Prague. The picture-perfect capital city of the Czech Republic. With its cobbled streets, towering spires, and gothic architecture, it’s easy to become completely smitten. Drenched in medieval history, Prague offers a surprise around every corner, delighting visitors year-round.
No matter what kind of traveller you are, I know you’ll find something to love about Prague.
To kick things off, here are 10 Cool Things to do once you get there…
10 cool things to do in Prague
1. Stay in a Boatel
The river Vltava runs through the city of Prague. And along the river are a few different boat hotels to choose from. If you’ve never slept on a boat before, then what better place to do it?! It’s such a fun experience, waking up in the morning, looking out your window and seeing swans floating by, with Prague Castle in the distance.
2. Eat Trdelnik
Trdelnik is difficult to say, but delicious to eat! It’s kind of like a donut, and can be filled with a variety of flavours. Basically, rolled dough is wrapped around a hot metal stick and sat over a grill until its golden and crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside. It’s then covered with cinnamon sugar, or whatever else your heart desires. You can have it filled with nutella, jam, or chocolate. So good!
3. Climb up the Prague Castle tower
Perched above the city, Prague Castle is spectacular! Of course, you can take a tour of the castle itself, but I recommend getting tickets for the South Tower. Although the staircase is windy and tight, the view at the top more than makes up for it.
4. Say hello to the Peacocks at Wallenstein Palace
The grounds of Wallenstein Palace are open to the public, and are well worth a visit. Perfectly manicured shrubbery and beautiful statues surround a huge pond in the centre of the grounds. But the real draw card for me are the peacocks who call the palace home. During our visit they were in full display mode, showing off their plumage and trying to catch the eye of the females.
5. Explore the Old Town
Prague’s Old Town stole my heart! I’m a sucker for cobbled lanes, beautiful street lamps, and ornate doorways. Old Town Prague has this in spades.
6. Check out the Toy Museum
The Toy Museum was one of Prague’s unexpected delights. We stumbled upon the museum while exploring the Old Town, and on a whim decided to check it out. It was fascinating to learn about all the traditional Czech toys and games. They also have an expansive Barbie collection, which I loved. It’s incredible to see how much she has changed over the years, and all the different versions of her from around the world.
7. Run up to the castle at night
Our final night in Prague I convinced my partner to head out one last time to see the castle. We walked through the quiet and lamp-lit streets, and were rewarded with a spectacular sight of the sparkling city lights. Some of our favourite photos of Prague were taken during this little adventure.
8. Walk across Charles Bridge
Baroque statues line Charles Bridge, which crosses the river Vltava, and adds to the medieval feel of this city. The bridge is a buskers paradise, as artists, musicians, and merchants place themselves along it in the hopes of catching your eye, and your Czech Crowns!
9. Get lost in Petrin Park
Petrin Park is a beautiful and green expanse in the heart of Prague. It’s full of walking trails, gardens, monuments, and orchards. And, if you’re feeling game, wander up to Petrin Tower, which was inspired by the Eiffel Tower, and offers stunning views of Prague.
10. Live like a King
Food and drink are super affordable in Prague, and the exchange rate is very favourable. For example, at our boatel we got a three course meal and alcoholic beverage for around 10 Australian dollars each. Winning!
Have you ever been to Prague before?
What are your must-do activities?
Have I inspired you to add Prague to your travel bucket-list?
Let me know in the comments!