Thursday, October 1, 2009


Romantic and old world, Prague is a fairy-tale city that should be on everyone's travel short list. I visited  this past summer during the cities tourist high season. It was a wonderful, memorable trip with my family but I think a visit in the fall, when the crowds are sparse, would be even more fantastic.

In the halcyon days of fall, the cobblestone streets and picturesque Romanesque and Gothic architecture are all yours.  With everything in walking distance, you can spend an afternoon in one of the cities beautiful outdoor cafes, visit one of the dozens of stunning churches and admire the beloved Astrological Clock crowning the Old Towns center.

It wouldn't be a vacation if we didn't eat some local Czech classics. We loved the famous Pravda restaurant- a modern interior housed in a stunning old building, very glamorous and old world. The potato dumplings and goulash were very rich and delicious! We stayed at the Four Seasons Prague, right in the Old Town. This new hotel has fantastic amenities and this fall they are running a promotion of three days with a fourth day free.

The beautiful stone Gothic Charles Bridge on the River Vitava connects the Old Town and Mala Strana.

Walk the streets of Old Town-there are wonderful cafes and shops to explore.

A popular tourist destination, the famous Prague Astrological Clock made in 1410 is located in Old Town. Make sure to see the clock when it chimes!

No comments: