Prague at Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net

Prague at Christmas

I fell in love with Prague when we visited earlier this year, but was quite sick when we were then so didn’t feel I got to really get to know the city. We decided to head back there during the winter to see another side of it.

As luck would have it, I got sick again!! There must just be something about Prague and me! But again, still really enjoyed our time exploring this beautiful city during the winter.

Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
Prague at Christmas
Eilis admiring Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
So happy to be back in Prague, even though it was way colder this time!!
Us, Charles Bridge, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
Back in Prague admiring Charles Bridge

It’s so beautiful and we had a chance to visit many of the areas that we didn’t get a chance to see last time. It felt like a very different city, way less tourists and just a different atmosphere smelling of cinnamon with the red and white striped stalls selling Svařák (their mulled wine) and Trdelník (amazing cinnamon pastry.) Quite magical really!

Us, Old Town Square, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
Ready to explore Prague during Christmas time!
Sparkly Christmas lights, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
Prague is so sparkly at Christmas time!
Trdelník, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
The cooking of Trdelník – these were delicious! Would definitely recommend.
Eilis feeding the donkey, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
I even got to feed the donkey in the Nativity area! He was so cute!
Old Town Square, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
The Old Town Square was just stunning with all the Christmas decorations and stalls.

We actually got a chance to visit areas of Prague Castle this time. Last time it was chaotic with tour groups but this time, way less people! We climbed the bell tower for some amazing views across Prague and explored the gorgeous Golden Lane. These are the mini houses that used to be used by the servants of the castle, they are really cute!

Golden Lane, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
The very cute Golden Lane.
Eilis Golden Lane, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
Wandering in the courtyard of the Golden Lane.
View, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
The view from the bell tower.

St Vitus’ Cathedral is gorgeous. It has such a high nave, which is amazing and the stained glass windows were just beautiful. Some of our favourites we have seen!!

St Vitus Cathedral, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
St Vitus’ Cathedral is gorgeous.
Stained Glass windows, St Vitus, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
So many beautiful stained glass windows

We also visited the Loreto Church and treasury. This was so cute, it’s said to be Mary’s house which the Angels rescued from Nazareth!

Loreto House, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
The Loreto House

An absolute highlight for me was our night out at the ballet. We went to see The Nutcracker and the Cuddly Mouse, a modern version of the Nutcracker but filled with all Czech Republic Christmas traditions. It was really good and the live orchestra was a lovely surprise. The music of the Nutcracker always reminds me of Christmas! It was held in the National Theatre which was just stunning. We were in the second balcony and had brilliant seats, it’s one of the most beautiful theatres I’ve ever been in! So much gold, very elegant and lots of chandeliers, red carpets and curtains everywhere…you can even have your own booth! It was a great way to finish off our time in Prague, such a lovely Christmas treat!

Us at the National Theatre, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
Off to the Nutcracker at the National Theatre.
Prague at night, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
Prague, you are lovely.

Charles Bridge, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net

It was so nice to visit Prague again and see it in a different season, it was a beautiful place to spend some of the time leading into Christmas. Although some of it was similar to the German Christmas Markets, the Prague Christmas markets also had their own feel and traditions as well.

Church of St Ludmila, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
The little Christmas market near the Church of St Ludmila was really lovely.

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Sunset, Prague at  Christmas, The Two Drifters, www.thetwodrifters.net
There was the most incredible sunset while we were there.

 

One thought on “Prague at Christmas

  1. A wonderful account of your visit – we are here now….. enjoying many of the same experiences. Thank you so much for your words and smiles.
    Merry Christmas !

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