The Bohemia of Prague

After our overnight stop in Vienna, we were finally glad to spend 3 days in Prague and leisurely enjoy the atmosphere. With it's cool, relaxed feel within parts of the city, it couldn't be a better place for a break. However the main old square does get horrendously filled with tourists so it may not always be relaxing during the busy months. Furthermore just like Budapest, a key thing to remember is to always have a train ticket and validate it as they're pretty tight on transport. However a very lively city and there are many great things to do which aren't over populated.

Hostel: Czech Inn, Francouzka (near Pavlova metro)
A cool urban and contemporary hostel. It seems to be very popular and perfect place to make friends and meet new people.

Highly recommend
  • Visit the Muncipal House, where the oldest bar in Prague exists. With Art Nouveau decor in and outside, it real is a beauty

  • In the evening we went to the Letna Beer Garden and chilled on the hill watching the sun set across the city of Prague. A nice alternative to a bar crawl.

  • The next day we joined a walking tour, which took us to the old town where we saw the famous astronomical clock. Although the traffic jam of people may make it hard to move, don't let this distract you from the view of the town.

  • Make sure you cross over the famous Charles Bridge and walk to the top of Prague Castle for some amazing views. On the way down, the John Lennon Wall is a must see, although nothing compared to the Berlin Wall it still portrays that contrast needed amongst the traditional buildings.

  • I particularly enjoyed the Dancing House, named after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers (from the 1920s stars of Vaudeville) due to the house resembling a pair of dancers. If you have time, do make sure you see it.

  • Afterwards we walked to the Lesser Town area where the base of the Petrin Hill was, and where the Monument to Victims of Communism statues were located. I really thought these were emotionally thought provoking statues as it holds 7 bronze figures descending a flight of stairs, 'decaying'  limbs and bodies as the reach further away representing how political prisoners were affected by Communism. Really something quite special.

  • In the lesser town, there were also some great cafes alongside some charming street art. Definitely worth browsing round

  • Finally we walked around the Wallenstein Palace Gardens which were really beautiful and perfect way to end the trip. Enjoy the photos!

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