It was a cold, dark and quiet December morning. Looking out the window, I saw it was snowing. Large white flakes were falling gently to the ground. It was beautiful, much like a scene ripped out of an old fashioned black and white movie depicting a picture perfect winter wonderland. It seemed an appropriate time to curl up at home on the couch with a fuzzy blanket, a cup of hot tea and a good book.
While that would be a lovely way to spend a cold winter day, I wasn’t home but on holiday in Eastern Europe. And it was time to leave my hotel room and head out with my group for a tour of Prague Castle! Such a tough life …
I’d seen the castle from afar the day before while walking along the Charles Bridge during a Prague by Night tour. Perched on the banks of the Vltava river, the lit-up castle and it’s massive 70,000 square meter complex is impressive at a first glance.
Of course, it was love at first sight and I was eager to explore the castle the next morning. While grey skies and a winter snowstorm may keep some people holed up in their hotel room or on the couch at home, it couldn’t have been a better time to take the tour.
This was our swoon-worthy view as we approached the castle complex.
It felt like I was looking into someone’s snow globe.
Walking in to the castle grounds, we came to Saint Vitus’ Cathedral where we slipped inside to view the interior and warm-up for a bit.
Wandering back outside, we learned more about the history of Prague Castle and were given time to take in all that Roman and Gothic architecture.
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