Prague Journals

Prague, Czech Republic

An August 2002 trip to Prague by tracineb

Quote: This was a combined business and pleasure trip. For business, we stayed in the city. For pleasure, I toured the city and went into the countryside to tour castles, shops, farms, and smaller villages. Great photographic event.

InterContinental Prague

Hotel | "Intercontinental Praha"

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Excellent accommodations, full-service hotel right on the river. Bar and meeting rooms were unbeatable, restaurant and room accommodations were superior, and reflect the history of the city and the people.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 5, 2005

InterContinental Prague
NAMESTI CURIEVYCH 43 5
Prague, Czech Republic
420296631111

Jazz Boat

Attraction | "The Jazz Boat"

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The river is superb, hosting the city vies, castles, federal buildings, and old cultural beauty of the city. One of the few cities boasting old-world culture not destroyed by wars and bombing in WWII. Old Town is remarkable!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 5, 2005

Jazz Boat
Cechuv Bridge, Old Town
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Castle (Hradcany Castle)

Attraction | "Prague Castle"

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This was a walking tour that could take you two to three days if done leisurely. Bring your camera and enjoy the culture! Franz Kafka's home, art colonies from the 1500's, shops along the way, pubs and taverns, and feudal Czech old-world living.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 5, 2005

Prague Castle (Hradcany Castle)
Castle District, Hradcany
Prague, Czech Republic 119 08
420 2 2437 3368

Josefov

Attraction | "Prague's Jewish Quarter (Josefov)"

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This tour spans the riverfront and depicts homes, artwork, history, culture, religious gathering places, and the history of the people in the city. Shops and tearooms also adorn the tour area, with plenty of local dining fare.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 5, 2005

Josefov
Josefov
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00
+420 2 231 0302, +42

St. Vitus Cathedral

Attraction

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This cathedral will take your breath away. There is no way to capture the beauty and overwhelming amount of history and artwork that are present in this one cathedral. Each time you visit, you find something you missed the first time. And the entire city is all about the cathedrals, so visiting this one is just the beginning.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 5, 2005

St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle
Prague, Czech Republic 11908
+420 2 2437 3368

Charles Bridge

Attraction | "Artists along the Charles Bridge"

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The artists in Praha are talented and very reasonably priced. The thing to check for is what is hand painted vs. what is screened or airbrushed copy work. MANY MEDIUMS AND VERY REASONABLY PRICED.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 5, 2005

Charles Bridge
Karluv Most
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00

Bohemian Cristal

Attraction

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You can find it everywhere you shop in Praha. Many people travel to Praha just to purchase crystal chandeliers and glassware products. Their pricing is fractional to what is found elsewhere in the world.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 5, 2005

Bohemian Cristal
Throughout Prague
Prague, Czech Republic

Old Town Historic Center of Prague

Attraction | "Stare Mesto Market (Old Town Market)"

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I was amazed at the variety of local artists and artisans showing their wares in the Old Town market area. Days can be spent here without tiring of the fantastic quality, pricing, and variety. Special things to watch for are Old Town beer steins, furriers, painted babushkas, ornaments, dolls, ironware, lace, garnets, and lead crystal or hand-blown crystal. Waterways are superb, and everything is quite reasonable.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 5, 2005

Old Town Historic Center of Prague
Staromestske Namesti
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00

Martin Tours

Attraction

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Out of the city, we went to two Bohemian castles - probably any of them would give you a view of the history of the feudal period of Bohemia and Czech days. It is easy to see where the term Bohemian originates from once you have taken a tour. Many family murders, incest, family wars, fighting over land and food supplies for power in pre-Christian days.

Spectacular countryside, take your camera!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 5, 2005

Martin Tours
Stepanska 61
Prague, Czech Republic 110 00
+420 224 212 473

Old Town Hall/Astronomical Clock

Attraction | "Astronomical Clock"

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This clock took more than 10 years to make. The artisan who designed and built it was a genius. It shows the movement of the sun, the stars, and the constellations as the clock turns every day. Amazing work of art right in the center of Old Town.

The townspeople then decided they would blind the artisan when the project was completed in order that he could not produce the same wonder anywhere else in the world. In the spirit of true Bohemia!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 5, 2005

Old Town Hall/Astronomical Clock
Old Town Square
Prague, Czech Republic

Old Jewish Cemetery

Attraction

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It is an amazing view of history and the closeness of the Jewish community here in Praha. Narrow gravestone markers, a temple, and historic exhibit depicting the early years, migration patterns pre-WWII, and artifacts. Worth the time to learn more about the true nature of this city.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 5, 2005

Old Jewish Cemetery
U Stareho hrbitova 3
Prague, Czech Republic