Since Jeff’s parents are in town, we decided to take a trip over to Prague this past Monday and Tuesday. Even though Prague is just 2 ½ hours from where we live in Germany, we hadn’t made it out there yet and were so excited to finally go. Countless people have said it’s their favorite city in Europe, and we had to see what all the fuss was about.
I will first start off by saying that Prague was freezing. Like Germany, it seems that they recently hit a cold patch, and winter has finally arrived. It snowed on and off both days.
We did a walking tour of the city, and it was great to learn about the history of Prague. The city was never destroyed in any of the wars like many of the major cities in Germany, so almost everything is original. It was amazing to see the different architecture styles of different buildings in the city, and how it’s evolved over time.
My favorite part of Prague was by far the Charles Bridge (pictured above), a stone walking bridge which connects the Little Town, where we stayed, with the Old and New town parts of the city. Usually the bridge is packed in the summer, but since it was winter it was relatively empty. The entire city was super charming – it’s everything you want in a European city. It’s full of history, the streets wind in every direction, the buildings are an array of different colors, and there are little restaurants and shops tucked into every corner.
Prague is most often compared to Budapest, but I thought the feel reminded me more of our German home of Regensburg – with slightly different architecture. Even though there’s over 1 million people in the city, it still has a small town feel.
I have to give major props to my Sorel wedge booties which were surprisingly super comfortable to walk in both days. I usually sightsee in sneakers, but it just was’t happening with all the snow. I think the rubber sole must add some cushion to your step. I highly recommend them if you’re spending a lot of time walking around in snowy/rainy weather.
While Prague did not dethrone my favorite pick for favorite European city (Budapest), it is definitely up there. Don’t hesitate from adding it to your European travel itinerary!
Have you ever been to Prague? If so, what was your favorite part? If not, does it make your Euro bucket list?
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