Prague has been on my list of places to visit since 2009 and it didn’t disappoint! We rode on a 6 hour “train” from Munich to Prague that left at 5:00 am. I say “train” because halfway through the ride, we were told to get off the train, hop on a random bus and ride to another train station at least an hour away (I stopped looking at my watch). From there, we boarded another train to get to Prague. Luckily we weren’t the only ones confused by what was happening and someone from the train rode in the bus with us to the next train station. Regardless, I never want to go through that stress again. If you know me, you know I like to plan. Well, driving around Germany/Czech Republic in a random bus had me really freaked out!!! Surprisingly, everything worked out just fine and we made it safely to the Prague train station on time!
Once we arrived in Prague, we walked to our hostel, Hostel One Home. If you’re going to Prague, stay at Hostel One Home! They served free dinner each night, had daily activities & groups that went out at night. This honestly was the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in and would highly recommend it to anyone! Once we dropped our stuff off at the hostel, we walked to the Old Town Square. On the way there, we passed the Powder Tower.
We ran into yet another Christmas Market to wander around. As always, the food was delicious!
We met up with a Sandeman’s Free Tour for a 3 hour walking tour of the city. I’ve said it before, taking a free walking tour of a city when you first arrive is such a great way to get your bearings and decide what you’d like to go back and visit later on. Plus, if you go with Sandeman’s, they tend to include history of the city and/or country in the tour so you get a mini history lesson!
We learned all about the Astronomical Clock that’s located in the Old Town Square.
There were jokes about which was more “exciting”, the Astronomical Clock or the Glockenspiel in Munich (post & video here).
This church is located in the Old Town Square as well.
We even saw an eerie hooded statue!
After our tour, we decided to spend some time walking around a Wax Museum. We definitely fell into a tourist trap, but made the most of it posing with the different figures. Fortunately, the museum was pretty inexpensive and we killed a bit of time wandering around it!
Yes, those are chickens. No, I don’t know why those are chickens!
Anyone know who this is supposed to represent?
We heard a story on our free walking tour about a clay gollum that got out of control and destroyed part of the city. We believe that’s what this is supposed to represent.
ET PHONE HOME!
What a day! We were really exhausted from our early morning train/bus/train experience, so we headed back to our hostel to hang out. Stay tuned for my next post on more of Prague and some Lennon Wall vandalism!
- Hostel One Home – YES! Please stay here if you go to Prague. I promise, you won’t be disappointed! You can book the hostel through your typical hostel booking sites. Remember, they offer free dinner & daily activities plus going out each night!
- Sandeman’s Free Walking Tour – Definitely worth it to learn some history of the city and visit cool sites!
- Wax Museum – We saw a ton of wax museums being advertised. We randomly just picked one because it was cheap. Honestly, we probably wouldn’t do it again, but there were some much larger ones that people were flocking to!