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Prague Panorama of the Golden Vltava River

A Golden Day in the Golden City | Prague, Czech Republic

My alarm went off at 3:30am, because before the sunrise I wanted to photograph the empty alleys. But when I arrived at the main entrance to Prague Castle, I was surprised when I saw it closed. Somehow I had assumed you could enter the castle yard at any time – yep, apparently not. Well, I started running the castle hill back down, through the streets of Malá Strana and then at the vineyards up again to the Prague Castle. No way that I would miss this moment of the rising sun!

Prague Royal Way with Old Town and Castle

Royal Way | Prague, Czech Republic

The path from the Republic Square up to the St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle is known as the royal way of Prague. For centuries this was the way that had to be taken by the Bohemian kings to be crowned in St. Vitus Cathedral. Since in 1836 the last king was crowned in Bohemia, nowadays the Royal Way is just a tourist attraction – but one well worth seeing!

Charles Bridge Tower in Prague (Karlův most in Praha)

Little Old Town | Prague, Czech Republic

This photo shows the Charles Bridge in Prague, with the guard tower on the side of the historic old town. It’s the old, traditional way to get from the royal side of the city to the civil old town. Most photos from Prague are taken from exactly the opposite site of the river. The place from which I took this photo however is rarely visited by tourists. A missed opportunity, just like most photographers pack up their stuff as soon as the blue hour finished – but why?

Forest in the Ore Mountains close to Mariánská, Czech Republic

Ore Mountains | Mariánská, Czech Republic

Last May we celebrated the 80th birthday of my Grandma with a trip to her birthplace. Even though there was pretty much nothing left of the old houses – the nature stayed the same. Luckily the sun came through the cloudy sky at least from time to time. Here it was just enough to set up the tripod and take the photograph of the amazing forest in the Ore Mountains.

Fireworks over the Rudolfinum in Prague making it look like New Year's Eve in the Czech city at Vltava river.

New Year’s Eve | Prague, Czech Republic

I captured the fireworks over the Rudolfinum in Prague rather randomly. I just prepared to take photos from the Charles Bridge when the firework started. Only turning around the camera and not changing any settings, I took some photos. Fortunately, I did so as the fireworks only lasted for a few seconds.

Prague seen from Letna Park. The Bridges on Vltava in pink Sunset light. HDR Photo from Czech Republic.

Prague in Pink | Czech Republic

Prague (Praha) is often referred to as „golden city“. When the sun is in the right position, you understand why – but when the sun goes down it can happen that Prague appears in a total different color. When we took the stairs up to the Letná Park (Letenské sady), famous for the huge Stalin-Memorial that was replaced by a likewise huge metronome, it looked like it is going to be a wonderful sunset. I’ve never seen the sky in Prague that pink before.

Prague Castle at Night

Prague Castle at Night | Czech Republic

For me, Prague will always be something special. I studied there for a semester and I had a great time. Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) and Charles Bridge (Karlův most) are certainly the most photographed sights. I know it’s the standard shot of Prague, but I desperately wanted to take it.

Golden Alley in Prague

Off the Tourist Tracks in Prague | Czech Republic

The alley is located close to the Prague Castle, but that hidden that you probably will only meet locals. Actually we were just on the way to some hill to use the golden hour to shoot some photos on which Prague would be able to justify its name “Golden City”. As you can see, the golden hour had already begun – the timing for this shot couldn’t have been better.

Prague from Chotkovy sady, Czech Republic.

Prague from Chotkovy sady | Czech Republic

Prague from Chotkovy sady | Czech Republic Czech Republic, Prague Chotkovy sady is my favourite place for an overview of the city of Prague. You wonder why? Well, first of all, you have this amazing view of the city. And second, even more important, most of the time...
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