Use-It map highlights alternatives to classic tourist sites
Use-It is a European network offering free alternative tourist maps, inviting visitors to get off the beaten path. A new map of the Czech capital is now available and as the saying goes, Use it or lose it.
Also included on the map are restaurants and bistros which are frequented by Czechs themselves. Besides practical, gastronomic, historical and linguistic information, the guide also has a section focussing on free activities. Eva Křížová again:
“In this section, we show tourists how they can visit St Vitus’ Cathedral free of charge, or the Golden Lane outside of the opening hours. We also give information on free events such as open-air concerts at the Wallenstein Garden.”
Prague is not the only city in the Czech Republic to benefit from a Use-it guide. There are also maps for Brno, a new edition of which has just been released, as well as for Ostrava, Olomouc, České Budějovice, Český Krumlov and Plzeň. To publish a guide under the Use-it brand, however, it is necessary to meet certain requirements.
Use-it maps can be picked up at numerous sites in the city of Prague from tourist offices, youth hostels or at the airport. They can also be downloaded online.