Writing to you today from Frankfurt, Germany. We just got "home" from a 3-day weekend in Prague, Czech Republic! It’s a quick drive from Frankfurt, only about 4.5 hours. One thing I want to mention before I discuss Prague is how ingenious German rest stops are! If you haven’t noticed the ease of getting on and off the Autobahn, it totally makes running to the bathroom less painful and quick! Well, you do have to pay .70 euro for the bathroom in Germany, but I can assure you they are slightly more pleasant and 100% cleaner.
Prague is so much more than the few images and information I found online about it. I have to say shamefully this was not a destination city for me. We went because of the close proximity to Frankfurt. It blew. me. away. I don’t say that lightly either. I am picky and I am critical. Usually I am less impressed by a city if it doesn’t have a large body of water or coastline present. However, I am still left in aw over Prague with the Vltava River running right through the center of it.
Darryl is supporting us both right now, so we always find a way to make our trips more affordable. In Prague we stayed at Downtown Hostel, this hostel is awesome (we’ve had a few nightmare-ish ones)! We had a private room and bath that was exceptionally clean and comfortable. The location was great too. Located right across from Café Louvre (amazing breakfast place) on Narodni.
When going to Prague in March, I say you should pack warm! It really cooled down at night, during the day when the sun was out it was enjoyable. This is a walking city, I recommend bringing comfortable shoes. Restaurants are on the more dress-to-impress side so bring day/ night clothes.
Here is a list of my favorite things we did:
- Trdelnik- a traditional pastry that is rolled dough over an open fire. My favorite shop was just before Lesser Tower on the Charles Bridge called Bakery Krusta. The way the sugar was caramelized like creme brûlée just called to my sweet tooth.
- Hemingway Bar- mind-blowing cocktails and spirits! I love champagne and they served up Perrier Jouet like it was water. My favorites were: Mr. LEGO, Swan Lake and Mary Welsh. Best part is it's AFFORDABLE! Under $10 drinks. Make a reservation, they don't allow people in after all seats are taken!
- The walk up to Prague Castle- We lucked out with a sunny warm afternoon; it made those pastel buildings POP! Cheap souvenirs gifts and trdelnik's are on the way too.
- Old Town Square- There was a beautiful Easter weekend fair in the center; you can grab cheap beer and food to walk around with.
- Charles Bridge- It's hella crowded but stunning! Over 30 statues, one in particular that is a crowd favorite: John of Nepomuk. The saint of Bohemia that was murdered by the King because he would not reveal the Queen's confessions. Rub the statue for good luck.
That's a wrap for my first post! As always I love to hear your feed back and if you have any questions on things I didn't cover, I'd love to share more :)