Scaredy-Cat running away from skeleton art in Kutná Hora

Content warning: This post contains some pictures of real human bones

After four days of Prague, our student’s association had planned for something a little different. I wasn’t sure what the plan was, but we got onto a train towards Kutna Hora. And then I was horrified to see what they had planned…

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Petrín hill, Franz Kafka and Trdelnik

On our third day in Prague, we had already seen quite some highlights, like Wallenstein Palace, the astronomical clock, some synagogues and Prague castle. But there were a few that we hadn’t had the time for yet. One of them was the Franz Kafka museum, where I really wanted to go, and another one was the Petrin hill, where our group wanted to spend some time, so that’s where we started on our third day.

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Synagogues, Old Town Square and the Opera

On our second day in Prague, we explored the old town and learned some more about the history of the city. We visited some beautiful and impressive synagogues and checked out the highlights such as the astronomical clock and the týnchurch.

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Wallenstein Palace and Nerudova

After visiting Prague Castle, we decided to have lunch in the gardens of the Wallenstein Palace. They were absolutely gorgeous. It wasn’t too crowded, the sun was shining and there were trees and flowers blooming everywhere.

The Wallenstein gardens really were a highlight for me. When the city highlights like prague castle can be quite bustling with tourists, these gardens were calm and serene. Beautiful fountains, impressing statues and a really awesome dripstone wall.

After staring at the dripstone wall for quite some time, making out faces and animals, we wandered through Nerudova, a historical street that was named after writer Jan Neruda (whom I’ve never heard of, by the way). The houses in Nerudova didn’t have numbers until 1770. Instead, they used cute little signs above the doors. It’s fun to walk through the street and look at the different signs.