5 Tips for a City Trip to Prague
Five Tips for your city trip to Prague! You have walked across Charles Bridge, you have seen the Astronomical Clock and you have wandered through all the nooks and corners in the Old City. What now? Your must-see and must-do tips in Prague: taste beer, ride a bike, hop on a bus, go on a city walk and take a boat trip on the Vltava River.
Ride a Bike
Cycling in Prague? Prague is a bicycle-friendly city. Ride along cycle paths and sometimes on the pavement. An English speaking guide will give you a crash course in Czech history and architecture. He will guide you through the city, along broad avenues and through small alleys, no elevations, no slopes and past important sights in the historical centre. Then pedal along the Vltava River with plenty of opportunity to take selfies.
Beer and Prague are inseparable. Visit one of the many micro-breweries when in Prague. The most famous is U Fleku which is renowned for its home-brewed Flek beer, dark and strong with a spicy aftertaste. Czech beer is cheaper than bottled water! Czechs drink 132 liters per person per year and beat the Germans who only drink 107 litres per person. Drink your beer from early morning until late at night in a pivnice, a pub or beer garden. But, what is the best beer garden? Simply go on a pub crawl and your tour guide will take you to the best beer gardens in Prague.
Jump on a Hop-on Hop-off Bus
Jump on the hop-on hop-off bus; monument-hopping in Prague was never so easy! Lean back and and enjoy the sights of Prague without moving one foot in front of the other. Alternatively, hop off at Prague Castle and wander around the grounds and admire the splendid panorama of Prague that stretches in front of you. Hop on again and admire the Baroque mansions that line the streets. Look up high to see the stucco moldings, curves and garlands that festoon the facades. Be sure to saunter through Kampa island which has an almost French atmosphere.
Go on a City Walk
Prague’s maze of winding streets and alleys is made for walking and losing your way. Go on a guided city walk or follow one of Prague-Now walking routes. A popular walk is ‘from Wenceslas Square to Old Town Square’. Prague’s cobbled streets are charming, but the crevices in between are true ‘high-heel-catchers’. Wear comfortable shoes since wearing high heels is simply asking for trouble and when wet cobblestones are nasty even with good walking shoes.
Take a Boat Trip
A boat trip on The Vltava River is one of the best ways to see Prague. There is no better way to see the city at leisure. Sail under Charles Bridge, past Kampa Island and the National Theater. When you reach Vysehrad, Prague’s second castle, your boat turns back to where it originated. If you are in a romantic mood, book the dinner cruise and watch the sun set against the backdrop of Prague Castle.