Trip Start Sep 16, 2009
51Trip End Aug 18, 2010
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Prague is divided by the Vltava river so we spent each day on one side of the river. We walked to the Old Town Square with the gothic Týn Cathedral and baroque St. Nicholas Church. There was some sort of festival going on, probably for the holiday dealing with the assumption of Mary (Himmelfahrt)
The next day we headed over the river on the famous Charles Bridge up to the Prague Castle the biggest ancient castle in the world!!! Inside the walls is the St. Vitus Cathedral which reminded us of Hogwarts so we called it that the whole trip. There were so many tourists it was ridiculous. After the steep hike up to the castle we watched the changing of the guards. We finally met up with a few other friends for about 10 minutes. Then we walked to Hogwarts, took lots of pictures, avoided the long line inside, walked through the palace gardens and almost missed our train. The pedestrian traffic on the bridge was insane so we had to turn around, walk to a different train station to get back to the main station.
Prague was amazing but outside of the city, it seemed as if the houses and towns were stuck in the 1940s, old, run down and sketchy. The landscape was beautiful but I would much rather live in Germany! There is so much history to the city, including Good King Wencesles, the Thrity Years War, Bohemia, the composer Antonin Dvorak, and so much more but I didn't really read up about it until after the trip. It was a great last minute decision and I wish we spent more time there but I am still glad we went!!