Prague is a favorite destination for many backpackers. The youth culture gives the city a sense of urgency and has many lucrative travel deals.
The Prague Card
Most European cities offer a town card which for a flat, reasonably priced offers discounts to travelers and free entry to attractions. In Prague, the town card is a very good deal. For the 740 CZK, travelers can get free entry to over 50 attractions in the town including Prague Castle attractions. For an additional 220 CZK, travelers can get a 3 day unlimited transit pass.
Prague Cards can be purchased at airports, tourist information booths, and some hotels.
The Royal Route is a beautiful winding road that runs from the gates of the old town to Prague Castle. It is clearly marked on the sidewalk with a silver arrow (silver line). Across the route are landscapes such as House Of The Black Madonna, Old Town Square (with its beautiful Astronomical Clock) and Charles Bridge.
Note: There are even laughs at the expensive shops lining the Royal Route. For inexpensive souvenirs, one of the many markets is a better option. For Prague's classic souvenir, the famous Bohemian Crystal, try out the shops as far away as the tourist town used to be.
Charles Bridge is a beautiful pedestrian bridge and is ranked as one of the most photographed attractions in town. The bridge truly came to life this afternoon with buskers, artists and musicians lining it up.
The Guardian Change
There is an entry charged with entering Prague Castle but watching the change of guards is free. Guards change every hour (this attraction can be messy so try to see it early in the morning). Once a day at noon, there is a whole lot more show. Unlike guards in other castles, travelers can stand beside the Royal Guards for many photo opportunities.
Saving money on these experiences will allow the adventurous traveler to run more cheaply but without losing Prague Castle and buying good Bohemian Crystal and other glassware.