Day Trip: Prague

Taking a day trip in a major city like Prague was not an easy feat to accomplish, but we did it. And I’m so glad we did! We loved Prague! There was so much to see it was impossible to fit it all in, but we saw as much of the city as we could in the time that we had.

Prague, the capital of Czech Republic, is about a 6 hour drive from where we live in Germany. So for this trip to be a “day trip” we took a bus that left at 2 am Saturday morning, and returned at 4 am Sunday morning, basically book-ending our trip with two very uncomfortable nights of sleeping on a bus. The base coordinates trips like this all the time, and this is the 2nd we have done, and probably the last for a while! It’s great that the base offers trips like these; they bus you down to the destination, drop you off in the center of the city, and then you get back on the bus at the end of the day to go home. The time spent in the city is all yours, no planned tours, you have the freedom to see what you want. I’m all for taking advantage of this type of trip when a good deals comes around, but going for a full 24 hours really does take it out of you!

To start off our day in Prague, C had found this attraction called Mind Maze. The concept of it sounds kind of strange, and I’ll admit we were a little skeptical, but it ended up being one of the funnest things we did all day in my opinion. The idea of it is, your group is locked in one of two themed rooms (our room was the Alchemy room, based on the search for the “philosopher’s stone”) and you have one hour to use the things in the room to find your way out. Our group of seven found the “key” to getting the door unlock in 23 minutes, which was a new record!

After we finished the mind maze, we started to make our way around the city to see the major sights. Here are some photos from our day.

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Wenceslas Square

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Astronomical Clock

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Tyn Church

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Charles Bridge

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Vltava River

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Charles Bridge

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View from Prague Castle

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Prague Castle

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St. Vitus Cathedral located within the Prague Castle

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Strahov Monastery

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Petrin Lookout Tower (often called a smaller version of the Eiffel Tower)

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After walking over 13 miles (according to Fitbit) on cobble stones, my feet were extremely tired, but we saw some great sights and hope to go back to spend some more time in the city of Prague.

This past week my sister and brother-in-law visited and we took some wonderful day trips that will be posted soon!

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