One weekend in Prague – Our travel tips for you
Part of our Oberwerth team travelled to Prague for 3 days at the end of November. Our bags HARRY & SALLY and KATE accompanied them on their trip. We are very excited about the city and would like to show you some of our personal highlights. The days were planned in advance, but finally we let ourselves drift and let the magic of the city catch us.
An absolute “Must See” – Charles Bridge
The Charles Bridge is by far the most popular sight in the city. It connects Prague’s Lesser Town with the Old Town and, after its construction in the 14th century, revolutionized trade between Western and Eastern Europe. Today it is part of the world’s cultural heritage and an absolute tourist magnet. From the bridge you have a beautiful view of Prague and the Vltava River – including the corresponding photo motifs.
Tram 22 – Next stop: Prague Castle
Tram line 22 takes you quickly to Prague Castle (stop: Prazsky Hrad). While enjoying the ride you have a wonderful view of the city.
Tip: With tram 22 you can easily visit many places of interest. The line runs from the southeast across the city to the northwestern part of Prague.
After exploring the extensive castle grounds from the 9th century – which is now inhabited by the Czech President – one can stroll comfortably over the staircases from the castle grounds in the direction of Charles Bridge. You can’t miss the old town with its pretty alleys.
Tip: For a rest before or after visiting the castle, the small and very cosy coffee house Kavarna Vovy Svet – located in the Navy Svet 2,11800 Praha – is personally recommended. This small café is an absolute insider’s tip and far away from the tourist bustle on the castle grounds.
Prague Old Town – Where, if not here
The Old Town is the busiest of the five districts of Prague and is the centre of public life. Here beats the heart of Prague!
In addition to the many attractions, the buildings in particular are enchanting due to their wonderfully designed facades. If you take a closer look, you will discover that some of the statues are integrated into the facades. This alone makes it a highlight to simply stroll through the streets and discover the elements of Prague’s Art Nouveau and Cubism.
Tip: See and marvel – stroll along the Parisian street (Parízská Trída) with its numerous Haute Couture shops of all the renowned designers. Even if you don’t want to buy anything there, it is a special pleasure to marvel at the elegant facades and luxurious displays and hardly to know whether you are still in Prague or perhaps already in Milan or Paris.
Time to indulge yourself – Coffee at Café Savoy
Café Savoy near the Legion Bridge (Most Legii) on the Lesser Town of Prague is a particularly nice and tasty place to stop for a hearty breakfast or refreshment during the day. Café Savoy is a typical Prague coffee house, but has its own unique charm.
The café has been in existence since 1893, and the stucco ceiling with its huge chandeliers, which take you back to Prague in the days of Kafkas, is striking. In addition to delicious coffee and pastry specialities and an substantial breakfast selection, it also offers excellent Czech and international cuisine.
(Credit: Café Savoy)
Tip: Apart from Café Savoy, Café Louvre and the beautiful Grand Café Orient are not only worth seeing, but also a culinary recommendation. The cafés are often a better alternative to the deliberately old-trimmed breweries.
Town Hall and Astronomical Clock
Even more impressive than the beautiful town hall, which is situated directly at the Old Town Market Square, is the enormous astronomical clock.
Prague’s City Hall Clock is also known as the Apostle’s Clock and was manufactured in the 15th century. To this day it has been destroyed several times, but rebuilt and reconstructed again and again.
Every day – between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. – different figures of the 12 apostles appear in the two windows at every full hour.
Trdelnik – Not a tip, a must!
Trdelnik is a traditional Czech yeast biscuit. The dough is wrapped over twisting sticks and then briefly peeled off after baking over an open fire. It then cools down and is filled or coated with a wide variety of sweet varieties, from Nutella and cream to ice cream and nuts. And yes, it tastes as good as it sounds. Trdelnik is offered in many small baking stations all over the city.
Our conclusion about Prague
Prague is a varied and versatile destination. For both culinary and photographic lovers. The city has enchanted us and we were certainly not there for the last time.
Last but not least – Our culinary recommendations
Kalina Cuisine et vins, Marina ristorante (Ship), Spices (Mandarin oriental) …and the city’s desserts!