Prague surprises

Enchanting, intriguing, beautiful Prague. Take away the tourists and gaudy souvenir shops, and you’ll see one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Prague is my husband’s home town, but he had to escape when the communists took over. And then came 1989. He was able to go back and stand on the ground of his beloved Prague. To say that it was unbearably emotional is an understatement.

Today, Prague is stuffed full of tourists with heads up and mouths open. It can be suffocating. But we know how to escape the crowds and venture into the more untouched spaces. I love Prague. It has become my home away from home.

If one knows where to look, there are surprises lurking around corners, behind doors, some in plain sight that the tourists don’t even see.

I get a kick out of watching the tourists watching the famous clock in Old Town Square.

Here are some of my Prague surprises. I hope they delight and surprise you as well. (If you click on any photo, a slide show appears.)

17 responses to “Prague surprises

  1. I’ll be there later this year. I look forward to it even more after your article.

  2. Nina, The photos are so beautiful but your words describibg them even moreso!!!!

  3. Oh how I would love to visit Prague. Is there a particular time of year that you would recommend to go Nina?

    • I recommend the fall, early October is just beautiful. Not too cold yet and the foliage is gorgeous. Also, most of the tourists have gone away. Prague is just to die for! Go and savor the moments!

  4. Nina, you should organize a tour. . .including me, of course! Would love to have your insider’s viewpoint!

  5. Nina! Such beautiful images. Like a day in the life of your Prague. I’m happy you have your secret itinerary to fall back on when the crowds close in. A domani!! xx

  6. Sorry for the double post! Somehow I lost the entire Prague post, so had to redo. Thanks for your patience!

  7. I loved Prague! Oh the Pilsner … and yes, watching tourists at the clock! HAHA! I was one of them…oddly. 🙂

  8. Very nice photos, thanks for coming to my blog, thanks for loving Prague :-).

  9. Hello, Nina – I just discovered your beautiful blog because I’m going on a trip to BOTH Prague and Umbria next month! My husband has been to Prague twice and loves it; this will be my first trip. I’d love your recommendations for “hidden” Prague that won’t bore someone who’s been before. I will be staying at Madonna del Piazzo near Assisi for a couple of days (while my husband goes to Munich to meet friends for a few beers), then exploring the town for a couple more. I can’t wait to dive into your blog and find more. Mille grazie!

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