Christmas in Prague

I’m so excited to write about my long weekend in Prague – not only did I fall in love with this beautiful city, but I got to experience it in its full Christmas magic with my amazing boyfriend, Matt. 

I’m lucky enough that Matt gave up his Thanksgiving weekend to spend it in London and Prague with me! He arrived early Thursday morning, where I then left him to wander London while I went to work. We headed to Stansted airport (for those of you who don’t know, it’s about an hour from London via train…the worst airport to get to!) that evening where we nearly missed our flight and ran through the airport (bags and all) to make our flight just in time!!

We arrived in Prague that night and stayed for 3 nights at Boutique Hotel Seven Days (highly recommend it!) on the edge of New Town but within walking distance to Old Town Square. The hotel was amazing (breakfast included, as well as dinner and airport transfer) and we also were upgraded to a suite and had 3 bottles of wine/champagne and a private spa/sauna for 2 nights!

We started our Friday with walking around New Town and watched the Christmas stalls start being set up and built. And made our way to Old Town Square to see all the beautiful buildings! 

   
 
We then crossed the river to explore the castle, where they were also in the process of setting up a Christmas market!! Not to mention it started to snow while we were touring the castle!

   
 
We went through most of the exhibits and saw all the beautiful artifacts and architecture of all the buildings. We learned the history of the Prague castle and all the royalty that lived within it.

   
 
We walked back to Old Town and took in some amazing views of the city lit up at night while crossing the Charles Bridge.

   
 We had dinner at our hotel, and had an early night in so we could get plenty of rest for the next day!

Saturday we woke up and continued to explore the city and now all the Christmas shops and stands! We walked through several markets where we tried the food, wine and bought some souvenirs! Our favorite snack became a Trdelnk which was a traditional Czech bread that tastes like a cinnamon roll with cinnamon sugar and almonds on the outside (we even found one with Nutella on the inside!)

  
We proceeded back to the castle where we had lunch of potato dumplings, cabbage, sausage and potatoes, another traditional meal. The views from the top of the castle were amazing (even if we walked 300+ steps of a winding staircase to the top!) 

   
 
We walked around and explore the city for the remainder of the day and ended up in Old town square again to see the Christmas tree lit up and watch Carolers and bands perform. 

  

   
 
We took a horse and carriage ride around the streets of town before heading to dinner at the Duck and Goose. The dinner we had was amazing (I had duck and Matt had quail) and the restaurant itself was cozy with brick walls and a fireplace. 

  
On our last day, we did some more shpppping (it was raining most of the day) and finished off with a nice meal at a brewery restaurant where I had goulash and Matt had venison.

Our weekend in Prague involved a lot of walking (all the sidewalks were cobbles) and eating and trying new things! And we got to see a beautiful city lit up with Christmas lights and markets. We had such an amazing time together, and I was so happy to have him come visit!

  
This week has been busy with work, and included our work Christmas party at Proud nightclub in Camden. Where we went to Ay Caramba before for Mexican and ponchos and sombreros with my team. Now I am currently in Budapest about to explore this city for the weekend with my friends!  

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