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We started our trip with three and half days in Prague.  We accommodation was an apartment near Old Town Square (arranged through [http://www.praguecentralapartments.com/ Prague Central Apartments]), which helpfully included a pickup from the airport.
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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.
 
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On our last day we climbed up through the palace gardens to the Prague Castle which overlooks the city.
 
On our last day we climbed up through the palace gardens to the Prague Castle which overlooks the city.
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Latest revision as of 15:08, 24 June 2010

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

Wikipedia Link:
Charles_Bridge

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
Wikipedia Link:
Old_Jewish_Cemetery_(Prague)
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
View of Vltava
View towards Castle
Door detail


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

Wikipedia Link:
Prague_Castle
Palace gardens
Spires
Wikipedia Link:
St._Vitus_Cathedral


St. Vitus Cathedral
Stain glass windows in the Cathedral


From Prague, we caught an early train to Vienna.