having only two days to visit a place is just always not enough but it is great to get a first impression. so those are my top 10 things to do in only 48 hours in prague.
somehow i feel like prague is underrated when it comes to travel destinations. i don't hear many people talking about prague as a must visit city - which is great and sad at the same time, because it makes prague an insider tip and a city that has to be on everybodys bucket list.
lucky enough most of the sights are so close to each other that you can easily walk around and get lost in the streets. and since the vltava - the river that runs through prague - kind of seperates the city in the middle you can do the eastern part on one day and the western part the next day.
a really nice place to get breakfast - from the outside you don''t think there is much to it because you don't see how far it goes in the back, but that is what is so great about it. almost no tourists and a very artsy and calm atmosphere - just the way i like it. they have quiet the selection on the menu as well.
the castle itself is already breathtaking but wait until you reach the viewpoint. it overlooks the city center of prague and you get to see almost every sight there is. you might consider getting there quiet early because it gets crowded very fast and that is just not fun.
the black tower is one of the oldest buildings in prague and was mainly used as a prison back in the days. funny enough the tower is not black at all but the tower got its name from a fire back in 1541. the walls remained black for a long time before it became the way it is today.
walking up to the prague castle you will most likely walk by the st. vitus cathedral - a great first stop to take a small break before you continue to discover the whole complex of the prague castle. the cathedral actually took almost 600 years to be finished which makes the architecture even more interesting since it is influenced by so many centuries. i only got a glimpse of the inside since there was a mass going on but that was already pretty amazing.
as i already mentionned in some previous posts i am not a huge fan of typical touristy attractions. so it almost never happens that i will go on a guided tour. but this time it was a very spontaneous decision which i don't regret at all. after having walked the whole day my feet hurted really badly, i was exhausted and the sun was setting soon. somehow i saw the sign of this boattour, payed for it, walked to the boat and set down. it was so nice to be away from all the hustle in the streets. besides the really amazing view i got some interesting facts about some of the sights and about prague itself. the tour went on for like 50 minutes and it was the perfect way to end the day. so if you have like 10€ and some spare time then just hop on one of the boattours - there are a few but i guess they are all very similar to each other so it doesn't really matter which one to take.
this bridge is the main bridge that connects the western with the eastern part of the city. therefore it is insanely crowded and you should pay even more attention to your belongings - pickpockets! you will see some artists and hear some musicians - and if you are like me then stop for a second and enjoy the moment watching them draw or listen to the music.
watching the sunset should be on everyones list - no matter where you go. but i feel like it is harder to see a good one in the city. the best spot in prague is on the eastern part of the town in between the dancing house and the charles bridge alongside the pier. from there you have a stunning view of the cathedral and the castle and the sun sets right behind it.
# 8 astronomical clock
unfortunately my camera died on me while i was trying to take a picture of it, which makes me really upset. but then i know i have to come back again to get a shot and i am not mad about going back again to prague. this clock is not just any normal clock. besides being the world's oldest still operating astronomical clock it is a very impressive masterpiece. every hour you get to see it in action and it is worth waiting for that.
the powder gate is one of the originial 13 citygates and seperates the old town fromt the new town. while at the beginning it was an attractive entrance into the town it later on became a defensive tower where gunpowder was stored - that is where the gate got its name from.
a must-try when you come to prague. don't worry you won't miss it because so many people walk around eating that delicious and traditional treat. trdelnik is a pastry that is basically just a dough that is wrapped around a metal stick, then grilled and topped with sugar or anything you like.