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9 Best Things To Do In Prague

Known as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’, Prague is the capital city of the Czech Republic and is one of the most beautiful European cities we have visited.

Its rich history, spectacular architecture and vibrant culture make this city one of Europe’s top destinations.

Prague’s historical architecture can be enjoyed all around the city, especially in its enchanting Old Town. In addition, there is Prague Castle, St Vitus Cathedral, 100 parks and many museums and galleries to explore.

Also, flowing through the city centre, is the beautiful River Vltava with its riverside restaurants, pretty walks and historic bridges.

So, with so much to cover, here are our top 9 fun things to do in Prague.

1. Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge is one of the most visited sights in Prague, crossing the Vltava river.

If you’d like to see Charles Bridge from the river itself, the Prague Sightseeing Cruise on the Vltava River is one of most popular tours in the city.

Tickets cost just £12 per person and it’s best to book them in advance.

Throughout the day there are small pop ups stalls scattered across the cobble stone walk way selling anything from jewellery to paintings.

You can get your portrait done whilst listening the the old jazz band playing right next to you.

There is a tower standing on each end of the bridge. They can both be climbed for a view of Prague bridge from above.

If you’re heading to Charles bridge for the almighty photo, the best time to visit is definitely sunrise. Although it’s NEVER completely empty. But you should be able to find a spot with not so many people during your Prague itinerary.

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Charles Bridge is without a doubt one of the best FUN things to do in Prague

2. Visit The Swans

The ‘swan spot’ has become pretty famous over the last couple of years, especially on Instagram.

This quiet little part of Prague is also perfect for wedding shoots and any kind of professional photography.

With Charles Bridge as the backdrop and swans floating around the area, it’s a photographers heaven.

Just head left before the Charles Bridge entrance on the Malostranska side.

Along the same river we saw the Prague by Night Dinner Cruise. We didn’t have long enough in the capital, but next time maybe we’ll experience the charm of Prague at night on the 3-hour evening experience.

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Visiting the swans by Charles Bridge is a MUST!

3. John Lennon Wall

The John Lennon Wall, which was once a normal wall but since the 1980’s, has been filled with lyrics and graffiti inspired by the man himself.

The wall represents peace and love, in the form of poems and flowers, and many other unique paintings.

A great way to experience the John Lennon Wall is on the 4-Hour Segway and Scooter Tour. The tour includes lunch and drinks, and is a great way to see many of the most popular spots in the city. All whilst riding your very own Segway!

The wall was first decorated after the 1980 assassination of John Lennon when an unknown artist painted a single image of the singer-songwriter and some lyrics.

So although John Lennon hasn’t actually visited in person, it still remains one of the top fun things to do in Prague.

The wall changes very frequently and the original portrait of John Lennon has long gone under new and old layers of colourful paint.

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The one and only John Lennon Wall – one of our favourite things to do in Prague

4. Prague Castle

The Prague Castle is a very important symbol to the city.

We didn’t have time to visit on our first trip, but we can imagine it’s like something from a fairytale.

We also found out later that you DO need tickets to visit, and the best way to book them in advance is online here: Prague Castle Ticket. This way you skip the line of tourists queueing outside.

Another way is via the Prague Castle Small Group Tour. This way you skip the queues and security line, and get a local guide to ask all of your necessary questions.

It was founded in the 9th century and became the seat of Czech rulers and later presidents.

Prague Castle is made up of historical palaces, offices and gardens, making it one of the largest complexes in the world. Covering a total of over 45 hectares.

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We didn’t get time to visit the Prague Castle but here’s a view of it’s beautiful architecture standing tall

5. Sex Machine Museum

This museum is situated right in the city centre of Prague, and was the first museum in the world dedicated to sex gadgets.

Holding a huge collection of bedroom devices, this museum has become somewhat interesting for the public and is now one of the top fun things to do in Prague.

We chose to skip it, but hey each to their own, and if a sex museum is your thing then it will set you back a somewhat steep 250 CZK.

Obviously admission is for over eighteens only.

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Sex Machine Museum, according to many, is one of the top fun things to do in Prague

6. Old Town Square

The Old Town Square is definitely worth a visit, and is the hub of the Czech capital.

Home to The Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn, the Town Hall and the Astronomical Clock, there’s some beauty to be found in the square.

