Four Hours.

Although it is not typically known as a major transport hub, occasionally people find themselves with just a few hours to kill in Prague. So what can you do in just 4 hours in Prague? Those waiting for their next train connection have plenty of options because of the close proximity of the train stations to the city center. Those who have a few hours to kill before their next flight have far fewer options, however with a little planning plenty can be accomplished.

Start off by taking the public transport to Staroměstskě Náměstí to enjoy a romp through the spectacle that is Old Town Square. Despite the chaos and hysterical commercialism, you would have to be blind to not enjoy the absolutely stunning beauty that attracts million of visitors a year to this famous square. The major players in making up the square’s beauty are the Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock, Church of Our Lady before Týn, and Church of St. Nicholas.

After experiencing the Old Town Square make a quick dash for Charles Bridge to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Prague Castle and city skyline. Continue over the world renowned bridge and take a wander through Malá Strana and soak up the gorgeous, quaint side streets while working your way up the largest ancient castle in the world. While it is far too massive to see in a full day, much less a few hours, you can still stroll the castle streets for free and bask in the staggering beauty and architecture of St. Vitus Catherdal. Work your way around to the east side of the castle complex until you find yourself with a picturesque view over the entire city.

From the eastern end of the castle hurry down to Malostranská metro and continue on your way back to the airport or train stations. As your plane or train is leaving the Golden city you will likely be already planning your next trip to Prague.