5 Interesting Things To Do In Prague

Prague is a city with an array of interest and that won’t leave you disappointed. It’s so easy and convenient to get around, getting a lot done in a whole day is undoubtedly not out of the question

From admiring the striking gothic and medieval architecture, to tasting their juicy meat and original pastries that’s a staple in their local cuisine and going on a museum binge. Prague seems to have something for every kind of traveller!

But what are 5 interesting things I recommend you start with to get a good enough Prague experience? Let’s see

1. Get Photogenic At The John Lennon Wall

First point of attraction that should be well hot on your travel agenda when in Prague is the mesurising John Lennon Wall, named after Beatles member John Lennon.

Many visitors come to this wall today to pay tribute to the legendary musician, write their own inspirational messages in graffiti,on their daily and weekly commutes or to get some instagrammable shots for vanity and social media purposes.

What’s interesting is that Lennon himself never had any personal connections with Prague or the Czech Republic. Yet a random wall in Prague became a part of his legacy.

Since his death is 1980, the wall has been a political symbol for the country to free itself of communism. The police have previously attempted to rid the wall of its colour and creativity but gave into public pressure and left the wall to become what it is today.

A gift shop featuring Beatles and Lennon inspired memorabilia, gifts and souvenirs is located behind the wall, opening between

2. Take A Look At The Crawling Babies

Yeah – a very good look! Outside the Prague Kampa museum you’ll face a few faceless babies crawling around

There are a lot of strange and creepy statues and sculptures around in the city. The crawling babies, which were created by well-known Czech artist David Cerny, is one of them. To me it rivals that of the quantum-locked statues of the Weeping Angels from Dr Who (There’s my inner-nerd coming out!)

Although I really love statues that are distinct and aesthetically eye-catching. For example the Manneken Pis with the naked boy taking a pee and the Crawling Babies. They give a place a sense of cultural individuality and expression that makes capitals/touristy cities less “bland” than they may appear.

The crawling babies can also be seen on the Zizkov TV tower. Just like the Angels they’re all over the city! Invasion is defo pending!

5 Interesting Things To Do In Prague - Crawling Babies
Image Credit: Go Real Europe
5 Interesting Things To Do In Prague - Crawling Babies
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3. Stroll through Charles Bridge

If you fancy walk through a landmark while taking in some great views from close up or in the distance then Charles Bridge shouldn’t be dismissed.

The bridge was essential for trading between countries in Western Europe and Eastern Europe. It also served for many many years as the one and only connection between the old town and “lesser town” as they referred the other end of Prague to.

It also was the location of many executions of prisoners and criminals in the city.

Fun Fact: They say there’s a golden sword buried within the bridge itself

4. Visit Old Town Hall & Take in The Prague Skyline

You can admire a lot of the gothic and medieval architecture that Prague is renowned for as well as the astronomical tower itself. The Old Town Hall definitely deserves a shout and look in. mention.

Many exhibition halls, royal treasures and statues can also be found in the 780+ year old historical building.

The coolest part for wanderlusters of course is the elevator that takes you up the top of the town hall that gives you a beautiful panoramic view of Prague.

Be a bit cautious when walking around at the top as the walkpaths are quite narrow, especially when you’re battling with a lot of other tourists and locals to capture the same scenery.

Interesting Things To Do In Prague - Prague Skyline

Interesting Things To Do In Prague - Prague Spit Cake

5. Munch On Some Trdelnìk

Got a sweet tooth? Give yourself a treat and experience something from Prague’s very own dessert menu, starting with their pastry known as Trdelnik.

Trdelnìk is referred to as a spit take. It takes the form of a solid dough that’s burnt and rolled up. A cup or cone full of Ice Cream also comes in the spit take too!

You can pick your toppings: usually between sugar, cinammon or walnuts – or you can have em all! The same goes with sauces and chopped fruit too (strawberry and chocolate = winning combo for me!). The best time to enjoy a Trdelník would obviously be in the warmer seasons.

Fun Fact: “Trdelnìk” is not actually unique to Czech cuisine. Only in its name. The practice of cooking twisted spit cake in open fire has been done in many other European countries before Czech Republic. In Hungary it’s referred to as “kürtőskalacs”, Lithuanians call it “Šakotis”.

Interesting Things To Do In Prague - Trdelnik Spit Cake

Interesting Things To Do In Prague - Trdelnik Spit Cake

Final Word

Special mention to visiting the Prague Beer Museum, Dancing House Prague Castle and trying out some beer at a local bar or pub!

Those are my personal 5 interesting activities to make sure you get a taste of the ultimate local’s experience.

