It was the last weekend in Berlin and myself and two other people thought it would be fun to travel to Prague for the weekend! It was fortunate that the two guys knew a girl studying abroad in Prague - we had a tour guide, we had the tickets, and at 6 am we boarded the train for the Czech Republic.
After 6 hours of traveling we met up with Allison who helped us find our hostel and a delish lunch! We then made our way to the Castle which stands on the hill on the other side of the river. We took the rail to the top and began exploring the history of Prague!
The castle was everything I thought it would be. The architecture was impressive and the catholic church that stood in the middle inspired us to go to mass the following day. We made our way down the long stretch of stairs into the arms of a “waffle on a stick.” With our new found treat we made our way to Old Time Square which housed a town clock known for doing a show on the hour. We made it just in time!
After the show we found a local restaurant famous for serving true Czech cuisine! I had pork! It was great relaxing with friends and enjoying the atmosphere. After a long day of sight seeing we made it back to our hostel where I immediately fall asleep. We woke up early ready to see as much as possible before we took the train back to Berlin. So we made our way back to St. Victs Catholic church where we went to mass. It was an amazing experience to be a part of a congregation of a another religion especially in a different country. It brought me to tears just thinking about all of the great things I have had the opportunity of seeing and being a part of because of this trip!
Afterwards, we went through the old castle town where we decieded to climb this hill in order to get the perfect view of the city! We walked along the castle wall to the top of this monsterous hill where we found a beautiful rose garden.
When we finally reached the top we had the best view of the city! The 3 to 5 mile walk up hill in the rain was worth this breathtaking view!
We then grabbed lunch and walked to the Jewish quarter! We ended up meeting an Austrian journalist who gave us some great advice on how to manage our way through the tiny side streets and told us a little history of the Jewish town. It was an interesting encounter.
After the Jewish quarter we made our way back to the train station and back to Berlin. This weekend was the best experience I have ever had. I got to experience the reality of backpacking through Europe and got to see sights that most people never got to see. It was an eye opening journey with two great friends!