Prague is a perfect weekend get away. But what to do if you’ve got 48 hrs in this city?
I went to Prague twice this summer. First because I was invited by the Czech tourism board for my Youtube channel. Later on, because I liked the city so much, I went back with Sander. These are the highlights of those two trips together!
What to see in Prague
Oef…. there is so much to see really!
I would say Prague Castle is definitely a must visit. It’s a huge complex, but even if you don’t want to stand in line to get inside, it’s worth it. The churches, palaces, you name it – they’re also beautiful and fascinating from the outside. Also you’ll get a nice view over the city from here.
The Charles Bridge is nice, but a bit too touristy for my liking. As I say in the video: go really early in the morning to have it without tourists and merchandising!
Prague 1 is the district that covers the old town. It has a lot of old buildings, small streets, it’s beautiful. It’s also the most touristy area of Prague. If you want an area that’s still beautiful, but also more local I’d suggest Prague 7. There are nice little bars, restaurants, and of course Letna Park! The perfect place to stroll around, if you’re up for some nature.
Also the John Lennon Wall is worth it to stop by, if you’re on your way from the Charles Bridge to Prague Castle. It is an important part of the recent history of Prague.
We also visited DOX – Centre for Contemporary art – which is great for a half a day trip. If you love contemporary art of course 😉
Tours in Prague
I experienced 2 tour companies. First of all we got off the beaten track with Alternative Prague Walking tours. Our guide gave us an insight about what communism meant in daily life. We walked around Prague 1 a bit, but left for Prague 7 soon. We saw urban, underground places, created by the people from the neighborhoods. Little cafees, galleries, theatre’s – you name it. I did this tour on a press trip, but I highly recommend it!
For the Dutchies amonst us: check out Mijn Praag Tours. A company that tours in English, but also in Dutch. They know a lot about the city, and our guide had a great, relaxed vibe around him. We did our tour late in the evening, ending up in Letna Park with a beer.
Where to eat in Prague
I show you some of my favorites in the video already, and as promised, I put them all on a map down below!
But here we go. For nice food in Prague, check out:
► Bistro 8 (vegan and vegetarian food, also meat. Great for lunch, dinner, breakfast or just a drink. Actually one of my favorite places!)
► Pasta Fresca (pasta, duh 😉 But good, fresh made pasta!)
► Styl&interier (nice garden, great in summer. Make a reservation cause it’s popular)
► Amorino (icecream like a flower and good tasting as well)
► Home Kitchen (great for lunch or diner)
► Next Door by Imperial (apparently the restaurant of a TV cook. Nice food and in a very nice building!)
► Stalin Containall in Letna park (go here for a drink)
Where to sleep in Prague
I stayed in Prague 1 and Prague 7. If you want to be in the heart of the old town with just a few steps, stay in Prague 1. If you want a more local quiet area, stay in Prague 7.
In Prague 7 we stayed in Simackova 15 (aff) – which was actually cheaper then, than it is now. I am not sure why. It was a very nice spot though!
In Prague 1 we stayed in Motel One (aff). Great rooms and close to the hot spots definitely!
This video and article are made after a presstrip with Czech Tourism. Opinions are always my own. If I say I liked it, I liked it 🙂
For more information, check out: www.czechtourism.com