A weekend in Prague I travelogue
A few weeks ago I was on the road for a short trip in the “golden city” Prague. Today I show you where we were in Prague and what we saw during our short trip. There are also my personal highlights and tips for your trip. Of course there is much more to discover.
Travel tips: Highlights and things to see
First a little tip for those who arrive by car. Let your navigation system guide you to the Charles Bridge, because along the Vltava River there are many possibilities to park cheaply as well. It’s best to park in a parking garage, although there are different zones with predetermined maximum parking duration. However, most of them are reserved for the residents. Even better, of course, if your hotel offers a parking lot.
Due to the convenient location in the park we did not have far to go to our first destination, the Charles Bridge. Along the Vltava river there is a beautiful promenade, which is great for a stroll. From here you have a great view of Prague Castle on the other side of the Vltava River.
I can only recommend you to go to Charles Bridge in the morning or in the early evening hours. You can then take beautiful pictures with sunrise or sunset. sunset and with a little luck you have a halfway “empty” bridge.
The second highlight and for me a must see is the Prague Castle. It is a bit of a hike up to the top of the hill, which takes about. 15 minutes needed. But once you have made it, you have on the one hand, a beautiful view of Prague and on the other hand, you can look at the castle in peace and quiet. At Christmas time there are also many stands up there and you can treat yourself to a Trdelnik as a reward for the climb. What this is you will learn below. 🙂 A little tip, in the evening there is much less crowds of tourists, plus the whole castle is illuminated.
There is still so much to discover in Prague, since that would go beyond the scope of this article, here is the most important in a nutshell.
Popular destination for Christmas & New Year’s Eve
Prague is a must-see at Christmas time. In the whole town there are stands with drinks, sweets and hearty food, as well as the Christmas market typical all kinds of stands. A huge Christmas tree stood in the middle of the Old Town Square and right next to it was a stage with live music. The mood was relaxed and full of joy for the new year. Especially over New Year’s Eve many people are attracted to Prague. By the way, the best view of the fireworks is from the Charles Bridge – but not for people with claustrophobia.
Shopping experience – Tips for Prague
Of course, for a fashionista, an extensive shopping afternoon is also part of the trip. Depending on the region, completely different things can hang in the same store. If you like eye-catching colors and pattern mixes, it’s definitely worth a little trip to the stores. From the Old Town Square there is a small side street that leads to the shopping mile. If you walk along here long enough, you will reach the Powder Tower, where you can take a few snapshots. Afterwards, check out the Palladium shopping center not far from the Powder Tower.
If you get hungry from all the shopping and admiring the golden city, some restaurants on the Old Town Square invite you to delicious dishes. Another tip, in the side streets there are some cozy restaurants that are a little more secluded from the tourist crowds. The second tip is to definitely try trdelnik. It is a pastry, which has in Prague momentarily super hype status and can be found on every corner. Best tasting’s with white chocolate.