Are there any intriguing things I’ve left out on this list?

Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures

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Johnny is a 23-year old solo traveller and travel blogger with a craving to know the world better and make the small world bigger!

22 Comments

  1. May 29, 2019 / 7:40 pm

    It really looks lovely and the desserts look amazing.

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 31, 2019 / 12:05 pm

      Amen to the desserts! You definitely don’t wanna miss out on them 👌🏾

  2. Millie
    May 31, 2019 / 8:00 am

    Oh wow those crawling babies do seem quite scary although nothing will beat how afraid I was, when I was younger, of the weeping angels!! I never knew Prague had such interesting things to do – thank you for sharing!!:)

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 31, 2019 / 12:11 pm

      You’re welcome Millie :)’ and damn those weeping angels were stuff of nightmares. For a PG show like Dr Who to have had terrifying creatures like them on that show gave it a different dimension. Any plans on visiting Prague now 😂

  3. May 31, 2019 / 8:09 am

    Love Prague, will definitely being taking some of your tips for my next visit 🙂

    • Johnny
      Author
      May 31, 2019 / 12:04 pm

      Me too Sinead! When’s your next visit?

  4. May 31, 2019 / 1:56 pm

    Ok wow, now I REALLY want to visit Prague! Those creepy baby statues are definitely on the same level as the weeping angels. And that dessert looks so delicious! This was a wonderful post. A pleasure to read!

    • Johnny
      Author
      June 2, 2019 / 9:03 pm

      Thank you Kat 🙂 Hahaha sounds like I’ve sold Prague to you very well! Yeah spit cakes are real gems in a lot of European countries – not just Prague of course 😉

  5. aimsysantics
    June 2, 2019 / 12:36 pm

    I’ve never been to Prague, but it is somewhere I would like to visit. It’s nice to see another side to the place, as usually you hear about all the stag dos that go there. Loving your photos, really pick up the character of the place!
    The cake looks yummy 😋 Not too sure on the faceless babies though!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Aimsy xoxo
    https://www.aimsysantics.co.uk

    • Johnny
      Author
      June 2, 2019 / 8:56 pm

      Ohh really? Never knew Prague was big on stag dos. Oh well – you learn something new everyday I guess 😂 Thanks for reading and the compliments Aimsy – yeah not everyone is exactly warm to the crawling babies hahaha!

  6. Cynthia | Raven Tree Tarot
    June 2, 2019 / 1:17 pm

    OMG! Those crawling babies are super creepy! Ive never been to Prague, but it looks super interesting! Minus the creepy babies…

    • Johnny
      Author
      June 2, 2019 / 8:59 pm

      Well the babies are interesting…just in a different, peculiar way of course 😂 Least you know Prague is one of few cities with them. Anyway appreciate you reading 🙂

  7. June 2, 2019 / 1:38 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this. I am looking to do a weekend break soon and Prague is now high on my list. Nice to know you can do a lot in a short space of time. I’ve done a bit of solo travelling and really enjoy it x

    • Johnny
      Author
      June 2, 2019 / 9:00 pm

      Thank you! That’s great to hear, definitely recommend you give Prague a go for a weekend. Whereabouts have you solo travelled to so far?

  8. June 2, 2019 / 8:30 pm

    Prague looks so beautiful! I’ve never been and want to some day. Those crawling baby statues look so creepy though omg. I tasted Trdelnik when I went to Budapest and thought that they were really great! But oh so filling.

    Jas xx | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

    • Johnny
      Author
      June 4, 2019 / 9:40 am

      There’s a lot of weird architecture around the city to be honest – like the Dancing House and one with the guy hanging from a street post. Though I like it cos it gives the city a sense of character. Glad you enjoyed the Hungarian version, would be interest to see how different “Trdelnik” tastes in other countries!

  9. June 2, 2019 / 10:26 pm

    Bookmarking this! Prague is so high on my list but I’ve still never been able to visit it – hopefully in the near future 🙂 Thanks for sharing these!

    • Johnny
      Author
      June 4, 2019 / 9:44 am

      Yeah you should try uber hard to make it happen! Worth a visit, though a lot of places are tbh 😂 Glad you liked the post!

  10. June 4, 2019 / 8:29 am

    Am looking at booking a last min trip to Prague so this was helpful – not sure about the faceless babies though! Creepy!

    • Johnny
      Author
      June 4, 2019 / 9:44 am

      Ahhhh nice! Hope you enjoy your time there! When you going?

  11. Ros
    June 7, 2019 / 2:39 pm

    That first bridge photo is epic! Prague has been on my bucket list for sure!
    xo Ros | ZenHealth

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