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Hradčany

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  • Day6

    One more day in the Golden City

    May 30 in Czech Republic

    The city centre of Prague is not so big, so you can visit most interesting things on foot.
    St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Palace, exhibition "The Story of Prague Castle", St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, Rosenberg Palace are all part of the visit to the Prague Castle. Legends say that Golden Lane’s trinket shops were once home to alchemists.
    It is a UNESCO monument with a tradition of more than 1000 years that was most likely founded in around 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty (Přemyslovci). According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 m².

    But later on, when we headed to the Astronomical clock all of us were extremely disappointed because it was completely covered because of the cleaning and maintaining that was going on... Lucky the ones who go there in August... it will be done by then :(

    For the rest of the afternoon, we decided to use the 22 until the end station... It was really far away. Wolfi could "rest" a bit on the way there!!! But this was the chance to see a bit beyond the Golden city and see the Soviet presence on the outskirts of the city.
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  • Day2

    Petrin Gärten / Burg und Letna-Park

    September 9 in Czech Republic

    Heute ging es mit der Einschienenbahn hoch nach Petrin. Oben angekommen kann man ganz wunderbar durch die Gärten bis zur Prager Burg laufen. Um sich den Hopp on Hopp off Bus zu sparen, das Geld kann man besser in ein Bier investieren ;) habe ich die Tram23 genommen. Mit dem ÖPNV Ticket ist die Fahrt kostenlos und die Linie fährt an allen wichtigen Sehenswürdigkeiten vorbei. Den allerbesten Ausblick hat man aber vom Letná-Park aus! Wirklich ein „One thing to do“! Dorthin verirren sich nur wenige Touristen und man kann sehr entspannt neben den Skatern bei einem Bierchen die Aussicht genießen.Read more

  • Day6

    Castle life once again

    August 14, 2017 in Czech Republic

    After a rejuvinating sleep we were ready for action today. It was off on the tram once again as we heading up to Prague castle and St Vitus Cathedral. I have a vague recollection of being up in this area on my last trip but my key memory is the callipo ice cream I got on the walk back down so I was excited to go up and see the area properly.

    We got an all inclusive ticket that had access to seven of the main attractions in the area and by god if it killed us we were getting to all seven. It took us five hours but we managed it. We were glad to have in Vienna first as a lot of the history overlaps. This area was once known as Bohemia and was part of the Austrian-Hungarian empire. Of all the attractions we went to the Cathedral and the Story of Prague was the most interesting. The other parts of the castle and bascilica were medieval in nature and similar to what we have at home. At one point in our last attraction we were contemplating if we would climb our hundred set of stairs for the day or skip that part of the castle when two American tourists heard us and said it was worth going upstairs. For us it wasn't! Americans wouldn't never have seen anything like it but for us it was basically like visiting Bunratty.

    The Cathedral itself is a very imposing figure on the Prague landscape and is worth a visit. When we first arrived there the queue was insane. It looked nearly the entire way around the outside of the cathedral and this is no small cathedral!! I wonder sometimes why people bother waiting in the rosting hot sun in that long a queue. We headed off to do other activities and then returned when it is much shorter.

    Inside the cathedral itself the stain glass windows are striking. The colours and images depicted within them are breathtaking. It was rather dark inside though. Again the medieval nature is obvious straight away.

    After our five hours of wandering we decided to make our way back to the hotel for a rest. This in itself took a couple of hours cause we are very easily distracted. A pit stop in Starbucks for some rejuvenation led to being consumed by the free WiFi. The heat was starting to build now so we were glad to heading back.

    Later that night we returned into the city to an Italian resturant we had seen the evening previously. It was completely gluten free so all three of us could enjoy the pasta without any repercussions. It was delicious. We got an amazing dessert that consisted of homemade ice cream and melted chocolate....the ultimate dream!!

    We continued our wanderings back to the Old Town square and marvelled at the city light up at night. It really is a spectacle. There definitely weren't any Monday blues as we sat al fresco sipping cocktails. You gotta love summer holidays!!
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  • Day1

    Prager Burg

    February 4, 2017 in Czech Republic

    Nachdem wir den Berg hinauf zur Burg bewältigt haben genießen wir erst einmal kurz die,leider auf Grund des Nebels etwas eingeschränkte, Aussicht über das schöne Prag. Anschließend ist erst mal Schlange stehen angesagt. Aber das warten lohnt sich und wir können uns anschließend in der Burg und einigen Ihrer Gebäude umsehen.

  • Day4

    Karelsbrug

    December 30, 2016 in Czech Republic

    Save the best for last... Vandaag bezochten we alle hoogtepunten van de stad: de Karelsbrug, een klooster met prachtige bibliotheek, de Sint-Vituskathedraal in het Praags kasteel. Koud was het wel, maar dat maakte de stad en de vista's enkel mooier... Nu op naar ons laatste etentje bij Le Terroir.

  • Day7

    königliches flanieren

    October 30, 2016 in Czech Republic

    Zuerst wollten wir zum valdstejn schloss fahren, wo aber kein Zug hinfuhr...Zum Glück, denn sascha Empfehlung war das "Karlstejn" Schloss gewesen und wir hatten es uns nur falsch gemerkt. Also gingen wir hoch zum Schloss :) als Daniel vom Infomenschen als "zu alt für ein Studententicket" bezeichnet wurde (dennoch ohne ihm den Seniorrabatt anzubieten), flanierten wir nur durch die Gärten und runter an einer bunten Wand vorbei über eine Brücke mit lauter Schlössern dran... Das Gitter musste schon mehrmals geleert werden aufgrund des Gewichts, aber Pärchen finden es anscheinend weiterhin super romantisch sich mit einem fetten Metallgegenstand ewig aneinander zu fesseln :D wir fanden dann ein leeres Restaurant mit einem gesprächigen Kellner und seltsamen Bildern... verstörend! Über die Karlsbrücke gings dann zurück nach HausRead more

  • Day3

    Karlsbrücke und Prager Burg

    August 4, 2017 in Czech Republic

    Nach einem super frühstück, mit Ei in allen Variationen, Sekt, Lachs und vielen anderen Leckereien haben wir uns zu Fuss an der Moldau
    Entlang auf den Weg in die Altstadt gemacht.
    Über die Karls Brücke ging es zu Fuß Richtung Schloss. Dank unseren Ticket für den Öffi in Prag, konnten wir dann auch ein Stück des Weges mit der Tram zurücklegen.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Hradčany, Hradcany, هارادشاني, Hradzsin, フラッチャニ, Hradczany, Градчаны, Hradčani

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