10 Things To Do in Prague
Coming to Prague everyone going to enjoy this magical city. We have compiled a list of 10 things to do in Prague for you so you don’t miss out on the most important things.Created: 2022-02-14, last modified: 2023-02-06
1. Go on Trike Tour
When you arrive, everyone wants to explore the city quickly and comfortably, which is especially true if you have only arrived in Prague for a couple of days.
For this purpose, a guided tour on electric scooters or electric Trikes is the best option.
No driver’s license is required, these types of transport are a type of electric bicycle. The most popular route goes not only through the Old Town, but will take you to Letna Park, where you will have an unforgettable view of the red roofs of Prague downtown. Here, on the way to the Prague Castle, you will see amazing view of the bridges over the Vltava River, lined up in a single row.
Then you will visit the Prague Castle (about that below), and tirelessly ascend the Petřín Hill, where the Strahov Monastery is located. Its interiors are breathtakingly beautiful, and the monastery’s brewery still makes beer based on 17th-century recipes.
From here you can go up to the Petřín Tower, located at the top of the hill. In good weather the tower offers a view of the whole of Bohemia – more than 150 km from Prague.
Going down to the Lesser Quarter you will find yourself right at the Charles Bridge ( #2 n our listing – 10 things to do in Prague).
In total, in just 2 or 3 hours you will visit the best viewing points in Prague, and you will orientate yourself in the historical part of the city as well as the locals.
Of course your guide will not only show you the way but also tell you as much history as you want. Without overloading you with historical facts 🙂
Where to order? Prague Segway Tour website offers several options of guided tours, also rental service available.
2. Take a walk on the Charles Bridge
Perhaps the Charles Bridge is the most famous bridge in the world. Having survived the centuries, it stands in the same place, being one of the symbols of Prague.
More than half a kilometer in length connects the Old Town and the Lesser Town as part of the Royal Road.
Its construction began in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV and was completed at the beginning of the 15th century.
Where is Charles Bridge? In the very city center of Prague, here is a google maps link.
3. Try Trdelnik
Trdelnik is a sweet pastry shaped like a large hollow kremroli, basically without the cream filling. At the same time you will be offered options for toppings, ranging from whipped cream, chocolate and variations of some kind of ice cream.
Originally, trdelník probably comes from Transylvania, that is, a historical region on the territory of today’s Romania. It came to Hungary and after, сzech entrepreneurs brought it to Prague, creating a “national treasure” and the most popular sweet from it.
Where to try Trdelnik? In the Old Town Square, on Wenceslas Square, on Mostecka street and much more.
4. Visit Prague Castle
Prague Castle is one of the largest castles in the world (the largest according to the Guinness Book of Records). The castle dates back to the 9th century and was expanded several times until the middle of the 18th century.
You can visit just a part of the castle where guests are allowed free of charge, or you can spend half a day to explore this architectural marvel in more depth. Both will not prevent you from watching the changing of the guard at the main entrance to the Prague Castle, which is taking place from 07.00 to 20.00 in the summer season and from 07.00 to 18.00 in the winter season. The ceremonial changing of the guard, including fanfares and a flag-raising ceremony, takes place daily at 12:00 in the first courtyard of the Castle.
How to reach Prague Castle? Take a look here.
5. Enjoy the Taste of Czech Beer
Beer is the national Czech drink. I wouldn’t be surprised if one day the news said that people in the Czech Republic drink more beer per year than tea in China.
Czech beer is much lighter and fuller than German or Irish beer. You can drink 2, 3 liters of it and not feel drunk.
There are light beer, dark beer (here they call it black), unfiltered and… cut – a mixture of dark and light, in some cases not even a mixture, but with a quite visible border of two beers in one glass.
You can find beer in any bar, restaurant, store. Even in a self-respecting tour bus.
6. See the astronomical clock
The Prague Astronomical Clock or Prague Orloj – medieval tower clock mounted on the south wall of the Old Town Hall tower at Old Town Square in Prague. It is the third oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest that still works.
Learn more about Prague Astronomical Clock on wikipedia.
7. Try boar knee, dumplings and other dishes
You can discuss for a long time what cuisine tastes better. But without having tasted Czech cuisine, all arguments do not make sense.
Czech dishes are hearty and varied: here they cook pork, beef, and even simple sauerkraut manages to create culinary masterpieces. Yes, that’s right, it is the unique combination of meat, dumplings and pork that creates a whole group of dishes called vepr-knedlo-zely in Czech Republic. These can be pork knuckle, baked ribs or “bochek”. But always combined with dumplings and sauerkraut that has been simmered for a long time (often in milk). It’s inimitable!
Read more about Czech cuisine on our website, we have an entire article for you!
8. Feed swans on the Vltava River
In the heart of Prague, between the Charles Bridge and the Maněšův Bridge, swans graze right on the riverbank. That’s right, because they are happy for people to feed them. Or maybe it’s because they (swans) like to be photographed. For food.
Anyway, sometimes they walk along the shore, taking bread from the hands of tourists, sometimes they pose on the water against the background of the Charles Bridge, and waiting for a piece of bagel. If you go here, grab a slice of bread, or a bagel from a nearby bakery. The swans will be grateful, and you will get unforgettable photos.
Where to feed and photograph swans? Right here: Google map link
9. Ride the famous Prague streetcar
The streetcar is not only one of the symbols of Prague. It is also an extensive road network throughout the city. You can take the streetcar to the remotest parts of the city and admire the historic center while sipping a bottle of beer…
Ideally, you could see Prague from a tour bus or a historic streetcar. But, it’s expensive, impractical and not particularly interesting. Here’s a little tip: buy a ticket for 90 minutes for 32 crowns, get on a streetcar, such as streetcar number 22 and ride through the city. I believe that route #22 is the most interesting of all the streetcar routes. It takes you to the key tourist attractions: Prague Castle, Lesser Town Square, Ujezd (Petrin), National Theatre, Charles Square, Peace Square. During your leisurely drive you will see seemingly familiar sights from a new perspective.
The tram schedule and routes scheme you will find on the web of Prague city transport.
10. Visit the zoo
The Prague Zoo is one of the largest in Europe and certainly one of the best in the world – the prestigious Forbes Traveler magazine included it in the top eight best zoos in the world in 2007. In 2018, it entered the top five in the rating of the global travel portal TripAdvisor.
The Prague Zoo is located in the Troja district, just a 10-minute cab ride from the city center. The entrance ticket can be purchased in advance directly on the zoo’s website.
By the way, if you still have energy left after seeing the zoo, we recommend a visit to the Castle of Troja, located just 100 meters from the entrance to the zoo.
10 Things To Do in Prague
- 1. Go on Trike Tour
- 2. Take a walk on the Charles Bridge
- 3. Try Trdelnik
- 4. Visit Prague Castle
- 5. Enjoy the Taste of Czech Beer
- 6. See the astronomical clock
- 7. Try boar knee, dumplings and other dishes
- 8. Feed swans on the Vltava River
- 9. Ride the famous Prague streetcar
- 10. Visit the zoo