The capital city of the Czech Republic is poetically considered as the heart of the European continent. Its history is deeply rooted in every building and you can feel the city’s cultural spirit in every step. Different architectural styles have been preserved throughout wars and years of the communist era, providing visitors with a valuable insight into past images of Prague. As visitors travel along the Vltava River they are taken on a historical rollercoaster – ranging from the Prague Castle, being the largest historical complex, to the Dancing House representing the city’s modern contemporary architecture on the opposite side of the river. However, Prague is not only a city of historical monuments but also a city for living, where culture is an integral part of all things. It is not surprising to find that it has been a source of inspiration for many famous Prague residents and personalities, such as Einstein, Kafka, Mozart and van Beethoven.
Today, many years on from the Velvet Revolution, Prague has established itself as the meeting point of the East and West. The city is now host to multiple scientific conferences and cultural events and is now well recognised in the top 10 event destinations worldwide. The same goes for movie makers who simply love coming to Prague to enhance the scene and backdrop of their movies. You may have seen Prague in motion pictures such as The Bourne Identity (2002), The Illusionist (2006), Casino Royale (2006), Mission: Impossible (1996) and Amadeus (1984).
Prague isn’t just a city, but an entity of some kind. –Sezin Koehler
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