Prague Journals

Winter Break in Prague

A February 2003 trip to Prague by justinef

Quote: Prague in February is cold but bright. Wrap up to take in the architecture and sites of historic political events, but take plenty of well-earned breaks in the city's many fine pubs.

Winter Break in Prague

Overview

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The Torture Museum - ghoulish but fun
The Charles Bridge - lots of history and now a major tourist site with artists selling their work

Quick Tips:

The local cuisine is hearty stuff and ideal in the winter, but it is mainly meat and potatoes, so it may leave you hankering after some other vegetables.

Best Way To Get Around:

We walked around the city, except one evening, when we thought we were farther from our hotel than we were and got a taxi. The driver charged us far too much knowing we were tourists.

Hilton Prague

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Hotel

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“Not really a typical Prague hotel,” said our taxi driver as he drove us from the airport, a note of contempt in his voice. We'd picked this hotel because it was on special offer, but the fact that the Clintons had stayed there added to the appeal. On the outside, the hotel was a rather large, bland building, but inside it was better. There was a large central lounge area with plants, tables, and glass elevators running up and down between the floors. There was also a bar and two restaurants. The only meal we took in the hotel was breakfast, a huge buffet selection with everything you could possibly want, a great way to prepare for a day out in the cold. Our room was pleasa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 22, 2005

Hilton Prague
Pobrezni 1
Prague, Czech Republic 186 00
+420 (2) 2484-1111

Torture Museum

Attraction

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We discovered this by accident whilst wandering around the old town, but it was cheap, so we decided to take a look. It was fascinating, but guaranteed to make you feel uncomfortable.

There isn't that much to see, so it doesn't take too long to go around the whole place, so it is easy to fit into an afternoon exploring the old town. The pieces all have detailed descriptions of how and why they were used in the past, which were thankfully provided in English. Otherwise, it would have been difficult to know how some of the more bizarre instruments were used.

It is certainly not for the fainthearted, but preferable, in my book, to the snake museum next door.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 22, 2005

Torture Museum
Praha 1, Mostecká 21
Prague, Czech Republic