24 Fun Things To Do In Prague – For First Time Visitors

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, here are our favorite things to do in Prague.


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. If you only have 3 days in Prague or less, we’d suggest visiting the Prague Castle on day 1 as you won’t want to miss it.

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Address: 119 08 Prague 1, Czechia


View of the Lennon Wall in Prague covered in graffiti about John Lennon and Beatles Lyrics - Things to see in Prague

2. 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 ole wall. The John Lennon wall is filled with inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from 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 Czech’s would air their grievances with the government. During Communist times it was frequently painted over, however, each time it was quickly once again cover in 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.

Address: Velkopřevorské náměstí, 100 00 Praha 1, Czechia


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3. Drink a Pint (or three) On A 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.

There is 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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4. 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

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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. Our 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.

We tried some local Prague 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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The famous Old Town Hall Clock Tower in the heart of Prague

6. Watch the Astronomical Clock

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

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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 of great value and huge. One of the best places in Prague for pork knuckle is the restaurant Mlejnice, they have two locations.

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8. Stroll Across The Charles Bridge

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Charles Bridge in the summertime

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.


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In Utero Statue by local irreverent artist David Černý

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 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

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.


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

11. Eat & Shop The Christmas Markets

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

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.

You could spend the whole day museum hopping, we’ve put together the 11 best museums in Prague to get that number down to something more manageable.


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Cruising down the Vltava River in Prague

13. 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.

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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 are worth a visit while in Prague.

Address: Široká, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia


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Inside Prague’s Spanish Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of the Prague

15. 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.

Address: Vězeňská 1, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia


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Wenceslas square in the heart of New Town Prague

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

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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 cathedral 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

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 aid, but it often feels like this is just an excuse to have a drink.


20. Try Pickled Cheese

It may not sound that appealing but give pickled cheese a try when 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 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 beer! 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 every time we are in Prague.

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


Statues of two men urinating on a map of the Czech Republic Titled "Piss" by David Cerny as Czech sculptor
Another famous Prague statue worth a visit is the Piss statue where past political leaders animatronically pissing on the Czech Republic

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. Check Out 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 nightclub tours where you can visit hard to find places and see more of Prague’s nightlife.

Related Article: A Guide to the Best 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.


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