I apologize if this seems like a silly question, but it's something that's been bugging me. I will be in Prague in May and hope to attend an opera performance, or some kind of evening concert depending on what is going on the days I am there. (I love music and I'm having trouble narrowing down my choices so I don't know exactly what I want to do just yet.) I am staying near the old town square and I see that there are several venues reasonably close where one can see an opera or concert.
I am not worried about getting there, but I'm concerned about walking back to my hotel at night after a concert if it's later at night. I'm a woman in my twenties who will be traveling alone and I'm nervous about the idea of walking home in the dark. But at the same time it seems stupid to take a taxi or something when I can walk it in less than 10 minutes. Is it safe for a woman to walk in Prague at night? I've traveled alone before, but usually try to be back at my hotel before dark, or at least soon after. Usually I'm up and out early anyway and I'm tired by dinnertime. :) I'd hate to miss this experience because I'm too chicken to walk in the dark, but if it's not safe, then I want to be smart about it.
This might seem paranoid of me, but I live in a city where I wouldn't even consider walking from my house to my mailbox at the end of the street at night and at work if we have to leave late the security guard drives us to our cars. This is ingrained in me so please understand that the idea of wandering around in a strange city at 10pm seems a little scary to me. I'm hoping someone can reassure me or enlighten me with a solution I haven't thought of. Thanks!