A winter holiday in Prague

christmas-tree-praguePut 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.

Prague highlights:

  • 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.

 

 

About Kristine K. Stevens

Book Cover200Kristine is the author of "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough: A Solo Journey Around the World." This nonfiction book tells the story of how she sold her house, quit her job and traveled around the world.

Kirkus Book Review: "... Stevens makes a friendly, relatable narrator ... plenty of colorful stories to make this an enjoyable, inspiring read... An often sweet memoir about finding oneself in many different places."


Next travel book to spotlight Iceland

25817249396_f6c787ef9f_z Kristine broke free from a desk job once again, and this time ended up volunteering in the far corners of Iceland!

Details about the release of this book will be posted on Facebook.