Czech Republic Things to Do

  • View of Old Town from Charles Bridge
    View of Old Town from Charles Bridge
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    Sadová kolonáda (inside)
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    Sadová kolonáda (exterior)
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Czech Republic Things to Do

  • Charles Bridge

    Prague Things to Do

    I believe this is one of the "must see" tourist attractions in Prague, the Charles Bridge. Not quite like a circus but it is busy, crowded and touristy. Lots of souvenirs for sale and street performers trying their best to sell CD's and make their tips. The bridge tower is impressive. The views from the bridge are great! It crosses the Vltava...

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  • Spielberg Castle (Hrad Spilberk)

    Brno Things to Do

    The area above Brno is dominated by the magnificent Hrad Spilberk or Spielberg Castle, the history of which is fascinating. It is now also home to the Brno City Museum. The complex is in several parts, so let's go through them. Before I begin, I should say that the place is very photogenic and I developed rather a camera frenzy. As there are only...

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  • Old-Town Hall & Astronomical Clock

    Prague Things to Do

    This 14th century building is the most famous at the Old Town Square. Its Gothic almost 70 meters high tower, built in 1364, is one of the most recognizable buildings in Prague. Originally the building served only as the city hall of the old town, but later became the city hall for all of Prague. It's also famous for its magnificent astronomical...

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  • Old Town Hall (Stara Radnice)

    Brno Things to Do

    If you are walking round the centre of Brno, and I strongly recommend you do, you will sooner or later come upon the Stara Radnice, or Old Town Hall if you prefer. It is a magnificent edifice and apparently the oldest secular building in a city that is overflowing with them. In the way of these things, it has been altered and added to over the...

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  • Castle

    Prague Things to Do

    The Castle is sprawling and the tours are several. My boyfriend had visited once before and was not desiring to do the tours again. So, we visited the castle in the evening and just walked around and took some photos. St. Vitus Cathedral is absolutely beautiful at night with the lighting upon it. It's medieval spires are impressive. We also...

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  • Churches

    Brno Things to Do

    Brnoo is well endowed with fine churches and here is another example, the Church of St. James. I was lucky enough to have view of it from my hotel, as you can see from the photo, for which I apologise, it is not one of my better efforts. The Church was begun at the end of the 14th century although for various reasons, not least the Hussite...

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  • St Vitus's Cathedral

    Prague Things to Do

    I was so depressed after arriving from Vienna to Prague, the weather conditions in Vienna were perfect while in Prague it was gloomy and rainy. Instead of staying 4 days, as planned, I had to shorten my stay and left home after only two days because no improvement of weather conditions could have been expected. Anyway, it wasn't my first visit to...

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  • Freedom Square

    Brno Things to Do

    Many major world cities have very famous squares. Think Trafalgar Square, Times Square, Tianamen Square etc. and not to be outdone Brno has an absolute beauty. It is the Namesti Svobody (Freedom Square) which is large and traffic free except for a couple of tram lines. This makes it a lovely place to wander round or sit and enjoy a drink at one of...

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  • Wenceslas Square

    Prague Things to Do

    Wenceslas square is more an avenue than a square. Lined with shops and hotels, it is the centre of nightlife (if you're male be prepared to meet "quick friends" in the square). Behind king Wenceslas statue stands the monumental National Museum.

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  • Markets

    Brno Things to Do

    Zelny trh (Cabbage or Vegetable market) is called the square in the center of Brno. It has been here since 13. century and always served as a market, currently for vegetable, fruit and flowers only. The square is surrounded by Theater Reduta, Theater Husa na provazku and Moravian museum (Dietrichstein palace) . In the middle of the square stands...

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  • Torture Museum

    Prague Things to Do

    At first I was hesitant to go in due to the price,but...it was well worth the admission. I'm not sure if I just started to notice this, but it seems that now more and more European cities are opening their own version of a medieval torture museum. Maybe coming clean about their own pasts? Perhaps letting people realize just how lucky they are not...

