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  • Day3

    2. Tag in Prag

    October 8 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Nach einem interssanten Frühstück im Hotel haben wir uns auf den Weg zur U-Bahn gemacht. Mit der Bahn ging es zur Prager Burg. Dort haben wir uns die mächtige Kathedrale angesehen, waren im alten Schloss, in der Basilika und sind durch das "Goldene Gässchen" gelaufen. Die kleinen Häuschen mit den kleinen Türen und eingerichteten antiken Gewerken waren wirklich interessant. Dann sind wir weoter durch die Gassen zur Skt. Nikolaus Kirche gegangen und haben diese besichtigt. Danach gab es in einem Cafe Kaffee und Kuchen bzw. frische Waffeln. Weiter ging es zu Fuß und mit der Straßenbahn in die Innenstadt zum "Jungmann" Denkmal und etwas zum bummeln, z.B. im Candy mines. Leider hat es dann doller geregnet. Wir sind noch in Richtung des Nationalmuseum gegangen und haben eine Kleinigkeit zum Abendbrot gegessen. Danach ging es mit der Straßenbahn zurück zum Hotel. Es war ein langer erlebnisreicher und interessanter Tag mit vielen Eindrücken und ca. 16000 Schritten. 🤗Read more

  • Day4

    3. Tag in Prag

    October 9 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Heute sind wir nach dem Frühstück bei schönem Sonnenschein mit der Straßenbahn in die Innenstadt gefahren. Wir wollten mit der kleinen Seilbahn auf den Petrin fahren. Leider war diese wegen Wartungsarbeiten geschlossen. Also sind wir hoch gelaufen. Das war zwar etwas anstrengend, aber die Aussicht war super. Auf den Aussichtsturm sind wir auch rauf, 300 Stufen nach oben. Ein toller Blick über ganz Prag und weiter. Runterwärts sind wir Richtung Karlsbrücke durch verschiedene kleine Gassen und zwischen gab es eine kleine Kaffeepause. Wir waren in der Kirche des Prager Jesukindes, sind nochmal über die Karlsbrücke gelaufen und zum Rudolfium. Oft ging es durch kleine Gassen und hinter jeder Ecke entdecken wir neue und anders aussehene Häuser/ Hauswände. Sehr beeindruckend. Wir sind dann auch auf dem Platz der Republik gelandet. Da es anfing zu regnen, gab es im Shopping Center einen kleinen Bummel. Danach fuhren wir mit der U-Bahn in Richtung des Hotels. Abendessen gab es in einem urigen Restaurant mit typischen Gerichten. Lecker- Gulasch mit Knödeln. Gegen 21.00h waren wir kaputt und voll gefuttert im Hotel. Schrittzahl heute: 22000.😥😁Read more

  • Day2

    1. Tag in Prag

    October 7 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Nach einem leckeren Frühstück in Dresden sind wir nach Prag gefahren. Das dauerte ca. 1,5 h. In unserem Hotel " Gloria" konnten wir gleich einchecken. Nach kurzer Pause sind wir Richtung Prager Fernsehturm, welcher nur knapp 15min. vom Hotel entfernt ist. Von oben hatte man einen tollen Blick auf Prag. Dann fuhren wir mit der U-Bahn in Richtung Karlsbrücke. Dort sind wir durch die Gassen geschlendert, über die Brücke gegangen und waren auch noch auf einem Turm, mit Blick über die Moldau und die City. Abendessen gab es in einem Restaurant, natürlich mit Knödeln. Im Dunklen sind wir dann mit U-Bahn und zu Fuß zum Hotel zurück. 21.15h waren wir im Zimmer.Read more

  • Day5

    Prague here we come :)

    May 5, 2018 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Today we had a leisurely get up, packing up our suitcases once again to move on to the next destination. Amazingly we managed to find our way back to the train station with no problems. With an hour to kill we decided to look round the shops in the station. It was then off to platform 3 to board our train to Prague. When we first boarded the train it was packed full of people with every seating compartment full and so it was a painful 1hr perching on our suitcases, the floor, against a wall, stood up, basically we just couldn’t get comfy and being in front of the toilet door just didn’t help the situation. A quick game of eye spy and an episode of Orange is the new black lightened the mood and made time fly.

