The beautiful medieval city of Prague is the perfect spot for a European short break, particularly for couples looking for romantic city breaks. Prague’s mesmerising combination of Gothic churches, Baroque buildings and quaint Old Town is totally enchanting and you’ll fall in love in a heartbeat.

A great way to kick-start holidays in Prague is to head to the tranquil Vltava River for a gentle stroll along the banks. There are more than 30 bridges spanning the water, giving plenty of opportunities to nip back and forth for great photos of Prague Town or to see the sights. The most famous, Charles Bridge, is a pivotal part of the Prague cityscape, but it’s popular among tourists so plan an early visit.

Czechia’s capital is so culturally stunning, its historic centre is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in its own right.

Prague Castle and Petrin Hill are two places not only for history and heritage but also for giving the best views across the city. Meanwhile, Old Town, with its beautiful buildings and quaint cobbled streets, is the perfect place to get a real feel for Prague and lap up the atmosphere.

While you’re here, be sure to try traditional trdelnik for a delicious sweet treat as you wander. After tucking into trdelnik, take some time in Letna Park’s beer garden to wash it down with a jar or two of refreshing Czech beer, Staropramen.

Whether you’re visiting as a couple or on family holidays in Prague, don’t miss out on the chance to visit a Black Light Theatre performance. The ingenious production style was born here and it makes for a fun night out. Often, classic stories such as Alice in Wonderland are retold through performances without dialogue, as actors portray the story on a pitch-black set, with UV lights, bright costumes, movement and music.

Prague city breaks are the ideal short escape year-round, but for a really magical trip (and for cheap holidays in Prague), consider visiting between November and March when the weather in Prague is cold but the regular snowfall creates a stunning effect among the spires.

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