Are you searching for Prague quotes? Well, I love quotes and I absolutely loved Prague, the stunning Czech Republic capital. The splendid castle, the iconic bell towers, the majestic bridges, the cobbled streets and the cathedrals – how can you not fall in love with such a beauty?
If you are here, I guess you are back from this magical city and are looking for the best quotes about Prague to put into words the enchanting beauty of the city that you enjoyed. Or you may be looking for some travel inspiration through Prague quotes.
Whatever the reasons are, this post has the best collection of Prague captions that you can use for Instagram. These Prague Instagram captions are perfect to define your mood and to add to the terrific photos of your trip.
Thanks to its enriching culture, history, monuments, architecture and food, Prague has been the source of inspiration for some truly beautiful travel quotes.
Check out this post further to find beautiful quotes about Prague for your photo captions.
THE BEST PRAGUE QUOTES
Let’s begin straight away with the most beautiful quotes about Prague. This Czech capital is known for many things, from history to architecture.
Unlike the huge cities of Paris or London, Prague is compact, and many consider it to be the miniature version of the other metropolis cities in Europe.
Scroll for these top Prague quotes that will vividly paint pictures of the beautiful city for you.
‘The streets of Prague were a fantasia scarcely touched by the twenty-first century—or the twentieth or nineteenth, for that matter. It was a city of alchemists and dreamers, its medieval cobbles once trod by golems, mystics, invading armies. Tall houses glowed goldenrod and carmine and eggshell blue, embellished with Rococo plasterwork and capped in roofs of uniform red. Baroque cupolas were the soft green of antique copper, and Gothic steeples stood ready to impale fallen angels. The wind carried the memory of magic, revolution, violins, and the cobbled lanes meandered like creeks. Thugs wore Motzart wigs and pushed chamber music on street corners, and marionettes hung in windows, making the whole city seem like a theatre with unseen puppeteers crouched behind velvet.’ – Laini Taylor
It’s easy to fall in love among the winding cobblestone streets and snow-covered castles of Prague, but is it a good idea? –Dana Newman
‘If European cities were a necklace, Prague would be a diamond among the pearls.’ – Unknown
‘I personally think Prague is more romantic than Paris. If you have a girlfriend, take her there.’ – Stephanie Sigman
‘Prague is like a vertical Venice: steps everywhere.’ – Penelope Gilliatt
‘The most unspoiled baroque city in Europe.’ – Christopher Booker
‘I liked Prague. No other city has so much soul.’ -Jean-Pierre Melville
‘I go to Prague every year if I can, value my relationships there like gold, and feel myself in a sense Czech, with all their hopes and needs. They are a people I not only love but admire.’ – Ellis Peters
‘In Prague, Pork is King. Welcome to Porkopolis, the land that vegetables forgot.’ – Anthony Bourdain
‘There’ll be Czechs bouncing in the streets of Prague tonight.’ – Bernd Liebner
‘Praha – zlata Praha, Krasna Praha (golden Prague, beautiful Prague) – is what the city is called in Czech, a feminine noun in a language in which everything and everybody is gendered and it is impossible to speak or be spoken of without being sexed.’ – Derek Sayer
‘Secretly, though, I am glad the stag parties are here, part of Prague. Isn’t this the kind of thing I came to find? The green wigs, the cab drivers, the bumbling and corrupt police, the throngs of humanity, the stink of traffic, the promise of a party, all played out on a stage so spectacular that it can absorb almost anything, like the ocean, and still preserve its beauty.’ – Jeffrey Condran
‘The same thing happened in Prague, where I’d been yearning for some of the bohemianism of The Unbearable Lightness of Being. But no, there were no fabulous artists, no guys who looked remotely like a young Daniel Day-Lewis. I saw this one mysterious-looking guy reading Sartre in a cafe, but then his cell phone rang and he started talking in aloud Texan twang.’ – Gayle Forman
‘How can you not love a city that has a pub with vinyl cushions on the wall above the gents’ urinal, so you can rest your head while you ‘go’? Where you can order a beer without speaking, simply by placing a beer mat on the table? And where that beer is probably the best in the world? But it’s not just exquisite ale and a wonderfully relaxed drinking culture that keep bringing me back to Prague. There’s also wit and weirdness in equal measure: a public fountain where two figures pee in a puddle, spelling out literary quotations; a 1950s nuclear bunker hidden beneath a city centre hotel; and a cubist lamppost. Quirky doesn’t even begin to describe it.’ – Lonely Planet
TOP PRAGUE INSTAGRAM CAPTIONS
If you are looking for Prague quotes best suitable for Instagram, below captions about Prague are amazing, from first-hand encounters and experiences in the city to feeling nostalgic.
