Part 4: Prague, Czech Republic
Steeped in rich history and overflowing with charm, we took a 6-hour train ride from Hamburg to this stunning eastern European city in the Czech Republic and it stole my heart right away. Prague or Praha, is a city full of culture, beautiful architecture and houses covered in deep orange brick roof tops, and plenty of cobblestone streets (pack some runners because you really don’t want to be like me and have sore feet after walking 8-hrs in heels).
Things to Note While in Prague:
Since we took the train to get into Prague, our hotel was only a 10 min walk away. But if you are further from the city centre you can use public transport as it’s quite extensive and fairly cheap.
One perk about travelling to Czech Republic is that the exchange rate of the dollar to the local currency of the Czech Koruna is in our favour (by a lot), so the price of eating out was affordable.
What to Do/See in Prague:
- Charles Bridge (sunrise for no crowds and sunset since it’s beautiful)
- Old Town Square & Astronomical Clock
We also did another walking tour & boat ride where we saw:
- Castle District & Prague Castle
- St Vitus Cathedral
- Top of Old Town Hall for views
- Josefov (Jewish Quarter & Museum)
- Wenceslas Square (shopping)
- Strahov Library (one of the oldest libraries so of course I saw this one)
Prague is a city that captures your heart and attention with its monumental architecture, history and character. It’s a city you can keep coming back to and discover more and more along the way. The maze of cobblestone lanes and tall steeples is perfect for those that like to amble around, getting a feel for the city. Prague offers something for every kind of traveler and tourist and I definitely wished to come back soon!
Have you been to Prague? If you have, what was your favourite part of the city? What are some things you recommend seeing, do have any favourite places to eat or shop?
If you’d like to check out my Hamburg Travel Guide it’s the third part to this series.