Today I’d like to share the photos and impression from the latest Prague trip in May with you. I know. It’s already 2 months, but well, #timemanagement sucks haha.
On all our travels this year we prepared before by checking what we want to see and by writing a rough daily schedule (with max. 2 points, which in reality always were like 4-5 haha). My part in this planning is looking for nice and affordable food places. This all we mark in a Google Map, which is then available at all times, even without internet when we’re on the go.
So, and today I want to share our plan and also spontaneous discoveries with you!
– Day 1 –
Arrive & check-in
We’ve found this cute Airbnb here, it was not too close to city center (walking would be too far) but it is really a great location to stay. The neighborhood contains some supermarkets, a winery, several bakeries, cafes and a daily market, also a crazy looking church and the TV tower.
Our bus was delayed more than 2h, so our first day only started around 4 PM. First stop: This Thai food festival between our place and the metro station Jiřího z Poděbrad.
First things first: We started our journey in the city center and wanted to capture some cute photos of the famous astronomical clock – which was under construction partially. Also to warn some of you: This might be the busiest area of Prague. And if you’re not in love with huge crowds, I recommend coming at 5 AM or 21 PM or in January instead of May/June/July.
You can also go inside for 10€ per Person – but the line was so huge so we decided to skip this.
Church of Our Lady before Tyn
If you are looking for some Czech food for a reasonable price, Havelska Koruna is your place! During lunch times there is a long line though, while at 6-7 PM it’s easy to find a seat – but also fewer dish options left. It works like this: You can mix your own lunch with some dishes, so a lunch can be two soups and potato. Or rice with two different meats. Or just soup, beer and desert. You got the concept, right?
I highly recommend this place!
We continued to the Charles Bridge and discovered there are two streets leading to it – one full of thousands of people, and one empty hidden one. We tried both, and I must say both have their benefits! Full street = nice street photography shots. Empty street = less stress.
Old Town Bridge Tower
I had the feeling not many people know about the possibility to go on top of the Charles Bridge Tower to have an amazing view over the whole river, bridge, and actually the whole town. The entry to the tower is 90Krone and it is opened from 10 AM till 8 PM. We came here at 7 PM so one hour before sunset to get the best hours. I don’t even know which photos to show to you because every 5 minutes the light changed and we had new amazing motives.
Walking towards the National Theatre
After the sunset, we decided to walk left from Charles Bridge towards the National Theatre. On the way we again saw a beautiful view over the castle and Charles bridge. The theater itself was very difficult to capture in a photo, but cool to see as well (what you can see are the legs of the horses on top of the theater). And that was day 1.
– Day 2 –
John Lennon Wall
As any other tourist in Prague we had to stop by the John Lennon Wall, but I must say there is not much you can do apart from taking the obligatory photo in front of the wall.
Have you ever noticed the tower which looks like the Eiffel Tower on one of the hills of Prague? It’s on the Petril Hill. We decided to skip the line for the train and hike up instead. Well, if you want to go out later at night, I recommend you the train. Trust me. Because this day really tore us off. Here you can see the Petrin Tower and the view from it – so beautiful!
Stadium & Towers
The photo community of Prague seems to love these two – especially the towers. The way here wasn’t easy, though. As this spot is not frequently visited by tourists, there is no signage or a way to ask people how to get here or away from here. We walked here from the Petrin Hill and took a bus back towards city center.
But this view really paid off, don’t you think?
And our last stop of the day was supposed to be this Square, but the main building was under construction as well. Well, the square is still pretty beautiful, isn’t it?
So we took some more street shots and headed back home.
The TV Tower close to our station Jiřího z Poděbrad.
Some metro love.
We tried to take a photo of the Dancing House, but there were so many cars around we couldn’t get a nice shot. So we walked back to city center next to Vltava and captured this magical moment (two red trams meet on the bridge).
Some more metro love.
And we walked into one church – St. Nicholas‘ Church, and it was just beautiful inside. We also went into the Communism Museum, it was pretty interesting!
And these were our three days in Prague! Especially impressing how many towers there are and that there are four different kinds of trams. Too many tourists but well, it’s also beautiful.
Did we miss something? Would you like to go to Prague, too? Let me know in the comments.