‘Prague lay before him like a mysterious stranger in an old hat. An exotic woman waiting for him in poor light.’ – Victor Gischler
I dwelt in a city enchanted, And lonely indeed was my lot; Though the latitude’s rather uncertain, And the longitude also is vague, The persons I pity who know not the City. The beautiful City of Prague. – W.J. Prowse
‘I’ve been to New York. It’s like Prague sans the beer.’ – Unknown
‘Prague isn’t just a city, but an entity of some kind.’ – Sezin Koehler
‘Prague. Praha. The name actually meant “threshold”. Pollina had said the city was a portal between the life of the good and the other. A city of dark magic, Alessandro had called it.’ – Magnus Flyte
The ancient splendour and beauty of Prague, a city beyond compare, left an impression on my imagination that will never fade. – Richard Wagner
‘We gained the top of Hradcany Hill, and went round by the towering walls of the cathedral and crossed the broad paved way in front of the Royal Palace. In its pomp and splendour, the palace seemed to me magnificent beyond any such edifice I had ever beheld, even at Wurzburg. I had often tried to imagine Prague and its glories, but the reality of it was grander and more gracious than anything I could have dreamed of.
Past the castle, we stopped on the height there to look out over the city. The sky was white and the air was draped with a freezing mist, pierced by many spires, all of them appearing black in that pervasive icy miasma. Despite the wintry murk, I could see the river and its bridges and, beyond, the clock tower in the Old Town Square.
‘Ah, Prague, Prague, look at you!’ the dwarf said, shaking his head and sighing. He might have been gazing upon an erstwhile lover who had once been young and fair but had by now grown old and feeble. ‘The centre of the world!’ At this he chuckled again.’ – Benjamin Black
‘People who prefer e-books think that books merely take up space. This is true, but so do your children and Prague and the Sistine Chapel.’ -Joe Queenan
‘She says a chipmunk told her she would grow up to be a famous ballerina and that she would die of consumption unloved in a boardinghouse in Prague.’ – Neil Gaiman
‘Prague’s food scene is thriving with Czech eateries serving hearty traditional fare and a gaggle of internationally sourced restaurants adding flair and exotic ingredients. Prague also has a long cafe tradition with some fine 19th century establishments serving coffee and cakes in the central European way.’ – Unknown
‘Just where was she trying to go back to? Prague? She had even forgotten it existed. To the small town in the west of Europe? No. She simply wanted to go away. Does that mean she wished to die? No, no, not at all. On the contrary, she had a terrific desire to live. Then she must have had some idea about the world she wanted to live in! She had none. All she had left was a tremendous craving for life and her body. Nothing but these two things, nothing more. She wanted to tear them away from the island and save them. Her body and that craving for life.’ – Milan Kundera
‘Look, any hope you had of saving this guy is out the window. Like the guys in Prague.’ – The Magicians
‘I still have an accent. But when I return to Prague, I speak the language yet do not know what they are talking about.’ – Peter Sis
PRAGUE QUOTES ABOUT TRAVEL
Prague is one of the dream destinations in Europe that you can’t miss. Not many know that unlike many other capitals, Prague is very affordable, apart from being a charming, compact city.
It is the city that you should visit for many things, from resplendent architecture, the iconic Charles Bridge, the magnificent Prague Castle, the winding cobbled streets of the old town, the market and of course, the beer, which is one of the best in the world.
If you want more reasons why you should travel to Prague at least once, check out these amazing Prague quotes by globetrotters, dreamers and writers all that were captivated by this magical city.
