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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Prague: Day 3 and last day…

On our last day we decided to take things easy. Our flight back to London was late in the afternoon so gives us time to relax and let our legs rest from all the walking we did in the last two days.

We thought we check out Petřín Hill today to climb up the tower as we have pretty much been to most of the sights that we wanted to see in the last few days. We took the funicular up to the hill as it was much quicker than hiking all the way up.

Petřín Hill

There is a rose garden up there but it wasn’t in the right season so we didn’t catch any roses but one thing we have noticed is that there are tonnes of tulips everywhere in Prague. There is also an observatory there by the rose garden called Štefánik´s Observatory.

Tulips

Anyway we headed up to the Petřín lookout tower (Petřínská rozhledna). This lookout tower was built in 1891 and it was used as an observation tower as well as a transmission tower. Today it is just a tourist attraction allowing tourist to climb all 299 steps to reach the top of the lookout tower. There is a mid point stop as well so if you’re not up for it you can stop halfway to rest as well as enjoy the view.

Petřínská rozhledna


View of Charles Bridge from Petřínská rozhledna

After that we ended up walking all the way back down because the ticket we bought only lasted 75 mins. So the funicular operator wouldn’t allow us in to the funicular even though it was out by a few minutes. Ah well it was good to walk among the outdoors anyway.

Just before we were due to leave Prague we stop by a restaurant called Pivovarský dům to have local Czech meal. They brew their own beer as well. I ended up ordering a rabbit dish and their sample beer selection which had about 8 different types of beer they brew.

Types of beer they had:
- Classic Light Lager
- Classic Dar Lager
- Sour Cherry Beer
- Coffee Beer
- Wheat Beer
- Banana Beer
- Nettle Beer
- Special of the month (It was kind of like a stout)

Selection of beers

The best one of them all was the classic light lager. The rest of the beers were interesting but weird. I wouldn’t order to drink any of them alone. Sorry…

Well that was Prague. More trips and holidays to come so stay tuned.

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