I think I got lucky with this whole trip to Prague. Europe typically has lesser tourists during the winter, and I was fortunate enough to have 3 days of clear skies great weather when I was in prague. The beautiful weather meant that you could see the entire city when you climb up to get a bird's eye view of the city.
The panoramas in Prague are so captivating with their myriad of colours - especially during sunset. Some buildings are pastel in colour, others vibrant shades of orange and yellow. From rustic architecture of the old town, to other modern looking buildings in the commercial districts, you literally get the greatest view from above.
Getting up to the look out points of Prague is also incredibly easy.
The photos in this post were taken in 2 different locations, 1st was from Petřín Hill, and the second set of photos with the gorgeous view of the river was from Vyšehrad.
Petřín Hill does not require any sort of climbing. No stairs or steep hills, but you have to buy a funicular ticket to get up there.
There are many other attractions atop Petřín Hill as well, and you could walk to the Prague Castle from there. We ended up entering the mirror maze - I got enticed by the image, however, it was pretty much an illusion. It was not as big as it appeared to be. Whilst we were in the maze there was a segment with contorting mirrors, and 2 little french girls there kept going "Je suis grosse!" and bursting into laughter. How adorable! It is no doubt a perfect activity for kids and families, but considering I'm (sort of) an adult, I did not find it as amusing or impressive. That being said, I did have a little fun with the funny mirrors that contort bodies, momentarily indulging my inner child.
Most of the attractions require an entrance fee and it was not worth it for the mirror maze unfortunately. Regardless, the view is stunning and that in itself deserves the trip up to Petrin Hill.
Right at the top of the hill, there is a beautiful church and garden. Perfect for a picnic. A Picnic with an awesome view. Why did I only think of this now?!
I think it's a MUST to get a panoramic view of Prague. I love seeing the bird's eye view of any city - I think I practically do it in almost every european city i've gone to, but if you hate climbing stairs, or hills, take the funicular up to Petřín Hill. It is so so worth it.
You'll definitely NOT be disappointed with the view.
If know i'll be walking for a long distance (usually practically the whole day) whilst traveling, my go to outfit would be something like this. Easy, cosy and comfortable. This pair of army green pants is so comfortable. It made so easy to climb up and down to take photographs, be it squatting down or climbing on rocks. Having a fluffy coat also makes it easy to lean your body / support yourself on your elbows while you lean over a rough edge to take photographs.Now you know the things I do when I travel (and how silly I look at times)!
WHAT I WORE
Grey Coat: H&M (similar here)
Burgundy Scarf: Primark
Army Green Pants: myCK (similar here and here)
So, are you for exercising to get great views of a city or do you prefer being close to the ground and admiring the different streets and people from there instead?