Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic, which is located in central Europe and bordered by Germany. Life is all about a set of experiences which we have with the passage of time. We should go for visiting other countries because it gives time to think about the big questions of life, gain new perspectives, learn about different cultures, and appreciate the glory of nature and to find your true personality. Although 2 days in Prague are not enough to visit all places in Prague you can visit the basic places. In the lines given below you will get to know about important places of Prague.
Above Photo Credit: Francesco Maglione
So, 2 days in Prague. Well in order to maximize your time, you gotta figure out your bearings; Where are you now, where is your accommodation, where are the things want to see, do, eat and drink and what is the fastest way to move in between it all.
So we created a custom guide and map that highlights where all the places we visited can be found.
The Illusion Factory (Továrna na iluze)
This is an original Czech cuisine, which has the film atmosphere of the early 20th century. Other features which make the worth seeing are friendly service and a place which adapts to your mood and appetite. You can have your breakfast, lunch or a romantic dinner. Lets start with Breakfast!
Jewish Quarter (Josefov) in Prague:
2 Days in Prague must include the Jewish Quarter. It is located between Old Town Square and the Vltava River. Its sizzling history dates from the 13th century, when Jews banned from living in their distinct homes and live here in Prague with new arrivals expelled from Germany, Australia, Moravia and Spain. This place became over- crowded and the inhabitants were forced to withstand structural changes.
Old New Synagogue Prague
This is the Old-New Synagogue, which is the oldest monument in the Prague Jewish Ghetto and oldest preserved synagogue in Europe. It has served as a place of worship for over seven hundred years. The building is surrounded by myths and legends.
Old Jewish Cemetery Prague:
National geographic magazine listed it among the top ten cemeteries to visit around the world, as it is the oldest surviving Jewish burial grounds in the world. There are about 12,000 tombstones in the cemetery. The most important figures buried here are:
- The scholar and poet Avigdor Kara
- The scholar and the teacher, Rabbi Judah Loew Ben Bezalel
- The founder of Pinkas Synagogue
Jewish Ceremonial Hall in Prague:
This Hall was built in 1906- 08, the first floor had a room for ritual washing of dead’s. This building became part of the Jewish Museum in 1926.
The Pinkas Synagogue is the second oldest synagogue in Prague. It was originally a place of prayer for Horowitz family.
Maisel Synagogue Prague:
This synagogue was erected in 1592 and it was originally a Renaissance temple with three naves. This synagogue was burnt down in the ghetto fire in1689 and was rebuilt several times.
Old Town (Stare Město):
The old Town of Prague is the antique settlement of Prague. It is separated from outside by a semi-circular wall. There are many places to visit.
2 Days in Prague can not and should not go by without trying Trdelnik. Trdelnik is one of the most common pastries which is available in the streets of Prague and tourists should enjoy it.
Prague Astronomical Clock:
It has been one of the greatest treasures of the world for 600 years which is known for its procession of Apostles, visualization of time which is quite different from other clocks.
Rudderless has found its way to Czech Republic for 2 Days in Prague. In Part one, host Christopher Rudder learns some Czech words, passes through the Jewish Quarter, and the old town (Astronomical Clock, Church of Our Lady before Týn) then it’s beer and a view at the Dancing House.
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After spending the morning in the Jewish Quarter, the breakfast full feeling will start to wear off. That beautiful Trdelnik pastry will hold you for a bit but eventually, you’ll definitely, be hungry. An awesome travel blogging friend of mine Holly McGuinn from HollyDayz Travel found an awesome spot called U Medvidku
Little Quarter (Mala Strana):
It is one of the oldest and beautiful neighborhoods in the city. In order to get there we have to cross the Charles Bridge so lets start at one end and make our way to the other.
John Lennon Wall in Prague
2 Days in Prague should give you enough time pass by the John Lennon Wall. The Lennon Wall became a political focus for Prague youth.
St. Vitus Cathedral
St. Vitus Cathedral is the masterpiece and the spiritual symbol of the Czech.
Prague Castle and Hradčany:
It is the most significant monument in Czech
Goulash / Cafe Bercher
This is famous for good wines and is a unique place to experience the hospitality.
Crystal Store / Erpet Bohemia Crystal
This is the largest store of this kind and is a center of attraction for tourists.
Prague Beer Museum
This pub has 30 beers at the tap and a menu of Czech bar snacks. With sooo many choices for beer in one of the cities world renown for making amazing beer its tough. In an attempt to stay sober during my time in Prague sampled a bunch but narrowed it down to 3 that I really enjoyed.
- Velen – “A perfectlty fermented golden amber English beer with a medium sized creamy head, bouquet of malt,hops and grass, Velen has a full caramel taste that is pleasantly sweet.”
- Gambrinus – The Nectar of Legends. No seriously, named after Gambrinus, the legendary king of Flanders known for his mythical brewing abilities. Whaaaa.
- Staropramen – Founded in 1869 the Staropramen Brewery is the second largest brewery in the Czech Republic.
For more on beer and travel visit our infamous The Local Beer Movement
We got 2 days in Prague. In Part 2, host Christopher Rudder cross a very old bridge, then beer, the dessert. We find out what makes Czech Republic crystal so popular, dine out on Goulash before Prague Castle.
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The average person doesn’t need to think twice about getting out of town for a 48 hour travel adventure or a long weekend. The only thing stopping you dead in your tracks is finding cheap flights. Please visit our helpful posts on Booking Flights. Personally, I’m all about simplicity so I recommend Skyscanner, the the best way to search the best rates in flights.
Finding accommodations is an absolute chore…yawn. So we’ve put together some helpful tips on Booking Accommodations. My personal favorite is Airbnb. If Airbnb was a contact in my little black book, the page would be worn out with dog eared page corners. Letters and numbers a bit smudged because of beer spills and coffee stains, Travel on Airbnb and get a $26 travel credit from me. Cheers!
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Using the latest travel apps, technology and gear, I take a city; see the sights, taste the food, smell the roses, hear the stories and feel the love. All in 48 hours. Then, using videography & editing, photography and writing I retell and share those stories with my readers and viewers. I'm Christopher Rudder and welcome to Rudderless.