Prague is one of our new favorite cities for a weekend trip – not only is it close and easy to access from Berlin – it’s also one of the most beautiful and well preserved cities in Europe. A couple of weeks ago we took the chance to go over a long weekend and had an amazing time strolling around, eating great food and drinking liters of tasty Czech beer. And the best of all, this city is one of the cheapest capitals in Europe.
Here is our top 5 for an awesome experience in Prague;
1) Best areas to stay
On our last trip we stayed in district 5. It’s a fantastic area because you can walk quickly to the city center and other nice sightseeing places. District 5 is one the other side of the river from the city center but it’s actually a beautiful walk between district 1 and 5 so we definitely recommend staying there. Other areas which are nice to stay in are district 1 and 7.
We don’t really consider ourselves big tourist geeks, but we still always try to see interesting historical things about each city we visit. Prague is one of those cities where you can just feel the history. It’s unbelievable. So if you want to check out some sightseeing then check out these places.
St. Vitus Cathedral
Charles Bridge – psst… search for a golden statue with 5 stars and make a wish.
T Aker – A great rooftop bar with an amazing view!!
Prague astronomical clock – An amazing 600 year old astronomical clock in the city center.
Žižkov Television Tower – A great place to watch over the city. Also, there are weird baby statues crawling up the tower.
– BRUXX – Belgian seafood restaurant
4) Café and a bar
– mamacoffee – Get a seat on the top floor by the window.
– Bugsy’s bar – Great cocktails if you want to treat yourself one night.
– Bistro 8 – beautiful cefé in district 7
– Café Lounge – Fantastic brunch
5) Street smart
– Every time you take a Taxi, say where you want to go and ask how much it will be. ALWAYS say no to the first price they offer you and say that you only pay half of that amount. They will pretend to be mad and walk aways. Then something amazing happens. Another Taxi driver will come to you ask what price you are willing to pay. they will pretend to be very offended by that price but still drive you. Trust us, it happens every time. At lest for us.
– If you are one of those people who likes to eat slowly, hold on to your plate!! Czechs are crazy about taking everything of the table that is not in use and they try any excuse to take your plate away if they think you have finished your meal. Maybe it’s only that we have gotten used to the relaxing service that Berlin has to offer but this was actually one of the funniest moments in our trip when we repeatedly had to hold on tight to our plates.
For more tips about nice places to eat and hang out, check out Taste of Prague‘s website. They helped us a lot!