Prague airport accommodation | Apartments in Praha 6
In brief: very beautiful and busy, a lot of parks, peaceful.
Highlights: Villa Müller, Hvezda Palace.
Getting there: Metro Line A to the centre, wide tram network. From the airport buses 119 (daytime) and 510 (night bus) to metro stop at Dejvická (line A) and links with various tram lines.
Why stay: great connections with the city centre and the airport both day and night, very peaceful.
This district is located on the western bank of the Moldava close to Prague airport (PRA). A particularly large area, it is home to numerous embassies, exclusive villas and private residences as well as a number of different international schools including the American, German and Japanese schools that lend it a particularly modern and cosmopolitan atmosphere. In the north is the district of Lysolaje, an area that dates back to the Stone Age where our ancestors lived on game and later from agriculture, fishing and cattle farming greatly due to the fertility of the soil around the River Moldava. The area was annexed to Prague in more modern times however it has conserved its rural appearance. To the south of Lysolaje is the district of Dejvice; home to a site of historical and tourist interest - a well that dates back to the later Roman era. The arrival of the tram and trolley bus at the beginning of the XX century transformed the neighbourhood that went from being a separate colony in the outskirts of Prague to become part of the same city. A short distance from Dejvice is the famous Villa Müller, an architectonic structure constructed in 1930 by architect Adolf Loos. It was designed to be the residence of the Müller family although was later sold to the Prague government by a family member. After its reconstruction it was opened as a museum to the general public. The structure is a clear example of the economy of space and its functionality, that according to Loos and following the Raumpla concept lends each room and area within the building a particular individual importance. Close to Dejvice it is possible to visit a large forested area with diverse vegetation that is home to the Hvezda Palace (meaning star in Czech) that was promoted and designed by Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria between 1555 and 1556. The Archduke was an extremely knowledgeable man strongly influenced by the ideas of Neoplatonicism and Hermeticism and a lover of symmetrical forms. The surface area and its interior have the shape of the Star of David two equilateral triangles that overlap to represent the union of opposite forces and symbolizing harmony and vitality. According to popular belief anyone who stands in the centre of the Palace can feel a very special energy. Each of its four levels represents one of the different elements of nature earth, water, air and fire.