There were too many Prague pictures to put into one picture!
After running around all day in the rain on our first day in Prague, my mom and I made an effort to dress super warm (temperatures were dropping each day during our trip) and hopefully cute!
Hoping to beat the intense crowds that we had run into at Prague Castle the day before, we headed there first, with just a quick stop on the way to see the “Baby Madonna,” which is a teeny statue in a small church that people make pilgrimages to, with hopes it will help their fertility.
We only visited the statue for a few mins before it was off to the castle! This time, it was much less crowded and I got myself and up-close-and-personal view of the changing of the guards!
We toured all of the palaces in Prague Castle before entering the fortress and touring the cathedral. We walked then more around the fortress part of Prague Castle, before heading back into town.
Before heading back across St. Charles Bridge, we veered off to see the John Lennon Wall. No, John Lennon never visited, but the youth leaders of the Velvet Revolution found him inspirational in their movement.
Then it was back over St. Charles Bridge, where stopped to rub the famous statue. The statue is of the Queen’s priest who the King had drowned, after the Priest wouldn’t give up the Queen’s secrets. If you rub the statue, you are supposed to be guaranteed to come back to Prague! It was a bit of an awkward, long backward stretch, so ignore the camera angle 🙂
We made it back to Old Town Square just in time for the astronomical clock to go into “show” mode! Every hour, on the hour, a little surprise happens– little people pop out of the clock!
After watching the eeby-jeeby street performer (like he contorted his body through a tennis racket, laid on broken glass & had a person walk on him, drank gasoline, etc), we headed back to the hotel for a quick “mimosa” (random, but we were trying to use up our free champagne from the hotel in Vienna!) and then off to a hotel restaurant just up the road, The Admiral Cafe. The Admiral Cafe is known as one of the nicest restaurants in Prague so we were stoked to try it! I think we can both attest that we weren’t let down either, it was delicious!
We had a leisurely dinner, savoring our last bit of time in Prague, before it was back to the hotel for a good night’s rest. We were headed on a 7:30AM train to Berlin and were getting anxious again about the weather reports– 60 degrees & rainy in Berlin?! Uh oh…