Interrailling Day 6 (Prague)

Interrailling Day 6

Being our last day in Prague we decided to relax more as we got most touristy things out the way. We decided the park, Petrin, would be a good place to spend the day. Having mastered public transport we took the metro (green line) to Malostranska and then the tram to Ujzed which dropped us right next to the bottom of the park. The main reason I wanted to visit was for the Memorial to the Victims of Communism, a haunting memorial to the countries past. Like the memorial we visited in Berlin it captures the essence of communism and the dominion of people under its reign from the past. From here we decided to walk up the park, which is on a hill, in stages and sit and chill every now and again due to the heat. Having gotten halfway up we decided to get the funicular which was included in our day ticket for public transport. We were at the top in no time.

At the top of Petrin there we botanical gardens and walls which we walked around. The addition of an observatory was great as I love things related to space but unfortunately it was closed. The top of hill was increasingly touristified with and observation tower and maze which cost a lot to get a good view of the city but after walking around for a while we found one just as good and free where we could see the orange roofs and spires as far as the eye could see.

After taking in the views we got the funicular back down to the street and went to a burrito chain we kept seeing pop up throughout Prague, Burrito Loco. As a huge fan of Mexican food I really enjoyed it. We took another tram and metro to Karlovo Namesti to the Dancing house an office block and restaurant made famous for its extremely unusual shape and facade. It was definitely one of the more unusual and unique buildings I have seen.

Having a few hours before our night train to Budapest we rambled around spending our time in small park squares and getting snacks for our 9 hour train journey. In the end we got to the train station two and a half hours before our train arrived so we got our bag packs out of the locker we left them in for the day at the train station (costing 60kč) and watched The Man in the High Castle. We got on the train at 11:30pm and began the long journey to Budapest.

Thanks,
Jamie.

Twitter and Instagram: @Jamiearathoon

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