Like a Prague Tourist, Obama Spends All His Time at Prague Castle
Barack and Michelle greet Prague during their trip one year ago
It's been exactly a year since President Barack Obama first set foot in Prague, at that time taking Michelle along for the ride and giving public speeches in places like Hradcany Square. But this year, it's all business as Obama embarked on a whirlwind 2-day trip to the Czech capital for the purpose of meeting up with President Klaus of the Czech Republic and signing a nuclear arms reduction treaty with President Medvedev of Russia.
Sadly Obama did not enjoy the usual delights that Prague offers to tourists, with the exception of multiple visits to Prague Castle for his meetings. Prague Castle is the city's top tourist stop, and since it holds the Guinness World Record for being the "largest coherent castle complex in the world," we doubt that the whole thing had to shut down just for Obama's visit.
How to follow Obama into Prague Castle, after the jump
If you'd like to follow in Obama's footsteps in Prague, Prague Castle would definitely be the way to go (not everyone can host a dinner at the Ambassador's residence, after all). In the summer season, Prague Castle is open at almost all hours; 5am to midnight, to be exact. The deeper areas of the castle (read: not free, but ticketed at $13 a person for the short tour, for example) are open from 9am-6pm daily. Keep in mind that if you want to photograph the interiors (no flash or tripods), then you'll have to pony up an additional $2.66.
· Visiting Prague Castle [Official Site]
· President Obama official schedule Prague-Washington [Chicago Sun-Times]
· Obama Leaves Prague [RTTnews]
· Presidential Travel [Jaunted]
[Photo: White House Blog]