January 3rd, 2015 - Prague Czechoslovakia - Day 139

Today would be our only real tourist day in Prague.  Yesterday was a bit of a waste as we were all zombies and we would be flying out of Prague to Chamonix tomorrow morning, so we needed to make this day count.  We had a nice morning and then decided to head out for a walking tour of the city.  I had found an audio tour through Rick Steeves which I thought sounded good, so we all downloaded the tour and set out to learn a little more about the city.  

Czechs love there beer - this was from the Spa across from the hotel - hang in the hot tub and drink as much beer as you can - great idea!

The tour took us several hours, but it was great because we could move at our own pace and we could understand everything he was saying - as opposed to the guides in some other cities.  The tour was really informative and we all agreed it was a great way to see the city and learn some of the history.  

Astronomical Clock

The tour took us all through the New Town and the Old Town and ended at the Charles Bridge with a great view of the castle.  

Throngs of people packed the streets of Old Town

 The castle at night

The castle at night

We ended the tour by making a wish to St. John of Nepomuk, who was thrown from the bridge for disobeying the king.  This was the shortest stop on the trip, but everyone enjoyed Prague and agreed it was worth the visit.