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Prague Castle (Pražský hrad)
Prague Castle has been an important symbol of the Czech state for more than a thousand years. It was founded in the 9th century and became the seat of Czech rulers and later presidents. The castle, one of the largest complexes in the world, is made up of historical palaces, offices, church and fortification buildings, gardens and picturesque spots. It covers an area of 45 hectares. The panoramic view of Prague Castle is one of the most spectacular in the world.

Opening hours
November – March.....Whole week.....09.00 – 16.00
April – October.....Whole week.....09.00 – 17.00
Prague Castle complex:
6.00 - 22.00
Great South Tower of Cathedral of St Vitus, St Wenceslas and St Adalbert
last entrance 30 minutes before the closing time
tower is closed in case of bad weather
daily 10.00 - 18.00 (summer season)
daily 10.00 - 17.00 (winter season)

Exhibition halls
(Prague Castle Riding School, Imperial Stables, Theresian Wing, Royal Summer Palace)
daily 10.00 – 18.00

Exhibition The Treasure of St Vitus Cathedral
daily 10.00 - 18.00 (summer season)
daily 10.00 - 17.00 (winter season)

Prague Castle Gardens
daily 10.00 - 18.00 (summer season)

Prague Castle is closed on 24 December (except of the cathedral)

Entrance fee
basic 350 CZK
reduced 175 CZK
family 700 CZK
Our trip to Prague was very interesting. We drove to Prague from Seefeld, Austria and the change in styles was starkly evident as we crossed the border from Germany into the Czech Republic. Once we began entering the Prague Metro area I found the architecture to be fascinating. The difference between really old architecture, Soviet era brutalist architecture and newer modern style architecture was stark and prevalent. It was also noticeable that the Soviet era buildings were graffitied, I am unsure if that is a matter of protest or an attempt to make them more interesting to look at. It took us a little while to find our hotel and to find parking nearby but once there it was very nice inside and the price was very good. We stayed at the Mamaison Residence Belgicka.

While not super close, it was within a reasonable walking distance to the King Wenceslas Square Area. You probably know the name King Wenceslas from the Christmas Carol and the area near his statue is one of the best places for restaurants and shopping in Prague. We had dinner at a restaurant with an old style seafaring theme. Our waiter was great and a lot of fun. After talking with Amanda about his three corner hat it turns out that both of them learned the same song in German class in school. He very good naturedly treated us to an impromptu rendition to the
delight of the whole restaurant.

Without a doubt the highlight of our trip to Prague was a visit to the Prague Castle and visiting the Cathedral and museums there. The architecture and the history are absolutely amazing. I don’t think any visitor that goes to Prague should miss going there. I could write about it for pages but honestly the best thing to do is look and the pictures and then plan a trip yourself to truly experience it.
Czech Republic
By: Jeff Lovett