We arrived around midnight by train and luckily our Airbnb was a 6 min walk from the train station (link below). I think this might have been my favorite Airbnb I stayed in so far, just because of how kind and helpful the host was and the inside was decorated so cute, with little stories all over the apartment. It was a good location too and not far from everything we wanted to see/do. Once again, Prague was a very walk-able city, but you will put in a lot of walking by the end of your trip.
Two things that were under construction when we went were the Jubilee Synagogue and John Lennon Wall, which was unfortunate, but it gives me an excuse to go back one day.
Food to Try: I will say that I didn't notice any food that was specific to Prague except the Chimney Cakes and Ice Cream with Waffle Cones seemed very popular. If you come here, you have to get a Chimney Cake, with or without ice cream, they are melt-in-your-mouth to die for.
Below is a breakdown of our day-by-day itinerary.
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Starting our day off in Prague with food, food and more food. Our first stop was Chloe Café which was aesthetically pleasing from the moment we walked into the door, until we left. The lattes were either pink or glittery, with a pink flower wall to match perfectly. This is such a cute little café to grab brunch with the girls (even though we dragged my best friend’s boyfriend in here with us).
Restaurant number 2 of the morning was Terasa U Prince, which is the well-known rooftop picture, overlooking the Old Town Square. We made reservations ahead of time, because you never know what the crowd will be like and since this is such an iconic spot, we didn’t want to risk it (link below). If you want to sit at the “VIP table” you can reserve that as well, but it’s for 1 or 2 people and it’s the table right on the corner where everyone takes pictures. I enjoyed our seat just as much and we didn’t have to worry about people scooting by to get that picture. They have drinks and food here, but I noticed a lot of people just stopping by for a cocktail and pictures and then leaving.
We made our way to the Old Town Square, where I felt like I was inside of a storybook from when I was little. I think we stood in the center, just slowly spinning several times trying to see all of the architecture and beauty in one place. St. Nicolas Church was one of the main buildings right off of the center and was free admission to walk inside.
Next up was Charles Bridge, which was insanely packed around mid-day, so if you are looking to beat the crowd, try going around sunrise. The main reason for us crossing the water was to see some of the picturesque streets and the John Lennon Wall. Unfortunately, the wall was under construction to fix some structure issues and should be done by mid November 2019. I’m not sure if they plan on having the same overall idea for the wall once it’s restored, but I was pretty bummed to not be able to see it while it was in its original state.
Some cute streets to check out while on that side of the water are: na Kampe, Nerudova, Thunovska and Mostecka. We were in an area that was called Mala Strana that had some great waterfront views. We also ran into a Peacock Park that had wild peacocks roaming and would come up and getting inches away from you.
We headed back to our Airbnb to get ready for the Drunken Monkey Pub Crawl. Let me warn you now, this pub crawl was very fun, but very intense. It wasn’t something you could pace yourself on because every time you walked into a new bar/club, they greeted you with a shot. The first full hour was open bar and they made it their goal to get you as drunk as possible.
Avoid the Karlovy Lazne, 5 story club, because when you hear that this is a tourist trap, they aren't lying. It's super overpriced and the worst music on all 5 floors. We did go on a week day so it was quite dead, but regardless the music selections were so awful.
Recovering from our Pub Crawl experience meant waking up around 10 A.M. and completely missing the opportunity to go catch the sunrise at Charles Bridge. We got our stuff together and made it back towards the Old Town Square, which we just happened to catch the Astronomical Clock on the hour. Every hour, from 9 A.M. to 11 P.M., the clock has a small show. I found it to be pretty underwhelming, but I still think it’s just one of those things that you should see in person and experience. The clock itself is far more interesting to me and as you’re up close you can see all of the intricate details and how many things it keeps track of. They do have tours you can take to learn more about the clock itself and I believe you can actually go up inside the clock as well.
We grabbed a quick lunch near the clock, which everything had such a nice view, so you really couldn’t go wrong here. We decided to check out the Sedlec Ossuary, which is a bone church, in Kutná Hora. This is about an hour and a half from Prague, so make sure that you give yourself enough time to get there. Their hours vary on the time of the year, but when we went it was 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. You can buy the train ticket that you need at the kiosk right outside of the terminal you go in. Using Google Maps allowed us to know the exact train and bus we needed to get there and how to get back. Once you get there, it’s about a 15 minute walk to the actual church. On your way there you will see an information office and that’s where you can buy your tickets. If you make it to the church without a ticket, they will just have you turn around and go to the end of the street to purchase them. Once inside, you can stay as long as you would like and wander at your own leisure. On our way back to Prague, we thought that we could use the same train ticket, but there was someone coming around checking and said we had the wrong one, so we just had to purchase one on the train.
We finished our night with strolling the streets of Prague and eating Chimney Cakes, which were by far the best thing I have tasted! This is something you must try if you come here. It's dough that is wrapped and fried and then dipped in sugar and cinnamon. You can get a flavor on the inside and ice cream added if you prefer, but I just got the white chocolate on the inside and it was seriously melting in my mouth.