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5 Unique Tourist Attractions in Prague

5 Unique Tourist Attractions in Prague
May 20
08:00 2015

Prague is one of those European destinations great for a city break, but besides the main tourist attractions (the Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge and the Prague Castle), finding the more unusual sites can be a challenge. Every summer, tourists flock to the city of Prague and though it might feel a bit like Disneyland with so many tourists and big crowds, the city offers plenty of off-the-beaten path things to do. Here are my top five favourite unusual tourist attractions in Prague.

Kafka Museum

The Kafka Museum (Cihelná 2b, 118 00) commemorates famous Czech writer Franz Kafka. From its surrealist atmosphere on the inside, to the quirky and just plain weird exhibits about Kafka, it’s easy to get lost inside. Plan to visit over a few hours — especially if it’s swelteringly hot outside during the summer. Just out front of the museum is one of those quintessentially quirky things in Prague: a statue of two men continuously peeing. It’s by local artist David Cerny—you’ll find his weird sculptures all over the city.

Kafka Museum, Prague

Kafka Museum, Prague

John Lennon Wall

Since the 1980s, visitors have left drawings and writings on this small stretch of wall not far from the Charles Bridge (find it at Velkopřevorské náměstí, 118 00). Young Czechs left Beatles-inspired graffiti here during the communist era and now the John Lennon Wall fills with new works of art and inspiration every day. Even today when you walk by, you’ll spot tourists and other people leaving their mark and memory behind.

The Dancing House

Okay, this is less of a cool thing to do and more of a funky building. Designed by Frank Gehry, the Dancing House (Jiráskovo náměstí 1981/6, 120 00) is located just alongside the river. There’s a restaurant on the inside, but the real beauty of this building is on the outside. The building’s design (and name) was inspired by the famous dancing duo of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Visit in the early evening, around sunset, to catch the unique and unusual light show as the rays reflect off the building.

The Dancing House, Frank Gehry

The Dancing House, Frank Gehry

Lucerna Palace

Inside the Art Nouveau building, Lucerna Palace, is another one of Prague’s most quirky things to see:a it’s another sculpture by Czech artist David Cerny, but this time it’s a hanging statue of one-time King Wenceslas riding on an upside-down, dead horse. A lot of the Prague tours make a stopover visit to the Palace because of the building’s unique mix of old and new—the bizarre sculpture set in the mid

By: Eating Europe Prague


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