How to Interail Europe: Prague

Prague has been on my bucket list for AGES and it didn’t disappoint. The old town is gorgeous and you can’t go wrong with a Trdelnik (an incredible desert which combines strudel & sweet pastry).

Where to Stay – Our hostel was really close to the old town, the castle and Charles Bridge. It was MEGA cheap (I think £6 a night?) but not the most comfortable stay. I would definitely recommend staying as central as possible, it’s really easy to explore Prague on foot.

Food & Drink – One of the best places for bars is on the stretch between Charles Bridge and Old Town Square, but I would definitely recommend visiting the Dancing House with the rooftop terrace overlooking Prague castle.

A good spot for food & drink (Especially whilst wanting to watch live sport – we HAD to see the England v Croatia World Cup Final) is Pilsner Urquell Cafe. There’s an extensive menu, with plenty of Czech favourites and the waiters are SO helpful and friendly.

The City’s Highlights

Evening walks very quickly became my favourite way to explore on our interail trip, typically it was a quieter and more chilled way to get to know the city. For the first evening, we ventured into the Old Town to see the Astronomical Clock Tower (Unfortunately covered in scaffolding!). Instead we stumbled upon a Bohemian Jazz Festival so had a good boogie.

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John Lennon Wall – This was a stones through from our hostel so a very easy one to tick off the sightseeing list. It’s really interesting how creative the wall is as we watched new additions to the wall take place, wishing we’d brought something with us so that we could add to it too!

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Prague Castle There is SO much to see, the castle complex is pretty huge with plenty of courtyards and gardens to wander through. Free admission? Winning. It has stunning views of the city and is definitely worth a visit, although the walk up is pretty steep!

Petrin Lookout Tower – We’d been told that the Petrin Lookout Tower had the best views of Prague so decided to check that out on our second day. We used the Funicular Railway to get to the top of the hill as it only cost 24 Czech Koruna (about 80p!) and saved our energy for climbing the steps in the Petrin Lookout Tower, where the views definitely didn’t disappoint. I am not great with heights, but the views were worth it once you got to the top! The tower’s design was inspired by the Eiffel Tower and has the same altitude as the Eiffel Tower, with visitors climbing about 300 steps to get to the top! As it is surrounded by landscaped gardens, which are really nice to wander around, you can easily spend at least half a day here.

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Spending three nights in Prague meant that we had a nice amount of time to explore the city and vaguely learnt our way around the city! The architecture, history, food and nightlife means this city could easily be a favourite for anyone, it is definitely worth a trip.

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