Updated: Jul 25, 2020
Prague is so beautiful and festive in December,
and it is also highly walkable. One of my favorite things was the architecture. The buildings reminded me of victorian doll houses. They were colored like Easter eggs, with soft pink undertones. Then you have gothic churches and archways everywhere that somehow fit together.
Prague is a 2-hour flight from where I am in Denmark. My girlfriend Sascha who lives in Luxembourg raved about Prague, and we decided to make a girls weekend of it. We visited on the first weekend in December, which is when all of the Christmas markets debut. Throughout the city, in every little city center, there were markets filled with Christmas spirit!
Get in the Christmas Spirit!
Underneath the white tents covered in ornaments were delicious Christmas treats and all kinds of Christmas décor. One thing Prague has come to be known for recently is the “trdelník," and we found these in every market.
“Trdelník is a kind of spit cake. It is made from rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, then grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix” -wikipedia
I ate a whole trdelník, and absolutely enjoyed every second of it! When you get them off the grill, the center is warm and chewy and the outside is crispy and sweet. We also had to get some mulled wine, which so nicely contrasted the freezing weather! It was super cold outside, it snowed on day 1 and it mostly rained all day on day 2.
One of the reasons I was interested in Prague was for its notoriously cheap prices. I have to say, we stayed in the nicest hotel ($75/night), ubered everywhere (a 30 minute taxi was like $5), and enjoyed the most delicious steak dinners with drinks for around $15.
If you are looking to eat your way through a city on a budget, I have to recommend Prague. I am the worst about taking food pictures; I always forget because it looks to good! But here are a few of the dishes I snagged photos of.