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This outsized chunk of roasted pork knuckle is a Prague food classic. With crispy skin and wonderfully succulent meat, it's typically served with mustard and horseradish and pairs excellently with an ice-cold Czech beer.
Zelnačka is known to the English-speaking world as 'cabbage soup', but it's infinitely more delicious than the name suggests. A rich and creamy soup made with cabbage, sauerkraut and smoky sausage, trying it is a Czech Republic travel 2016 essential.
A true Czech favourite, this dish of tender beef sirloin is cooked in a rich and creamy sauce, then served with dumplings and cranberry sauce on the side.
A copy of 'The Castle' by Franz Kafka - The country's most celebrated author wrote this masterpiece in Špindlerův Mlýn, so there's no better place to read it.
A camera - With sights like Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge and Strahov Monastery, you're going to be taking plenty of holiday snaps here. Pack plenty of spare SD cards!
Warm clothing - The Czech Republic gets cold in winter, so you'll be in a much better position to appreciate the beauty of snow-covered Prague if you're wrapped up warmly.
An adapter plug - Voltage in the Czech Republic is 230V, with standard European 2-pin plugs. Bring a step-down transformer if you want to use appliances that run on 110V.
Comfortable shoes - No city in the world lends itself to on-foot exploration better than Prague. Look after your tootsies if you want to make it round all the essential sights!