Prague - A Bohemian Dream

Resembling a giant toy maquette of a city, the cobbled streets of Praque seem more tale-like than ever in September. Here are the 5 must see places in Prague:

Charles Bridge
Since 1342 Charles Brıdge has adorned the Vlata River like a necklace and been a perfect vantage to watch the sun dissapear slowly as the city slowly wrap herself in dark blue. Lined with souvenir tables, street musicians and statues of saints this historical bridge is one of the city’s main attractions.

The New Town 
Buit in 1348 but heavily reconstructed at the end of the 19th century, Vaclav Square is one of the New Town’s (Nove Mesto) primary attractions. More a wide and straight boulevard rather than a square, it was a horse market in medieval times but gradually became a focal point in the city’s daily life. The National Museum overlooking the square and the Opera Hall built in Art Nouveau style are two of the town’s most important landmarks.

The Golden Lane 
Walk on the Golden Lane (Zlata Ulicka) located within the Prague Castle, which, according to the Guinness World Records, is the largest antique castle in the world, hosting Saint George’s Convent, Lobkowicz Palace, the creepy Dalibor Tower and art galleries. The Golden Lane is full of surprises: along the narrow street you can see colorful houses leaning on historical ramparts, small book stores and touristic shops selling Bohemian crystals and souvenirs. 

The Astronomical Clock 
An important marketplace in the medieval times the Old Town Square draws a lot of attention with its historical buildings. The Old Town City Hall, Tyn Cathedral and the 15th century Clock Tower are all essential stops. Don’t forget to climb to the panoramic terrace atop of the tower with its astronomical clock featuring intertwined spindles on its façade.

Kafka Museum
Devoted to the life of Franz Kafka, one of the most important names in the history of world literature, the museum captures the mood of the city very successfully with its chronologically aligned special lighting system. Located on Cihelna Street at Mala Strana District just below the Castle it also has a small gift shop where you can buy souvenirs to commemorate Kafka. The museum can be visited daily from 10 am to 6 pm.