Prague is known as the 'Jewel in the Crown' of Central Europe The first thing to do in Prague is simply to wander through the streets and magnificent squares, and to admire the stunning architecture all around. Prague is best explored on foot because the city centre is compact and the finest areas are mostly pedestrianized; from Wenceslas Square on one side of the city to Prague Castle on the other is just a 30- minute stroll (walking via the Old Town, over the river and through the Lesser Town). The Vltava River runs through the heart of the city and several famous sights border it. Walk over Charles Bridge and along the river banks to enjoy the wide, panoramic views across the water. It is also nice to admire the river scene from above with a trip up to Prague Castle or by taking a ride on the Funicular Railway up Petrin Hill. But undoubtedly the most relaxing way to take in the riverside attractions is on a river cruise. With regards to entertainment, the opera, ballet and classical concerts are a true highlight. Prague is a city of music, with performances to enjoy all year round in grand opera houses and concert halls, theatres, palaces and ancient churches.