We headed out early in the morning for a tram ride through the old town area to the other side of the Vltava (the Moldau) River and the Castle area. Students toured the enormous castle complex, St. Vitus Cathedral, and the center of political power in the Czech Republic.
After the tour, students wandered around the medieval street behind the castle called “Golden Lane,” where the servants and workers of the castle used to live. Students next strolled through the castle gardens to the Mala Strana (Little Quarter) area under the castle and made their way across the famous Charles Bridge. Some stopped at the Kafka Museum, while others found the wall dedicated to John Lennon, a famous place for youth to gather in the mid-1980s.
After seeing the old, we jumped right into the new with a tour of the late 19th-century Municipal House, now a concert hall showing Prague’s version of Art Nouveau.
After pizza and salad, students had a fun night at the movies and went to bed with a full day under their belt.
-Jeanne Scheppach (Photos by Hannah Welch)