So after exploring Prague Castle, we meandered our way down from the castle hill and towards the Kafka Museum. If you’re not that into Kafka you wouldn’t have to put this on your must see list, but Scott and I are literature nerds so we had to check it out.
Kafka is famous for his short story “The Metamorphosis.” The museum did a great job of exploring his life and what influenced his writing. On a very different note, just in front of the museum is this hilarious moving statue of two men urinating – so Scott felt the urge to join in (just joking of course!):
The sun was beginning to set and we wanted to be sure to stroll along this historic bridge before it was too dark. This bridge was built all the way back in the 1400s and was the only way to cross the Vltava River until 1841! This means that the river really divided the city. All along this bridge there are various statues of saints and religious people. Some of the statues are meant to bring good luck and we often saw people rubbing them for good luck. Like I said in my previous post about Prague, this city is magical – it’s no wonder it has often been called “The Fairy Tale City.” The architecture is magnificent – full of character, history, secrets, and stories. So come take a walk with me through the city of Prague on our way to the Charles Bridge . . .
Can you say magical? This city swept me away. From this point we arrived at the Charles Bridge just in time for sunset. Since I cannot describe this for you adequately with words just enjoy the pictures – dim the lights and pretend you’re taking an evening stroll along the Charles Bridge in Prague . . .
At this point it was time for a local snack: a Trdlo! These are sold everywhere in Prague. They are made my twisting thin slices of dough around a rotating medal rod above a fire. This allows the dough to cook evenly. Then cinnamon sugar is added. When the dough is removed its a fun and tasty treat. And I love cinnamon so you know I had to try it! We found a cute little cafe, grabbed some tea and some Trdlos and took in the romantic city of Prague.
At this point we took the tram back to our hotel and were pleasantly surprised to discover a Christmas market just off the tram stop! There was a beautiful wooden nativity scene, traditional Czech dances, and, of course, more Trdlos!
We just couldn’t get enough of Czech food so we headed to Zlaty Klas back in Smichov for a good, hearty Czech dinner. The bars in our area were amazing! This one was also full of bohemian character and plenty of Pilsner Urquell! We relaxed, reminisced about our travels, and took in all the life around us.