- By Kevin
- On Dec 20, 2017
- Travel Tips
Prague is popular--too popular,really--and you can find yourself in the middle of a special moment only to have it punctured by the grating voice of a tour guide or a boisterous group of traveling high school students.So my advice to visitors trying to get a peek into the real life of Czechs is simple:Get lost.Get really,really lost.To travel in&around Prague with us,Prague guides as below.
The plain on the hilltop across the Vltava north of Old Town is a densely tree-covered swath,maintained as a park since 1858.LetnáPark(Letenskésady)is easy to spot from Parízskástreet in Old Town,just look north to see a giant metronome atop a hill.This spot once held the world's largest statue of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin,which was pulled down with much difficulty in 1962.Today,the park is a great spot for strolling and jogging,and the far eastern stretch holds arguably the city's nicest beer garden,with a drop-dead-gorgeous view of Old Town below.The garden is connected to two restaurants in a recently renewed,19th-century,neo-Renaissance château(Letenskýzámecek),where you can get a pub-style meal or formal dinner.Take tram no.1,8,25,or 26 from Hradcanskámetro station.
Farther to the north is the massive nature reserve Stromovka(metro:NádrazíHolesovice,then tram no.5,14,15,or 17).Acres of densely tree-lined paths,mostly flat and paved,comprise a shaded set of corridors for long strolls,jogging,and even in-line skating.