So my first trip of 2017 ended this weekend and it was amazing!
It was my very first time in Prague and I absolutely loved it. Unfortunately the trip was very short (only one weekend) but I will definitely go back to explore it even more!
The trip was with 3 friends of mine since we wanted to do something more exciting for NYE and not the usual stuff.
We drove by car from my hometown which was about a 6h car ride including breaks on the way. Leaving Friday morning we arrived at our hotel in the late afternoon checking in, relaxing a bit and then we went out to downtown.
We stayed at the Hotel Golden City Garni in Prague 3. It was located right next to the tram downtown and the rooms were massive. There were two separate rooms, one with three beds and one with two beds and a little kitchenette. Breakfast was also included and they had a fairly good selection of local foods. The staff was incredibly friendly and we really enjoyed our stay. For a total of 2 night we spent 370€ for four people and that during NYE.
After heading to the city we went to a gluten-free Italian restaurant since one of my friends suffers from celiac disease. Let me tell you though: you have to go there! I had the best Panna Cotta of my life there and it was located in one of those typical Prague basements with stone walls and very comfy. The staff was hilarious and while probably expensive for Prague meals were very reasonable. The place was called Alriso Risotteria Italiana and in Old Town.
After dinner we headed to the extremely cool AnonymouS Bar. You might want to get a reservation but the entire place is Guy Fawkes themed. It has a great vibe, kind of dark and misterious and the drinks have a lot of heart in it. My friend got a drink called something Virus and the waiter came with a suitcase with two syringes and poured her drink that way. After the first round of drinks you get access to a secret menu and they even have another secret menu for the third round. I won’t give away how they present it, but when you are in Prague GO!
This was also the end of our first day of the trip.
After sleeping in a bit and a great breakfast we got a day card for the tram and headed to Prague castle. Unfortunately the city was extremely full (a popular destination for NYE) and the line incredibly long, so instead of going into the castle we just went to the top of the hill it was located and enjoyed the incredible views!
From there we wandered through the small streets with all the beautiful old houses to the Charles Bridge. It was also overflowing with tourists but the bridge itself is just gorgeous and the views from it as well.
From there we just wandered through town enjoying all the beautiful houses and churches. We stopped at a typical beer cellar for some beer and traditional Czech food and on one of the Christmas markets that were still open we ate trdelník, a treat prepared on a charcoal barbeque by rolling strand os dough around a stick and later rolling the baked trdelník in a mixture and cinnamon and sugar and maybe filling it with Nutella.Very messy but soooooo good.
In the end we picked up our tickets for the NYE party we booked at the Marriott hotel and went to our hotel to get ready for the party.
We spent NYE at the Prague Marriott hotel in downtown. The tickets were 140€ but it was amazing. In thatg price we had a beautiful buffet included with lots of nice foods such as lamb, steak, oysters, caviar etc., beer, wine, sparkling wine as well as non-alcoholic drinks and the party itself with an amazing band and DJ.
We partied till 3am and then went back to bed.
Day three was fairly boring. The first one of our group headed back to her hoemtown at 10 am. Me and the others slept till 11, checked out of the hotel at 12, went for some food and then they drove back to our hometown while I spent another two hours wandering around before heading to the airport.
Overall it was a beautiful trip! Unfortunately way too short so one day I want to go back in the summer and spend a week there!