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Rick Steves' Prague and the Czech Republic 2005

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Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers the best way to see the spires of Prague, castles of Bohemia, and villages of Moravia? With Rick Steves' Prague 2005, travelers can experience the best of everything this city has to offer-economically and hassle-free. Rick Steves' Prague 2005 includes opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot; and ...
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Overview

Who but Rick Steves can tell travelers the best way to see the spires of Prague, castles of Bohemia, and villages of Moravia? With Rick Steves' Prague 2005, travelers can experience the best of everything this city has to offer-economically and hassle-free. Rick Steves' Prague 2005 includes opinionated coverage of both famous and lesser-known sights; friendly places to eat and sleep; suggested day plans; walking tours and trip itineraries; clear instructions for smooth travel anywhere by car, train, or foot; and Rick's newest "back door" discoveries. America's number one authority on travel to Europe, Rick's time-tested recommendations for safe and enjoyable travel in Europe have been used by millions of Americans in search of their own unique European travel experience.
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Meet the Author

Rick Steves
Rick Steves

Rick Steves is on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful for Americans. Rick has spent 100 days every year since 1973 exploring Europe. He's researched and written 24 travel guidebooks and hosts the public television series Rick Steves' Europe, now in its seventh season. He also organizes and leads tours of Europe and offers an information-packed website (ricksteves.com). Rick lives in Edmonds, WA, just north of Seattle, with his family.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Planning 3
Resources 7
Practicalities 10
Money 11
Travel Smart 13
Transportation 14
Communicating 19
Sleeping 24
Eating 27
Traveling as a Temporary Local 30
Back Door Travel Philosophy 31
Czech Republic 32
Prague 35
Orientation 37
Sights 50
Sleeping 86
Eating 94
Shopping 101
Entertainment 103
Transportation Connections 109
Day Trips 111
Terezin Concentration Camp 111
Konopiste Castle 115
Karlstejn Castle 116
Krivoklat Castle 118
Beyond Prague 121
Kutna Hora 123
Cesky Krumlov 130
Trebon, Telc, and Trebic 146
Trebon 146
Telc 153
Trebic 156
Slavonice 159
Olomouc 164
Kromeriz 175
Wallachia 178
Roznov 179
Pustevny 179
Velke Karlovice 181
Mikulov Wine Region 183
Pavlov and the Palava Hills 184
Mikulov 187
Lednice and Valtice 190
Moravsky Krumlov 194
Czech History 197
Appendix 203
Let's Talk Telephones 203
U.S. Embassy 203
European Calling Chart 204
Czech Holidays and Festivals 206
Temperature Conversion 208
Prague's Climate 208
Metric Conversion 208
Numbers and Stumblers 209
Making Your Hotel Reservation 210
Index 211
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