24 Crazy Fun Things To Do In Prague

24 Crazy Fun Things To Do In Prague

Prague is easily one of our favorite cities in Europe and every time we return we find more and more things to do in Prague. We’ve visited Prague in both summer & winter seasons and it’s safe to say there isn’t a bad time to visit Prague. Every time we return to Prague this is what we do, our favorite things to do in Prague.

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Fun Things To Do In Prague

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1. Visit The Prague Castle

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Outside the Prague Castle for Changing of the Guards

Spend a few hours wandering around the gorgeous Prague Castle. According to Guinness World Records, the Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world and if I might add one of the prettiest! The Prague Castle covers an area of 45 hectares. Try and be there for the changing of the guard’s ceremony which occurs daily at noon local time.

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Address: 119 08 Prague 1, Czechia

2. Take A Selfie At The John Lennon Wall

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Standing in front of the John Lennon Wall in Prague

Grab a camera and take a selfie at the John Lennon Wall. It’s not your normal boring ole wall, the John Lennon wall is filled with inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles’ songs. The wall is continuously changing so it’s one of the things to do in Prague on every visit because it looks slightly different every time.

Address: Velkopřevorské náměstí, 100 00 Praha 1, Czechia

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3. Drink Pint After Pint On A Prague Beer Tour

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Cheers from the Prague beer tour!

Raise a pint or five of tasty Czech beers! The best way to explore the Prague beer scene is by joining in on a Prague beer tour. Let a local Prague guide bring you to local microbreweries and famous bars serving up some of the best Czech beers. We joined in on a 3 hour UNLIMITED beer tour in Prague complete with some local snacks to soak up some of the alcohol.

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4. Catch The View From The Top Of Old Town Hall Tower

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The best view of Old Town Prague is at the top of the city hall tower. We got the above photo during December when the Prague Christmas markets were in full effect.

Address: Staroměstské nám. 1/3, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

5. Eat A Traditional Bohemian Dinner

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Dinner with a local family of homemade goulash and bread dumplings

Have dinner with a local Czech family in their home. My favorite tour in Prague was our Bohemian dinner tour in which we enjoyed a fabulous dinner just outside of Prague with a local Czech family. Tried some local dishes we have never heard or seen on any menu, learned about life in the Czech Republic, history of Prague, and even had several shots with our guides father who spoke no English but was so excited to have us there. Must do while in Prague.

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6. Watch the Astronomical Clock

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The famous Old Town Hall Clock Tower in the heart of Prague

Catch the world’s oldest operating astronomical clock every hour with 12 apostles passing thru the window right above the astronomical dial. Make sure to get there at least 5-10 minutes above to get a good spot for photos.

Address: Staroměstské nám. 1, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

7. Eat A Giant Pork Knuckle

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Pork Knuckle at one of the many great restaurants in Prague

The sound of a giant pork knuckle may not sound good but trust me it is. Make sure not to eat a few hours before sitting down to a giant pork knuckle in Prague, the meal is a great value and huge. One of the best places in Prague for pork knuckle is the restaurant Mlejnice, they have two locations.

8. Stroll Across The Charles Bridge

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Charles Bridge in the summer time

Walk across one of the most iconic bridges in the world. The Charles Bridge connects Prague Castle and Old Town Prague, skip the subway or taxi and walk across the bridge and take in the gorgeous views of Prague.

9. Checkout Prague’s Irreverent Art

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In Utero Statue by local irreverent artist David Černý

Scattered all around the city are large pieces of art that give hints to Prague’s rebellious and unique spirit. Artist David Černý is responsible for a number of the larger than life pieces that poke fun at social norms and political issues. To see all of his works you can take a sculpture tour around Prague.

10. Head To Petrin Lookout Tower

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Petrin Tower in Prague – Photo by Tom SartainCC

To get to the top you can take the easy way via the funicular or you can get a workout in and make the 30-minute hike to the top. Once at the tower walk the 299 steps to the observation terrace or cheat and take the elevator.

11. Eat & Shop The Christmas Markets

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Prague at Christmas time in one of the oldest markets in the city

If you are lucky enough to be in Prague in December make sure to explore the Christmas markets in Prague that are scattered throughout the city. Even pick up some unique Christmas market gifts.

12. Visit One Of The 280 Museums In Prague

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The National Museum in Wenceslas Square

According to Trip Advisor, there are 280 museums in Prague, we jokingly call Prague the city of museums. There is a museum for everything beer, Jewish History, toys, toilets, sex machines, gingerbread, and 270+ others.

