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Not just for the weekend!

14 December 2007 / Allison Plager
Prague has more to offer than the occasional city break, says ALLISON PLAGER

Christmas in Prague is glorious. There are the famous Christmas markets which take place daily in December snow (maybe) and the perfect atmosphere that we seem to expect from an olde worlde Christmas.

This is always a very popular time to visit Prague but it seems to have become a favourite city break destination regardless whether it is for culture vultures or the perhaps less salubrious stag parties that sometimes descend there.

Certainly the Czech Republic's capital is visually stunning. The Stare Mesto and Mala Strana districts sit astride the Vltava River and are among Europe's best preserved city centres. It has everything including Baroque architecture cobbled roads and atmospheric cafes.

Back in 1989 playwright Vaclav Havel led the velvet revolution and went on to become the first president of post-Communist Czechoslovakia.

The country divided into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in...

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