Prague is a breath-taking city. It sits, unassuming somewhere between Vienna, Austria and Berlin, Germany, a city with innumerable historical and sightseeing bragging points. A fortnight is what you could probably spend exploring simply the inner city, but a weekend…now THAT is for the modern tourist ( or business traveller sneaking in a boondoggle)…
Be sure to stay somewhere fairly central – close to the old square would be my recommendation. Yes, it will be a little pricier, but trust me, you will be able to take the money you would have to spend on new shoes and Thai foot massages and get a decent 3 star hotel a block off of the old square, “honesty bar” and free wifi included (the honesty bar thing is particularly attractive)
From here, you are able to stroll quite easily down to the old square. This is home to the Astrological clock tower, circa 1410 – the 3rd oldest in the world, and the only one still working.
Locals will tell you to try and be in this area on the hour, to observe the workings of this ancient timepiece, but observing from a distance will save you the raunchy experience of European body
Odor as the square is jam-packed with Europeans ( the hostel variety)
If you happen to be here during the Easter weekend, you will be lucky enough to partake in the limitless beer, Moravian sausage, and cylindrical pastries coated in sugar that take over the Old Square every year. The mood is carnival-esque, and beautiful. The smells will physically pull you from one tent to the next.