City of a Hundred Spires”, “Golden City”, “Paris of the East” – these are (probably) the most common descriptions of the Czech capital Prague. All of these descriptions certainly have their raison d’être, and yet none of them can be projected 100 % onto Prague, or to put it another way: Prague is so multifaceted that it is simply impossible to categorise it unambiguously. And that’s a good thing.
Even though I have visited the city many times, there are always new things to discover. And in contrast to the warmer months, when it feels like half the world is in Prague, in the winter months you can also visit the most famous Prague sights in a relaxed way. I highly recommend mid-February as a time to visit. There’s something about the feeling of having the world’s largest closed castle area almost to yourself in the early evening – and from a photographic point of view, of course, it’s paradise when no large groups of tourists wave into the picture and you can make the most of the blue hour for yourself and your photography. In the end, one thing became clear once again: Prague at night is a different place than during the day – in every respect and no matter how often you have been there.