‘I had travelled to a lot of cities in Europe before, but Prague was special. It held a mysterious attraction for me.’ – Arfi Lamba
‘Prague is not, strictly speaking, travel writing but it is, among other things, an excellent example of what travel writing is becoming, if indeed it hasn’t already done so. People are no longer so easily satisfied by the mere travel impressions of some outsider much like themselves. Instead, they gravitate towards writers who actually have lived not simply in, but inside, a location for an extended period, as one lives inside one’s clothes.’ – George Fetherling
‘Eastern Europe has been really trendy. Prague is the best-preserved city in the region and the best beer in Europe lands on your table there for 50 cents.’ – Rick Steves
‘Icon of Prague, the medieval bridge crossed the Vltava between Old Town and the Little Quarter. Gothic bridge towers rose on both sides, and the whole span, pedestrian-only, was lined by monumental statues of saints.’ – Laini Taylor
‘The miracle of my life is to awaken every morning in the 21st century – in Prague.’ – Alan Levy
‘In some of the great cities of Europe – Paris, Vienna, Prague, and Brussels – tourists bored with life above ground can descend below. All these cities have sewer museums and tours, and all expose their underbelly willingly to the curious. But not London, arguably the home of the most splendid sewer network in Europe.’ – Rose George
My worst memory is of my first dance lesson as a 14-year old in Prague. My mother put me in this silver and pink lame dress. My hair was all curled, and it was the first time I wore a garter belt. I felt so out of place! – Martina Navratilova
‘Prague is the equal of Paris in terms of beauty. Its history goes back a millennium. And the beer? The best in Europe.’ – Lonely Planet
‘Prague, we are told, is the most “magical”, the most “mystical” city in Europe, the continent’s one-time capital of astrology and alchemy, its ghetto the birthplace of the mysterious and menacing Golem and home to all manner of esotericism, hermeticism and witchcraft.’ – Richard Burton
‘Today’s Gypsies, who have lived in Prague for only two generations, light a ritual fire wherever they work, a nomads’ fire crackling only for the joy of it, a blaze of roughhewn wood like a child’s laugh, a symbol of the eternity that preceded human thought, a free fire, a gift from heaven, a living sign of the elements unnoticed by the world-weary pedestrian, a fire in the ditches of Prague warming the wanderer’s eye and soul.’ – Bohumil Hrabal
As she walked, clock towers across Prague started arguing midnight, and the long, fraught Monday came at last to a close. – Laini Taylor
FAMOUS QUOTES ABOUT PRAGUE CULTURE AND HISTORY
Prague is the birthplace of Franz Kafka, the famous author and the Bohemian novelist, considered to be one of the profound influencers in the 19th century in Europe. So when in Prague, you will hear about him a lot.
These are the best quotes about Prague around Kafka that tells us a bit about his life and his deep philosophies influencing the people, even to this day.
Since his political rehabilitation and adoption by the Prague tourist industry, Kafka has been thoroughly reinserted into the life of the city. So thorough has been his reassessment, in fact, that, where he was once praised (by non-Czechs) for the “universality” of his vision, he is now seen (and not just by Czechs) as a Prague writer not only first and foremost but also through and through.’ – Richard Burton
Prague never lets you go. This dear little mother has sharp claws. – Franz Kafka
‘Old Prague was a story-book city caked in grime: ancient, soot-blackened. History lived in every detail: in the deerstalker rooftops and the blue-sparking trams.’ – Philip Sington
‘He wandered the streets in disbelief, photographing everything, images from Kafka crowding into his head. With the turn of every corner it came back to him: the special frisson you get behind enemy lines.’ – Philip Sington
‘I’m also waging a war against cliché, and I promised myself I would be the first journalist to go to Communist Prague and not mention Kafka. So there we were in the Hotel doing an interview and the Secret Police broke in, turned the lights off, and said: “You’re all under arrest!” “What’s the charge?” “We’re not telling you!” and I thought “S***, I’m going to have to mention Kafka now!” They make you!’ -Christopher Hitchens
‘She pictures his jovial figure, dressed up in his T-short, shouting that Kafka was born in Prague, and she feels a desire rising through her body, the irrepressible desire to take a lover. Not to patch up her life as it is. But to turn it completely upside down. Finally, take possession of her own fate.’ – Milan Kundera
Below are more Prague captions that give us peek into the history and culture of this city.
