Prague, Czechia

The fourth stop on our 2012 European Delivery adventure was Prague, the capital and largest city of the Czechia.

Prague

Prague is one of my favorite cities in the world! Our first time there was in 2005 for New Year’s Eve and ever since then, I couldn’t wait to get back.


Prague

We found an incredible package on Luxury Link for the Alchymist Residence Nosticova.

Prague

The package was for a Junior Suite, a bottle of local wine upon arrival, breakfast for two each morning, and a 3-course dinner for two at Alchymist Club Restaurant.

Prague

The restaurant has this outdoor courtyard area and is a perfect oasis for the warmer months in Prague.

Prague

We ate there the night we arrived and every dinner except one during our stay.

Prague

We loved it that much!

Prague

Prague

Prague

One day we went on a private tour with Eva Bartuskova of Sightseeing Prague.

Prague

We chose to go on The Best of Prague Tour which covers the main sights of the historical center of Prague — Prague Castle, the Lesser Town, Charles Bridge, the Old Town and the former Jewish Town.

Prague

The Prague Castle complex is the largest castle complex in the world, with an area of almost 70,000 m².

Prague

Prague

Prague

This flag indicates that president of Czechia is home.

Prague

Prague

St. Vitus Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral and is the largest temple in Prague.

Prague

Prague

I fell in love with its Gothic architecture.

Prague

Prague

Prague

Prague

And the inside is impressive too!

Prague

Prague

Prague

Charles Bridge is a famous pedestrian only bridge that crosses the Vltava river.

Prague

During the day, the bridge is filled with tourists, artists, and musicians.

Prague

Prague

Prague

The Charles Bridge is where you can make a wish at one of St. John of Nepomuk’s bronze plaques.

The legend states that John was confessor to the Queen of Bohemia, and that he refused to reveal to the King what she told him in confession. The King had John tortured and thrown from the Charles Bridge.

This is where he was thrown into the Vltava River.

Prague

People believe that if you touch the plaques, your wish will come true and you will return to Prague.

The Charles Bridge also offers a gorgeous view of the city.

Prague

Prague

Prague

The bridge connects Old Town with the Lesser Town (Malá Strana) and Prague Castle.

Prague

Old Town Square is probably the most popular area in Old Town.

Prague

Prague

This is where you’ll find the Týn Church, St. Nicholas Church, and the Astronomical Clock.

Prague

Prague

Prague

Prague

Prague

Prague

Prague

And at the center of the square is a statue of Jan Hus — a religious reformer, Czech priest, and philosopher.

Prague

He is best known for having been burned at the stake for heresy against the doctrines of the Catholic Church.

Near the Charles Bridge (in Mala Strana) is the John Lennon Wall. The wall is a memorial to Lennon and his ideas for peace.

Prague

It’s also a monument to free speech and the non-violent rebellion of Czech youth against the Communist regime.

Prague

The wall used to be covered in anti-Communist graffiti but now it’s covered in messages of love and peace.

Prague

The wall is alive in a sense… the art and message changes everyday.

In cities all over the world you’ll see Love Locks.

Prague

You can find Prague’s Love Locks on a gate near the Lennon Wall.

Prague

It’s a symbol of a couple’s everlasting love to each other. Many lovers write their names on the lock, lock it, and then toss the key into the canal below the gate.

Prague

On our last night in Prague we went to Restaurant Terasa u Zlaté Studně. The restaurant is located on the fourth floor of the U Zlaté Studně Hotel.

The food was creative and delicious.

Prague

Prague

Prague

But the view was the highlight of the meal.

Prague

Prague

I adore Prague.

Prague

The narrow cobbled streets…

Prague

The many architectural styles…

Prague

Prague

The classical music…

Prague

Prague

And of course, the food.

Prague

Prague

The vibe in Prague is hard to explain.

Prague

There is just something about it that keeps you wanting more.

Prague

Until next time, Praha!

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You can read about the BMW European Delivery process HERE and HERE.

Highlights

  • Slovenia
    • Otočec
      • Otočec Castle, a Relais & Châteaux hotel
  • Hungary
    • Budapest
      • St. George Residence
  • Slovakia
    • Brataslava
      • Marrol’s Boutique Hotel
  • Czechia
    • Prague
      • Alchymist Residence Nosticova
  • Austria
    • Vienna
      • Hotel Das Tyrol

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