As an avid traveler and blogger, I recently visited the enchanting city of Prague and fell in love with its unique charm and mysterious aura. Prague is an ancient city steeped in history and legends, with beautiful buildings, different art styles, and magic in the streets.
Finding Rest in a Romantic City
For me, the trip to Prague was mostly about taking a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life in London. I wanted to enjoy good food, walk around beautiful streets, and be inspired by the history of the place, colors, and beautiful architecture.
In the words of Franz Kafka, “Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
Holistic and Religious History
Prague attracts visitors for many reasons, including its holistic and religious history. Many people compare Prague to Paris and Rome because of its unique beauty and romantic environment.
Exploring the Rich History of Prague
Prague is a city with a rich history, and as a history enthusiast, I was captivated by the following facts.
The Prague Castle, founded around 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid dynasty, is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Charles IV, who ruled the country from 1346-1378, is remembered as the most beloved Czech king. During this time, Prague became the cultural capital of Central Europe and one of the wealthiest cities in the continent. Charles University, established in 1348, was the first university in Central Europe. In 1355, Charles IV was elected Holy Roman Emperor, and Prague became the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Construction of Charles Bridge began in 1357, and it remains one of the city’s most famous attractions.
In the 16th century, Prague’s Second Golden Age began, earning the city the nickname “Magic Prague” due to its prominence in science and alchemy. Many famous scientists were drawn to Prague, including astronomers Tycho de Brahe and Johannes Kepler.
In the 20th century, the fall of the Austro-Hungarian empire in 1918 led to Prague becoming the capital of independent Czechoslovakia. The Velvet Revolution, which began in Prague on November 17, 1989, marked the end of communism and the country’s transition to a democratic government. On January 1, 1993, Czechoslovakia split into two independent countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Prague became the capital of the Czech Republic. (1)
Autumn in Prague
We chose to visit Prague in the autumn, enjoying the beautiful colors of the city. The streets are lined with buildings colored differently, yet the colors fit perfectly with each other. Many buildings are in the Rococo and Gothic style. As part of a Prague trip, you can enjoy walking in the beautiful parks with all their observation points.
Dressing Well for the Weather
We visited in October, just before winter. The weather was cold but still good to travel. If you’re planning to visit Prague in autumn, it’s important to know that the weather is generally cold and rainy. If you do not want your trip to be ruined by bad weather, then make sure that you pack enough warm clothes for yourself and your family members.
Inspiring Health through Exploration
My blog usually talks about health and beauty. In this blog post, I wanted to inspire you to explore new places, rest, and discover the health that comes from the soul. Prague is a magical city that can inspire your mind and spirit.
Stay tuned for my next post, where I will upload a short video showing some of the magical places we’ve seen.
Until the next time, enjoy the magic of Prague. ❤