Life in a day: Prague July 2013

Prague old town square

Prague old town square

After eight months I was back in Prague again.  I enjoyed my visit last November, and the walking tour was just superb I knew I had to go back to this lovely city.  This was one of the cities I had to take my cousins who visited me last month from the states.  I had a feeling that they were going to love this city as well, and they did!

It takes about 6 hours to drive from the center of Germany to Prague, Czech Republic.  And this country requires a toll sticker ‘vignette’ to drive legally on their highways.  They can be purchased at the gas stations near the border crossings.

We went for a free walking tour (with New Prague tours), it started around  11:00 a.m. and the meeting point was at the old town square.  Its a 3 hour tour in which you get to learn about the astronomical clock, Charles bridge, old Jewish quarter, Wenceslas Square and so much more. My favorite part of the tour was when they explained the 2,000 years of history of Czech Republic in 10 minutes.

Old Jewish Quarter

Prague

After the free walking tour, we decided to the castle tour as well which was about 13 euros per person.  It includes a one-way tram ticket to the castle complex.  And this was another 3 hours of walking tour which finished at the Castle gardens overlooking the old town.

Toy Museum

Prague Spa Wafers

Prague Spa Wafers

View of Old Town Square

Since the castle tour ended at the garden, we walked downhill going back to Old Town Square.  When we got there we just picked a restaurant (forgot the name) and the food was delicious –  I got the roast pork with dumplings.

Prague is on my top 3 favorite cities in Europe, and I’m going back there again this September with my family.

 

Published 16 August, 2013

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