Day 8: Exploring Prague
Today, we have been in Prague the full day – means exploring its beauty in culture, history and culinary aspects.
In the morning, we walked from our hotel closed to the central railway station towards an old centre of science – the Clementinum. This is a base building run by Jesuits in the city centre and contains a large historical library as well as the astronomical centre of Prague. From its tower, the time synchronisation of the town was organised by a set of flags triggering a cannon shot from the opposite shores of the Moldova every noon at precisely 12 o’clock. This tower can be visited – a great view over the city is granted.
After this breathtaking adventure over narrow and very steep wooden staircases, we strengthened ourselves in the “goat beer” restaurant – excellent food and beer indeed.
While walking around through Prague, we have seen classic convertible cars that offered tours through the town – without knowing where they are based. Close to the Powder tower, we found two of them waiting for clients. We hired one of it for one hour and had a marvellous round in our Alfa Romeo Spider through Prague – also in areas that are not regularly visited by tourists. The driver brought us back to the hotel eventually where we took a little rest before going out in the evening again.
We were looking for a tradition Czech restaurant for dinner and found by chance the restaurant “Two cats” in the city centre. Once again, charming service, excellent beer and amazing food for an acceptable price.
Thereafter, we returned to our hotel as wake-up time was early – to meet our 0943 direct train to Munich next morning in time.