Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and largest city, 15th biggest city in the European Union. The city is positioned in the north-west of the country on the Vltava River, the city is central to about 1.26 million people, while it’s larger urban zone is predicted to have a population of nearly 2 million. Prague has a tepid climate, with mild summers and chilly winters. Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic median of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100-year existence. Prague was endowed during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque generation, Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the lounge of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus also the capital of the Holy Roman federation. It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire and later World War I became the capital of Czechoslovakia. Prague is famous for its cultural attractions and tourist distinations, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. Prague is home to many breweries and during the festival, more than 70 brands of Czech beer can be tasted.