Exploring Karlin District Prague

Czech Republic, Prague Guide (B): Exploring Karlin District Prague

I can’t quite make up my mind whether, as a traveler, I’m a spreadsheet-loving organization-aholic, or an I’m-a-free-bird burn-all-the-maps kind of wanderer. Leading up to our Prague trip, I was honestly just too busy to plan… and I felt the aftershocks of lack of planning in the various disasters I encountered over the weekend. However, one of the best parts of our lack of organization was our morning exploring the Karlin district of Prague! Karlin district is a bit off the beaten path, and seen as a more hipster (and a bit gentrified), residential neighborhood. Unlike the touristy Prague 1, in Karlin district you can relax and just… wander.

That’s exactly what we did, at least, and in the end our lack of planning led to some wonderful surprises!

Karlin district is on the east side of Prague 1, south of the river. It has a dramatic history as the home of both neo-Nazis and Romas in the 80’s. It was hit particularly hard by floods in 2002, and since then the renovations have given the little district a bit of a facelift. It is now seen as a hipster hangout, partly in thanks to the cafe Muj Salek Kavy. It’s a pretty simple neighborhood, organized by three parallel roads, one of which includes the metro system. It only took us a few hours to walk the length of Karlin, which included more than one stop for coffee. Speaking of coffee… ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Exploring Karlin District Prague
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Prague
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Muj Salek Kavy   Kavarna Kocici – Cat Cafe   St Cyril and Methodius Church   Lyckovo Namesti Square   Hotel Mucha   The Hilton   Hotel Florenc  
Author: Sarah Bence
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