While I have earlier shared my extremely detailed experience of Prague here, I decided to break down the experience into 10 ‘Must Dos’ while holidaying in Prague, so that you know what you shouldn’t miss out on. So here goes!
1. Visit the Franz Kafka museum
This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Prague. For those who aren’t even well versed with Kafka’s work, this museum is a complete wonderland. Beautifully designed with the perfect ambient music that is bound to put you under a spell, this museum speaks not only about Kafka, but also shows you Prague from his eyes.
2. Do a pub crawl
The best way to get inducted into the crazy nightlife of Prague is by doing a pub crawl. It’s cheap, super safe, extreme amounts of fun and you get to meet a lot of cool people from around the world. I did mine with the ‘Clock Tower Pub Crawl’ and believe me I was already in the best of spirits only by the 2nd pub itself. What’s there in it for you? Well 2.5 hours of open bar at the first pub, fun drinking games, visit to 3 pubs and a banging club and if you make it through the night then a walk back during sunrise over the Charles Bridge!
3. Segway Tour of Prague
While this is what every tourist does at Prague, I would still recommend it because its a lot of fun. You get to see the city on wheels! If you have already done your fair bit of sightseeing by walking around, then ask your tour guide to customize your trip so that you can actually see some cool hidden corners of the city that aren’t really as common with the tourists.
4. Do absolutely nothing but sit at Old Town Square in the night
Yup, it is exactly what it sounds like. Just get a beer or a Tredlnik and sit your self down in the middle of Old Town Square on its ancient cobbled streets and gaze at the beautiful night sky, be mesmerized by the lovely architecture or even people watch. If i had a choice I would have sat there all night just doing nothing. Such is the magic of that place and that moment.
5. Eat a Trdelnik or two
I don’t blame you if you can’t get the pronunciation right, I still haven’t, despite the Czech telling me how to pronounce it. But you will notice Trdlos at every nook and corner of Prague, especially the Old Town Square. It’s made from rolled dough that is wrapped around a stick, then grilled and topped with sugar and walnut mix and you can even opt to fill it with ice cream, Nutella and the like. Now that is definitely one hell of a dessert. Forget the calories, you are on holiday!
6. Dine under the glorious Praha night Sky
This is an absolute must (well..the entire list is) as very few dining experiences can come close to this one. Imagine being surrounded by majestic Gothic and Romanesque architecture, an incredibly beautiful sky looking down at you and delicious food being served to you as you sit outdoors with a ringside view to Prague’s hustle and bustle. I dined at the U Prince restaurant and it was an absolute pleasure. I mean who wouldn’t be happy to eat surrounded by a setting that looks like this!
7. Walk the length of Charles Bridge
If you happen to be an early riser or one of those lucky ones who survived the pub crawl through the night (I didn’t) then a walk on Charles Bridge during sunrise is supposed to be incredibly beautiful. While I didn’t ever wake up in time for that, I am sure if the beauty of the bridge was a 10 on 10 during the rest fo the day, I only wonder how magnificent it will be in the wee hours of the morning without any tourists. In case you happen to be a fan of sleep like me, don’t worry, the Charles Bridge is absolutely gorgeous even when it is full of people.
8. Eat an entire Pork Knee
I’ll just let the picture do the talking. It’s one of those which is actually worth a thousand words!
9. Walk aimlessly
Getting lost in the labyrinth that Prague is will be the best thing that can happen to you here. Right after our segway tour, we decided to walk around aimlessly and came across the cutest of cafes, the Franz Kafka museum, cute little spots to just sit and sip your coffee; there was so much we saw because we just walked. So definitely walk your way through town without an agenda, you will thank me later!
10. Enjoy a night time cruise on the Vlatava
Take a night time cruise on the Vlatava river and experience Prague in a new light, or lots of pretty lights! There are cruises available throughout the day, but the night time cruise is when you can combine a bit of partying with sightseeing.Hop aboard a boat party tour and drink some wine and let the city mesmerize you with it’s beautiful play of lights. If 2 hours of partying on a boat is not your thing, then opt for a regular one hour boat cruise and enjoy the sights.
Would love to know which one of these would you most likely do if you were to holiday in Prague, and if you have any more super suggestions that I may have missed, do fill me in by dropping a comment below!