Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Day 9 - Prague

We decided not to join the city tour this morning and took ourselves off early and walked for kilometres.  We headed to the Old Town Square where we again marvelled at the astronomical clock.


We wandered down the back ways to Charles Bridge and enjoyed getting there before the crowds.



We visited St Nicholas Church and went inside for a look - very ornate.


Then we climbed 208 steps to Prague Castle where we enjoyed wandering around again - this time in warm weather.  We stopped for a hot chocolate with "whippet" cream (and profiteroles).


We visited the Lobkowicz Palace, the only privately owned building in the Prague Castle complex.  The family have played an important role in Czech history and on display are many items from their collection of artefacts - painting, dinner sets, musical instruments (and music, including original scores by Beethoven and others), and an incredible collection of guns.  The cost of admission includes an audio tour which was most informative.

We then headed down from the Castle and wandered our way back to the hotel.  We stopped for lunch on the way and my order for a ginger tonic (ginger ale) lost something in translation and I ended up with a gin and tonic.  Interesting.


Interesting door we passed
 We had a Trdelnik on the way back to our hotel for a rest - we got the taste for them last time we were here.


Late afternoon we went for a tour to a micro brewery which included 2 beers each (you can imagine who ended up with mine) and a nice antipasto plate.  A final walk in St Wenceslas Square rounded out our day - which turned out fine, and even sunny in the afternoon, despite the rain forecast.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely day out together.

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  2. What a great day in a fascinating city.

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