Short Trip to the ‘Golden City’ of Prague
A Short Trip to the ‘Golden City’ of Prague with Kerstin
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During the holidays we finally had the chance to visit Prague. We had planned to visit for about three years, so it was about time we got there. ? From Austria travelling by car seemed only appropriate and after a 3.5-hour-drive we eventually arrived.
Our hotel offered private parking which I highly recommend, if you are planning to go there by car. Parking is expensive in Prague and therefore the best (and safest for your car) solution seems to be a parking space at your hotel. Or travelling by train or plane.
We stayed in Prague for two nights, which is long enough to visit the hot-spots. On our first day, which was only a few hours after arriving, we decided to walk from our hotel next to the train station into Old Town. In the City Centre of Prague are the famous neighbourhoods: Old Town, New Town, Little Quarter, Hradcany, Josefov (Home of the Jewish Community) and Vinohrady.
Our walk led us via Wenceslas Square to the Astronomical Clock and through Josefov to the Charles Bridge, where we enjoyed an impressive view at the Castle of Prague by night.
On the next day it was raining cats and dogs, but we wanted to go sightseeing anyway. After a short walk, we decided to sit it out in an old beer pub, the U Fleku. If you love a good beer from time to time, feel free to visit this pub with its brewery. It has a very nice garden with a 22m deep well. The recipe of the beer has stayed the same since it was founded in 1499.
After the pub we went on to see Little Quarter and Hradcany. We took the way over the bridge south of Charles Bridge and up to Petrin Hill with Observation Tower. This is a very nice walk, even in the rain. As a reward, the sun came out for about 30 minutes on top of the Petrin Hill.
From there we went to the Castle and the St. Veit’s Cathedral and down the hill to the John Lennon Wall and into Little Quarter.
Because of the rain, we went back to the hotel as we were wet through. After a hot bath we were ready for the City and spent the evening with a last stroll through Old Town.
The next day was departure day, but we had planned an additional stop on our way home. About an hour away from Prague is Kutna Hora. There we visited the Sedlec-Ossarium, a Roman Catholic Chapel house containing over 40,000 human bones and art made out of them.
Next to the chapel house is the Cathedral of the Assumption of Our Lady, one of the most important Czech Gothic Buildings.
Kutna Hora’s other tourist attractions are the Church of St. Barbara and the Czech Silver Museum (closed in winter).
It was an interesting trip to Czech Republic and if you are into architecture, culture and history you are going to love the “Golden City” and its surrounding villages.