Are you heading to Prague (capital of Czech Republic) for the first time? Or the second, but your not sure if you tried everything interesting? Are you wandering what to do to have a good time? You can take guides and go around all the important touristic places and monuments. But if you are a bit like me and don’t like those mainstream activities (just partly, there still are things I love to do which tourists do too) but prefer to enjoy the place with it’s atmosphere, then here we go, don’t miss this!
1. Lennon’s wall
Young tourists use to come there. It’s near Kampa (home palce to artists through decades) and people are allowed to draw or write there. Of course everyone prefers a nice drawings than just “I love xy” writen just to leave something there. The original purpose was to keep a reminders to people that life is good and never just black and white. There were times when someone (maybe a government, later extremists, who knows) painted it white. But it never took a long time to renew it and make it bright, colourful and optimistic again.
When you cross the river (or if you going there by metro, the closest station is Karlovo náměstí or by tram I usually také Palackého náměstí) you can go down by stairs to the waterfront. From Spring to Autumn people go for a drink there, have a good time and relax. This is the place where I managed to drink my first beer. I don’t really drink beer but I had to try one of the fruity ones. And yes, I could drink the whole small one. Goal achieved!
I have no idea how traditional it really is, but I’m sure that if you love sweets as I do, you’ll deffinitely enjoy this. In the past few years they even started to fill it with icecream or just whipped cream. I haven’t tried the filled one so far, but the simple ones are amazing. To make it clearer – the batter is like a yeast pie, soft, fluffy and delicious. You can buy it almost everwhere, but mostly I meet the stands around Karlův most (Charles’ bridge) or Staroměstské náměstí (Old town square). You can have it with nuts, cinnamon, cocoa and so on on the top of the pie. And when you’re somewhere there, please, take a walk through the Bridge and take a look at Čertovka. Look it up. You’ll like it. There’s lovers’ bridge, too.
4. Gardens at Petřín lookout tower
Usually people go to Petřín by little train to see the tower and mirror labyrinth. And yes, go there, it’s fun. Just, if you want to, walk up there, especially if the nature started blooming already. The whole hill is covered by gardens which are so beautiful, both during Spring and Summer! They’re also beautiful during Autumn, probably, but I haven’t been there during the season. Anyway, those gardens are a must. Trust me.
5. Prokopské údolí
This is nature reservation. I love nature and when in Prague I need to breath for a while. There’s no more to say about it, just if you want to run away from the rushing city, this is an option. For me the best way to get ther is taking a bus no. 120 from “Na knížecí” to “Nádraží Hlubočepy” (Hlubočepy station).
There are so many places to see and things to try… it’s hard to make a top 5. Fortunately, this is not a last post about Prague. 🙂
Love, Michaela ♥