‘Prague is the Paris of the ’90s.’ – Marion Ross
‘In Rome, the statues, in Paris the paintings, and in Prague the buildings suggest that pleasure can be an education.’ – Caleb Crain
‘Unable to see, they were briefly seized by the characteristic Prague anxiety of never finding the entrance–of arriving at one’s goal but remaining blocked from it by a wall or a stone on account of having overlooked an alley or medieval door a few dozen yards back, which has served as the approach so immemorially that no one any longer marked or described it.’ – Caleb Crain
‘In Prague, in 1968, there lived a young doctor named Tomas.’ -Jean-Claude Carrière
‘As I sit here on a snowy morning watching the flakes gently fall outside my window, I look at the 300-year-old building across the street and the beautifully carved angels on its facade. There was a time people would create, just to give something beautiful to the world which we are so blessed to live in and a time when people understood the work of all of the arts.’ –Kytka Hilmar-Jezek
‘Prague is a dark place.’ – Fred Durst
‘Prague is not rife in Asian culture.’ – Thomas Gibson
‘In 1913, the noted German actor and director Paul Wegener was making a film in Prague when he heard the legend of Rabbi Loew, who created a golem to protect the inhabitants of the Prague ghetto from persecution.’ – Kage Baker
‘My work has no theme. I don’t care if my photographs get published, and I have no interest in the news. But the invasion of Prague was not news, it was my life.’ -Josef Koudelka
‘I guess you’re learning something about me, the food in Prague, they’re very, very heavy meat eaters, like, a lot of meat, which is great.’ – Cliff Curtis
‘I can tell you a graphic difference. In Prague, for example, big red posters were put up on which could be read that seven Czechs had been shot today. I said to myself: If I put up a poster for every seven Poles shot, the forests of Poland would not be sufficient to manufacture the paper for such posters.’ – Hans Frank
‘In Prague, they hanged the Socialists and the priests. Thus a fraternity of the hanged was born.’ – Milan Kundera
‘For many first-time visitors to Prague, the experience of the city’s Gothic and Baroque architecture is so utterly compelling that they fail simply to register that Prague is also one of Europe’s greatest centres of the Art Nouveau and modernist styles.’ – Richard Burton
‘A rich history has bequeathed Prague a wealth of artistic treasures both home-grown and foreign. From Gothic sculpture and Baroque painting to interwar design and cutting-edge contemporary installations, Prague has an artistic style to satisfy every taste.’
‘Czechs simply don’t say they’re going camping or spending time outdoors. They say, in Czech, that they are going “into the nature” as though nature, příroda, is beyond a place in the woods or other forms of terrain, that nature was a state of mind and had the ability to reverse the crippling, chaotic aspects of life.’ – M.B. Dallocchio
PRAGUE PUNS AND MORE PRAGA QUOTES
Now, how about some short, funny Prague quotes, Prague puns and Instagram captions? I love puns, and what better than using them in quotes, right? Check out below and pick your best Prague pun!
‘Czech out this view.’
‘No Prague-lems here.’
‘Czeching it all out’
Just Czeching out Prague
Czeching that off the bucket list
A Trdlenik a day keeps the doctor away
Prague is always a good idea!
I thinZlataan see Cinderella from over here
I tried dating a Czech princess but I didn’t have the česky to her heart.
‘All sunny days here, no fog in Prague’
I felt a little sick, so I went to the hospital for a Praguenosis as it was the Prague-matic thing to do.
A dreamer was here
Czech out my kingdom
Czech ya laterrrrr
These Praha streets are magic
Living out my fairy tale
Are you into Czechnology or are you more of a Czechnophobe?
Disney’s got nothing on this
‘I don’t have a girl in Prague. I don’t have a girl in Prague.’ – Milos Forman
‘I remember I fell in love with this girl in Prague. She was beautiful. She looked like Carol Lombard. She grabbed me in the alley behind my church, she pressed me up against the wall, she kissed me. I was so happy I thought I would die.’ – Stuart Blumberg
‘When I sang my American folk melodies in Budapest, Prague, Tiflis, Moscow, Oslo, or the Hebrides or on the Spanish front, the people understood and wept or rejoiced with the spirit of the songs. I found that where forces have been the same, whether people weave, build, pick cotton, or dig in the mine, they understand each other in the common language of work, suffering, and protest.’ – Paul Robeson
‘Well, it’s the Czech Republic now, but more specifically Prague. I went there when I was 12.’ – Anwar Robinson
BEAUTIFUL PRAGUE CAPTIONS
Looking for more beautiful Prague quotes. Well, here are a few more thoughts and Prague sayings that take us further into the heart of the city, its past, culture, being the muse for many novels, the dream venue for many lovers in the classic literature and also Prague, the centre of political activities.
