Three-Day Guide to Prague

By Alex Minard, Foster Undergraduate who participated in an exchange with the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic

Day 1: Start your day off by taking the tram to the Dlouha Trida tram stop and getting a coffee at Sisters bakery. After getting coffee, walk across the street to Nase Maso and get one of their famous cheese burgers. Get back on the tram and head to the Kamenicka stop where you should get off and walk South to Letna Beer garden. Stop there and enjoy the view of the city while drinking a Gambrinus beer. Walk East in the park until arriving to the main part of the park where you will be able to see an incredible view of the city. Get back on the tram and ride it to the Malostranska stop where you will get off and walk North East to the Prague Castle. Go to the ticket office and purchase the track B ticket option. Go through track B where you will get to see The Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, and most importantly St. Vitus Cathedral. Find a traditional Czech dinner place to eat dinner.

Day 2: Start your day off by taking the tram to Vaclavske Namesti and go to get coffee at Friends coffee house. Get on the tram and head to Malovanka, where you will get off and walk East to Strahov Monastery. Buy a ticket to go through the Strahov Library and the church. Then walk across to the Strahov Brewery, and try a beer that is brewed within the monastery. Then walk out towards the edge of the monastery and enjoy the beautiful view of Prague. Walk down towards the Castle and find a Kebab shop and purchase a doner kebab for lunch. After going to Kebab turn around and see Petrin tower, the Eiffel tower esque building on Petrin Hill that overlooks the entire city. Walk up the hill and go to the top of the tower. Upon coming down walk East towards down town, through the Mala Stranska. Make sure to stop at the Lennon wall to see one of the most historic monuments in Prague. Keep heading towards downtown until you see the Charles Bridge. Cross the bridge into old town where you should find a place to eat dinner.

Day 3: Start your day by taking the tram to Vaclavske Namesti. Walk up Wenceslas square to the Statue of Saint Wenceslas. Walk back down through Wenceslas square until you get to Franciscan Gardens, which is an isolated garden in the middle of the hectic down town area of Prague. Walk east to the National Theater. Continue walking across the bridge until you find the island in the middle of the river. Explore the Island until you are ready for lunch. Walk back up towards Charles Bridge. Then go East towards Old Town square. Make sure to appreciate all of the beauty of this square as it is the most famous part of Prague. It includes the Old Town Hall, and the six-hundred-year-old Prague astronomical clock. As well as the Church of Our Lady, The Narodni Gallery, and St. Nicholas.

You should also make sure to stop for trdelnik along the way. If you like beer make sure to get the Czech Republics most famous beer, Pilsner Urquell.