I hadn’t realized how tourist-swarmed Prague has become. I visited in October, low season, yet everything was packed.
My hostel — Mosaic — was superb. Best breakfast I can recall.
To get oriented I took one of many available free walking tours: Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square, Astronomical Clock, …
Guides on free tours are paid by tip. They only survive if they are very good at the job.
My group had one awkward moment at the Jewish District when a tourist brought up the Palestinian cause … An important issue, but standing on ground where Nazis had murdered 90% of the Jews was wrong time, wrong place. We shut him down.
There are quirky, unusual attractions at every turn.
Wandering Prague at night with a flask of red wine was even better than daytime.
Yep. I hung out around the Charles Bridge every evening.