    Finally we reached the first stop off where the majority of people disembarked the train so into our own little compartment we went with our cases 😁😁😁. The journey was beautiful crossing through the bohemian Switzerland national park which is on the border between Germany and the Czech Republic.

    At 3.35pm we arrived into Prague! After figuring out how to use the underground and what ticket we needed it was off to find our apartment. We had to collect the keys from a cafe across the road. We were in and decided to have an hour having a nap (travelling and sitting on a train doing nothing is surprisingly tiring) 😂 All rejuvenated we put nicer, fresher clothes on and boarded the metro taking us into the old town of Prague.

    The first sight we found was Charles bridge over the Vltava river, looking at it from another bridge. We then wandered a bit further and found ourselves in the old town square containing the astronomical clock of Prague and lots of restaurants where we then decided to have some food. Just our luck it is marathon day tomorrow in prague 😂 so we will see how easy it is to get around in the morning.

    After a lovely meal we walked further into the old town around all the side streets looking in the shops, searching for bars and finding the nicest looking sweet shop whereby every sweet had been placed in a specific position fo create patterns. Considering Prague is stag central we saw hundreds of stag dos but couldn’t figure out which bars they were coming from. Our solution... follow them... we eventually found a nice cocktail bar, which was also an art gallery, (the bar made out of leaves and moss) where we sat and had a cocktail. When finished we walked a bit further to find ourselves actually crossing over charles bridge looking at Prague castle in the distance and for a brief second believing we had walked to France with what looked like the Eiffel tower in front of us. After a quick google we found out it was the Petřín Lookout Tower which was in fact inspired by the Eiffel Tower and looks out across prague and on a clear day across the whole of bohemia.

    It was approaching the last train time so we found our way back to the train station and made our way back to the apartment, leah and I sleeping on a double bed bunk and Katie on the sofa bed. Night.
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  • Day6

    Prague 5th - 7th May

    May 6, 2018 in Czech Republic ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Waking up to sunshine and heat is something I could get used. We’ve been so lucky with the weather😁🌞 Today it is hot outside with temperatures in the 20’s so choice of attire was slightly different to the 2 previous destinations! We didn’t have any food in our apartment so we had to skip breakfast and decided we would just have brunch instead.

    We hopped on the underground, now understanding the system, with an app that takes you through getting place to place step by step (what would we do without modern technology). With the underground they have a system whereby you buy a 3 day pass and stamp it the first time you travel to validate it. We suddenly noticed we had stamped ours the wrong way round so every trip on the train after that we were praying no one asked to see our tickets, avoiding being fined. 😂

    Once in the centre of Prague we crossed over the river to find a nice cafe where we then sat and had lunch. In the distance we could see Prague castle and so when we had finished our meal we thought we would go and explore. After a steep walk up to the castle we were met with some incredible views of Prague looking down on all the terracotta roofs. On our way up there we saw a man with doves on both his arms giving them a drink out of a water bottle.

    As you enter the castle grounds you get searched and are more than aware of the massive guns the police and guards are holding 😬 After a quick stop to buy some water (feeling rather dehydrated after the climb) we started to explore. We started off by looking around the Old Royal Palace which was the original residence building built in the 9th century. Next it was into St Vitus Cathedral which was stunning! The stain glass was more vibrant than I’ve ever seen before and the scale of the building was incredible. After a quick coffee break, whereby Katie and Leah ordered ice coffee which came out as ice cream with a shot of coffee and then cream on top, we had a look in St George’s Basilica before wandering down Golden Lane, a lane which was once inhabited by defenders of the castle and servants.

    We spent much of the afternoon at the castle. On our list of things to do was to have cocktails overlooking Prague so we found a roof terrace (part of a very posh hotel) where we sat in the sun having cocktails with the clock tower behind us overlooking the old town square. Next on our agenda was to go straight back to the sweet shop we had previously found and get some to take home (not sure if they will make it home yet 😝) Walking around Prague we had noticed these unusual looking things called trdelnik. They look like a doughnut and are filled with ice cream. It seemed only right to try the local delicacy.. our thoughts... nothing special 😂 We had also noticed a lot more bars and clubs during the day which we had missed the night before and so we went into ‘one club’ (that’s the name of the place) for a glass of wine and to listen to the DJ. We noticed a sign on the door saying club night 22.30pm and so that was it our evening was decided.

