Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and Old Town
About the City
Of course, one of the great attractions for international students is the location of the Faculty in Prague, the heart of Europe.
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world; with more than one thousand years of history and over 1,2 million inhabitants. It is famous for its beauty and cultural wealth. It is often called “golden”, “hundred-spired” or “the heart of Europe”.
The city boasts a well preserved historic centre incorporating all existing architectonic styles and features: Romanesque rotundas, Gothic and Baroque churches, Renaissance palaces and gardens, Art Nouveau, Cubist and Modern buildings. Prague is also full of parks and beautifully landscaped gardens.
The historic centre and Prague Castle are protected by UNESCO. The river Vltava, running through the city for a distance of 31 km through hills and valleys, enhances the beauty of the landscape.
Prague has a dynamic modern urban life. Important congresses and cultural, social and political events of international importance take place here. In terms of tourism, Prague is one of the most visited European cities.
As the cultural, political and economic centre of the Czech Republic, Prague enjoys a rich cultural scene and diverse nightlife. Being a very multicultural city with over 130 000 students, it offers thriving student life with a wide range of theatres, galleries, entertainment centres and sports facilities. Local nightlife is based on music clubs and bars that are open until the early morning hours.
The cost of living in Prague is fairly low. Transportation, food shopping, dinning and accommodation are still considerably cheaper compared to most West European capitals. Prague is a safe city with a highly efficient and well integrated public transport network. Prague is also well connected with a large international airport with direct flights to approximately 130 destinations.
Students enjoying one of the many festivals during spring and summer
The city lies in the middle of the Central Bohemian Region, offering good opportunities for leisure and entertainment activities on the weekends. The protected nature reserves of Křivoklátsko and Kokořínsko and the river basins of the Sázava and Berounka are among the most popular destinations.