Since the fall of communism in 1989, the Czech Republic – and its capital in particular – has evolved into one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations.
Well, there's the beer. Not only did the Czechs invent the best beer in the world, they've been reinventing it over the last decade with a wave of innovative new microbreweries. And the history. If you want to learn about European history, you'll find it all here compressed into an easily digested package – from Good King Wenceslas and the Defenestration of Prague to the Hapsburg Empire, two world wars, the Cold War and the Velvet Revolution. Then there's cubist architecture, weird art and the Czechs' deliciously dark sense of humour. And did I mention the beer?