Five Most Romantic Winter Spots in Prague
Leah Walker November 23, 2012

I’ve never been one of those girls that swoons at the thought of romantic gestures and dreams of being swept off her feet by a prince. That’s just not who I am. However, I could see how Prague would evoke romance in those without such a blackened heart. Prague might not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of romantic cities, but with its cobblestone and old-world charm, I actually found certain things about Prague to be very, dare I say, romantic.

Charles Bridge

Prague Castle

I’m not the only person to find the Charles Bridge a bit romantic. Two of my friends, Gerard and Kieu, took a recent holiday to Prague and got engaged on the bridge. This Gothic stone bridge connects Old Town to Lesser Town and has spectacular views of the Prague Castle. At night it’s particularly wonderful. The views of the illuminated castle are unmatched anywhere else in the city. There might even be a musician playing nearby.

Petrin Hill

View from Petrin HillCredit

For the best view in Prague, take a short walk up Petrin Hill. Once at the top you’ll find landscaped gardens and a miniature Eiffel Tower that provides a look out over the whole City. An excursion from the city center, Petrin Hill would be an ideal place to drink hot wine and enjoy the spectacular views of the city.

Carriage Ride through Old Town

Horse_Carriage

In the square of Old Town are several horse-drawn carriages ready to take locals and tourists alike through the narrow, cobbled streets of Prague. I’m not big on taking carriage rides, but I can imagine that others might find traversing the city as it once was as romantic. Grab a hot wine from one of the street vendors and a blanket and relax to the click-clack of horse hoofs on the cobblestones. On second thought, maybe I should rethink my stance on carriage rides.

Black Angel’s Bar

Black Angel's Bar

Alright, so maybe a bar doesn’t sound like it would be a romantic place, but I really enjoyed Black Angel’s even though I was there with five friends. The entrance is across from the Astrological Clock and easy to miss. Down a flight of stairs beneath the city is a dimly-lit bar complete with chandeliers, quiet corners, and a piano player. The drinks not only taste really good, but they’re beautiful to boot. Black Angel’s is not loud or crowded, but it is cozy and very pretty.

Paris Street

Paris Street

On this beautiful tree-lined street that links the Old Town Square with the Čechův Bridge reside all the best names in fashion and jewelry design. I may not fundamentally be a romantic, but high-end shopping does melt this cold heart a bit. A stop at Cartier or Boucheron would certainly give me butterflies. Even without spending three months’ mortgage, Paris Street is a pleasant place to take a stroll and window shop. It’s also home to some of the best restaurants and cafes in the city.

When the tourists are gone and the leaves have turned from green to yellow, Prague makes for one beautiful and romantic place, even for someone like me.

Leah Walker

Leah’s a luxury travel and food writer who has as many stories as she does shoes. She documents her experiences whether that’s in the lap of luxury or riding through a swamp in an airboat. Leah freelances and has contributor/editor roles with The Daily Meal, The Daily Basics, Bonjour Paris, France Today, Luxe Beat Magazine, Four Seasons Magazine, Forbes Travel Guide, and is a travel ambassador for Atout France USA. Leah’s thrilled to call Paris home after being awarded the coveted three-year Compétences & Talents visa from France, though her talents don’t extend to speaking French. Yet.

16 Comments

  1. I’ve just booked a table for two at Kampapark, a restaurant I overlooking the Charles St Bridge. Apparently it has a heated conservatory with views of the river . Very excited and hoping for it to be a romantic night! Maybe we’ll finish the night at Black Angels Bar 🙂

  2. Prague is just such a romantic city! Love your photos – wish I was back there right now! It has been almost a year since I was in Prague. I missed Black Angels Bar – didn’t even see it. Love that is sounds so cozy. Sounds perfect after a day of touristing through town.

    1. The Black Angel’s bar is easy to miss, but luckily I was with someone who’d done their research. I’ll do a whole post about it later. They don’t allow photos, but I told them that I was a writer and they allowed me to take a few.

  3. Hi Leah,

    I love Prague, it is one of my favorite cities to visit, especially in the summer, the architecture is beautiful and it’s a beer lovers paradise. It has definitely become much more of a hot spot more recently but definitely a must see in my opinion. Great article and some amazing photos!

    1. Thanks, Mike. I know now that I didn’t schedule enough days in Prague. I’ll have to go back in warmer weather as you’ve suggested. I’d like to add Vienna and Budapest in the mix for that next trip.

    1. It was rainy and cold most of the time, but it didn’t dampen the beauty of Florence. In fact, when the skies cleared there were some of the most beautiful I’d seen.

  4. I would love to return to Prague in the winter with a special someone. I didn’t fall in love with the city the first time around, but I have a feeling that less tourists, perhaps a dusting of snow, and a cute boy to cuddle up next to could very well change my mind.

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