Prague Astronomical Clock

Day 1. Prague City Break

After taking an early morning flight from London Gatwick to Prague's Vaclav Havel airport we transferred to the city centre by bus and metro.  Arriving into a winter wonderland of thick snow we made our way to the Best Western Hotel Pav, our home for the next three nights. Settling in to our room, we …

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Prague old town square in winter

Day 2. Visiting Prague Castle

After a hearty breakfast in the Hotel Pav's modern restaurant, we wrapped up well to protect us from the below freezing temperatures and set off to visit the castle. Prague castle views Overlooking the Vltava river stands the magnificent Prague Castle, the largest medieval castle in Europe and today the home of the President of …

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Weir on Vltava river, Prague

Day 3. Petrin Hill and a walk along the Vltava river, Prague

After breakfast we decided to visit Petrin Hill and Observation Tower.  Getting there was by funicular from Ujezd Street in the Lesser Town.  The funicular railway forms part of the Prague public transport system so our day ticket covered this journey. On reaching the summit of Petrin Hill we saw a replica of Paris's Eiffel …

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Vltava river, Prague

Day 4. A riverside walk in Prague

The sun was shining this morning so we headed across the river to the Badeniho district and into the Letna Park as we had read that some of the finest views of the Vltava river and its bridges were from here. Climbing the flight of stone steps we came to a giant metronome and spotted photographers …

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