Prague Off the Beaten Path: Everything You Need to Know for Creating a Unique Prague Experience
Europe is full of beautiful cities that attract thousands of curious travellers every year, and Prague is one of its best destinations. This charming city welcomes its visitors with breathtaking historical buildings and art depictions, affordable prices, hearty food, and a bustling nightlife.
While there are many lists of things to see and do in Prague, the best way to experience the Czech Republic’s capital is by taking the less travelled road. So, if you are interested in experienced Prague off the beaten path, continue reading this article, and find out what you need to add on your memorable itinerary.
Explore Prague by Foot
Thanks to its mesmerizing architectural gems, Prague is best explored by foot. The city looks like an outstanding outdoor museum, promising to amaze your eyes with every step you take. So, put on your comfortable shoes and head towards Prague’s charming Old Town Square, the best starting point for your walking adventure.
Explore a Gorgeous Park
There are many delightful parks in Prague. But, if you want to escape the bustling city, visit Divoka Sarka, a natural paradise, perfect for a woodland stroll and outdoor activities aficionados. Whether you want to relax and indulge in a lavish picnic, or you are interested in swimming, golfing, or hiking, this charming hidden valley is your perfect spot in Prague.
Admire Prague’s Second Castle
Prague Castle is on every must-see in Prague list available online. But, if you want to avoid the crowds and still enjoy visiting an inspiring monument, go to the less famous Vysehrad, located about 3 km southeast of Prague Castle, on a hill towering over the river Vltava. It is a fantastic place for history lovers and nature aficionados who want to get closer to the past of the city while running away from its hustle and bustle.
Spot Sigmund Freud Hanging
While exploring the beautifully arranged streets of Prague, don’t forget to look up. The city is full of hidden gems, like the cool “Man Hanging Out” statue. Depicting Sigmund Freud hanging onto a plank for his life, the statue was created by David Cerny, a local artist known for its dark sense of humour. The concept behind this piece of art is that Freud was wondering whether to hold on or not. And of course, this is just one of the bizarre sculptures created by Prague’s rebel artist.
Indulge in a Different Brewery Tour
You don’t have to be a beer enthusiast to know that Czech beer is world-renowned. But, if you are not very fond of beer, at least catch a glimpse of the old brewery in the village of Unetice. The Uneticky Pivovar was active from the 16th century until 1949, and it has been brewing again since 2011. Not only can you enjoy a memorable tour of the brewery, but you can also catch a glimpse of the beautiful Czech countryside.
Shop at a Farmer’s Market
There are many local restaurants and pubs in Prague, where you can indulge in hearty Czech dishes. But, to get closer to the local culture and cuisine, consider exploring its farmer’s markets. And if you want to visit one of the most famous farmer’s markets in the city, head towards Jiriho z Podebrad square. There you will find many traditional Czech staples, wine and cheese, fresh produce and meat, as well as friendly and chatty vendors.
These are our suggestions for creating your unique Prague experience. But there are many other impressive hidden gems in Prague, and you can discover while freely exploring its seductive little streets.
By Rebecca Brown
I’m Rebecca, a translator and avid traveller, a book worm and horror flick enthusiast. My job has given me the amazing opportunity to travel to dozens of countries around the world, and writing on Rough Draft gives me a chance to try to showcase some of them.
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