Location, Climate: Prague is the largest city and also the capital of the Czech Republic. It is situated right in the heart of the Bohemia region and along the Vltava River. This city experiences hot summers and cold winters so avoid going from November to March where there can be snow covers. The best time to go here is during summer when it is sunny, but there could also be violent storms. Brief History: The city's name was derived from the word “praga” which means “ford” in Slavic root. Prague was discovered during the 9th century and was reigned by Charles IV for years. Most of the important historic sites in Prague such as the New Town were built during the 14th century and its historic center was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. Events, Landmarks, Activities: Highlighting wintertime in the city is Prague's Ball Season which runs from January to March and features waltz dances in different venues including the Marble Hall at Lucerna Palace. Movie buffs should definitely check out the featured films at the Febiofest which is held every March and April. Prague boasts of having the world's largest ancient castle and within the area are some of the city's main attractions including the St. Vitus' Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, Old Royal Palace, Queen Anne's Summer Palace and Vladislav Hall. Transportation: Explore more of Prague by walking since most of the attractions are concentrated at the old city and new city. Other options include the tram and metro. Taxis are more convenient but try to negotiate the price first.