edition of Lonely Planet: Prague manages to be both compact and comprehensive and is generally a good introduction to this city where European and North American wannabe poets now hang out.

Although the guide's structure follows the layout used by most books in the Lonely Planet series, there is more of a concentration on cultural issues than is often the case. As well as an illustrated colour guide to the city's memorable architecture, there are detailed sections on themes such as the history of the 1969 student rebellion against the Communists, the famous Karlos Most bridge, Franz Kafka and the vicissitudes of Prague's Jewish community. The sections on history and modern politics are perhaps a little weaker though, with no acknowledgement of the sizeable minority in the Czech Republic who have become disillusioned with Vaclav Havel.

The cultural side of the guide goes together with some hard-nosed advice on how to avoid scams in Prague's restaurants and foreign exchange bureaux. Only occasionally does the imperative of cost become a handicap, as when the authors make the inaccurate assertion that, when visiting Prague's "old-new synagogue", there is no need to rent the cheap yamulkahs as a bandanna will do. Still, this will be a very useful practical guide for anyone visiting Prague, with thorough accommodation and eating tips, colour photographs and some detailed and very well-researched maps. --Toby Green --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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-- The Times --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful and thorough guide book 13 Dec 2000
We took this to Prague and found that it had everything we needed in it - the map section is very extensive and there are countless handy hints contained within it as well as a small vocabulary section with all the basics. On the one occasion that we went out without it we were completely lost. I would advise people to take the tram maps with a pinch of salt as we found them misleading - still, if you check the details in the book against the timetable at the tram stop while you're waiting you won't go far wrong. I think the book does encourage over-cautiousness - reading the book beforehand I was convinced the country was full of theives and rip-off merchants, which didn't seem to be the case at all. Prague itself is the most wonderful place I have ever been.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy 6 Mar 2004
Lonely Planet Guides are always good - mainly because the authors actually seem to have been to the place they're writing about! This ones no exception - the book is clear and informative, divided into easy to read sections, and the maps are very handy. The little section of phrases at the back are handy and we especially liked the guided walks. In summary this is a very handy guide which I'd highly recommended to anyone going on a break to prague - After our week in the city, our copy looked extremely dog-earred and well-thumbed, which has to be a good sign!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent guide but could be better 24 July 2007
By BookWorm TOP 500 REVIEWER
I have mixed feelings about this guide.

In terms of practicality, it's small and not too heavy for carrying around - but is still bigger than many other city guides available. The maps are quite useful although their scale can make a short walk look like a ten mile hike! The maps are also all located at the back and there are no maps integrated into the text, apart from one of the castle. This made it awkward as you needed to flick back and forth. Close ups of the most famous and crowded areas, like the Old Town Square, would have been useful.

Despite being published in 2007, there are some inaccuracies and the selection of shops, hotels etc. mentioned seems to miss out many of the more recent developments. It also often lacked detail on the sights, which was frustrating in a book of this size.

The structure is quite good, with sections for history, arts, architecture, food and drink, shopping, eating, sleeping, sights, drinking, entertainment, excursions, directory (facts of the visitor) and language. There is also a comprehensive notes page and an index. Sections are subdivided by area, making it quite easy to find exactly what you want quickly.

The sections on eating, drinking and sleeping had quite lengthy descriptions, which I felt could have been pared down a lot for a guide like this, leaving more room for better descriptions of the sights. After all, you're only going to stay in one hotel! The information in the directory is very useful.

There are some colour photgraphs but, as often with Lonely Planet, many of these are of things that aren't really very helpful.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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A very good book for the first time visitor to Prague.
I found the warnings about overcharging and pickpocketing a bit OTT - but as a seasoned traveler maybe I am already aware of these risks in an unfamiliar environment.
The guide did give very good information as to, arriving by various forms of transport, getting about the city and the important sights. Including the best times to go to various places.
The companion map, unfortunately it has to be bought separately, I found to be almost indispensible.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent travel companion to Prague 17 Sep 2003
By Darren Simons TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Lonely Planet at its best, this book provides a good guide to Prague making it easy to find the main sites in Prague with a useful bit of history thrown in. The maps at the back are very good and I found this to be an invaluable guide on my trip. The warnings about pickpockets and cheating taxi drivers may be out of date as I suspect the authorities have got it under control a bit, as I saw neither of these. I did find my hotel to be right in the middle of the red light district but that’s another story (and yes, it turns out the book knew about that as well!!)
I would recommend this book for both a short trip (couple of days) or a longer stay there.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 12 July 2006
Ive just come back from my 2nd trip to Prague, and this time i never left the room without it. Actually, i did just once, and we got a little lost. The maps at the back are acurate, and indispensible. The guides to places to eat, stay and see make it really easy to get around. We also found that if we stuck to places to eat that the book suggested, we would get good food/service. but when we went to resturants by chance we got ripped off big style.

Ive also got the Rough Guide to Prague, and this one beats it hands down. The information for out of town trips was also very good, and correct on train times/fares etc
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't go without it! 8 July 2004
We only spent a weekend in Prague and found this guide a big big help in getting around and the essential things to see and do in a short visit. Clear and easy maps to follow. All the basic information you need to make the most out of your visit. we would not of seen so much in a short period had we not bought the guide.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lonely Planet
This book was very helpful to me as it helped me prepare for a city break in Prague. Definitely recommend lonely planet books for anyone travelling.
Published 2 months ago by miss susan allan
3.0 out of 5 stars Out of date
We live in Prague and although this is a good guide in theory, a lot of the info is now out of date. Read more
Published on 3 Jun 2012 by Roisin Magill
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book but needs updating
This is a good book for a city guide but there are a few things that need updating. Well worth purchasing
Published on 30 April 2012 by Sandy22
4.0 out of 5 stars Just the ticket
Having visited Prague over the Easter weekend I brought two guide books with me but all you really need is this one. Read more
Published on 12 April 2012 by ChrismcFadden
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
Very good book, great condition - like new, as described. Also the usual fast and efficient service. Thank you very much.
Published on 4 Feb 2012 by Annie Church
1.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed
Off to Prague and thought buying a travel book online was as easy as pie but what a disappointment this was to use - having seen Lonely planet books on the shelves for various... Read more
Published on 16 Nov 2011 by Pugmummy
4.0 out of 5 stars As you would expect!
Detailed guide with accurate information. Very good map. We have used a lot of Lonely Planet guides and find them to be useful. Read more
Published on 21 Aug 2011 by BA001
5.0 out of 5 stars Life-saver
Amazing book - very useful for where to go, what to see and the map in the back is a fantastic idea! Good walking tours.
Published on 17 Aug 2011 by Hannah
4.0 out of 5 stars The perfect guide to Prague
Anyone hoping to visit Prague in the near future, instead of paying a ridiculous £[] or more for the latest lonely planet guide just go for a slightly older and a lot cheaper guide... Read more
Published on 4 July 2011 by W21AR
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Easy to use guide and in my opinion far more useful than the Dorling Kindersley version that I bought 1st.
Published on 2 Jun 2011 by Sophie Bonami
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