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Romantic Prague

Martin Morrell Poolside at Maroma Resort & Spa.

Photo: Martin Morrell

Remember the romance of Prague in the early nineties—the faded façades, the atmospheric bars, the thrill of discovering a secret city?During the summer, when you’re elbow-to-elbow with beer-swilling tourists in the Old Town, those halcyon days seem far away. But fairy-tale Prague is there, especially if you visit in winter, when the crowds have dispersed. Stroll down the quiet cobblestoned streets and explore the castle and churches. Spend an afternoon reading Kafka or Kundera in a café, and an evening sampling Czech cuisine (dumplings, cabbage, and Budvar beer), preferably served at a candlelit table on a frosty night.

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Destinations: Prague

Inspired by: The (Mini) Vacation — by Malia Boyd, Published Oct. 2006

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    Mandarin Oriental, Prague

    The youthful staff is helpful to the point of exuberance. The spa is set in a former Cistercian monastery (with a transparent floor revealing Gothi

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    Café Slavia

    One of the city’s most celebrated cafés, Slavia opened in 1881 and soon became a gathering place for artists and intellectuals, including Franz Kaf

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    U Modre Kachnicky

    Ideal for special occasions, U Modre Kachnicky (which means “At the Blue Duckling”) serves traditional Czech cuisine in an intimate, old-world dini

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    Pravda

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    Ungelt Courtyard

    If you’re looking for something other than the ubiquitous beer stein, visit Ungelt Courtyard, behind the Tyn Church, where small shops sell wooden

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    Antique Ungelt

    Ideal for visitors seeking high-quality souvenirs, Ungelt Courtyard is home to a number of small shops, including this fine antique store. Situated

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    Villa Müller

    One of the world’s most significant examples of functionalist architecture, Villa Müller is a severe, white cubic structure located in the village-

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  • Fairy-tale Prague for Families

    Prague

    From Prague Castle, on its high hill, down to the crowded streets of Stare Mesto (Old Town), Prague and its eight centuries of fanciful buildings give everyone their fix of fairy-tale architecture.

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