Prague will always hold a special place in my heart, mostly because my husband and I spent our honeymoon there over 20 years ago. We were smart. We asked for money for our wedding gifts instead of linens and such. We knew we were being stationed here. We wanted to pick out our own china and crystal in Prague. Back then that’s what Prague was known for really inexpensive high-quality crystal and china. A few weeks ago we visited Prague again and since it’s been a long time since we’ve visited, I knew some things would change and they had quite a bit. A definite destination for those stationed here today, it’s an amazing city that can capture your heart.
My friend Heather went recently too and shared her pictures and special finds with me so you get the bonus of her visit too!
My husband and I tried to see and visit as much as we could in one day but there is a lot of choices. So here are my suggestions for Prague if you’re there for the day or weekend. So, my first tip is DON’T GO TO PRAGUE IN THE SUMMER. If you do go, pick a weekday. Lots of tourists. Off-season is best, especially for these bigger cities. I know, I didn’t follow my own rule. Saturdays every vendor is out and the river is filled with activity.
I’m attaching ∇Google Walking Maps at the end∇ of the blog for you to take along and you can edit it to adjust to your favorites too. We parked at the bus station garage (GPS,Wilsonova 8, 110 00 Praha, Czech Republic) since it was not right downtown (just a little walk) and a little cheaper per hour for parking this seemed perfect. Be sure to bring your walking shoes as this is a long day on cobblestone. First up…the Old Town Main Square
- Lego Museum
- Bethlehem Chapel
- Ufleka Beer Museum
- next to the Dancing House
- Lunch at Renomme – the highlight of our day was meeting Christina and having lunch in this tucked away restaurant off the river. We had a lovely conversation and an exquisite meal that was elegant but tasted homemade.
- National Theatre
- Bedrich Smetana (Monument) (next to the river)
- Karluv Most Bridge
- Lennon Wall
- Prague Castle (the Starbucks right there)
- Book Tunnel (Manaske Namesti) – not open on weekends
- Old Town Josefov (Jewish town)
Although we didn’t get to see everything on my list, it was still an incredible day trip. It was time to head back to the bus station and pick up our car. In a conversation we had with Christina, she told me her favorite town in the Czech Republic is Český Krumlov. Hmmm, sounds like another trip.
Here are some of Heather’s other shares…
- Paddle boats on the river
Prague is definitely unforgettable, alive with people and commerce. Lots to do, so if you are looking for a busy day trip or taking a long weekend. Prague is definitely the ticket. It might be a better idea to spend a little bit longer in this amazing city that definitely is on the must-see list!
Google Maps below
You can also “click” on the letter below for descriptions
- A) Bus Station
- B) Old Town
- C) Lego Museum
- D) Bethlehem Chapel
- E) Ufleka Beer Museum
- F) Renomme Restaurant
- G) National Theater
- H) Bedrich Smetana (monument)
- I) Karluv Most Bridge
- J) Lennon Wall
- A) Lennon Wall
- B) Prague Castle
- C) Prague Library – Book Tunnel
- D) Jewish Old Town and cemetery
- E) Palladium
- F) Bus and Train Station (car park)