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A Weekend in Prague

For me, time with my family is the best way to recharge my batteries. No matter where in the world we meet, it is always pure happiness and a time where I forget about emails, to-do lists and all other work-related topics. For my dad’s birthday this year, my mom planned a surprise getaway for him to Prague. Since we were in on the surprise, I had been counting the days for weeks and we could not have had a better time!

Barely back in Vienna, I made use of the car ride home to edit a few snapshots from the weekend, as well as a (mini) Prague travel guide to share with you. It was everyone’s first time in the Czech capital, except mine. My first, and only, visit to Prague so far was back in school at age 17. I am not sure why, but I remember leaving rather underwhelmed. Actually, I don’t remember much of the trip, except for the fact that we slept in a horrible 2-star “hotel” somewhere on the outskirts of the city (did they not have cool hostels for school classes back then?!), went to the Opera one night and had a dinner at one of those typical tourist traps that claimed to be “very traditional”. Luckily, my mom simply went ahead and picked the destination for the weekend, so I was more or less forced to give the city a second chance.

Prague Travel Guide, Things To Do In Prague | Bikinis & Passports

After 48 hours in Prague, I have absolutely no idea whatsoever, how I did not like it the first time around. It is by far one of the most stunning cities I have seen in a long time, the historic buildings are simply stunning, we ate at really cool and modern places, had a fantastic hotel that my brother found through spg and soaked up the first bits of Spring with picture-perfect weather. A perfect family weekend in Prague!

(Mini) Prague Travel Guide + Things To Do in Prague

Where to eat in Prague:
  • Aromi. (Italian dinner, $$$, great interior) – This is where we had my dad’s birthday dinner on Friday night. The atmosphere is beautiful, the staff super friendly and everyone’s food was delicious, especially the black truffle risotto and pasta, fresh monk fish of the day with grilled vegetables, which my mom and I shared, and the 1.3kg steak the boys had.
  • Bistro Kaprova. (Breakfast, $$) – For breakfast, we ventured out both mornings. The choice for Saturday was Bistro Kaprova, only a 10-minute walk from the hotel. The breakfast menu had a great selection with homemade granola, gluten-free porridge, fancy omelettes and really good coffee. We paid 114€ for 6 people, including multiple coffees, fresh squeezed juices and more. Highly recommended and probably also a great place to wine and dine.
  • The Farm. (Breafast, $, hipster-esque) – The menu read something along the lines of “We serve breakfast all day because it is what we love”. Sounds good to me! The breakfast was great, the crowd international, the staff friendly and the prices very good – especially for the quality served. Breakfast for 6, including some fresh squeezed juices, extra orders of eggs and smoked salmon came in at 76€.
  • Restaurace Mincovna. (Dinner, $$, traditional Czech) – If you are in the mood for beer, lots of the more traditional Czech dishes in the heart of old town, then this is the place for you. Even though this is the most touristy spot we ate at, the service was friendly and the food really good. Although vegetarians would definitely have a hard time at this place.
Where to stay in Prague:
  • Augustine. (5-star luxury hotel, great location) – Centrally located in the heart of Prague between the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge, in the picturesque Lesser Town district, the Augustine hotel must have just recently been refurbished. The rooms are spacious and modern yet comfortable and I loved the fact that they had Byredo bath products.
  • Hotel BoHo. (boutique & design hotel, old town square) – We did not stay at Hotel BoHo Prague but it was our runner up against the Augustine, which my brother picked, and the result of my research. I found it via Mr. and Mrs. Smith, which I usually really trust when it comes to hotels and instantly feel in love with the interior. Maybe next time!
What to see in Prague:
  • Naplavka Market. (only on Saturdays until 2pm) – A great place to visit on the weekends for a few local bites and beer or cider along the river.
  • The Bridges. – We usually just explore cities by foot and spend hours wandering the streets. If you go to Prague, don’t miss crossing the river on one of the many bridges, the most famous probably being the Charles Bridge, a historic bridge that crosses the Vltava river.
  • Prague Castle. – Only a short walk uphill from our hotel was the Prague Castle, super impressive in terms of architecture but also boasting a stunning view over the entire city. Definitely worth the walk.
  • Katharina Grosse. – The artists incredibly large “Wunderbild” is currently on display at the National Gallery of Prague (Veletržní palác).

