Post # 1
DH and I are planning our yearly vacation and we’ve decided that one of our stops will be Prague. Neither one of us has been. I would love any input from Bees who have been there about the best areas to stay in, things that are a must see/do and any other tips you may have about Prague. We’ll be there for 4 days.
Post # 3
No one has been to Prague?
Post # 4
I went to Prague over Christmas one year. We were mainly visiting warmer climates like Malta and Italy so we froze our asses off. They had a pretty cool christmas fair that we went to and some old churches. However, it was my least favorite stop of the trip. We stayed at a hotel kind of near a mall i think it was a Hilton or mariott and was very nice.
Post # 5
@Captain013: We’ll be going at the end of summer/early fall so luckily no freezing temps for us. I hate being cold so I can understand why you weren’t feeling it.
Post # 6
I went to Praha on a backpacking trip for a few days. Our hostel was awesome, but you’re probably staying in a hotel, right? We didn’t do too much, just wandered around the old city gawking at architecture and toured some buildings, shopped, etc. But if you like vegetarian food – or even if you don’t – eat at Lheka Hlava. Seriously best food of my life. Pretty affordable too.
Post # 7
I’ve been a couple of times. The first time I stayed with a local friend and last time in a big hotel kinda on the outskirts of the old town. It was a super nice hotel, but I can’t think of the name of it right now. There’s lots to see there, like the castle, Old Town Square, the Jewish quarter, and Charles Bridge. When you visit the castle, make sure to pay the tiny bit extra to see Golden Lane, it’s beautiful.
If you get a chance to see anywhere else in the Czech Republic besides Prague, I would highly recommend Telč and Český Krumlov.
Post # 8
We went in sept of 2010 and stayed at Grand Majestic. It was super nice and their breakfast was especially awesome. The old square is a couple blocks away, so is the St Charles bridge. http://www.booking.com/hotel/cz/grand-majestic-plaza.en.html?aid=311088;label=grand-majestic-plaza-zIEmGRIsMVmqfr5y4BSO9ASM3329794713:pl:ta:p1:p2:ac:ap1t1:neg;ws=&gclid=CPrky6TltLUCFeZ_QgodXAUANw
We mainly ate kabobs that we bought at old town square, they had a bunch of street food vendors. We mainly walked around and stumbled upon a lot of great things.
Post # 9
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@Meowkers: Oh Prague, how I love thee. I spent about a week in Prague when I was backpacking a couple of years ago. What I love most about Prague is that, if you stay in Praha zone 1, it is totally walk-able. If for some reason you really don’t feel like walking, the trolleys are totally do-able. Every time I go to a new European city, I start with a free Sandeman’s tour. Any hotel will be able to direct you to the meet up spot where you will be guided by an English speaking guide through the city. They work for tips, so I always tip generously. It’s still way cheaper than a paying tour. These tours are a great way to get an overview of the city and its history and the guides always have recommendations for restaurants and places to look into further.
I spent much of my week admiring the architecture and eating enough fried cheese sandwiches to make my pants more than a little tight, but here are some things I really loved:
-Old Town Square (performers, street food, merchants…spent most of my time here)
-Old Jewish quarter and Jewish cemetary
-Prague Castle (great views)
-Petrin Hill (take the funicular. It’s worth it lol)
-Franz Kafka museum (at least go for a walk around the exterior. I really love that less-touristy side of the river. Beautiful architecture and great food)
We also took the bus to Kutna Hora to see the Sedlec Ossuary (bone church), which is nice if you have a week but not really worth trying to fit into a short trip
I think you’ll find that you’ll never be bored just walking around in awe of this beautiful city. Enjoy some goulash for me!
Post # 10
@Meowkers: I went over christmas and loved it. castles, hipster art, mulled wine, bar hops so great! Not a lot of english compared to other countries though.
Post # 11
thank you for all the insights ladies!
@HeatherMM: my dad recommended going on a day trip to Český Krumlov as well. We’re trying to work that into our itenerary.
@FutureMrsWeston: thank you for all the info. I’ll definitely be looking for somewhere to stay in zone 1 now. We’re planning on getting an apartment because there are 4 of us and it’ll end up being cheaper. I’ve never heard of Sandeman’s tours. I’ll definitely look into that.
@subtlebee: sounds great. Our group can get by in 4 languages so hopefully between all of us we won’t have a problem with the language barrier.