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  • General interest

    Brno Things to Do

    If you've got an afternoon to kill, the Minigolf Stadion on Kounicova is eighteen holes of endearingly low-fi, concrete themed fun. At 40czk for an adult it's a bargain time-frittering activity, and is also situated in a nice shady courtyard, which gives a bit of welcome respite from the heat in the summer. By your fifth attempt of trying to get...

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  • Old-Town Square

    Prague Things to Do

    Goltz-Kinsky Palace (Palac Goltz-Kinskych) is the most remarkable building on Old Town Square, and probably the most beautiful Rococo styled building in Prague, with its pink and white stucco facade. The palace was build for Count Jan Arnost Goltz in 1755-1756, according to the plans of Baroque architect Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer and completed by...

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  • Museums

    Brno Things to Do

    History of aviation, plastic modeling, cutlery, historic vehicles, mechanical music, culture of the blind, water and steam engines, ironmastery, crafts, "experimentarium"... Fun for all the family! :)

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  • Church of Our Lady before Tyn

    Prague Things to Do

    If you are in Prague Square, you will not miss seeing this magnificent church. Gothic in style. At night it is wonderfully lit up. Hard to find the entrance as it is set back from the restaurants that are in front of it. There is no charge for entrance but there is a donation box as you exit the church.

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  • Brno Lake.

    Brno Things to Do

    Take the boat trip from Bystrc to the other end of Brno Lake and back. It's takes a couple of hours and if the weather is sunny you can get a decent tan in one day! It's very relaxing! (In the pic you can just see the boat coming around at the top right.... I switched to video mode after this! The pic was taken from Veveøi Castle)

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  • Castle Guard

    Prague Things to Do

    If you wish to see the Changing of the Guard, I suggest you come a little early to find a good spot to watch. Quite a lot of people come to see this parade. I had noticed when looking through photo's, that the Guard's have different uniforms. Since 1990, the Guards have been provided with uniforms and wear any one of the three basic uniform...

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  • Capuchin´s crypt

    Brno Things to Do

    Capuchin monks have long been associated with Brno and they still have an impressive church here, as shown in the main picture. Interesting as it is, most visitors are probably more interested in the slightly ghoulish contents of the crypt beneath. Basically monks from the Order, along with others, were interred here and, because of a quirk of...

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  • Vltava river and bridges

    Prague Things to Do

    There quite a few river cruises you can choose from, apart from those regular ones such as one-hour or two-hour trips or lunch and dinner cruises, there are other possibilities, for instance a private trip on a rented boat or taking a sightseeing cruise round Prague Venice in Italian gondolas. A Prague river cruise through the heart of the city...

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  • Brno Zoo

    Brno Things to Do

    This my favorite place and I visit it every year at least once. You can even take your dog along if you keep him/her on a leash and clean the droppings :) There is also a "children zoo" - with goats, sheeps, ponys, and their little babies. My favorite inhabitans are: sand cat and her three babies, pair of Nestor Keas, prairie dogs, wolves, foxes,...

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  • Dancing House

    Prague Things to Do

    A total contrast from its environs. I was walking getting lost near karlovo namesti until I reached the river front and accidentally this building caught my attention - no idea that it's an attraction nor it's name. It's indeed the building of one of Netherlands' big insurance company called Nationale-Nederlanden - also the name of the building...

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  • Central Station

    Brno Things to Do

    Hi, what about Vienna ?? There is an EC-Train (EC71) departing at 07:43, arr.VIE South-Station at 9:28, then take the "D"-tram, 4 stops only ,to the famous Vienna-Ringstrasse, 5 minutes from the Opera-House and City-Center return also by EC (EC 70)at 18:33, arr. Brno at 20:21 Why not give it a try ? Good Luck!