The absolute highlight of Old Town Square is the famous Astronomical Clock, a.k.a. Orloj.

It is a medieval astronomical clock mounted on the Old Town Hall, and shows both the current position of selected celestial objects, and the current day on a beautiful calendar dial.

The Astronomical Clock was unfortunately closed when we visited, however it’s back up and running now and it’s best to book your Old Town Hall & Astronomical Clock Entrance Ticket in advance.

Not only is the Old Town a picturesque location, but it also holds a lot of interesting history behind it.

The Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn’s twin gothic spires make the church visible from all over the city of Prague, and it’s a landmark that’s hard to miss when exploring the cobble stone streets of the Old Czech Town.

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The beautiful Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn

7. Try Trdelnik

Trdelnik is the most traditional thing to eat when visiting Prague and is the most common pastry you’ll find on the streets.

Although supposedly it doesn’t come from Czech Republic originally, Hungarians will say it’s their sweet dish, it has certainly been adapted into the culture. With a Trdelnik shop to be seen on nearly every street corner.

They can be found in every tourist area in Prague priced at around 120 Crowns each. Depending on toppings.

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Eating Trdelnik is by far one of the top fun things to do in Prague

8. The Dancing House

The Dancing House in Prague is a really interesting building and it’s location is what really makes this modern, unique design stand out.

It’s surrounded by historic architecture, and is situated right by the Vltava River.

The Dancing House has a restaurant on the top floor. This is the only part of this structure that is open to the public.

Dancing House Gallery and Rooftop Entrance tickets can be booked in advance at just £8 per person.

The Ginger & Fred Restaurant upstairs has an international menu complimented by panoramic views over the beautiful city of Prague.

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The unique Dancing House!

9. Eat Local

Food and beer are one of the largest parts of Czech culture, So you’re going to want to get fully immersed amongst it.

With plenty of tours and taster sessions available, here are a few of the most popular:

Prague Beer Bath With Unlimited Beer

Czech Beer Museum Entrance and Tasting

3-Hour Beer Tour and Traditional Czech Dinner

If you want to try the real traditional food whilst visiting Prague, we recommend you order a Goulash from a local pub.

Sometimes served in a bread bowl, Goulash is originally a Hungarian recipe, where under this name it represents a soup. Commonly made from beef or pork, but during hunting season venison goulash is also served.

You will definitely find it in every Czech restaurant served with dumplings, and we got our hands on a vegetarian tomato goulash at a local pub!

The tear-apart bread with the lid taken off and filled with warm soup is really something special!!

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Last but not least, eating in a local Czech Pub is definitely one of the top FUN things to do in Prague!

Where To Stay In Prague

Luxury

Radisson Blu Hotel Prague

The Radisson Blu Hotel Prague is located between Prague’s Old Town and New Town, a 2-minute walk from Karlovo namesti Metro Station.

The hotel offers a restaurant, a fitness centre, and occupies 4 adjoining historic buildings.

The spacious, air-conditioned rooms at the Radisson Blu Hotel Prague feature a seating area, a flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar, and free tea/coffee making facilities.

As well as a bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. 24-hour room service is also available.

Mid-Budget

Grandior Hotel Prague

Located in the city centre, the Grandior Hotel Prague is a design hotel offering a restaurant and spacious rooms with free WiFi, very close to public transportation.

A spa centre and a sauna are available for a surcharge.

The rooms come with air-conditioning, filled with light and fitted with classic furniture, a safety deposit box, an LCD satellite TV, a minibar, a writing desk, and free tea and coffee making facilities.

The bathroom comes with a bathtub or a shower and features L´Occitane toiletries, bathrobes, slippers and underfloor heating.

Breakfast is provided every morning, and Charles Bridge is located just 1.2 miles away.

Budget

Little Quarter Hostel

This hostel is set in a historic building on the famous Royal Route through Prague.

Guests can enjoy the beautiful sunny roof terrace in nice weather, overlooking the city.

Little Quarter Hostel has a private bathroom in each dormitory and room. Free access to Wi-Fi is available in the entire property.

Luggage storage is available for free. Guests of Little Quarter can rent bicycles at the 24-hour front desk.

They can also enjoy a night bar, a lounge area, PlayStation, electronic darts, a TV, a table football and a beer pong.

For more places to stay in Prague, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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