Prague, Czechia, is known as being one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe. There are plenty of things to do, and it’s also very cheap too! So if you’re heading to Prague, check out the 20 best things to do in Prague!
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The 20 BEST things to do in Prague:
Looking for some of the best things to do in Prague? Here are the most un-missable:
1. Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge is another iconic landmark in Prague. It is a medieval bridge that crosses the Vltava river, and construction finished in the 15th century. The bridge is around 15 metres long in total and was a vital connection between Prague castle and the rest of the city.
Along Charles Bridge, there are lots of statues of various saints. These statues were erected between 1683 and 1714 and often appear in photos from tourists, as they’re so unique. It’s also home to the Honest Lamp – which is more worth a photo, in my opinion 😉
2. Prague Astronomical Clock
The Prague Astronomical Clock is a must-visit when in Prague as it’s one of the most beautiful astronomical clocks in the world. It was first created in 1410, so it is the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world, and it’s the oldest astronomical clock that is currently operating.
The astronomical clock is located in the Old Town, and you really can’t miss it as there are always a few tourists and tourist groups standing around it. If you want to see the astronomical clock with not many tourists, then I recommend going early in the morning or late at night.
3. Prague Castle
Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world! It is a UNESCO monument and was built in the 9th century. It’s a must-visit in Prague and is amazing to explore for hours. There are lots of different things that can be seen at the castle, such as St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, Royal Guards, and beautiful gardens.
There are also stunning views of the whole city available from the castle, so it’s a great place to walk around and relax. The castle is usually quite busy with tourists but is often quiet in the evening and in the autumn – which I think is the best time to visit the Czech Republic.
4. Dancing House
The Dancing House is a very unique building, designed in 1992 and replicates a pair of dancers – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, which it is also known as but rarely used. In 1945, the site before the house was built was bombed, and during the communist era, a respected architect called Vlado Milunić developed plans to transform the site.
Today, the Dancing House is mainly used as a hotel, and there is also a restaurant, a bar and an art gallery located in the building. You’ll definitely be sure to find tourists posing outside the house – it makes for a great photo!
5. Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square is one of the main squares in Prague and a world heritage site. Lots of historical events occurred there over the years, and it is usually where most demonstrations are held. One of the most significant historical events held at Wenceslas Square was when the Czechoslovak national ice hockey team defeated the USSR team, which resulted in clashes with the police due to the celebrations.
In the present day, there are plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants, offices and hotels. Many people often go to Wenceslas Square to go shopping as there are lots of chain brands operating in the area. It’s a bit similar to Oxford Street in London – a little.
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6. Lennon Wall
The Lennon has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti (if you didn’t guess by the name) since the 1980s and often has buskers playing music by The Beatles. It’s free to visit, and there are plenty of other attractions to interest you nearby!
It’s one of the best things to do in Prague for couples as you can take cute photos, listen to romantic music and try and decode all of the graffiti. You can even write your names on the wall as the wall is free for anyone to use – just please don’t do it on the trees nearby!
7. Old Town Hall Tower
The Old Town Hall Tower offers some beautiful views of the city. The tower is almost 70 metres tall and was built in the 14th century. It is one of the most prominent features of Old Town Square and is perfect for couples to visit as the view is very romantic and makes for great photos.
What makes the Old Town Hall Tower even better is that it’s the only medieval tower in Prague to be wheelchair accessible – so really, almost anyone will be able to visit it and enjoy it.
8. Sex Machines Museum
The Sex Machines Museum is one of the most unique museums in Prague. Be prepared to see lots of genitals and plenty of sex toys from the past – some look pretty scary! It’s a great museum to explore with your partner, and you’ll have a lot of laughs whilst being educated at the same time.
There is also even a theatre at this museum which shows erotic films from the past, which are very different from the ones in today’s age! Tickets are very reasonably priced, and it’s the perfect place to spend a few hours exploring.
9. Prague River Cruise
A Prague River Cruise is a great way to see the city from a different angle. It’s a stress-free way of learning about all of the historical buildings and facts of Prague that you wouldn’t get from a typical walking tour. There are lots of various packages that you can choose from, such as a dinner cruise which is very romantic, or a night-time cruise where you can see the pretty buildings sparkle against the water in the river.
Most river cruises take about 1 hour in total, and there is the option to listen to an audio guide as well as having facilities onboard, such as a bar and cafe (and restaurant for the dinner cruise option).
10. Prague Beer Bus
If you and your partner like beer and want to see Prague at the same time, then this is the perfect activity for you! The Prague Beer Bus tour lasts for 2 hours, starting in the city centre. The price is €400 for a maximum of 13 people (€30 per person), and it includes all-you-can-drink Czech beer (or prosecco if that’s more your thing), as well as music, lights and a free hotel pick-up. You can also purchase extras such as a brewery tour or airport transfer.
