We crossed the bridge to the bottom of Petrin hill where we rode the funicular to the top and then enjoyed a leisurely walk high above the city to the monastery. The walk itself was quiet and serene with the most beautiful views of Prague. We took our time, stopping to take photos and admire the scenery. Had it been a bit warmer, it would be a lovely place to enjoy a picnic or a bottle of wine.
Once we reached the top, we wandered around the exterior of the monastery but we chose not to tour the buildings. Much to Joe's delight, the monastery also featured a brewery so we stopped in to warm ourselves around a pint or two before descending on foot.