Prague is easily one of our favorite cities in Europe, and with every visit, we find more and more things to do in Prague. We’ve visited Prague in both the summer & winter seasons, and it’s safe to say there isn’t a bad time to visit Prague.
When we visit Prague, this is what we do, here are our favorite things to do in Prague.
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Best overall hotel in Prague – MOODS Charles Bridge Hotel
It’s in a great central location close to Old Town & the Charles bridge, with great views, and tons of restaurants & shops at your doorstep.
If this is your first visit to Prague, you are in for a treat. One of the first things you’ll realize is that Prague is huge and full of amazing attractions. To help you plan your next trip, we have made a short list of things to see and do in Prague from our favorites from all of our many trips to Prague.
We have spent a lot of time here and done it all. To help you maximize your time in Prague, we handpicked these tours that combine many of the best attractions. We have personally taken each one of these and highly recommend all three.
If you only go on one tour in Prague – this should be the one. This fun and informative tour fits all the top sights into one half-day tour and is a great intro to the city!
If you love food, this is a must-do tour. Dive deep into Czech Cuisine across Prague neighborhoods old and new with a super fun guide for an unforgettable day.
Drink your way through Prague’s vibrant history with a local guide who will take you to pubs you’d be hard-pressed to find on your own!
Fun Things To Do In Prague
1. Visit the Prague Castle
Spend a few hours wandering around the gorgeous Prague Castle. According to Guinness World Records, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world, and if we might add, one of the prettiest! The Prague Castle covers an area of 45 hectares.
Try to be there for the changing of the guard ceremony, which occurs daily at noon local time. If you only have 3 days in Prague or less, we’d suggest visiting Prague Castle on day one as you won’t want to miss it.
Address: 119 08 Prague 1, Czechia
2. Old Town Square & Watch the Astronomical Clock
Catch the world’s oldest operating astronomical clock every hour with 12 apostles passing through the window right above the astronomical dial. Make sure to get there at least 5-10 minutes before to get a good spot for photos. It’s a wonder how they achieved such complex mechanical clock hundreds of years ago.
Address Staroměstské nám. 1, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
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3. Try Local Czech Cuisine
A staple on the menu is a giant pork knuckle, which may not sound good – but trust me, it is. Feel free to skip breakfast and save your appetite for a hearty Czech lunch or dinner. The local meals are a great value and are usually very filling. One of the best places to eat in Prague is the restaurant Mlejnice. They have two locations.
4. Drink a Pint On A Prague Beer Tour
Raise a pint or two 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 beer tour in Prague, complete with some local snacks to soak up some of the alcohol. Our beer tour came with 2 liters of beer, and we visited four great pubs.
There are over 600 bars and over 100 nightclubs in Prague, so you’ll never have a boring night in Prague. There is something every night. Make sure to check out our Prague nightlife guide to help show the best places to go each night of the week.
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5. Stroll Across The Charles Bridge
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.
6. Take a Prague River Cruise
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.
We really loved this Prague tour that includes a 1-hour river cruise plus many of the Prague highlights all on one tour. It was probably our favorite day in Prague on our last trip!
7. Check Out Prague’s Famous Nightlife
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 nightclub tours where you can visit hard-to-find places and see more of Prague’s nightlife.
If it is your first time in Prague, we suggest joining this Prague pub crawl. The price is a steal. It includes 2 hours of unlimited beer, wine, vodka, absinthe, and one free shot at the four different bars it visits. If you walk out sober from this tour, we would be shocked! It is a great way to check out some of the best bars and meet some new friends.
Related Article: A Guide to the Best of Prague’s Nightlife
8. Catch The View From The Top Of Old Town Hall Tower
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
9. Check Out Prague’s Irreverent Art
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 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. Visit the Old Jewish Cemetery In 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 are worth a visit while in Prague.
If you are looking for the best tour of Prague’s Jewish Quarter, book this private tour with Yvonne. This private 3 hours tour is super affordable considering it is private. The guide meets you at your hotel, and you’ll visit all the synagogues in the Jewish Quarter and the Jewish cemetery, but because it is a private tour, it really is up to you where you want to go.
Address: Široká, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia
11. See the Spanish Synagogue
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.
12. Catch a Glimpse of Prague’s Rebellious Side At The John Lennon Wall
Grab a camera and take a selfie at the John Lennon Wall. It’s not your normal boring old wall. The John Lennon wall is filled with inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from the Beatles’ songs. Images of John Lennon first started appearing on this wall in 1980 after the Artist’s assassination.
The wall also became a place where young Czechs would air their grievances with the government. During Communist times, it was frequently painted over. However, each time it was quickly re-covered with poems, song lyrics, and flowers.
Even to this day, this wall is continuously changing, so it’s one of the things to do in Prague on every visit because it will look different every time.
13. Head To Petrin Lookout Tower
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.
14. Eat & Shop The Christmas Markets
15. Visit One Of The 280 Museums In Prague
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 museum, fantastic illusions, Jewish History, toys, toilets, sex machines, gingerbread, a museum of senses, and 270+ others.
You could spend the whole day museum hopping. Some are worthwhile, and others are tourist traps. We’ve put together the 11 best museums in Prague to get that number down to something more manageable.
16. Walk Around Wenceslas Square
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
One of the most photogenic churches we have visited is St. Vitus Cathedral, inside the walls of Prague Castle. A visit to this stunning cathedral is something you can’t miss while visiting Prague.
Address: III. nádvoří 48/2, 119 01 Praha 1, Czechia
Related: Your 1st Hand Guide to Prague Castle
18. Visit The 2nd Ugliest Building In The World
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 gawking at this 1960’s communist era eyesore, the tower also has a few observation decks with decent views of the city of Prague.
Address: Mahlerovy sady 1, 130 00 Praha 3, Czechia
19. Drink The Local Favorite Alcohol – Becherovka
You can’t visit the Czech Republic without trying one of the country’s favorite liquors, Becherovka. This potent mix is distilled and blended with herbs and spices. Said to be a digestive aid, but it often feels like this is just an excuse to have a drink.
20. Drink A Beer At U Pinkasů The Original Pilsner Urquell Tasting Room
U Pinkasů restaurant is one of Prague’s best-hidden gems 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 beers! There are tons of beer gardens in Prague. Make sure to plan time in your day to visit a different one every day. This is our favorite beer garden in Prague, and we visit it every time we are in Prague.
22. Check out The Political & Frank Kafka Inspired Art Of Prague
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. See Prague At Night – Prague Castle & Charles Bridge
As impressive as 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.
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