13. Take a Prague River Cruise

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Cruising down the river in Prague

Often called the “Prague Venice”, the waterways around the old city are a must see when visiting Prague. Hop aboard a boat and cruise under the Charles bridge and along the Prague castle. A day on the Vltava is one of the top things to do in Prague on a beautiful summer afternoon.

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14. Visit the Old Jewish Cemetery In Prague

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Headstones in the Jewish Cemetery of Prague

In the centuries past Prague had a sizable Jewish population and presence in the city. However, they were confined to a small part of town and given only a small plot of land for a cemetery. Over many generations more and more people were buried here. According to Jewish traditions, remains could not be moved, so instead they went up. They moved the headstones up and buried more people on top. The result is thousands of tombstones crammed into a small piece of land in the center of Prague’s Jewish Quarter. The cemetery and adjoining museum is worth a visit while in Prague.

Address: Široká, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

15. See the Spanish Synagogue

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Inside Prague’s Spanish Synagogue in the Jewish District of the city

What makes the Spanish Synagogue a top site in Prague is the beautifully detailed interior. Covered with elaborate title work and gold leaf the building is absolutely stunning. Definitely put this on your list of things to do in Prague.

Address: Vězeňská 1, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia

16. Walk Around Wenceslas Square

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Wenceslas Square in the heart of New Town Prague

Wenceslas Square is in the heart of New Town Prague, a lively part of town with shops, bars, and restaurants. In the center of the square is a statue of King Wenceslas in front of the National Museum. The surrounding area is home to some of the city’s best beer pubs and breweries and has a much more local feel than Old Town Square.

Address: New Town, 110 00 Prague 1, Czechia

17. See St. Vitus Cathedral

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Inside St. Vitus Cathedral within the Prague Castle Walls

One of the most photogenic churches we have visited is St. Vitus Cathedral, inside the walls of the Prague Castle. A visit to this stunning church is something you can’t miss while visiting Prague.

Address: III. nádvoří 48/2, 119 01 Praha 1, Czechia

18. Visit The 2nd Ugliest Building In The World

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The Zizkov Tower, voted 2nd ugliest building in the world – Photo by: Tilemahos EfthimiadisCC

With all of Prague’s beautiful buildings getting most of the attention, most don’t make it out to see Prague’s ugliest building. Often amongst the top 10 ugliest buildings in the world the Zizkov TV tower is in such stark contrast to the rest of the city. So why should you go see it while in Prague? Besides looking like what 1960 communists in the Soviet Union thought the future would look like, the tower also has a few observations desks with decent views of the city of Prague.

Address: Mahlerovy sady 1, 130 00 Praha 3, Czechia

19. Drink The Local Favorite Alcohol – Becherovka

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Drink local liquor Becherovka in Prague

You can’t visit the Czech Republic without trying one of the countries favorite liquors, Becherovka. This potent mix is distilled and blended with herbs and spices. Said to be a digestive aide, but it often feels like this is just an excuse to have a drink.

20. Try Pickled Cheese

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Try the Pickled cheese in a jar

It may not sound that appealing but give it a in Prague. This local favorite is a must try while in the Czech Republic. The cheese is pickled in oil with salt and herbs and served as an appetizer all around Prague.

21. Drink A Beer At U Pinkasů The Original Pilsner Urquell Tasting Room

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Pilsner Urquell Masters Beer in the beer garden located in an old church

U Pinkasů restaurant is a hidden gem tucked away in plain sight. Visit the very first tasting room of the famous brand Pilsner Urquell, right in the heart of Prague. A small beer garden is located just outside an old church and makes for a perfect way to spend an afternoon in Prague. Be sure to try the Pilsner Urquell Masters series of beer!

Address: Jungmannovo nám. 15/16, 110 00 Praha 1-Můstek,

22. Check out The Political & Kaffa Inspired Art Of Prague

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Another famous Prague statue worth a

Located outside the Franz Kaffka Museum is another one of Prague’s most interesting statues. Visit David Cerny’s ‘Piss’ statue where past political leaders animatronically urinate on a map of the Czech Republic. There is even a phone number that you can text and the men will write out the message for you!

23. Checkout Prague’s Famous Nightlife

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Prague comes to life after dark – Prague Old Town Square at night

Prague has become well known for being a late night party spot. Throughout the city, you can find clubs and bars that go all night. There are so many places to go out in Prague that they even offer night club tours where you can visit hard to find places and see more of Prague’s nightlife.

24. See Prague At Night – Prague Castle & Charles Bridge

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Prague Castle at night

As impressive as the Prague Castle is during the day, it’s magical under the lights. The city does a great job lighting the buildings of the castle and from across the river, you can get great views and photos at night. Never head out without your camera in Prague, make sure to snap these 15 stunning views of Prague.

