We woke up early the next morning to get a head start on the day! We began our morning at Café Louvre, which is a Prague institution. It is a café that has been around since around 1900! The inside was beautiful and the cappuccino and croissant was definitely the best I have had thus far on our journey! After we were fueled up for the day ahead, we were ready to explore! We walked back to Old Town Square to see it in the daylight. This square is home to Prague’s famous Astrological Clock. Sadly the clock was undergoing renovations and we couldn’t see the outside, but we were still able to go up to the top! We rode the elevator to the top of the clock where we were able to see all of Prague. It was a stunning view and I never could get tired of the beautiful red rooftops! We walked around and took in the many sights of Old Town Square after. The buildings that make up the square are picturesque and colorful. One of my favorite details of Old Town Square was the man making bubbles. He had huge poles with rope and was producing bubbles of all shapes in sizes for tourists, locals and children to enjoy.
After appreciating all that Old Town Square had to offer, we walked to Charles Bridge, a very famous bridge in Prague. This bridge offers unmatched views of Prague’s castle while walking over the river. It was filled with people walking and taking pictures of Prague’s beautiful and iconic architecture, but also with artists selling their work. I loved walking across the bridge and admiring Prague’s beauty from all angles.
Once we made it across the bridge, we walked to the famous John Lennon Wall. This was probably one of my favorite sights in all of Prague! The wall is so colorful and filled with people leaving their mark on this special city. We took some pictures and enjoyed the musicians playing iconic Beatle’s music before continuing on our journey to the castle.
The castle was quite the hike, but the views from the top were SO worth it. You could see all of Prague, red roofs for as far as the eye could see. Seriously the view was beyond breath taking and the pictures don’t do it justice in the slightest. We walked around the castle and inside the basilica before making the trek back down. Prague’s Castle holds the Guinness Book of World Record’s for being the largest castle in Europe! Pretty cool!
We all felt that we had earned our selves a treat after climbing up to the castle. Prague is known for it’s Tredlnks and I was dying to try one. To be completely honestly I didn’t even really know what a Tredlnk was. I had just seen them being made in front of the shops and people walking around eating them all day long. KayLeigh’s friend had studied abroad and recommended them from a specific spot. We decided to trust the Tredlnk expert! And boy were we glad we did! They were delicious! I ordered a plain one, which after my first bite realized was dough with nuts, sugar and cinnamon on the outside. Hailey had one with chocolate inside and KayLeigh had one with ice cream and strawberries. Now we knew what all the hype was about!
I quickly learned that Prague is best experienced by simply just exploring and wondering its cobblestone streets. So that we did! We walked in some shops and purchased a few souvenirs before ending back up in Old Town Square. The sun was beginning to set by this time and I remembered I had read that a few restaurants in the square had roof top terraces perfect for watching the sunset. We found one that was tucked in among the cathedral and bell tower and provided a beautiful view of Prague’s rooftops and essential sights at the most magical time of day. It was gorgeous! As we were driving in from the airport the night before we caught a glimpse of the castle at night and wanted to see it up close. We thought Prague was stunning during the day, but oh my goodness it only got even more beautiful at night!
Our last stop for the evening was to try some authentic Czech cuisine. I wasn’t sure how I felt about this because Czech food looked quite different from what I normally eat, but thanks to some encouragement from my friends I tried the goulash with bread dumplings. It wasn’t as bad as the name makes it sound! I would say it was extremely similar to the American classic, pot roast. With full tummies, we strolled back to our Air BNB for the night, making sure to soak up every last bit of Prague on the way of course.
Our flight left early afternoon on Thursday, so we still had a few hours left in Prague. We were eager to take advantage of more cobblestone street walks and of course another Tredlnk. We had found a brunch spot we wanted to try across the river from our Air BNB, so we laced up the snow boots and began our walk across the magical Charles Bridge again. I enjoyed walking across the famous bridge just as much the second time! Prague sure does know how to do breakfast! I had some amazing French toast with fresh fruit on top, and of course a cappuccino (or two….).
The Malmö girls are total suckers for a good souvenir shop, so naturally we stop in (almost) everyone we see. One we passed on the walk back was full of wooden nesting dolls, a famous tradition of Prague. We noticed they had some college football ones in the window, so of course we had to check for TCU. We were shocked when they had it!! How cool that a small school from Texas could be found all the way across the world? GO FROGS!! We leisurely strolled the streets of Prague, taking in the beautiful red rooftops and stunning sights, one last time before taking an uber to the airport to embark on our last leg of the adventure. Our flight to Stockholm will be the last flight we take before heading back to Texas. WOW where has the month gone!! We are all looking forward to seeing the capital of Sweden. Can’t wait to tell you all about it!