Just walk around the city...
Of the six days I spent in Prague I just walked around the city taking in the sights, it is enchanting. I never got bored and everyday discover new and interesting things to see. Standing in a freezing cold street, drinking hot mulled wine, talking to the Christmas market traders. The Czech people are really friendly and keen to speak in English ( which did nothing for me learning some Czech while I was there ).
BEWARE: Hot mulled wine is very potent.
I went back to my Hotel, lapsed into a coma and missed a Vivaldi concert I'd booked that evening.
Prague - a fascinating city!
Prague - what can I say! It is one of the most fascinating places I have visited and I am convinced, that I will return! Prague is worth being discovered - so go ahead and do it!!! It was a trip that I went on with my 77 year old dad and so I keep a double memory: spending some wonderful days with him and getting to know Prague!
Sweet sweet roll...
In Stare Mesto Square there is a stall in which a couple make a veeeeeeeeeeeery sweet grilled roll.
It's made by a dought rolled around a cylinder, passed several times over sugar, vanilla and ground almonds and then grilled. It's extremely sweet but sooooooooooooo gooooooooooooood....yum yum!
Watch for art and styling everywhere
By just walking around the city, which is not that large, compared to London, NYC, etc. you will find artistic touches on everything from Cobble stones to parking meters, signage, etc. This picture shows what might be some kind of parking meter, or parking aid, just in front of the St. Nicholas Church in Mala Strana
This small boat will take you for a 40-45 minute boat cruise for 150 Kc per person. Thats about half the price for most of the larger tours and even less than that of the tours that sell tickets at the bridge.
Plus the guy that took the boat out frequently stopped to allow people to take pictures. The only drawback is that he waits to get at least 4 people on the boat so you might wait a little bit before going out. But the short wait was worth it for us - very enjoyable.
The boat can be found by crossing the charles bridge and going down the stairs to a small square (forget the name - lots of little restaurants and many benches) walk through the square and go to the left to the river and the boat will be docked. There are larger boats there but this was a good choice.