Winter Walks (1) – Letna

Prague is lovely city also in winter, when the number of tourists slows down (but not that much as expected). It can be freezing but when the sun shines, its nice and almost warm for nice walk. Find some pictures from the winter walk on Letná hill and area, which rises above the river and the Old Town to combine walk in the nature with beautiful views with wandering through the residential area with hipster cafes, pubs, or design places.

Buildings built on bastions of Prague walls

I started my walk at Hradčanská tram stop and walked by the former ramparts around the Prime Minister villa for the views to the river from Hanavský Pavilion.

Hanavský Pavilion was built in 1891 for the Jubilee World Fair, it is cast-iron structure built as a representation pavilion (commercial) for Iron and Steel Company.

The view from here is really beautiful :-),

Vltava river and some of its bridges (Mánes bridge, Charles bridge, …)

… and you even see the Prague Castle behind the Prime Minister villa.

And then I walked in the edge of the hill, enjoying the weather, watching dogs plays, joggers, seniors or mothers with babies walking around, not missing the view of Prague.
One of the most favorite places is also the monument, where the biggest monument of Joseph Stalin used to be, but now metronome and meeting point of young people is.

Metronome on large marble pedestal ( walk down the stairs and find stones from the whole Czech Republic incorporated to the pedestal) and the shoes.

My steps goes to the sporty area, finally I decide not to got to the cafe here but buy a cup at a stand and sit in the beer garden at the Letna Castle with views to the Old Town. The weather is too nice and even it is freezing, there is more people enjoying the sun rays and even cyclists drive by.

Winter cafe at the beer garden at Letná.

More garden in gallery:

After the sunbath I walked around the tunnel ventilation (see picture) between the Technical and Agricultural Museum to the Letohradská street with famous functionalist buildings and finally took a seat in one very famous and photogenic cafe – Cafe Letka for warming with a cup of cappuccino.

Café Letka

Cafe Letka is always full of people.

More cafe in gallery:

And even the weather was nice I decided to slowly finish my tour with some window shopping at the design stores on Letna’s main street (CVRK, Scoro Coco) and old time cafe with delicious sweets (Erhartova Cukrárna).

I didn’t miss the beautiful details on the buildings around me …

…and then I took the tram home.

Tram traffic.

Other Winter Walks you can find on these links:
1. Letná
2. Vyšehrad
3. Vršovice (1)
4. Vršovice (2)
5. Kampa

The series about Night Walks can be found here:
1. Prague Castle

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26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kevan V
    Feb 23, 2018 @ 13:42:21

    Great to see you posting again, Katy! I was afraid you might have stopped blogging for good.

    Reply

    • PragueByKaty
      Feb 23, 2018 @ 13:47:10

      Thanks for the nice words, I just didn’t feel like writing, but I have lots and lots of photos, hopefully will find some time for more blogs now. I made the Letna walk yesterday and today is a beautiful day as well :-), but I am on PC working today :-).

      Reply

  2. crea2010
    Feb 23, 2018 @ 23:33:48

    Wow! It’s been a while, glad you are back! Thanks for this great post.

    Reply

  3. scotlandmac
    Mar 01, 2018 @ 10:44:29

    Lovely post…I like the sound of that sweetie shop:)

    Reply

    • PragueByKaty
      Mar 01, 2018 @ 13:30:55

      If you mean Erhartova cukrarna, it means:
      Erhart is a family name and it doesn’t sound Czech, but can be, or German name.
      Cukr = sugar and cukrárna is place where you buy and eat sweets, pastris, ice cream cups, cakes and coffe, very traditional place to go for Czech people :-).
      Together: Erhartova cukrárna means Erhart’s sugarplace :-).

      Reply

  4. Rebecca's Life Adventures
    Mar 01, 2018 @ 14:33:01

    These pictures are beautiful! I’d love to visit Prague. I’ll have to live through your photos.

    Reply

  5. mikethepsych
    Mar 01, 2018 @ 16:17:20

    Reblogged this on Mike the Psych's Blog and commented:
    Great blog bringing back happy memories of my trips to Czech Republic and Prague in particular

    Reply

  6. dreamofadventures
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 05:42:00

    Cafe Letka looks so cozy! Will definitely have to check it out next time I am in Prague =o)

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

    Reply

  7. arv!
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 12:24:05

    Katy you seem to be a Prague expert. Awesome blog

    Reply

  8. kagould17
    Mar 06, 2018 @ 21:55:58

    You are right. Winter walks can be the best. We never let the weather slow us down. We walk in snow, rain and freezing conditions. There is always something beautiful or new to look at. Prague looks beautiful. We hope to travel there one day.

    Reply

  9. alwaysbobswife
    Mar 08, 2018 @ 08:12:04

    Hi Katy, I love your photos, your Prague of one place Bob and I dream to visit soon. Thank you for sharing your lovely captures! I just saw your archive, it looks like we both have been out of the blogging world for a time. I hope to continue on … It really is great to reconnect 🌝

    Reply

    • PragueByKaty
      Mar 08, 2018 @ 09:28:18

      Thanks a lot for your nice words. I was not blogging quite long time, just didn’t feel like it. Now I am back again, but not sure how long, it would be, as I soon would be quite busy with work, but I hope I will find more time then I did before :-).
      When you come to Prague, let me know :-).

      Reply

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  16. Dawn M. Miller
    Apr 02, 2018 @ 17:38:35

    So lovely to see you again. I’m sorry for just now noticing you are back but I am very happy to view your pictures again.

    Reply

    • PragueByKaty
      Apr 02, 2018 @ 18:39:53

      Thanks a lot for nice words, I want o post some information and photos as during summer I will not have much time for it, but I hope I would not be completely silent :-).

      Reply

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