Our first drive through Prague in our campervan was a bit of a nightmare. We were driving in circles and then got pulled over for a routine check by police before deciding that visiting Prague in a campervan was not ideal.
Another site that we hoped to see nearby was Kutna Hora (A good place for a day trip from Prague) so we got back on the road and headed to Kutna Hora in our campervan. This was our base for our visit to Prague. We parked the campervan near Kutna Hora station and headed into Prague by train early on. The train service was great, inexpensive (about 15 euros for the two of us from Kutna Hora to Prague and back) and had nice cosy, warm cabins which were all the more welcome due to the cold temperature outside.
As we had a limited 12 hours in Prague, we opted for a quick self-guided walking tour. We got off the train and walked down Wencelas Square taking in the wide range of shops.
We then headed to the Old Town Square where we were able to watch the Astronomical Clock strike the hour before continuing our walk. There were plenty of mulled wine and hot food stands in the square as well as almost aggressive offers of Prague segway tours every few metres.
Our next stop was the Charles Bridge, a great place to stroll across. The views from the Charles Bridge are excellent and the Prague jazz bands that perform on the bridge enhance the experience.
Once across the bridge, we climbed up to Prague Castle and watched the iconic Prague Castle changing of the guard before admiring the views from atop of the hill. We also gave in and warmed up with a mulled wine.
After walking around the castle and admiring its gothic architechture, we walked back down to the river and took a quick look at the Prague Franz Kafka museum. Then we crossed back over the bridge and, with aching legs, looked for a place to relax with a beer.
Having a beer in Prague is almost as much of a “must” as seeing the castle or the Charles Bridge. The Czechs pride themselves on the quality of their beers and so they should! We had a couple of excellent Pilsens in a couple of cosy Prague pubs before getting a bite to eat.
There are plenty of good places to eat in Prague and plenty of different cuisines on offer also. We opted for traditional Czech cuisine however and were not disappointed.
A little tipsy and well fed, we headed back to Prague station and, after a considerable delay, boarded our train back to Kutna Hora. Our campervan was safe and sound where we left it and we would recommend Kunta Hora as a good base for anyone planning to visit Prague in a campervan.