A city of beautiful architecture, delicious locally brewed beers, and intriguing history. Get lost in Prague and create unforgettable memories.
From the Old Town Square that dates from the 10th century, filled with market stalls, live music, and cafés, stroll to any one of the city's sites. Highlights are the Charles Bridge, lined with baroque statues with its famous figures steeped in stories, Prague Castle, with its turrets and spires like something straight out of a fairy tale, and the John Lennon wall.
Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world. Take time to explore its various buildings and do not miss the changing of the guard, which occurs at noon every day. Walk from the castle towards the river and see the John Lennon wall — named for the numerous images of him in ever-changing graffiti across the years. The wall never stays the same for long, so capture some unique pictures.
For quirkier sights, see the gigantic, barcode-faced babies around the grounds of the Museum Kampa, designed by Prague-born sculptor David Černý. Černý is also responsible for the constantly moving statue of Kafka’s head outside the Quadrio shopping center.
Local foods to try are sausage in dark beer and Pečené vepřové koleno, roast pork knee, one of the signature dishes of Czech cuisine. This delicious dish is served with and abundance of crackling seasonal veggies. Pilsner is just one of the many Czech beers you can sample. Local breweries and brew pubs all have their own specialties, ranging from pale to dark beers, even unfiltered wheat beers and IPAs.
The atmosphere of the bridge is best experienced in the early morning, before the tourists hit. You will be able to capture some unique photos and really take it all in.
An unlimited monthly transport ticket which can be used to take any combination of buses, trams and metro lines will only cost around €20. You can also book walking and cycling guided tours that range from €20–30.
Naplavka, Prague’s river boardwalk area hosts numerous festivals, live music, floating beer gardens, and other live events throughout the summer months. In early autumn, the city holds a wine festival and in winter, the Christmas markets, including one of the biggest in Europe in Old Town Square, light up the streets.
This Czech sculptor is known for his tongue-in-cheek works of art spread all over Prague. From giant crawling babies on the sides of the TV Tower to the two statues of urinating men outside the Kafka Museum, Černý definitely makes impression. Look for his statue of St. Wenceslas riding a dead horse, a satirical nod to the statue in front of the National Museum.