Hidden Gems: 7 Unexpected Things To Do In Prague

Hidden Gems: 7 Unexpected Things To Do In Prague
Sally
Sally
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You’re in Prague, the Czech capital, with thousands of other tourists. You have seen the ‘tourist hot spots’, along with everyone else who is visiting the city, that were on your ‘must see’ list. Now it’s time to see some things that other people don’t know about, things that make Prague unique.

1. Have a wine or beer bath

A wood tub filled with red wine.

If you are a wine or beer lover, your dreams may come true at Lázně Pramen. You can soak in a jetted wood bath tub with red wine, white wine, or beer, all while drinking your beverage of choice and eating fresh fruit. There are beer taps in the room so you can fill your glass as many times as you like. If you opted for the wine, you will receive a bottle of red or white to enjoy while you relax in the tub.

2. Take a Nuclear Bunker Tour

Bezkova Nuclear Bunker (17331193145)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Laika ac used under CC BY-SA 2.0

There are not many opportunities to visit a Nuclear Bunker, so this tour is a must while you are in Prague. This ex-Soviet nuclear bunker is in a decrepit area of the city and was made during the Cold War. Located five stories underground, it is jam-packed with paraphernalia including uniforms, gas masks, guns, and medical kits. The haunting ambiance will send chills down your spine. The bunker transforms into a nightclub, so you can have a few drinks there in the evening. Tours cost 600 CZK (24 USD) for adults and 500 CZK (20 USD) for students.

3. Rock climbing in a bar

Bar and Boulder Area
Source: Photo by Flickr user elPadawan used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Most people don’t think of rock climbing and drinking together. It is more common to go climbing then go for a few drinks after. Boulder Bar has combined the two in one place. You can work up a thirst in the back room rock climbing then go into the bar and have a few drinks. Some people have tried it the other way around, having a few drinks then going climbing, though it’s not the order I would recommend.

4. Visit the Shoe Monument

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

In 1955 the world’s largest Joseph Stalin statue was unveiled in Prague, in an area called Stalin Square. Seven short years later, in 1962, it was destroyed with 800 kg of explosives. Stalin Square, by the Metronome in Letná Park, is now known as one of the skateboarding meccas of the world. It is commonly compared to Pier 7 in San Francisco and the MACBA in Barcelona. A huge Metronome now sits in place of the Stalin statue, which attracts many tourists every year. Next to the Metronome is a long wire that stretches across the park, which is home to dozens of sneakers. People from all over the world go to the skate park and leave their mark with their shoes. It has been a tradition for over twenty years. Scenic views of Prague can also be seen from the square.

5. Dine or drink in a glass box

View from Duplex

Enjoy lunch or dinner at Duplex Restaurant. Sit in the large glass box positioned on top of the 6th and 7th floor on one of Prague’s tallest building on Wenceslas Square. In the summer months you can enjoy unforgettable views of the city from the terrace balcony. Everything changes at 10 pm, when Duplex transforms into Prague’s most exclusive club. Two platforms, four bars, lounge style seating, and great sound from some of the city’s best DJ’s will make this an unforgettable night.

6. Win A Drinking Competition

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

The Pub is nothing like what you have experienced before. Each table has its own self-service beer taps, which are connected on-line to a Beer Competition with other locations of The Pub across the country. Not only can you see your own personal consumption and that of the entire table’s, you can compare it to others sitting next to you or at other locations. All you have to do is check the large screen to see how much everyone is drinking. You can always listen to your music of choice with your personal jukebox on your table. If you are hungry, they have a lunch menu with prices starting at 99 CZK (4 USD).

7. Take a food tour

A view of Prague

Did you know lunch is the biggest meal of the day in the Czech Republic? Cold dishes are usually not eaten, and soup and a main course are a traditional Czech lunch. Get a unique glimpse into daily life while enjoying the depth of the wonderful cuisine found in Prague. Walk along the cobblestone streets to find hidden gems and local treasures all while tasting authentic Czech food. Adult tours cost 75 EUR (81 USD) and tours for teenagers age13 – 18 years old costs 55 EUR (60 USD).

Get off the beaten track

From the known to the unknown, you will have a wonderful time in Prague. Not many people know about all seven things listed here, so be sure to go to them all. When you get back home you will have wonderful stories to share with your friends and family about all the amazing and unusual things that you did.

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Sally Pederson is a professional freelance travel writer, international house sitter, and novice photographer. She has the true “Wanderlust Gene”. She has been to over 20 countries with too many...Read more

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