Down from Prague Castle

As a tour guide being in the Prague Castle I am always facing the dilemma, which way to choose to go down from the castle to the Lesser Town. I’m not forcing my tourists to climb up the castle, which would solve the dilemma, we would go up with Neruda Street and down through the Opyš vineyards, but I prefer to go up with the tram and therefore I have to decide, which way to go down after the visit of Prague Castle?

Opyš Vinyard

From the Opyš vineyards there are beautiful views to Prague, during autumn you can see how the grapes are growing, blue ones on your left hand, green ones on the right. You can buy a trdelnik (typical Czech hot sweet with cinnamon), see the beautiful Vallenstein Garden artificial wall, bridges on Vltava River, magic darksome Vyšehrad on the horizon. In a wine restaurant you can taste the wine produced here. The weakest place of this choice is the end of the route, which will spit you out to one of the most frequented car streets in Prague and you have to walk to Malostranská, where it starts to be nice again. You can go on to Kafka Museum in Herget Brick Factory (currently museum and restaurant) near the most narrow street in the Prague or visit Wallenstein Gardens with Adrien de Vries statues and artificial stalactite wall, looking there for small artificial frogs or snakes.

Roofs of Neruda Street

On the other hand going down the Neruda street you can enjoy a cup of tea in Green Tearoom, check the nicest and oldest house signs in Prague (Two Suns, Golden Goblet, Three Violins); or hop over to the house of Donkey in the Cradle, where Magister Kelly was doing his hocus-pocuses, for the typical Czech pub food. You can meet with works of Jan Blažej Santini, as Morzin Palace (the most significant high Baroque secular building), Church of Our Lady of Ceaseless Help and Thun Hohenstein Palace with two giant eagles around the portal. At the end you will stand on the Lesser Town square with beautiful St. Nicolas Church and then go on to the Charles Bridge or to pilgrim Church of Our Lady Victorious with Baby Infant Jesus.

House Signs in Neruda Street

Which one or the route I will choose for you, you can check when you will come to Prague and contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. K A Hunold
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 16:31:48

    These photos are so beautiful, they make me want to visit Prague!

    Reply

  2. WM
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 16:42:26

    Your photos make me want to visit Prague, too. First time I was at Prague Castle as a little girl.

    Reply

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