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Expert recommendations and insider tips for first-time visitors and locals alike from ARTĚL’s founder, Karen Feldman, who has lived in Prague since 1994. Click on the links below for detailed reviews – from Feldman’s own unique perspective – of all the best that Prague has to offer...

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New and Noteworthy Prague Guide Books

Published on June 30th, 2016 in Resources

 

A new crop of Prague guide books has recently come across my radar – these definitely have their finger on the pulse of the Czech capital’s culture and food and drink scenes while presenting the usual sites in delightfully unusual ways.

 

Taste of Prague: Prague Foodie Map

 

 

Photoa courtesy of Taste of Prague

 

I have been a fan of Taste of Prague ever since taking their food tour in 2014. I also occasionally share posts from their fabulous food blog on my own site.

 

Their guide book and pull-out map nicely wrap up the ToP tour experience; a delectable sampling of quirky history and current Czech gastronomy. Truly a guide for the food-obsessed who will especially appreciate the checklist of local dishes and bite-sized neighborhood guides. Bonus: the thin format is perfect for slipping into a messenger bag!

 

108 CZK; available at select Prague cafes and restaurants

 

Or order it here

 

 

Prague SuperGuide Edition No 1.

 

Photo courtesy of Prague Superguide facebook page

 

Billed as the “First Authentic No-Bullshit Guide Curated By Locals,” this slender tome by Míra Valeš, editor of stylish webzine Cake Czechoslovakia and frequent contributor to Czech Vice, combines color photography, illustration, and magazine-style layouts to bring you the best of modern Prague: design shops, art galleries, trendy eateries, and a nightlife guide for anyone who likes a little Berlin with their Prague.

 

179 CZK; available at numerous Prague stockists

 

Or order it here

 

 

A Rabbit’s Guide to Prague

 

 

Photo courtesy of Rabbit Guides facebook page

 

Rabbit Guides are a growing series (there is also a volume devoted to Venice) of children’s guidebooks featuring lop-eared bunnies Misha and Kooba whose storybook approach to the wonders of ancient Prague is utterly captivating.

 

Drawings of Prague landmarks by artists Sara Mihálik and Sarah Suchá – everything from Golden Lane to lesser-known sites like the famed Cubist lamppost – feature an entire supporting cast of whimsical animals interwoven with simple text. Not really a guidebook in the traditional sense, this large-format, hardcover book is ideal for reading before your trip to Prague or purchasing as a charming keepsake.

 

367 CZK; available at Amadito & Friends bookshop

 

Or order it here

 

 

Prague Off the Map: Best of Guide

 

  

Photos courtesy of http://pragueoffthemap.com/ 

 

I’ve been a fan of Prague Off the Map website’s alternative guide to Prague for years [see blog post here]. So I was pleased to hear that a new “best of” guide is now available for download.

 

This colorful, interactive PDF works on smart phones and tablets and boasts 100 pages of tips, picks, and itineraries for anyone who appreciates things like “Random cool shops”, “Best of Prague graffiti”, and “Affordable eats”. Adventurous travelers looking for street art, flea markets, bike rentals, and dive bars will find them all here.

 

108 CZK; download it here

 

 

 

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