We decided to go to Prague for Arber’s 26th birthday. It was not my ideal destination, but since I was short in my annual leave at work, I thought a nearby destination would be a good choice.
We went there by bus (Flixbus always the best). It’s super cheap(around 40 euros) and just 4 hours away from Munich. The bus is very comfortable and provides free WiFi and a phone charger in every seat. After arriving, we took the tram and the bus to get to our hotel. Transport tickets are very cheap compared to Munich. After settling into our Hotel, we went out and enjoyed the day in city. Prague is very beautiful, filled with colors, castles and charm. The old city is absolutely amazing, with the cobblestone streets surrounded by colorful buildings constructed hundreds of years ago. The first thing we visited was the astronomical clock,which is the oldest working astronomical clock in the world. Legend says that the government ordered to blind the guy who designed and built it, so he could not make a second one similar as this one. So, he disabled the clock, and no one was able to repair it for the next hundred years, until 1552.
Next we visited Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. First few floors are scary looking ‘local historical figures’ giving a bit of history. Top floor is what you’d prob expect to see: Hollywood celebrities I.e. Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, George Clooney etc. Some of the figures are not so well made and tbh I expected a little more since it carried the Madam Tussauds name. But all in all was good. Here are some pictures:
My absolute favorite part of the city was Charles Bridge. This bridge was commissioned by King Charles IV and is lined with 30 Baroque statues of religious figures.I can not find the right words to describe it, so you can take a look at the pictures and decide yourself if you like it as much as I do.
The magnificent Book Tunnel. The mirrors create the illusion that you are looking at an endless vortex of books. This brings a whole new meaning to ‘lost in a good book’ 😉
You can not go to Prague and not try the famous ‘trdelníks'(impossible for me to pronounce) or else called as doughnut cones. They’re a traditional Czech cinnamon-flavored pastry shaped like a spiraled cone, often coated in chocolate on the inside, stuffed with soft-serve ice cream.
We had a very good breakfast at Cafe Louvre, one of Prague’s top cafés, which was first opened in 1902. Franz Kafka used to come here with his friends. Albert Einstein even frequented this café during his stay in Prague in 1911-1912.
Prague’s castle(also called “Hrad“) is just breathtaking. Looks like a castle from a fairytale. Did you know that Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records with a total of 753,474 square feet. It is also said that Kafka spent time writing here 🙂
Not far from old town square is Prague’s chocolate museum. It was awarded 7th place in the ranking of the best chocolate museums in the world.
I liked Prague very much, but for me it is definitely one of those places i wouldn’t visit twice :). Most of the time i got the feeling i was in Munich, so other than the Charles bridge, the other places gave me a vibe of Germany, especially the architecture and buildings. What are your favorite things to do and places to visit in Prague?
Next post is about a new destination. Much Love <3