Being in the Czech Republic for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect of Prague, but I ended up loving this city. It’s full of old, beautiful buildings in pastel tones and cute streets. And when you get out a little bit of touristy Old Town it’s also quite cheap and not too crowded.
How to get around
In Prague there are three different subway lines: A, B and C. Additionally you can take the tram or a bus, which takes a bit longer, but has more stations. They offer a 3-day-ticket for 12,50€/320CZK, and you can use it for as many times as you want. Moreover, they have 30min tickets which are really cheap, if you only have to go to one destination. We also walked a lot, because we had nice weather and Prague is not too wide-spread.
Here are some of the things we did and I can really recommend:
Old Town & Charles Bridge
This is probably what everybody does, but I guess no visit to Prague is complete without a visit in touristy Old Town and walking over the Charles Bridge. You can find lots of cute little streets with lots of souvenir shops, but also lots of tourists. Furthermore there are very nice inner courtyards for dinner or just a lemonade. At every corner you can find Trdelnik, a rolled pastry dusted in cinnamon you can enjoy either empty or filled with ice cream, strawberries and more.
However, my Czech friend who lives in Prague told me, it’s kind of a tourist trap, because it’s not traditional Czech food at all. It’s tasty though.
The Charles Bridge is located at the end of Old Town and full of artists and little booths with jewelry or pictures.
Mala Strana/Lesser Town & Lennon Wall
This precinct is located on the other side of the Vltava River and really beautiful. It’s quite and also full of old buildings. You’ll also find the famous Lennon Wall there, which looks really cool. And if you’re looking for a meal or a drink, I recommend to walk down to the river and enjoy the view of the Charles Bridge and the boats passing by while you’re eating in one of the restaurants on the riverbank. It’s not super cheap, but the view is great.
Petrin Hill – Observation Tower
Another great view over Prague is offered by the observation tower on Petrin Hill, which is close to Mala Strana. You have to pay entry to climb on top, but it’s worth it. You can see all the bridges and also the famous castle from up there.
This lively neighborhood is where our accommodation, the Hostel Boudnik, is located. By the way, I can really recommend it as well. It’s clean, nice rooms, a beautiful inner courtyard, 24h-service and a nice breakfast buffet every morning for only 4€/100CZK.
The area is quite as well and looks so beautiful with all the nice buildings in pastel tones. Additionally there are many nice and traditional restaurants and pubs, as well as Cafés. The perfect starting point to explore Prague.
This house looks really exotic and cool on the other hand. It’s located next to the river and stunning during the day and at night. Definitely worth to look at, especially if you’re in that area anyways.
We found this Café by coincidence and loved it so much, that it’s worth to mention here. It’s basically a little apartment with different rooms to chill and play with 10 rescued cats. They lived in an animal shelter before and are all really cute. You can get as much coffee, tea and snacks as you want during your visit and just hang out with the cats. It costs 5€/120CZK for 1 hour, which is a good price for what you can get in there. The Café is located right one street behind the Dancing House.
This place was a tip by my Czech friend and it’s definitely a place I want to show you as well. Located close to the Dancing House, it’s a riverbank, where you can just hang out, put your feet in the water and enjoy the view. There are many boats, on which you can get a beer and have a nice chill out with your friends.
These were my favorite places and I hope you like them as well, if you check them out. Here are some more photos of my time in Prague.