Czech Republic
Old Town Square

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  • Day2

    Ständetheater

    August 22, 2019 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Das überwältigende Theatergebäude aus dem Jahre 1783 wurde im klassizistischen Stil erbaut und war unser nächster Stop. Mit der Geschichte des Theaters ist unzertrennlich das Musiktalent Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart verbunden – insbesondere seine Weltpremiere der Oper Don Giovanni, die bis heute im Repertoire des Theaters zu finden ist. Read more

  • Day26

    Czech Republic, Prague

    July 3, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Left Vienna bright and early for our journey to Prague. It was a pleasure driving through the city at 8.30 on a Sunday morning. We hit the autostrada and that was we stayed for the next 350 or so k's. Most of the driving was in the Czech Republic, we knew when we had reached the boarder as there were Casino's (not quite Vegas!), sex shops and a biker bar. Couldn't be further from Vienna if we'd tried!!! The driving was pretty horrendous, it would have to be the worst road surface I have ever driven on. A concrete panel road surface in really poor condition with road works for much of it, with rain for some of it. We arrived in Prague early afternoon and for those of you that know Prague our hotel was on the main square right opposite the astronomical clock. This is of course a huge pedestrian plaza that is incredibly busy. This small piece of detail was not known to our GPS. I ended driving driving right through this space, and had a very nice tour guide stop to tell me to drive out as quickly as possible before the police came. Managed to do just that, parked illegally and walked back to the hotel. I do all of the driving on our trips, Rogers not interested and I don't mind it. Once we had checked in, the Hotel staff went back to the car with Roge to move it to the hotel car park. Both Roger and I expected that that hotel,guy would drive. Not so. Roger had his very first European driving experience in Prague central. Needless to say he needed a drink. We had booked a private walking tour before leaving Vienna and we met our guide at 4pm for a 3 tour. Best money ever spent. Our guide was an amazing young American woman living and studying in Prague for the last five years - her speciality - Eastern European politics. This woman showed us and taught us things we would have had no idea about if we'd been on our own. At the beginning I was thinking that 3 hours might be too long but it sped by. We now thinking we'll see if we can do the same thing at our next two stops, Berlin and Amsterdam. She recommended a great place for dinner and that was where we finished the night, with Roge having the local speciality of Pork knuckle.Read more

  • Day27

    Chech Republic Prague

    July 4, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Today was a walking day, (aren't they all!). We set off this morning after a latish start and walked along the river for about 3 kms to where there was another castle. This one was called Vysehrad, I don't think it really matters how long we are here for we still cannot understand a single word spoken or written ! Lucky for us English is widely used. It was interesting, mainly built for defence, not much castle left but lots of churches and other buildings behind the enormous walls. This was the original home to the Chech rulers with settlements here going wayback to prehistoric times. It was certainly a very interesting place. Found a nice place for lunch and had a lazy afternoon walking with a bit of retail therapy thrown in. Just getting ready to go out for dinner. This eating and drinking thing certainly take up a lot of your time!Read more

  • Day7

    Prague

    May 7, 2018 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Even after getting in at silly hours of the morning we were up at 9.30am and out the apartment by 11am, leaving our suitcases behind to go and collect again later. First stop... to get a drink. We had one in the coffee shop opposite our apartment, Leah and Katie ordering lemonade which came out as tap water with raspberry bits and flavouring in (they’re not having much luck with ordering drinks).

    We hadn't had breakfast and so decided to treat ourselves to lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe (yes we may of fallen in love with this place, 2 down, 189 to go). The food is just amazing and tastes heavenly (that’s no exaggeration), although we are all craving a roast and some vegetables now after nearly a week of eating very unhealthy.

    We spent the afternoon looking around some shops and introducing Leah to the world of Hamleys the toy shop. It has been extremely hot today and having been walking around for a good 2 hours now it was time to stop for a drink break, this time in Starbucks where they actually understand what an iced coffee is 😂. Time was getting on and we had a train to catch at 6.01pm so we made our way back to the apartment to collect our belongings and then found our way to the train station to catch the first of our three trains to Rome 😁 This journey in total will take 18 hours 😬

    The first journey to Linz HBF in Austria went quite fast. We passed the time by catching up with people back home on FaceTime. We also noticed houses in Austria are clearly built for very small people as they were tiny 😂 After a 40 minute stop off we were boarding the night train at 22.58pm.. excited but also very nervous not knowing what to expect. We were in a compartment with 3 other people and I can only describe my nights sleep as sleeping on an ironing board suspended from a height 😂 It was very cramped! We managed to get some sleep however it was extremely loud and the rocking motion all night was very strange. We arrive in Venezia Mestre at 8.12am tomorrow!
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  • Day27

    Czech Republic, Prague

    July 4, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    We're really loving this place. It has such a rich an interesting history and is quite a vibrant place - very different to Vienna which was lovely but nowhere near as vibrant as Prague. I find most of the buildings in Prague a little bleak, there is none of the wild decorative work that you see on other buildings in European cities. I had desperately wanted to visit the Klementinum, a very baroque library (which I discovered is now closed to the public) but could easily have walked right past this building - very plain on the outside considering what it houses on the inside (if you don't know it it's worth the look on google images). Our tour guide of the day before had recommended we get to the main bridge that crosses the Vitava River well before the crowds at 8am, so this is what we did before breakfast. The bridge leads away from the old town (where we are staying, right opposite from the astronomical clock) to the "new" town on the other side where the Prague Castle sits. Compared to what the bridge was like when we crossed back late in the day it was a good plan. After breakfast we went across the bridge again to the Castle. We spent a few hours here talking around with the crowds. It is quite a big site and it is a little limited to parts you can go into, but very interesting anyway. From here we went further up the hill to the Strahov Monastery where there is a baroque library, quite small, but it was the consolation prize for not getting into the Klementium. The monks also have a brewery here, pretty popular, so we joined the crowds and had a few beers. That ended our day sight seeing....dinner in a restaurant just off the town square - lovelyRead more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Staroměstské náměstí, Staromestske namesti, Old Town Square, Piazza della Città Vecchia

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