Prague, Czech Republic – part two

Day two started with us meandering through the narrow cobblestone streets heading towards the Charles Bridge. I loved the streets with how quaint and historic they felt.

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The Charles Bridge had quite the crowds around it. Most of the streets had been fairly empty until we came upon the bridge. Tourist groups were everywhere and street peddlers were lined up along the bridge.

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After crossing the Charles Bridge, we were in the Castle District know as Hradcany. One of the main attraction in this district is Prague Castle but first we were heading to the Strahov Monastery for lunch and beers.

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We sat out in the beer garden even though it was crazy cold. It was much better than sitting inside with all the smoke. To start with we had the wild boar sausage which was fabulous! I ordered the roasted goose and hubby had the wild boar in a brown beer sauce. For beers, I had the Svaty Norbert IPA and hubby had the Svaty Norbert Dark Lager. Overall a good meal with great beers.

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Right next door to the Monastery was another privately owned brewery, Pivovar Matuska. I had the Apollo Galaxy IPA and hubby had the Tmave, a Dunkel Munich Lager.

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Prague Castle sits on a hill overlooking the rest of the city. We had great views from up there.

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Prague Castle is so big that I couldn’t get a good shot since we were so close to it. It had brilliant ornate architecture. It was seriously one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen.

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As it started to get dark we descended though a vineyard and crossed back over the Vltava river.

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This time we used a different bridge so we could get a nighttime view of the Charles Bridge.

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We found a very small bar, Hany Bany, and stopped in to have a beer. I had the Staropamen Light while hubby had the Staropamen Dark.

We took our time wandering back through the city toward our hotel. All around us, Christmas decorations were being put up. The city looked so festive. There were people everywhere eating, drinking and being merry. We stopped at one of the Christmas Markets and split some sausages with Kozel 11 beer. It was our last stop and we were ready for bed.

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~ by willtriforbeer on December 24, 2014.

One Response to “Prague, Czech Republic – part two”

  1. Looks like you had a great time! Glad you liked the food as well as the beers.

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