Prague, or “Praha” in Chezch, is probably the most famous city in Eastern Europe. The city boasts medical castles, museums, and quite a few quirky attractions.
Some tips for first timers
- The local currency is the Czech Crowns, and many shops are cash-only.
- Toilets are paid even at cafes like Starbucks. Free ones are usually available at the Restaurants.
- Do try Doughnut ice-cream cones. They are not native to Prague but a cliche food item to eat at this point.
Start your day with walking tours; I did Old Town & Jewish Quarter Tour at noon followed by Charles Bridge & Prague Castle Tour, two hours each. The two tours would cover a big chunk of the history and the culture of Prague.
After the tour, check out the “Man Hanging out” and the Franz Kafka statue which are in the vicinity of the city center.
Then head to the Astronomical clock in the old square. The golden hand on the outer dial shows the time since the last sunset, the inner dial shows the oriental 12-hour time, which starts at the sunrise, and the black stick marks the modern-day style time on the outer dial. The current phase of the moon is displayed as well.
Start your day with the communist-era ugly looking TV tower. Nothing special here from the outside, so, feel free to skip it as well.
Then head to Municipal Building to see Paternoster, a never-stopping lift.
Prague Library next door contains another photo-worthy item, a book Zenga.
Now, cross-over the bridge and head to the western side to see the pissing statue, the two men are pissing on the two biggest cities of Czechia, Prague, and Brno, the artist, never explained the art and most people assume that it is a pissing contest between the two cities.
Within a short walking distance is the narrowest street in Prague. Once a fat tourist got stuck here, and the restaurant waiters used soap to lubricate her out.
John Lennon wall, a bit overhyped, is also nearby.
Brown nosing, another controversial art and a bit far from the city center is a mockery on politicians. If you have time, do check this one as well as other installations at Futura Gallery in Prague.
Avoid going to Grotta, though free, it is a waste of time.