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11. Prague Christmas Market
Prague has plenty of Christmas markets in December that are great to be explored – the Christmas markets even stay open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day, so they’re perfect if you want to get in the Christmas spirit of have to do some last minute Christmas shopping!
There are lots of stalls selling cute little handmade ornaments, unique gifts, wooden decorations – and best of all – lots of food stalls! If you visit a Christmas market in Prague in December, then be sure to try some palacinky, pernicky or trdelnik which comes in plenty of different flavours to be devoured.
12. Go Ice Skating
In the Czech Republic, ice hockey is very popular, and so is ice skating! Ice skating is one of the most seasonal and nicest things to do in Prague in December, as there are lots of ice skating rinks all over the city. Many people also go ice skating on the Vltava River or on the Slapy dam, which is about an hour outside Prague.
In Prague, some of the best ice skating rinks are the Tower Ice Park, underneath the famous Zizkov TV Tower, and in Galerie Harfa Shopping Mall, where the ice skating rink is on the top of the shopping centre!
13. The National Theatre
In December, there are plenty of festive-inspired shows that are put on at The National Theatre. There are many dance shows, operas and orchestras that all perform special Christmas concerts in December time. The National Theatre also puts on a fascinating version of The Nutcracker – which is a must-see if you love the theatre.
The National Theatre is set in a stunning building that is worth a visit, even if you don’t go and watch any shows. It was built in 1883 and looks gorgeous both on the outside as well as inside. It will definitely help set the atmosphere when visiting Prague in December.
14. National Museum
The National Museum is one of the best museums in Prague. It reopened in 2019 as it underwent a massive renovation that took several years in total. The National Museum has a collection of over 14 million items and covers plenty of interesting things such as medieval art, weapons, animals and even dinosaurs!
A visit to the National Museum is the perfect thing to do in December when it’s cold outside, and all you want to do is be in the warm. It’s a great thing to do for people of all ages as there are lots of interactive displays.
15. Try Some ‘Baked Tea’
Trying Baked Tea is a must if you’re visiting Prague in December! It is a type of tea that is made from fruit and tastes absolutely delicious and is great to warm you up after a chilly day exploring outside. Baked tea is available to find in lots of cafes and restaurants all over the Czech Republic and is also very cheap.
Baked tea is made out of fresh fruits, usually berries or apples, with a bit of light spice in the form of cinnamon. It’s full of antioxidants and vitamins, so it’s perfect for Prague in December if you’re trying to stay healthy.
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16. Underground Tunnels
The Prague Underground Tunnels are an unknown secret for many. They are medieval paths that were built in the 12th and 13th centuries, and lots of dark history occurred here, such as murders and executions. It’s one of the best things to do in Prague at night, especially around Halloween time.
Each tour takes around 70 minutes in total, and you will learn all about the creepy history waiting to be discovered. You’ll be surprised at what lies underneath your feet when walking above the city…
17. Zizkov Television Tower
Zizkov Television Tower is known as one of the ugliest buildings in the world – but it has great views of the city! It was built in 1985 and stands 93 metres tall, giving some of the best views of Prague. At Zizkov Television Tower, there is a bar, a restaurant, and an observation deck to be enjoyed, so tourists will be sure to spend at least 1.5 hours here.
The television tower is one of the best things to do in Prague at night, as you can see the city lights shine and sparkle in contrast with the dark sky. The city is beautiful in the daytime, but some believe that the night is when Prague truly looks its best.
18. Prague Zoo
Prague Zoo offers a very unique experience during the night, as they do night tours which allow visitors to see nocturnal animals they wouldn’t usually see – and it’s less busy too! Night tours at Prague Zoo must be booked online in advance as there are limited places for visitors, but due to this, if you go on a night tour, you will get a more personal experience.
There are plenty of animals to learn about and spot at Prague Zoo, such as tigers, polar bears, wolves and many more. At the zoo, there are also places to eat, and it’s very accessible via most types of transport.
19. Take a Ghost Tour
Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, a McGee’s Ghost Tour around Prague is a must! On this tour, you will discover the secrets of Prague and all about the ghosts that haunt these streets. There are 3 different types of tours to choose from which will take you all around Prague and to places you haven’t been before.
McGee’s Ghost Tours are all run by guides who are paranormal investigators with skills they’ve learnt first hand – making it a ghost tour unlike any other!
20. Drink a beer at U Pivrnce
U Pivrnce is one of the best pubs in Prague. It’s an art-themed pub and restaurant serving tasty Czech food and a vast variety of drinks. Most of the murals in U Pivrnce were created by Petr Urban, who is an artist and former Olympian – and you might also spot him painting some more.
This pub is located in the Old Town and is colourfully decorated on the inside, meaning you’ll be served great food and drinks as well as a great atmosphere.
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