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We wandered the Old Town, including the Old Town Square, the narrow streets, crossing the Vltava River on Charles Bridge and climbing up to the castle.
 
We wandered the Old Town, including the Old Town Square, the narrow streets, crossing the Vltava River on Charles Bridge and climbing up to the castle.
  
[[Image:DSC_0008rs.JPG|thumb|250px|Charles Bridge]]
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[[Image:DSC_0008rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Charles Bridge]]
[[Image:DSC_0007rs.JPG|thumb|250px|The water wheel in Mala Strana]]
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[[Image:DSC_0007rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|The water wheel in Mala Strana]]
[[Image:DSC 0021rs.JPG|thumb|250px|Trams along the Vltava]]
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[[Image:DSC 0021rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Trams along the Vltava]]
[[Image:DSC 0022rs.JPG|thumb|250px|Statues along Charles Bridge]]
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[[Image:DSC 0022rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Statues along Charles Bridge]]
[[Image:DSC 0030rs.JPG|thumb|250px|Old Town Square]]
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[[Image:DSC 0030rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Old Town Square]]
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[[Image:DSC 0089rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Charles Bridge at night]]
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[[Image:DSC 0093rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Tyn Cathedral]]
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[[Image:DSC 0106rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Old Town Hall tower]]
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[[Image:DSC 0092rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|View from Old Town Hall tower]]
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Image:DSC 0120rs.JPG|Jewish Cemetery
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We also ventured out of the downtown to visit Vyšehrad Castle and the associated Cemetery which overlooks the city a few kilometres upstream.  Further upstream from the downtown, we also visited my great aunt.
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[[Image:DSC 0044rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Cathedral]]
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[[Image:DSC 0046rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Door detail]]
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[[Image:DSC 0057rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|View of Vltava]]
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[[Image:DSC 0058rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|View towards Castle]]
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On our last day we climbed up through the palace gardens to the Prague Castle which overlooks the city.
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[[Image:DSC 0134rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Palace gardens]]
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[[Image:DSC 0147rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Spires]]
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[[Image:DSC 0155rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|St. Vitus Cathedral]]
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[[Image:DSC 0156rs.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Stain glass windows]]
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From Prague, we caught an early train to [[Europe 2010 - Vienna|Vienna]].

Revision as of 22:24, 21 June 2010

We started our trip with three and half days in Prague. We accommodation was an apartment near Old Town Square (arranged through Central Apartments), which helpfully included a pickup from the airport.

We wandered the Old Town, including the Old Town Square, the narrow streets, crossing the Vltava River on Charles Bridge and climbing up to the castle.

Charles Bridge
The water wheel in Mala Strana
Trams along the Vltava
Statues along Charles Bridge
Old Town Square
Charles Bridge at night
Tyn Cathedral
Old Town Hall tower
View from Old Town Hall tower

Image:DSC 0120rs.JPG|Jewish Cemetery


We also ventured out of the downtown to visit Vyšehrad Castle and the associated Cemetery which overlooks the city a few kilometres upstream. Further upstream from the downtown, we also visited my great aunt.

Cathedral
Door detail
View of Vltava
View towards Castle


On our last day we climbed up through the palace gardens to the Prague Castle which overlooks the city.

Palace gardens
Spires
St. Vitus Cathedral
Stain glass windows


From Prague, we caught an early train to Vienna.