I had a great time during my weekend in Prague. I was able to eat fantastic local food, explore historic sites and shop. I got some exercise while I was enjoying the city’s parks and gardens.
Dinner Friday night was smoked pork with dumplings and cabbage at Hatalsky dedek. Brunch on Saturday was scrambled eggs with smoked halibut at Bohemia Bagel. A cherry tartlet from Le Carrousel made a great afternoon snack. A dinner of wild boar and apple strudel at the Kolkovna Restaurant in the Old Town Square after sightseeing was a great way to end the day.
The Old Town Hall Tower has been standing in the Old Town Square since 1338. Some of the buildings in the square have also been there since the 14th century. Travelers who are interested in seeing an older building can visit the Prague Castle. Parts of the castle date back to 880.
I picked up some souvenirs for family and friends in Havel’s Market near the Old Town Square on Saturday morning. There are plenty of stores near Wenceslas Square. Those who want designer goods will find them at the Louis Vuitton and Hermès shops on Parízská.
Parks and Gardens
Dikova Sarka is a large park with a lake and a forest. Walking trails wind through the forest. Prague visitors can get plenty of exercise exploring the Prague Castle Gardens. Travelers need to climb stairs to reach the Garden on the Ramparts. If they are not worn out after that, they can get more exercise climbing a small replica of the Eiffel Tower at Petrin Hill. The climb is worth it to see a panoramic view of Prague. I was definitely ready for a filling lunch after making this climb on Sunday morning. I had beef goulash and dumplings at the New Town Brewery.