Christmas Market in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Trip #2: Christmas Market at Old Town Square

The Christmas market in Prague was located at the Old Town Square. It’s surrounded by St. Nicholas church, the astronomical clock, the Church of Our Lady before Týn and all the other cool old buildings.

The first thing we saw when we entered the Old Town Square was a huge Christmas tree. It was more than 3-store high and decorated with all kinds of Christmas ornaments and lights.

The square was full of wooden huts selling different stuff, like food and drinks. The first hut that caught my attention was the cattle hut. I’d been to several Christmas market in Germany, but never seen one of this. They kept donkey, sheep and goats in a hut where you can buy treats(1 euro) to feed them. All these animals were adorable and friendly, you could touch them even you were not buying anything.

Cattle Hut in Prague Christmas market
Cattle Hut in Prague Christmas market

Gigantic Roasted Ham

And then we saw some huge ham roasting in the other hut, which looked really delicious.

Roasted Ham Christmas Market
Roasted Ham Christmas Market

I decided to have one right away. They served it with bread and you could add some mustard and ketchup. It tasted so good. The skin was crispy and the meat was soft. But they gave us a piece with quite lots of fat, but still good if you ate it with the bread and mustard.

Roasted Ham Prague
Roasted Ham Prague

Barbecued sausage: better than German sausage

The second thing I ate was the barbecued sausage. To my surprise, it’s even better than the ones I had in Germany. It’s more chewy and juicy.

Barbecued Sausage at Christmas market
Barbecued Sausage at Christmas market

It’s so delicious that I can feel my saliva while writing this. Actually in my 3-day trip in Prague, I had one sausage for each day.

Barbecued Sausage with bread in Prague
Barbecued Sausage with bread in Prague

Honey Glühwein

Glühwein or hot wein is something you can find in every Christmas market and tastes a bit different from each market. We always give it a try when we are in a Christmas market. In the Old Town Square, we found that they had honey wine, which sounded pretty yummy to us.

Honey wine Gluhwein in Prague Christmas market
Honey wine in Prague Christmas market

It tasted quite good. I like the sweetness from the honey and that it’s not very strong in alcohol.

Trdelník: a sweet grilled pastry

The most special food we found in Prague is the Trdelník, which is a grilled pastry. They rolled the dough around a stick with some sugar and walnut on top and then grilled it on fire. You can have different fillings, like chocolate, ice-cream, jams, etc.

Trdelník a sweet grilled pastry Prague
Trdelník a sweet grilled pastry Prague

The ice-cream filling looked very attractive to us, but it was too cold for ice-cream, so we had a chocolate one:

Chocolate Trdelník Prague
Chocolate Trdelník Prague

It tasted so special. The outer layer was crunchy, kinda like a biscuit. The inner part is soft like a fresh baked bread. Well, it was fresh grilled. We liked it very much, so the next day, we tried another one with a different filling, which is jam with fruit.

Trdelník with jam and fruit
Trdelník with jam and fruit

The jam and fruit filling made the Trdelník taste even richer. I liked that it added a little bit sour taste and I could chew on fruit pieces.

Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese in Prague
Grilled Cheese in Prague

The last thing we ate was the grilled cheese. It was interesting because I thought cheese would melt at high temperature, but not this one. The outside of the cheese was harden, but the inside was melted cheese. It came with a piece of bread. The texture was pretty special, I mean, in a good way. We had two during our trip. The first one was with jam on top. It didn’t match very well, since the jam was sweet and the cheese was a bit salty.

Grilled Cheese with Jam
Grilled Cheese with Jam

So we got another one the next day without jam, which was better.

Grilled Cheese in Prague
Grilled Cheese in Prague

Conclusion

Christmas market Old Town Square
Christmas market Old Town Square

It seemed that all we did in the Christmas market was eating and drinking. Well, that was true. But it was good to enjoy great food in such a beautiful place. It got even better when the night came and all the lights were on. I would definitely love to go to the Christmas market in Prague again.

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