Walking at Wenceslas Square in Winter
Wenceslas Square in Winter
This picture shows Prague’s Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske Namesti) covered with snow in winter. It does not happen often to see so much snow at Wenceslas Square and in Prague inner city, but snow does occur here at least for a few days every winter. In the background you can see the building of National Museum at the top end of Wenceslas Square.
Prague Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square, named after St. Wenceslas, is probably Prague’s most important square. It lacks the historical charm of Old Town Square, but it is important for the contemporary life in Prague, both for locals and tourists. Prague inhabitants mainly come to Wenceslas Square to work (many companies have offices here, as Wenceslas Square is quite a prestigeous address) or shop (there are no giant shopping centres of the kind you see at some Prague metro stations, but Wenceslas Square has several long established department and specialty stores). Tourists (and some locals too) come to Wenceslas Square for the nightlife – there are several well-known bars or clubs. There are also numerous hotels at Wenceslas Square.
Wenceslas Square directions
You can get to Wenceslas Square by taking the metro to Mustek Station (the bottom of the square) or Muzeum Station (the top under National Museum). All three Prague metro lines go to at least one of these stations. There is also a tram stop approximately midway through Wenceslas Square in Vodickova Street (the stop’s name is Vaclavske Namesti).