Prague – A weekend of sightseeing and mixology

Prague is a city that is well known for its many sights, good food and great beers. There is a lot to do and see in this city, so it’s gonna be very stressful, if you make a weekend trip here and plan to visit as much as possible. This is why we want to show you, how to make most of a two day trip here.

We flew into Prague on an early Saturday morning. Getting from the airport to the city is quite easy, there are public busses leaving outside the terminal, lines 100 and 119 which bring you to stops of the Metro Line A or B, which directly go to the city center. Tickets can be purchased inside the terminal for only 32 CZK per person and way. Yet this was the cheapest airport to city fare we’ve ever seen.

We stayed at the B&B Hotel Prague City (Tripadvisor), which is near the old town and the Florenc metro and tram station. As we like to explore cities by foot, the 15 minute walk into the old town was no problem for us.

Still quite early, it was time for some breakfast. We walked around looking for some nice place to eat at, we found the Pauseteria (Tripadvisor), located near the big old town square. We had some delicious breakfast in cosy atmosphere here.

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As we already booked a city tour by bike for the next day already, we didn’t want to do a lot of sightseeing on day one already. This is why we did some shopping and took a walk through the old town, before we were heading out to experience the bar scene of Prague in the evening.

As the city is known to be a hotspot of nightlife in Europe, the bars, restaurants and clubs usually are well patronized during weekends, so if you’re going out with 4+ persons, you should consider reserving a table, if you want to be sure to get a table at the restaurant of your choice.

We chose something non-traditional for Prague: the Agave Restaurant (Tripadvisor), a Mexican and Latin American restaurant and bar with a delicious food and a great choice of drinks, mainly rum based. You should also consider coming here, if you are a rum lover, as they have a wide choice of international rums you can order on ice or as a long drink.

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Not far from this restaurant, you can find the bar L’Fleur (Tripadvisor), a mixology and champagne bar of really high quality. We took a seat at the bar, studied the menu, but also got some really good advice from the bartender. This bar offers not only what they have on the menu, but a wide range of different spirits and mixed drinks with individual homemade infusions, all really fancy while the bar is held in a French retro style with comfortable bar stools and love for detail. The drinks we had were really good and definitely something different than what you get in a standard cocktail bar.

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From here, we went over to the local Hard Rock Café, where we had a small snack, before going on to a well-known mixology bar in town: the Black Angel’s Bar (Tripadvisor). The entrance is a little hidden inside the Hotel U Prince, but after you found it, you’ll definitely enjoy your time here. We had a seat at the bar, so we got some infos about our drinks from the bartender. They have a great choice of cocktails and drinks, all spirits and ingredients they use are high quality and the style of the bar, which is located in a vault, is really classic and comfortable.

Please mind that this bar is a little more exquisite, groups or bachelor parties are not welcome and taking pictures is not allowed.

After having some good drinks there, we returned back to the hotel, as our city tour by bike was up for the next day.

We were lucky with the weather, as there were some showers on Saturday, but even the sun was shining a little on Sunday, when we did sightseeing. Before doing the bike tour, we visited the Castle, which is definitely a must see when in town. You have a great view onto the city from its ramparts and all building including the cathedral are in really good shape. The castle is really big, due to the different buildings located within it, residences, a basilica and the cathedral for example. If you’re here at the right time, you can also witness the changing of the guards.

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From here we walked back down to the old town again, crossed the famous Charles Bridges (which happens to be crowded by tourists during day time), had some chimney cake at “Good Food, Coffee and Bakery” (Tripadvisor) not far from the bridge and walked over to the starting point of our bike tour.

The bike tour was booked through www.prahabike.cz, we had a really good experience with them, even when we contacted them with a question in advance. The bikes were in good shape, the group was not large and we didn’t hurry through traffic from sight to sight. The tour was guided in English language, our guide took routes through calm side streets where possible and gave us a good overview and some interesting information about the city. The sights along the tour included the National Memorial of the Heroes for the Heydrich Terror, the Dancing House, a break at the Kampa Park, the John Lennon Wall, Charles Bridge and different places in the old town and the Jewish quarter on the way back to the bike shop. The tour we took was the Prague Classic City Bike Tour.

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Dancing House

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John Lennon Wall

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Charles Bridge

A bike tour like this really is a great option to see much of a city in a short time. We got interesting information on what we saw and had a good time cruising through the city. It was not challenging, the route is without any hills and the guide adapts to the speed of the slowest in the group, so that no one is left behind. If you only have a short time in Prague and want to see much of the city in that time, we can recommend a tour like that.

After finishing the tour, we had some early dinner and left the city to fly back home again.

Prague is a city we really liked a lot, it is beautiful, there’s a lot to see and the night life offers something for every taste. We will definitely return some day, to explore some more of the city, especially in the culinary sector.

To make it easier for you, here are our restaurant and bar recommendations:

  • Café with tasty and fresh breakfast menu: Pauseteria (Tripadvisor)
  • High quality Mexican food and Latin American Drinks: Agave Restaurant (Tripadvisor)
  • French style mixology bar: L’Fleur (Tripadvisor)
  • Classic style mixology bar: Black Angel’s Bar (Tripadvisor)

How to get to Prague?

You can get to Prague easily by coach or train from all over Europe. If you want to fly here, Prague Airport (PRG) is flown to by many airlines, the national carrie Czech Airlines offers many direct flights from Europe and Asia, while Smart Wings and Ryanair offer many low-cost flights there. If you come from farther away, here is a choice of intercontinental carriers flying into Prague: Aer Lingus (via Dublin), Aeroflot (via Moscow), Air France (via Paris), Austrian Airlines (via Vienna), British Airways (via London), Brussels Airlines (via Brussels), China Eastern (via Shanghai and Xi’an), Emirates (via Dubai), Finnair (via Helsinki), Iberia (via Madrid), KLM (via Amsterdam), LOT (via Warsaw), Lufthansa (via Frankfurt and Munich), Qatar Airways (via Doha), Scandinavian Airlines (via Copenhagen, Oslo or Stockholm), Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul) and Ukraine International Airlines (via Kiev).

Thank you for reading, we hope we were able to give you some interesting tips and inspiration for your own trip to Prague.

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