Charles bridge from the window of Prague hotel
Charles Bridge is a treasure, a great beauty. The last time I visited Prague I stayed at Certovka hotel http://www.prague-hotels.org.uk/ near of the bridge. I could see Charles bridge from window of my room. I liked it best early on a drizzly morning with few people around. The Charles bridge connects the two sides of the town, it is a work of art of its own with its gigantic statues. The view of the river and bridge is a postcard. When the sun shines its soft yellow and peach colours are a watercolour painting.
Take a Daytrip to Kunta Hora
A daytrip to Kunta Hora is a very popular excursion for a tourist who has had his fill of the attractions in Prague. This small town was once quite important for the fact that there was silver mines in the region. Because of the subsequent wealth there are many fine Gothic churches and monuments in the town. Like many well preserved towns, Kunta Hora economic fortunes fell into decline when the silver ran out. Hence there was no new building and no reason to tear down the old structures.
Today Kunta Hora is especially notable for St. Barbara Cathedral and for the Italian Court. Also worthy of a visit is the unusual Bone Church located just 2km away in the town of Sedlec.
For those looking for the smaller Breweries-
St Norberts, inside St Norberts Monastery, by the entrance to Petrin Park, near the Castle. Very tasty dark and light beers, pricy at 49Krs for 400ml, but worth trying.
Old Gott Brewery, within U Medvicku, near Tescos. 48Krs for 400ml, strong and dark, and worth a try, but not particularly to my taste. I went back to Budvar light and dark in the main Pub at 26Krs for 500ml!
Pivovarsky Dum (Between IP Pavlova and Charles Square), cheaper than the others at about 30Krs for 500ml - Not such a specialised taste, but good light and dark beers, and I particularly liked the Mixed Beer, and the Wheat Beer of the speciality beers. Not so keen on the coffee, sour cherry, banana or chilli ones, and I was glad I only had small tasters!
I have not yet tried U Fleku or the New Brewery, so cannot comment on those.
I also quite liked the Kelt Czech Stout, not a classic beer by any means, but a welcome break from the fizzy lagers.
Also, I think that the quality of Puilsener Urquell has dropped since being taken over by one of the Mega-fizz Conglomerates and 'modern' brewery processes were introduced.
A great place to check out any important hockey games is Jagr's Bar, right near the top of Wencelas Square (on the left side when facing the Muzeum). It is fashioned after the sports bars of the US and Canada, has a HUGE screen, and decent food (not great). If you want the largest TV screen in the city, this is the place for you. All the equipment you need is yourself, your glasses (if applicable) and a mug of beer!
Is situated about 30 kms to the North off Prague, at the merge of two rivers Elba and Vltava.
This castle is famous for its wine yards and wine production. One of the most well know wines is Ludmila. The winnary began when Karl IV brought vine grape from Burgogne.
Wine cellars of the castle are amazing, the tour includes wine tasting...
Interior of the castle is beautiful as well.