Prague

Tips and Articles in Prague

VIENNA AUSTRIA $236 At the 16th-century Hotel König von Ungarn (10 Schulerstrasse; 43-1/515-840; www.kvu.at; breakfast included), just a short walk from St. Stephen's Cathedral, gilded mirrors, boldly graphic wallpaper, and ch...
The floods that swamped Prague 18 months ago left whole neighborhoods submerged for days and caused billions of dollars in structural damages. The rising waters of the Vltava River also nearly wiped away the memory of the 80,000 Czech Jews who die...
See our slideshow of 2009 Travel Trends. In these tumultuous times, we return to the essential pleasures of travel, rediscovering classic destinations and old-fashioned manners, seeking out comfort and serenity and quiet. What’s old is new again ...
SOUTH OF NARODNI The wits and wags used to call Prague "the Left Bank of the nineties," but now the Bohemian grunge of Generation X has yielded to the gourmet gang of Generation Tech. A host of Web-savvy young Czechs and expats have followed the H...
Prague Hilton Old Town Designer Alexandra Champalimaud introduced a contemporary vibe to the 305 rooms, while David Collins used a graphic motif inspired by Czech Modernist art in the public spaces. And the man responsible for the hotel’s Maze r...
Happy cab rides are all alike; every unhappy cab ride, however, is unhappy in its own way. In Prague I learned from expensive experience that meters can be set at different rates. The next time, I made sure the driver set the correct rate, but he...
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express—a reconstruction of the train that inspired Agatha Christie's famous mystery—glides from Paris to Istanbul in six days and five nights, past bustling European cities and through the snowcapped Alps. Aboard the O-E...
Edited by Niloufar Motamed; Reported by Colin Barraclough, Aric Chen, Florence Fabricant, Amy Farley, Mark Graham, Jaime Gross Darrell Hartman, Sarah Kantrowitz, Xander Kaplan, David A. Keeps, Peter Jon Lindberg, Ralph Martin, Connie McCabe, Shan...
french bliss Hotelier Grace Leo-Andrieu, who transformed Paris's Hotel Montalembert and Le Toiny on St. Barts into stylish enclaves, has once again worked magic—this time at the Lancaster, a 19th-century town-house hotel near ...
Design junkies traveling to Prague take note: Even if you don't stay at the outrageous Hotel Yasmin (12/913 Politickych Veznu; 420-2/3410-0100; www.hotel-yasmin.cz; doubles from $260), stop in for a peek. The 198-room property, housed in a former ...
For much of its existence, the 16th-century Lobkowicz Palace, housed within the Prague Castle complex, has served as the decked-out stronghold of one of Bohemia’s most distinguished noble families. The palace’s 18th-century owner, Joseph František...