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  • Golden Lane

    Prague Things to Do

    This is a short street with several colourful small houses. They were originally built in the 16th century for the castle guards.This street was named after the goldsmiths who went to live there in the 17th century. Most of these houses are nicely furnished as they could have been long ago. Some other are used as souvenir shops. It is said that...

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  • Augustyn monastery

    Brno Things to Do

    The former augustyn monastery dates back to 1665 and was built in Baroque style. Today it is used for the "Moravia Gallery" / Mährische Gallerie and the best part of its architecture is certainly the great baroque entrance-gate with two great sculptures, showing Markgraf (count) Johann Heinrich and his son Jost. No wonder, Napoleon liked this place...

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  • Petrin Tower

    Prague Things to Do

    The Petrin Observation Tower was built as a mini version of Paris's Eiffel Tower. The tower is 60m tall and it sits on top of Petrin Hill, which is 318m (1043 feet) high. You can climb the 299 steps to reach the top of the tower and enjoy the magnificent view over Prague. On a clear day you can even see the highest peak in the Czech Republic,...

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  • Mahenovo Theatre

    Brno Things to Do

    In a city with more than it's fair share of fine buildings, the Mahen Theatre, to give it it's Anglicised name, does stand out. I am no expert on architecture but hopefully the photo will give you an idea. From a bit of research, reading people who do know about such things, I can tell you the following, including an interesting little piece of...

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  • Lennon Wall

    Prague Things to Do

    Shortly after ex-Beatles John Lennon was assassinated on December 8, 1980, an impromptu tribute to the musician was created on Kampa Island on a wall located near Grand Priory Square. This rather unique homage took on the form of numerous graffitti that often include lyrics from Lennon's songs as well as various drawings that convey Lennon's plea...

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  • The new townhall

    Brno Things to Do

    This is the innercourt of the new townhall of Brno / Brünn. You may walk inside freely and without restrictions and it is also worth to take a look. All 4 corners of the court have giant dragons on top ( about 4-5 meters long ) spitting out the rain-water - I have a picture of them under "Local customs" When you click on my picture you may also...

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  • St Nicholas's Church

    Prague Things to Do

    There are three churches in Prague named "svetoho Mikulaše" and it, of course, could create a certain confusion. Two of them, one on Staromestke namesti and the other in Mala Strana the work of the same builders, Christoph and his son Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer from the famous family of Baroque architects. Malostranski St. Nicholas was built on the...

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  • Kampa

    Prague Things to Do

    I actually came across the Kampa Museum when trying to find a toilet. The Museum had toilets, but only for Museum patrons. The Museum displays modern art, which isn't a favorite of mine, I chose not to go in. Instead I looked at the few statues in the courtyard and on the outside of the building. I found three huge babies which seemed very...

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  • Petrin

    Prague Things to Do

    Spend one day when the sun shines down walking up the park to Strahov. On the top of the hill is small local brewery where you can refresh in czech way. The best time is spring and summer when flowers are all over the park. It's worth it going there!

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  • Old Town

    Prague Things to Do

    Located in St. Giles Church, in a glass case, is Saint Martin De Porres, a dark skinned man, who was born in Peru in 1579 as an illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman and a black woman who was a freed slave. Sadly, because of his skin colour, his father refused to take care of him and he was dependent on his mother. In 1586, he entered the...

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  • National Museum

    Prague Things to Do

    2013 - The National Museum is closed for reconstruction for next 5 years. open: May - September 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. October - April 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. close: 1st Tuesday in a month be carefull - it's not an art museum :) - there are departments: Paleonthology, Anthropology, Zoology, pre-history...

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  • Strahov Monastery

    Prague Things to Do

    The main entrance to Strahov Monastery is through quite a nice Baroque gate, with statues atop, one of St. Norbert, the founder of the Premonstratensian order. The statue was made in 1742. I don't know what the old wall is in the second photo, only that it was close to the main entrance. Obviously it was something important for the tour group to be...

