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Moving House to the Czech Republic - A City Guide to Prague

For those moving house to the Czech Republic, Prague is one of the most popular places to live and work. A magical medieval city dominated by a magnificent castle, with ancient cobbled streets, glorious churches, charming bridges and fine architecture, it is easy to see why Prague is such an enchanting place to settle – and is one of the most visited cities in Central Europe.

There are plenty of reasons why people organise removals to the Czech Republic capital from the UK. It's a city of art and culture, with museums, galleries, theatre opera and ballet; in addition, its charming pubs, restaurants, quirky apartments, and lively expat community makes it easier to settle here. In addition, if you are moving to Prague with a partner, the city is easy to negotiate as English is widely spoken, although you will have plenty of opportunities to learn the Czech language.

Dolphin Movers specialise in international removals including removals to Central Europe and the Czech Republic. We frequently organise full or part load household contents or office moves from the UK to Europe or further afield. Whether you need a full packing and unpacking service, storage, or removals of specialist goods or large scale items, just contact Dolphin Movers for a quote for house moves to the Czech Republic.

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Where to Live in Prague

If you are moving house to Prague, Praha 1 and 2 are the oldest parts of the city and is comprised of the Castle District, the Lesser Town (where the Czech Parliament is), the Old Town, New Town Jewish Town and Vyšehrad. Praha 3 (Zizkov) is where many of the expats and students, artists and musicians live and is thought of as a Bohemian area. Praha 8 (Karlin), in the north, is a regarded as a professional area of the city and the most modern part of the city is Praha 4 in the south.

Working in Prague

Prague is considered a prime city for business in Central and Eastern Europe and many international companies have a base here. Some of the big industries include IT, electrical engineering, food processing, pharmaceuticals and the making of equipment for transport. However, Prague has a mainly service based economy (three quarters of jobs relate to the service industry) with posts in the financial services, tourism and business. Expats make up nearly a fifth of the workforce.

International Schools in Prague

If you are moving from the UK to Prague as a family, there are some excellent international schools. The International School of Prague is the oldest independent school in the city and has children aged three to 18 from 80 different countries who have gone on to complete their education at universities worldwide. The English International School takes pupils from reception to 18 years, many of whom go on to further education at US Universities.

If you are looking for an English led education, Park Lane International School has a good reputation, and the Prague British School is an accredited member of the Council of British International Schools, as is the Riverside International School.

Shopping in Prague

If you like to splash out, Parízska street has some of the priciest boutiques in Prague and there are also many shopping arcades on the upmarket Na Prikope Street. You will also find a number of good shopping centres including Palladium, in the city centre, OC Letnany, the largest in the country (also with a cinema and ice rink) and OC Chodov, which also has a hypermarket. And in December the Christmas Markets in the square are always buzzing with activity.

A Brief History of Prague

There is evidence of a settlement in the southern part of the city as far back as Paleolithic times. In ancient times the city was called Bohemia, and its name was changed to Prague in the 9th century. There has been a castle on the site of the present fortress since 800. The town expanded in the 14th century, when the New Town, university and cathedral were built and over the next four centuries it was a thriving merchant city, with many wealthy inhabitants. It was occupied by the Nazis in WW2, and was then under control of the Soviet Union. In 1993, however, Prague was declared the capital of the newly established Czech Republic.

Places to Visit in Prague

Prague plays host to around 4 million tourists a year and one of its most popular attractions is the fairytale castle which dominates the old town. Other attractions are the beautiful 14th century Charles Bridge which is brought to life with artists and buskers. The Astronomical Clock is another draw and is a famous monument in the capital, and the historic Jewish ghetto has a number of synagogues to visit. One way to find out more about the city, is by taking a bus tour or 90 minute walking tour.

Food in Prague

If you are looking for a home cooked Czech meal, you will find plenty of meat dishes (pork or chicken) with dumplings or potatoes. Traditional desserts include pancakes or fruit dumplings. And, of course Czech beer is well known throughout the world with famous brand names including Pils beer.

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