Have you been to Prague? What are your favorite things to do in Prague?

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  • Our Wanders
    Posted at 02:59h, 29 April Reply

    Really nice summary! Prague is one of our favorite cities in the world and we just couldn’t pick any favorite spots, it’s the whole old town itself! What we would add to this toplist is a walk in Letenske park with beautiful views of the bridges and the old town below.
    Didn’t know that there’s such a famous ugly building in the city though, we missed it. 😀

    • Hannah
      Posted at 11:22h, 20 May Reply

      Prague sure is something special! Can’t believe you missed that hideous building in the sky!

  • NTripping
    Posted at 05:54h, 02 May Reply

    Great list! You’ve missed one very cool spot, though – the fortress! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vy%C5%A1ehrad

    Amazing views and a really cool vibe up there, check it out next time you’re in Prague 🙂

    Cheer, N.

    • Hannah
      Posted at 11:23h, 20 May Reply

      Thanks for adding it here!

  • Jan Meeuwesen
    Posted at 05:52h, 20 May Reply

    Great list, the Urquell tasting room is awesome:P But that’s probably because I love beer so much.

    • Hannah
      Posted at 11:23h, 20 May Reply

      Ooooo all the tasty beers in Prague!

  • Natalie @ In Natalie's Shoes
    Posted at 14:17h, 23 May Reply

    Oh, this made me so nostalgic! I studied abroad in Prague nearly 6 years ago (eek!). Many of my favorite things to do there are on this list!

    • Hannah
      Posted at 07:06h, 16 July Reply

      Prague would be an amazing place to study abroad! Have you been back since?

  • Laura
    Posted at 06:27h, 09 June Reply

    Nice list! But for sure, everyone should visit Lego museum, near the Wenceslav square and Prague ZOO.

    • Hannah
      Posted at 07:01h, 16 July Reply

      Sorry we missed that one!

  • CzechPragueOut
    Posted at 02:32h, 19 June Reply

    Dear Hannah & Adam, great list! You are the Prague pros! What is the name/address of the Pilsner tasting room?
    Thank you! Tereza and Bety

  • costaloca
    Posted at 09:39h, 18 February Reply

    It’s better to come here in summer or late spring, it’s warm and comfortable here 🙂
    But it’s a nice list, good tips for everyone coming here.
    I could add one more – Prague is experiencing a boom in escape games, as Budapest 2 years before. Tripadvisor will tell more about it.

  • Shannon - SoleSeeking
    Posted at 19:32h, 17 March Reply

    Your photos are awesome! Everyone goes on about Prague being a great city break destination. I’d love to go, but I’m not sure I could try the pork knuckle…

    • Hannah Lukaszewicz
      Posted at 11:30h, 18 March Reply

      Thanks. Prague is great and a must when traveling to Europe. I suggest ordering one pork knuckle and sharing it with friends at least once in Prague.

  • Maryhelen Palmer
    Posted at 12:29h, 30 April Reply

    Planning a trip to Prague in November. So glad to read what to do there. Thank you!

    • Hannah Lukaszewicz
      Posted at 08:23h, 04 May Reply

      Prague is amazing and I am sure you will have an epic time. Glad you found our website!

  • Agness of Fit Travelling
    Posted at 15:07h, 15 May Reply

    I completely agree with you on all aspects, Hannah! Prague is a must visit city!

  • Monica Houghton
    Posted at 14:27h, 10 July Reply

    I haven’t been to Prague yet, this list is super helpful for when I go, thanks for sharing!

    • Hannah Lukaszewicz
      Posted at 15:26h, 13 July Reply

      Hope you get to Prague soon, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with Prague like us.

  • Anita
    Posted at 22:27h, 07 December Reply

    This is a great article. Very informative and full of ideas. I tried some of the things already but next time gonna try more of your tips.

  • Cameo Edwards
    Posted at 23:10h, 07 December Reply

    You had me at 270+ museums.

  • Henriette wendelboe
    Posted at 05:34h, 14 January Reply

    The Krizik Fountain is also worth a visit. Great shows combining water, light, Music and Dance.

    • Hannah Lukaszewicz
      Posted at 15:00h, 14 January Reply

      Thanks for the suggestion! I think we’ll have to check that out next time we are in Prague.

  • gary
    Posted at 11:26h, 03 February Reply

    Great site, ty for putting it together.

    • Hannah Lukaszewicz
      Posted at 15:07h, 03 February Reply

      That’s what were here for. Let us know if you have any Prague questions.

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