Morning: I’ve said it before, but the best way to see a city is by walking, and a Free Walking Tour is even better! Sandemans offers one, which will take you round all the main sites in the morning. You will be able to see the Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter and more. The tour starts from the Old Town Square, so it will give you a chance to look around this beautiful area before the tour begins. There are also plenty of cafes and stalls in the square that you can grab breakfast from.
Afternoon: Prague has plenty of green space, so take a break from exploring and find a quiet spot to relax in. If you pick up some food on route to Letna Park then you can also enjoy a picnic in (hopefully) the sunshine. No picnic in Prague would be complete without trdelnik for dessert! Trdelnik is rolled dough, which is then covered in sugar and filled with various toppings – ice cream, Nutella and strawberries – to name a few options. You can find these all over Prague and don’t be scared to try a few variations!
Evening: Depending on the kind of night you’re looking for, either grab a quick bite to eat and venture on the Clock Tower Bar Crawl or choose from one of the restaurants situated along the Vltava River, and enjoy a waterfront dinner. When Ailsa and I were InterRailing we were persuaded on to the Clock Tower Bar Crawl and I’m glad we were because it was a lot of fun, and we got to meet other people doing the same thing as us. The pub crawl also took us to Karlovy Lazne, which is, not only, the biggest club in Prague, but also the biggest in Europe!
Dinner by the river is also a lovely way to spend a more civilised evening. Prague is a beautiful city and night time is no exception.
Morning: With more exploring to be done, head to Café Grand Orient first to fuel up with brunch. It’s a big café, with a very modern and elegant feel; I found it especially fitting for a group of 9 of us. There is a big menu with a great variation for breakfast and lunch, but I can recommend the sandwiches and salads. The Café Grand Orient is a very fitting start to the day because it’s a cubist building with a lot of history, and you will see more interesting architecture as the day goes on.
After food, it’s time to explore the rest of the sights. The Dancing House is a fascinating building because it adds a lot of character to the city. Due to its artistic nature, it links very well to the next stop – the Cubist Lamppost. This is the only cubist lamppost in the world and it’s close to Wenceslas Square, so you can also choose to spend a bit of time here. Then head over the Charles Bridge to the Piss Sculpture, which is one of Prague’s strangest structures. There is also a giant K outside of the Kafka Museum here, for any other Katie, Kimberley or Kirsten’s!
Afternoon: After you’ve seen some of the interesting sights of Prague, it’s time to see a more traditional attraction – the Castle. The walk up to the castle itself is lovely, with incredible views over Prague. Once inside the castle grounds there is a lot to see and take in. St Vitus Cathedral is especially stunning, so make sure you don’t miss it!
Evening: My favourite meal in Prague was from Dish Fine Burger Bistro. We visited as a large group and it was exactly what we were looking for. We sat down at a large wooden table, where we happily sat for a few hours. The menu is filled with lots of delicious sounding burgers, but I chose the Kahuna and I was very happy with my decision! The fries and honey mustard coleslaw were also excellent sides; the burgers are massive, so I would recommend sharing sides. The service here was fantastic and the team were more than happy to recommend us a few places to go afterwards for drinks.
Close to Dish is Popocafepetl, which is a cosy pub. This is suitable for a quiet couple and also to start a big night out. We sat in a snug area, which was isolated from the rest of the bar, so if you’re looking for something more interactive, The Pub is a great place to try. I first visited one of these chains in Berlin, but I loved the concept of pouring your own pints and competing against the other tables. This is a really fun experience, whether you just pop in for one, or you stay all night.