We went to Prague for 3 nights over the NYE, we thus had only 31st of December time to go sightseeing. You can check the NYE experience under link and I will review in a separate post the restaurants we've been to.
We enjoy walking a lot and although very cold it was a very sunny day so we decided to walk around. We took the Vltava river and started our itinerary at the Dancing house
The Dancing House âis another impressive building designed by the famous Canadian architect Frank Gehry this time in collaboration with the Czech architect Vlado Milunic
The house represents a woman and a man dancing together. The woman (Ginger Rogers) is the building on the left while the man (Fred Astair ) holding the woman is the building on the right.
From here following the river we continued our way to Charles Bridge. We found some street art
and a bit further down a church
while on the left side you have the river with the view over the bridge and the castle.
Prague was crowded this day thus it can take a long time to get from one point to the other allowing not enough time to see all the city. Still you can get a nice idea about it. When at the Charles Bridge go to the right towards the clock
There are a lot of souvenirs around, what I found very funny are these football matryoshkas. Other nice things are all the CZ crystals you can buy or loads of magnets with cats or other famous things around Prague.
The astrological clock from Prague is the 3rd oldest astrological clock in the world but the only one that is still functional. The clock was installed in 1410 and every sharp hour the windows at the top open and you can see some dolls going in front of the window. The clock is very nice but the sharp hour moment is not very spectacular.
From the main market we went back towards the bridge. It was crowded, very crowded so if you are a group try to stay together. The bridge offers very nice views and a lot of hand made souvenirs.
From the bridge you can go right and walk towards Kafka Museum. On your way you will find the narrowest street, Spreuerhofstrasse, which measures 12 inches at the narrowest point. Even so it has it's own traffic lights so that it avoids that people can't pass once they meet from opposite directions.
From here continue towards the Kafka museum. Unfortunately we arrived to late to enter but we could take some pictures at the âPissing fountain. There are 2 men that seem to be pissing in CZ. The fountain is designed in the shape of the country.
If you go now back towards the bridge and take the fist street on the left this time, follow it and you will reach the wall dedicated to John Lennonâ. It is a challenge to get a shot without people, that's what I managed.
Heading now back to our hotel, we made a last stop was at the statues representing the Memorial for the Victims of Communism. This was unveiled 12 years after the communism fell and "is meant to make the observer think about the history it portrays" (source). You can find the statues at the foot of PetÅÃn Hill.
There is a lot of prettiness around Prague, maybe just try visiting in low season.