Every time we set out to explore the city on foot we were aware of the sheer number of trams and trams routes. They appeared to be very popular, for no matter the time of day they were often full to capacity. There is something appealing about trams and tram travel. It is not simply a case of nostalgia, they have character - and a warning bell. Little wonder then that we decided to dedicate our last full day to seeing 'Prague By Tram'.
Those over 70 travel free so we only needed to purchase one ticket, available from the hotel reception, which was valid for 24 hours. Crucially we validated the ticket just after 10:00am and set out to explore "Prague By Tram'. With a tram stop right outside the hotel, why walk any further today.
The trams are a colourful presence on the city's streets. With and without advertising they added colour and without adding fumes or pollution to the air we were breathing.
Out of the city centre the trams run on track with sleepers not that dissimilar to traditional railway track. In this environment they would often run separated from other traffic on dedicated tracks.
One evening we saw several historic trams returning to their depot. The following day a historic tram passed us and then stopped at Republic Square before proceeding. On board was a box (accordion) player playing what sounded like traditional music.