In the summer of 2015, we went to Prague, Czech Republic. We stayed in a hotel which was situated right on the Charles Bridge, which was really useful when visiting landmarks and shops. We went by plane from Luton airport, UK, which was a bit stressful as we missed our flight and ended up waiting 12 hours at the airport for the next one. We stayed for approximately 1 week and met up with our friends who now live there, this was really handy as they knew their way round and the best touristy places.
Whilst there, we went to the Franz Kafka museum. Kafka was a novelist, born in Prague in 1883, who wrote many influential books. Here is a video from the Franz Kafka museum website:
We paddled in a peddle boat down the iconic river which flows through the middle of the city, the Vltava. This was beautiful, scenic and not busy or touristy. From here we could see the Prague Opera House as well as the Dancing House. There’s also an island in the middle of the river, which can be reached from the mainland from the bridge. Whilst we were on the island, there was a band playing on a big stage, the atmosphere was great!
Another place we visited was the St. Vitus Cathedral with it’s famous Astronomical Clock. This fascinating clock was worth waiting for til the hour, where all these figures move on the clock face and the bells chime. I think it’s definitely something that needs to be seen to be appreciated!
Something I noticed a lot was the number of street artists and musicians there were in the city, especially in front of our hotel and along the Charles Bridge. This brought a certain atmosphere to the visit and we were able to buy some momentos, including a photograph from an artist selling on the bridge.
A further iconic landmark we visited was the John Lennon wall. Where once there was an ordinary wall, since the 1980s, has been covered in Lennon-inspired graffiti and Beatles’ lyrics. We even added our own little messages.
These are just some of the best places we visited on our trip to Prague but there are definitely many other places that we didn’t get to explore.