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Old Feb 20th, 2011, 08:13 AM
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Prague Top 10?

What are your top 10 favorite things to see and do in Prague? DH and I are considering a visit this fall and beginning our research. We love to hear what Fodorites recommend and hope you will take time to share.
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Old Feb 20th, 2011, 09:41 AM
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Below is my trip report (with photos) that includes five nights in Prague (chapters one and two)

http://www.travelswithmaitaitom.com/...nice_2008.html

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Old Feb 20th, 2011, 09:50 AM
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Hi; You could start your research by using these sites. www.inyourpocket.com [click on the city and then instant for a download] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague
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Old Feb 20th, 2011, 11:03 AM
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The Museum of Communism-- I wasn't very excited about going, but it turned out to be fascinating, scary, funny and very moving.
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Old Feb 20th, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Becherovka!
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Old Feb 20th, 2011, 11:24 AM
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so many things to see and do.
some of my favourites would include
a night at the opera
a meal/drink/coffee and cake at the Miniciple house
walking along Charles bridge late at night /early morning
climbing the many Prague Towers but you have to be fit.
Visting the Loretto
visting the Strahov libary (just fimished renovating it)
Strolling the Royal Route
visting the jewish area
having a beer in a traditional Pub
visiting a non traditional pub
Going to a football game (Soccer)
getting lost in the many winding streets
eating deep fried cheese from a street stall
eating Trdelnik from a street stall
drinking Becherovka and Slivovice
wandering through Kampa Island
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1.Jewish town-Josefov http://praguejewishghettowalks.blogs...%20in%20Prague
2.Prague Castle
3.Communism museum
4.Becherovka http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Becherovka
5.czech food(dumplings with strawberry or any other fruit, czech bread,Czech beer-http://www.umedvidku.cz/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58&Itemid=55&lang=en )
6.House of the Black Madonna and museom of Czech kubism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_the_Black_Madonna
7.Petřín hill
8.Strahov
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Old Feb 20th, 2011, 01:05 PM
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Mucha Museum and Municipal House.

Agree with the Loreto church - fabulous!
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The Powder Tower, then the Royal Route and sights along the walk, all the way to Prague Castle.

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com...alking-tour-1/



We also did parts of this walking tour recommended by National Geographic Traveler:

http://travel.nationalgeographic.com...alking-tour-2/
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Old Feb 21st, 2011, 07:07 PM
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Thanks for the great responses. We have much to investigate as we create our itinerary. What fun!
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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 10:44 AM
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I loved the view of the Old Town, especially towers of the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn, from the Old Town Square Clock Tower.

I also really enjoyed the castle complex, especially St. Vitus Cathedral. I have been fortunate enough to visit many of the famous cathedrals of Europe, and this was one of my favorites. Perhaps it was the early afternoon light flooding through the stained glass windows and painting the walls with patterns of vibrant color.
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Old Feb 22nd, 2011, 02:30 PM
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Note the stained glass windows by Mucha in St. Vitus.

I took a photo just like Delaine's description of the light coming through the windos and painting the walls with color!
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My favorites:
1. Vyshrehrad, up on a hill overlooking Vlatava River, birthplace of Prague, & not as crowded as rest of Prague. Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral & the beautiful National Cemetery are located here.
2. Drinking hot mulled wine that is sold directly from the restaurants windows. Delicious & hits the spot in the fall.
3. Walking across Charles Bridge at night.
4. Castle complex
5. Old Town Square
6. Mucha Museum
7. Communism Museum
8. Drinking Becherovka & a drink called "story".
9. Sitting at the sidewalks cafes & people watching.
10. Jewish cemetery & synagogues
11. Night at the Opera
12. Mozart Puppet Show.

If you click on my name, you can find my trip report from August 2009.
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