Prague is a must do city if you are in Europe and has become increasingly popular over the last decade. Although it used to be dirt cheap to visit the prices are rising. It is yet to use the Euro so still cheaper than most European cities. Prague is easy to navigate, most people speak English and there is plenty to do, see and eat. Here are 10 things to do in Prague.
- Walk along Charles Bridge
This is probably one of the most visited places in Prague, Charles Bridge is wide enough thank goodness to with stand the amount of tourists that pass it everyday. There are many statues along the way and they are all worth a closer look. As like any European attraction there are people selling crap and drawing portraits but if you get on the bridge early morning or late at night it is a lovely place.
2. Visit Prague Castle
You will see the castle and cathedral propped up on the hill from anywhere in Prague and is worth the hike up there. The castle grounds are huge and cover a vast area. There are soldiers patrolling the area and if you are lucky enough you might see their ‘changing on the guard’.
3. Climb the Petrin Tower
I did this on my second visit to Prague and was so blown away by the view! Prague is known for its orange roofs and you don’t realise how many there are until you are at the top. The Petrin Tower you may notice looks a lot like the Eiffel Tower but it is no where near the size.
4. Drink beer
It goes without saying that the Czech’s do beer and they do it very well (and cheaply). Although now not a beer drinker, on my visits to Prague I had my fair share of beer. This is the Prague Beer Museum where you can walk in and get a whole bunch of tasters.
5. Watch the clock puppets
In the main square in Prague is a very famous clock, the astronomical clock is the oldest of its kind still in operation and every hour on the hour it chimes and some animated figures around the clock move a little bit and thousands of people stop to watch it. I’ll admit it was a let down but if you’re in Prague it’s inevitable you’ll see it.
6. Eat sausages
Like the beer, sausages are everywhere and they are good! The beer and sausages almost go hand in hand and if you need a quick snack on the go this is it!
7. See the John Lennon Memorial
The story goes that back in the time of the communist regime a bunch of students and ‘drunks/druggies’ started writing on this wall to share their unhappiness during this time. Not long after it became the John Lennon memorial wall and now it is just an opportunity to write, share and decorate.
8. Visit nearby Kutna Hora Church of Bones
Ok this isn’t exactly in Prague it is not far out. Catch a train for 50 minutes out to Kutna Hora and walk to the nearby church to see skulls…and lots of them! This eerie church is decorated head to toe in human bones, it is a little strange but also really interesting. The church called Sedlec Ossuary is decorated with peoples bones who died during a plague because they ran out of places to bury them during this time as there up to 70,000 people dead and nowhere to put them.
9. Wander around the old town
Prague is well known for its old town and it is really stunning. Late at night it is the best time to wander in my opinion as it’s less busy and the endless alleyways are waiting to be discovered.
10. Go out clubbing/do a pub crawl
Prague has a vibrant night life and there are so many different options. There are five story clubs, underground bars and more pub crawls than you can imagine for such a tiny place. On my first visit to Prague (back in my backpacking young days) I did both of these things and coupled with 50 other backpackers and cheap booze, you’re in for a good night!