Christmas Time In the Dazzling City of Prague
Our journey to Prague was very easy to arrange from the comfort of our own homes using privatetour.com it really couldn’t be any simpler.
We couldn't wait to go on our five days jolly to visit the Christmas Markets.
Our hotel was called 987 Prague Hotel restaurant the staff was fantastic and very helpful especially Yanis the doorman, Large comfortable rooms and the hotel is very stylish. Our hotel was just outside the main center, and it was on the tram line, so easy access in all directions so was the perfect base.
In old town square and St, Wenceslas square the Christmas markets were wonderful and especially so in the evenings where everything was lit up, it was wonderful to walk down the cobbled streets where there were many shops and restaurants. The astronomical clock stands pride of place in the old town hall and can be visited by climbing the many, many stairs, however once at the top the view is breathtaking.
Our first night we had pre-booked our entry into the Ice Bar where we were given insulated ponchos ha ha. It was a different experience to try for 30 minutes sitting on ice and drinking our beers made from ice !!
After the bar, we wandered across the chain bridge, Charles Iv Bridge which was named in honor Charles Iv. The bridge lead us over the water to Prague castle which is bigger that seven football pitches ! and it dominates the skyline of Prague, it was home to many monarchs and visited by most countries head of states.
We found a great company offering tours in old vintage cars, and we then had a chance to visit many of the places on our list including the Jewish Quarter along with the Jewish cemetery, the oldest surviving graveyard in Europe, it was a fun way to see the city and the driver/guide made the tour very entertaining.
Some very peculiar attractions are the John Lennon Wall started after his murder in 1980 and the controversial and perhaps provocative statue of a pregnant lady found by accident when we turned a corner. Look out for many more statutes by the same artist around the city.
Of course, no trip to Prague would be complete without taking in the sights and sounds on a River Cruise. We booked this our last evening and while sipping on our hot chocolate we took in the views of Prague.
Only a few Pieces of Prague we seen but we would return in a heartbeat, the people were warm and friendly, the atmosphere was lovely and so much to see and do at a relatively low cost.