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- Posted:Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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5 free things to do in Prague
We love having insider knowledge for a city we’re visiting, and who better to get it from than the people who welcome hoards of travellers through their doors every week… the staff at a hostel!
We asked the lovely folks over in Czech Inn hostel for their top 5 tips on what to do for free in Prague and here’s what they told us…
1) Explore the grounds of Prague Castle
The Prague Castle grounds are free of charge to enter and offer many other free activities. Once inside, you can enter St. Vitus Cathedral from 9am to 4pm for free, watch the changing of the guards every hour on the hour from 7am to 8pm, and visit the Royal Castle Gardens during daylight.
2) Stroll through Golden Lane
Free daily after 6pm. Golden Lane is lined with tiny houses where castle servants lived and worked as craftsmen. In 1916 and 1917, Franz Kafka lived in house No. 22 of this picturesque little street.
3) Check out Charles Bridge and Old Town Square
These are two of the main reasons people flock to Prague, but they’re both absolute must sees.
4) Visit Vysehrad
This castle is located in the south of the city with a beautiful cathedral and castle grounds. Inside the castle grounds is Vysehrad Cemetery, which has the remains of many famous Czech people.
5) Take in the views from Letna and Petrin Parks
Both of these parks are located on a hill near Prague Castle with stunning views overlooking Prague. Walking in these parks is a great way to avoid the crowded streets of Old Town. While in Letna, be sure to visit the famous beer garden!
Thanks to David at Czech Inn for these great free tips for Prague! Czech Inn is one of Prague's most popular hostels and in a great location.