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The Magic of Castles in Prague

While Prague can be defined as magical for many reasons, in this case, the magic is about two castles.

I think it’s safe to assume that most people are familiar with the Prague Castle. I still can’t believe that I saw St. Vitus Cathedral with my own eyes. It’s so magnificent that once you are standing in front of it, it’s hard to accept that it’s real and not part of a fairy tale.

There is so much to see and do on the grounds that you should plan to spend a full day. The changing of the guards is at 12 every day and great fun to watch. After exploring all the buildings, I highly recommend ending your tour at Saint Wenceslas Vineyard. It’s a lovely resting place with views, good food and fantastic wine.

Another lesser known castle is Vyšehrad and it should not be missed. Vyšehrad Castle is spectacular in its own right and quite unique. The castle sits on top of a steep hill overlooking the Vitava River, offering sweeping views and the opportunity to capture some beautiful photos.

Spend some time strolling the manicured grounds, and be sure to check out the noteworthy cemetery where many prominent Czech people are buried. One interesting thing I took away is that some of the graves only had grass or dirt over the top of the coffin.

There are a couple of cafes if you get hungry, and I couldn’t leave without indulging in Czech pancakes (which were more like a dessert for me).

Make Prague a reality rather than a dream, and while you are there, these gorgeous works of art should be seen.


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I have been living in Chicago for the past 7 years until a recent return to my hometown of Madison, WI. For the past 3 years, I was a freelance writer for the Chicago Tribune. It started with a blog about Couchsurfing and led to a second blog about events and venues in Chicago.I enjoyed writing so much that I started my own blog and travel/leisure Facebook page. I travel as much as possible and can't wait to write about it when I get home. My current addiction is Europe. I can't get enough and explore new countries every year.

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