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  • Loretto

    Prague Things to Do

    Loreto was conceived to promote the legend of Santa Casa, a copy of the house believed to be the Virgin Mary's. Construction of the Prague Loreto Santa Casa began on 3 June 1626. The project was financed by a noblewoman of the Lobkowitz family. It took more than a century to be completed. The Loreto arose gradually over the course of the 17th and...

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  • Wallenstein Garden and Palace

    Prague Things to Do

    Valdštejnsky palac (The Wallenstein Palace), situated in Valdštejnske namesti/Lesser Town, currently is home of Czech Senate. The original palace, in Baroque style, was built in years 1623-1630 by Albrecht von Wallenstein, the Duke of Mecklenburg, who was commander of the imperial forces in the Thirty Years War. Emperor Ferdinand II feared of...

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  • Lesser Town

    Prague Things to Do

    I am talking about the unusual house/building names I found in Prague! I was nearly at the Vlata River when I came across these three attractive buildings! The first was known as "AT the Black Bear and the other "AT Saviours." Originally two Gothic houses were joined together, then the left one was reconstructed in Renaissance style and the right...

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  • Vysehrad

    Prague Things to Do

    Of the many churches in Prague, the Church of Sts Peter and Paul in Vysehrad is easily my favourite and tops my list of crowd-dodging options in Prague! I find it surprising how little is written about it - and indeed the whole of enchanting Vysehrad - which make it one of those less visited gems that so excite me, especially in a city that...

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  • Josefov - Jewish Quarter

    Prague Things to Do

    The Synagogues in the Jewish Quarter are all under the jurisdiction of the Jewish Museum of Prague. Buy a ticket that will grant you access to all of the following: (1) The Maisel Synagogue (2) The Spanish Synagogue (3) The Pinkas Synagogue (4) The Old Jewish Cemetry (5) The Klaus Synagogue (6) The Ceremonial Hall (7) The Old-New Synagogue The...

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  • Franz Kafka's Prague

    Prague Things to Do

    Franz Kafka (1883-1924) is one of the greatest figures of 20th century world literature. He is the best known and world-renowned representative of Prague German literature. The museum presents: - most of the first editions of Kafka's works - letters, diaries, manuscripts, photographs and drawings never before displayed in Prague - 3-D...

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  • Jewish Cemetery

    Prague Things to Do

    Located in the heart of the Josefov, Prague's old Jewish ghetto, this cemetery dates back to the 15th century (the earliest tombstone that can still be seen today dates back to 1439) and remained in use until the end of the 18th century. About 12,000 tombstones are crammed in the cemetery, with most showing the wear and tear of time, but it's...

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  • Alphonse Mucha Museum

    Prague Things to Do

    I am a fan of Salvador Dali's work. In fact we own some of the Dante's Divine Comedy Canto prints and a signed Dali lithograph. So, visiting the exhibit was fantastic! I saw additional works by Dali I was not familiar with. I'm not sure this is a permanent exhibit but I believe it's been here for a long while. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The docents...

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  • National Theatre

    Prague Things to Do

    Narodni divadlo (National Theater) is known as the alma mater of Czech opera, but it is also the national monument of Czech history and art. National Theater belongs to the most important cultural institutions and consist of three artistic ensembles, opera, ballet and drama. The building was constructed from 1868 to 1881 thanks to the major support...

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  • Black Light Theatre

    Prague Things to Do

    Hi again, as I wrote review on Reduta club, I wanna to tell you about Reduta theatre. The reason why I makinng this review is simple. I just like this place. It starts with live music. Who don't know what I'm talking about take a look in my other reviews. My point is to write about me experience about things to do in Prague. This time it is...

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  • Castle Gardens

    Prague Things to Do

    The Royal Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens of Prague Castle. It was created as an Italian garden in the 16th century for the exclusive use of the royals living at the Prague Castle. It was not just used by the royal court for relaxation, they also cultivated exotic plants here and there was even a lion courtyard housing exotic animals....

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