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Honeymoon guide to Prague

Czech it out for a happening romantic getaway

City of 100 spires

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The Czech capital, known as the city of a hundred spires, is one of the most majestic and mysterious capitals in Europe, but behind Prague’s Gothic façade lies a seriously stylish bar, hotel and restaurant scene which combined make it particularly attractive to lovebirds seeking a happening getaway.

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See the sights

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Prague may have picked up a reputation as a cheap flights and booze kinda place, but honeymooners shouldn’t be alarmed, there’s lots of romantic things see and do away from the crowds for the discerning traveller. Snuggle up on a horse-drawn carriage ride through the cobbled streets of the medieval Old Town or rent a rowboat for two and glide along the Vltava River. Take a cable car to Petřín Hill to visit the Štefánik Observatory and Petřín Tower, a miniature copy of the Eiffel Tower, and then stroll through the pretty parks and orchards below the tower. Lovers will love Kampa, a romantic island close to the famous Charles Bridge, where legendary Czech writers and composers once lived. And don’t miss out on a visit to the star-shaped Renaissance summer palace surrounded by a former game park.

Wine and dine

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Kampa Park is one of Prague’s finest restaurants. Overlooking the Vlatava River on Kampa Island, the menu is wonderful for foodies and includes fresh seafood and classic Czech wild game dishes. If you want to dine on the river rather than by it, book dinner a deux on a steamboat restaurant.

A place to stay

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The Kempinski Hybernská is one of the chicest places to stay. Formerly a 15th Century palace, it boasts some of the grandest rooms in the city and lies in the heart of the action. The majority of the 75 rooms (which are more like flats!) feature separate bedroom and living areas, fitted kitchenettes with funky Nespresso machines and walk-in closets. The tranquil gardens are beautiful and make a wonderful place to chillax away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while the Grill Restaurant offers a delicious selection of local and international dishes. From £200 per room per night. The Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons are other great options for honeymoon hotels. See here for full reviews.

Go there

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Flights from £27.99, easyJet.com

Top tips for your Prague trip

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Book a couples’ treatment at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s amazing spa, which has dramatic glass flooring revealing the remains of a Gothic Church.

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