Exhilarating Christmas Markets in Prague and Cesky Krumlov … [Czech Republic]

Prague, as you might be aware, is one of the best preserved medieval cities in the World. At this point, I have visited 45 countries (as an adult, not counting the countries my parents have taken me when I was a child) and though Czech Republic just failed to enter my “Top-5 Countries” list, Prague has definitely made it to my “Top-5 Cities” list.

One of the main attractions in Prague has to their Christmas Markets (from pre-Christmas to post-New Year) in Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. We also visited the Christmas Market at Old Town Square in Cesky Krumlov. Though some of the stalls are open during daytime, the best time to visit these Christmas Markets (IMHO) is the evenings.

 

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Narodni Museum … In Wenceslas Square. You can note the Christmas decorations and trees …
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Good view of the Wenceslas Square … The Christmas Market at Wenceslas Square is definitely smaller than the one at Old Town Square. Our Hotel was right next to the Wenceslas Square and hence that is the one we visited more often.
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Trdelnik! Stores are all over the place … I made the mistake of having the “classic” or plain one. In hindsight, I recommend having it with some filling (E.g. Ice-Cream), as it is quite bland and dry otherwise 🙂
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The crowds slowly coming in … Christmas Market at the Old Town Square.
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The crowds slowly coming in … Christmas Market at the Old Town Square. It is best to keep a close eye on your belongings. One can never be “too careful” in the crowd.
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Old Town Square in Cesky Krumlov … Of course, the Christmas Market is much smaller than the one in Old Town Square, Prague.
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Various dishes with potatoes …
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Mulled Wine (Svarak), Medovina (Honey Wine) Etc. There are several choices … In the ice-cold weather, the warm drink sure hits the right spot! 🙂
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The nicely decorated Christmas Tree at Wenceslas Square …
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Mulled Wine (Svarak), Medovina (Honey Wine) Etc. There are several choices … In the ice-cold weather, the warm drink sure hits the right spot! 🙂
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Old Town Square … This is taken on New Year’s Eve (01/31/2018 (Mon)). The crowds on this day was mind-boggling. It was difficult to even walk …
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Old Town Square … This is taken on New Year’s Eve (01/31/2018 (Mon)). The crowds on this day was mind-boggling. It was difficult to even walk …
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The drinks counters were doing brisk business!
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Old Town Square, Prague. Pretty much every stall was doing good business … It was nice to walk around an take in the experience.
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Old Town Square, Prague. Pretty much every stall was doing good business … It was nice to walk around an take in the experience.
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Old Town Square, Prague. Pretty much every stall was doing good business … It was nice to walk around an take in the experience.

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