The first full day in
We began by walking upon the impressive
The bridge was insanely busy and it was still during the morning – I can only imagine how crowded it gets during the day. After leaving the bridge and hearing a few other great stories about the statues on the bridge, we headed to sights in the
One thing that is incredibly amazing about
We headed up to the Castle, taking a very fun walk through the woods to reach the top of the hill. The Castle is absolutely massive and the grounds are enormous as well. Irena showed us the window of the Defenestration of Prague – where the 30 Years’ War was initiated when a few Protestants threw a few Catholics out of a 3rd story window – and they survived.
After the walk, we went for a delicious lunch and some great Czech beer at a brewery on the hill nearby a monastery. With that rejuvenation, a few of us headed to Petrin Hill to do some things the (terrible) guidebook recommended, like going to the Mirror Maze, which is really a rather lame hall of mirrors. I have to say, I am very anti Rough Guides after this trip. It lies about several things (such as claiming a hallway of mirrors is a must go event) and does not have a very good map. The hill wasn’t too much of a let down, however, as it provided a great view (and the walk up there was very beautiful). After a FUNicular ride down, we wandered some more through the streets of
We headed to Café Imperial, a Habsburg era coffeehouse, which was sadly closed. The guidebook says it provides free donuts, so for me, it is a definite site to visit. We then ate a delicious Indian dinner and hung out in beautiful