Put Prague high on your list of winter vacation spots. The weather can be challenging if you are not cold hearty, but there are plenty of cultural respites and cafes for a pivo (beer). Bonus: The crowds in popular places are at a minimum.
- Old Town Square, including a fabulous Christmas market, Church of St. Nicholas, Tyn Church and astronomical clock
- Charles Bridge – best views in town of the Prague Castle and the Vltava River
- Jewish Quarter
- Havelska Market
- Wenceslas Square
- Mucha Museum about art nouveaux artist Alphonse Mucha
- Praha Hlavni Nadrazi (the main Prague train station) is an art nouveaux architectural marvel
- Municipal House and Powder Tower
- Museum of Communism, highlighting the post–World War II Communist regime in Czechoslovakia in general and Prague in particular.
- Funicular ride up to the top of Petrin Hill and climb the Petrin Lookout Tower
- Prague Castle, including St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George Basilica
- Vyšehrad Cemetery, whose beauty ranks it as an outdoor sculptural garden
- Day trip to Karlstejn Castle
The National Museum was closed while we were there, but it looked worthy of a visit.