On our second day in Prague we set out for Prague Castle and the other major tourist attractions in the city. The castle and grounds were nice. There were many tourists but it was fun to walk around and take pictures with the guards.
After the castle we went toward the Lennon Wall. What a cool place. My friend was there about a month before and she said it looked totally different. A very interesting art piece.
We mostly just walked around checking out the amazing buildings. The architecture and facades of the buildings are simply beautiful! We stopped for a late lunch at a wonderful little cafe, Cafe Louvre. The atmoshpere was great and the food was good.
After our lunch we continued our sightseeing. It was a lovely day in Prague. When we returned to the hotel we asked the desk manager about the castle that is just behind the hotel. She told us a bit about the old castle, so we decided to head there in the morning.
On Friday morning we set off for the castle, Vysehrad, and had a look around the grounds. The freezing wind was whipping through the area so we took refuge in the basilica on the castle grounds. What an amazing place it was. Probably one of the most amazing churches I have been in. Everywhere you looked there was something beautiful to see. The place was covered from floor to ceiling in art.
It was a very cold day, but after a quick change of clothes we were back out exploring the city. After checking out some more sites in the old Jewish neighborhood and Old Town, we looked for a warm place to spend some time. I had seen a museum that had Czech Press Photography on display, so I convinced Liz to go back. I am so glad I did.
The museum was wonderful and the building that housed it was even better. Very historic with many of the old frescos partially in-tact, although faded. After the museum and dinner we headed to see the ballet. The Prague Ballet has choreographed the traditional Nutcracker music to the story A Christmas Carole. It was a great ballet and we had good seats, for 30 crowns each ($1.50).
The following morning we set off for the train station and our return journey to Munich. Before boarding the train we had some delicious cake in the bookshop at the station and then got some mulled wine to go. It was a nice journey home. We had a car to ourselves most of the time and no rowdy men next door.