    Back to the apartment we went to get ready, have a drink and sing along to the only English radio we could find on the TV before heading straight back to the club for a night of dancing 💃🏻 We had the best night and ended up being more or less the last people in there. After a quick McDonald’s (how you end every night out) we realised the public transport had stopped running and so we had a 25 minute walk up a very steep hill back to the apartment although time seemed to go pretty fast. 😂 It was straight into bed and I’m pretty sure we were asleep the moment our heads hit the pillow.
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  • Day5

    Prague we have arrived

    August 13, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    The struggle was real getting up this morning after our late night farewell to Vienna. We were all allergic to hearing the alarm go off at half6 but it had to be done because we had a 4hr train to Prague and wanted to make the most of the day.

    In Vienna we had been staying in an apartment which was great. We had loads of space, our own freedom to do what we want and eat when we want. The only downside was that we had to return the key back to the hotel associated with the apartment which was a 15min tram journey. Normally this wouldn't be an issue but on a Sunday trams are on a different schedule and run very intermittently. We allowed time for this but 30mins later still no tram. It was time for plan b, ring a taxi! There was no joy there either as the company wouldn't come out as far as we were. Very strange happenings with taxis in Vienna. Eventually we managed to flag one down. He thought we were mad to get a taxi to the hotel as it was in walking distance but once we explained the luggage and that we then needed to.go to the train station he was more understanding. We got there eventually and got our train without any hassle thankfully.

    Four hours of snoozing abd relaxing later we arrived in Prague. Then more hassle with taxis began. The minimum journey for a taxi is 15mins and our hotel was only 7mins away so joy for us there. Back into the station we went to sort out tram/metro tickets. We managed to get a three day pass for about €14, unbelievable value. Of course we took the long route to the hotel as we walked the opposite way to what Google maps told us to, but what's new there. We really need to invest in a compass.

    At the hotel we had some downtime before heading out to explore Prague. The hotel is basic but clean. We feel a little confined after all our space in Vienna but what do we expect when we are only paying €100 each in total for three nights in the city.

    We are right on the tram line so access to the town centre is very easy. We strolled through Wencless square for food and spent a couple of hours there eating and soaking up our surroundings.

    We ended up walking all the way to the Old town square with the astrological clock and around the meandering streets to St Charles Bridge. It was a wonderful time to be there looking out over the river. The late evening sun provided us with alternating shadows and raidiating light which means we capture amazing photos. I have a couple of my good camera that I am quite proud of. I can't wait to upload them on the laptop, hopefully they will still look as good!ha

    We got an amazing Prague dessert that was called Trdelink or a chimney. It is a twisted sweet pastry that is cooked over coals and then filled with a variety of fillings. Ais and myself both got homemade ice cream in ours. It was delicious!!

    15,000 steps later we decided that it was time to head towards the hotel. But of course we took the long rambling route home because we couldn't find a tram stop. It is good for our health I suppose!haha

    Our first night in Prague was not a wild one as none of us couldnt contribute any more to the day. I, in typical fashion, fell asleep as the girls were pottering around the room. Nothing was going to disturb me from my sleep !!

    One key thing from the day was that nothing around Prague looked familiar to me from my last visit. That heat stroke really hit me hard! I may as well have never been here!!
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  • Day250

    Tschechien, Prag

    June 2, 2018 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Prag hat uns mit bestem Wetter für eine knappe Woche Sightseeing empfangen. Die Stadt lässt sich gut zu Fuß erkunden und hat sehr viele alte, gut erhaltene und hübsche Gebäude. Gefühlt gab es alle paar Meter einen Biergarten, was bei dem Wetter nicht ungelegen kam ;-)
    Neben der Bierkultur haben wir auch der Deutschen Botschaft (von außen) einen Besuch abgestattet.
    Ein sehr bewegender Ort...
    "Wir sind zu Ihnen gekommen, um Ihnen mitzuteilen, dass heute Ihre Ausreise möglich geworden ist"
    30. September 1989 Hans-Dietrich Genscher
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Žižkov, Zizkov, Жыжкаў, ژیژکوف, Жижков

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