Czech Republic

Adventures in Czech Republic:

A stop in Prague was part of our three week European tour.  Some friends of ours have already been there and told us we must go.  Prague has a very good reputation in US so we added it to our trip after Berlin.  Well we are now another couple who consider Prague one of our best European cities.

Our hotel was a small boutique hotel called Domus Henrici.  It was literally 2 blocks from Prague Castle gates so we were pleased to have stayed at the top of the hill.  Since we were already up there, we decided that the Castle was the first place to visit.  I always love when there are impressive gates with statues on top and Prague Castle didn’t disappoint.  They have these impressive statues that pretty show them beating down their enemies.

The last statue is awesome with the club.  (I must admit that I have used that picture with our company name on the club for a  “beat down the competition” slogan with our sales team).

We got lucky to be near the front of the gates when they started the changing of the guard.  The crowds built up quickly.  After it was over, we went into the Castle grounds.  Almost reminded me of the Kremlin with the impressive church inside.

On the next day, we took the tram down the hill and went to Old Town Square.  Many more tourist walking around there although is much more shopping down there then up around the Castle area near our hotel.  Of course no trip is complete in Prague unless you take a picture of the Prague Astronomical Clock.  It is impressive.

Instead of taking the tram back, we walked back out of the square and over the Charles Bridge.  You have to take your time and take see all the great statues.  You can actually climb to the top of one of the bridge towers and get some nice photos. It was a nice walk.

From there we took a left and found a great little restaurant in the expat area of Prague. One of the places we found was the giant babies as we walked along the river. Three giant babies guard the entrance to Museum Kampa (U Sovovych mlynu 2).  It was pretty cool.

We then wound our way back up the hill towards the castle and found some great little restaurants on the way up the winding streets.  It is a tiring hike so a food stop is advised.

We absolutely loved Prague and would recommend all travelers go there.  We also hear they have a wonderful New Years show but it is fairly cold.