‘Prague does not have its name for no reason – in truth, Prague is a threshold between the life on Earth and Heaven, a threshold much thinner and narrower than in any other places.’ – Gustav Meyrink
‘It was through this odour that he saw the museums and discovered the mystery and the profusion of baroque genius which filled Prague with its gold magnificence. The altars, which glowed softly in the darkness, seemed borrowed from the coppery sky, the misty sunlight so frequent over the city.’ – Albert Camus
‘The glistening scrolls and spirals, the elaborate setting that looked as if it were cut out of gold paper, so touching in its resemblance to the creches made for children at Christmas, the grandiose and grotesque baroque perspectives affected Mersault as a kind of infantile, feverish, and overblown romanticism by which men protect themselves against their own demons.’ – Albert Camus
‘The god worshipped here was the godman fears and honours, not the god who laughs with a man before the warm frolic sea and sun.’ – Albert Camus
‘The sky’s inclemency stirs up the angry winds; the watery clouds are soaking with ceaseless rain. The turbulent Vltava, swollen with rainy waves, Bursting, impetuous breaks through its river banks.’ – Elizabeth Jane Weston
‘The main difference between the Prague Spring and the Velvet Revolution was that the former was mostly the work of Communist party members and others who wanted to bring about ‘socialism with a human face.’ -Adam Michnik
‘People often laughed at my name. But ours was a famous family. Great Grandfather Lukas was a drummer and fought on the Charles Bridge in Prague. The students threw cobblestones at the soldiers and hit Grand Grandfather so hard that he was pensioned off on one gulden a day. He didn’t do anything after that except buying a bottle of rum and a pack of tobacco every day.’ – Closely Watched Trains
‘The sun tells the best joke of a day full of them, setting so spectacularly that you can almost smell the tropical paradise lazing somewhere over this rim of endless, grey socialist towers. Miles of square windows explode orange, red, and purple, like a million TV sets broadcasting the apocalypse. Clouds unspool. The sky drains of birds.’ ― Tod Wodicka
‘In all these sights I achieve solace only in bringing forth trees, picturing them blooming like smoke from the roofs of gutted buildings, dreaming of what a fine and picturesque pile of rubble this city will someday make.’ ― Tod Wodicka
‘As the old hermit of Prague, that never saw pen and ink, very wittily said to a niece of King Gorboduc, That, that is, is.’ – William Shakespeare
‘On a hill in Prague, there is a castle that has stood for a thousand years. From its windows, one can see a forest of gilded cupolas and baroque towers, slate roofs and sacred spires. Visible too are the stone bridges spanning the broad and winding Vltava River as its waters flow northward at a leisurely pace. Through the centuries, the beauty of Prague has been enriched by the labour of artisans from a plethora of nationalities and creeds; it is a Czech city with a variety of accents, at its best in spring when the fragrant blossoms of the lindens burst forth, the forsythia turns to gold, and the skies seem an impossible blue. The people, known for their diligence, resilience, and pragmatist, look forward each winter too when the day lengthens, the breezes soften, the trees regain their covering, and the river banks issue a silent summons to play.’ – Madeleine Albright
‘Prague was ideal, Prague was absolutely ideal because thanks to communist inefficiency the 18th century was untouched.’ – Milos Forman
‘Soon a whole guild of low-priced shrine keepers around Europe named their own pope – Boldface the Relatively Shameless, Discount Pope of Prague. The price war was on. The Retail Pope would offer cheesy bacon toppings on the Host with communion and the Discount Pope would counter with topless nun night for midnight mass.’ – Christopher Moore
‘You don’t need to go to Rome, Prague or Vienna to find wonderful architecture, amazing stories and surprising, hidden gems.’ -Alice Roberts
‘I spent four months in Prague in these blue rooms reacting to nothing and you basically place your faith in the hands of the director and the special effects co-coordinator and you keep your fingers crossed and hope that the creatures look really scary.’ – Edward Burns
‘Prague, you’ll come back a bug.’ – Unknown
‘It happened in Prague, I’m afraid.’ – Night Train to Munich
That’s a wrap for the best Prague quotes. Guess you found something inspirational from these wonderful quotes about Prague.
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