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Have you ever been to Prague? I would love to hear your recommendations and travel tips for our next visit to Prague!

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12 Comments

  • 3 months ago

    oh ja ich war vor 2 jahren auch in prag u war so begeistert! was ich immer gerne mache ( u das in jeder stadt) ist eine Free Walking Tour! da lernt man in kurzer Zeit sehr viel über die Stadt u die Geschichte!
    Mein Bericht für ein paar weitere Tipps: https://lakatyfox.com/travel_short_trip_prag/

    glg katy

  • 3 months ago

    Ohhh, ich war vor kurzem auch in Prag und ich liebe diese Stadt. <3 Vor allem die Farmer´s Märkte liebe ich sowieso und die Farm hat mir auch sehr gut gefallen, es war sooo lecker dort. Tolle Bilder liebe Vicky!!!
    Liebe Grüße, Sandra

  • Birgit
    3 months ago

    Ich war als Kind oft in Prag, weil wir da Pfingsten immer unser Trainingslager hatten .. ich kann mich noch erinnern, dass es bei der Burg oben ein Spiegelkabinett gab, da sind wir immer rein. Das und der Besuch im Vergnügungspark war immer unser Highlight 😉 Ich würd aber mega gern als Erwachsene wieder Mal nach Prag. Dein Beitrag und eure Instagram-Posts haben richtig Lust drauf gemacht.

  • Justine
    3 months ago

    Liebe Vicky! Tolle Fotos wie immer 🙂 Ich überlege in eine neue Kamera zu investieren, deshalb meine Frage: Welche Kamera/Objektiv verwendest du? Bzw. wurde für diese Fotos verwendet? 🙂 Alles Liebe, Justine

    • VICKY
      3 months ago

      Liebe Justine,
      ich habe die Bilder mit der Canon 6D und einem Sigma 35mm f1.8 Objektiv gemacht & kann beides vor allem bei Reisen wirklich sehr empfehlen!
      Alles Liebe,
      Vicky

  • Sibylle
    3 months ago

    Liebe Vicky,

    mir ging es genauso wie dir, ich war mit 18 mit der Schule in Prag und ich habe da wenig von der Stadt “mitgenommen”.
    Letztes Jahr fuhr ich nochmals hin und war absolut begeistert 🙂

    Liebe Grüße

    Sibylle

  • 3 months ago

    Liebe Vicky, Prag ist eine wunderschöne Stadt und ich war auch schon dort, allerdings ist das schon ein paar Jahre her… Dein Beitrag hat echt Lust darauf gemacht der Stadt nochmals einen Besuch abzustatten! Hab einen tollen Start in die neue Woche :*

  • 3 months ago

    Aw wundervolle Fotos liebe Vicky. Ich lese deinen Blog so gerne, speziell auch seitdem du ihn neu designed hast. Deine Fotos sind sehr inspirierend 🙂
    Ich hoffe ich komme noch dieses Jahr nach Prag – ein Citytrip mit meiner Mommy ist nämlich schon längst wieder überfällig!
    LG Corinna

    • VICKY
      3 months ago

      Danke dir, für das liebe Kompliment! Prag kann ich wirklich wärmstens empfehlen – wenn es dann noch ein bisschen wärmer ist und alles blüht muss es noch schöner sein!
      xox Vicky

  • 3 months ago

    Super schöne Eindrücke von Prag!

    Ich selbst war letztes Jahr für ein paar Tage dort und fand es sehr toll. Es ist natürlich super viel los, aber dennoch eine sehr schöne Stadt mit tollen Ecken zu entdecken!

    Liebe Grüße
    Katja

    http://www.cestlevi.blog | Follow me on Instagram

  • Leni
    3 months ago

    Wow die Bilder sind der Wahnsinn! Ich war leider noch nie in Prag, es ist mir bis jetzt irgendwie so weit weg vorgekommen, aber von Wien ist es ja wirklich ziemlich nahe 😀 perfekt für einen Städtetrip!
    LG, Leni
    https://lenivienna.com

  • 3 months ago

    Mein Mann und ich lieben PRAG, wir waren bereits 2x dort. Ich bin ganz verliebt in die Prager Kleinseite, dort ist es einfach so idyllisch! Alles Liebe, Stefanie

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