Wondering what to do on your Prague holidays? Take a historic tour and we promise you won’t fall asleep.
Visit the Church of Our Lady Victorious where the Infant of Prague statue lies, believed by many to have healing powers. The Orloj or the Astronomical Clock is another sight to see, as well as The Dancing House, with its eye-catching spirals and window arrangement. Learn about Prague’s geniuses, author Franz Kafka and artist Alphonse Mucha, at their respective museums; other museums are rich in history, much of which is dedicated to Prague’s troubled past.
Experience “the Dream, the Reality, and the Nightmare” of the totalitarian regime in Prague, under the Soviet Union, at the Museum of Communism, which follows the events from February 1948 to November 1989. View the clips using the Television Time Machine; tour through the Interrogation Room; and learn about the Peoples’ Militias.
The Jewish Museum dates back to 1906, filled with artefacts from Jewish synagogues and communities, some of which were confiscated by the Nazis from 1942-1944; concerts are held in the Spanish Synagogue within, varying from Yiddish songs to 20th century Jewish violinists. Books, music, and children’s drawings are available from their souvenir shop.
National Memorial of the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, or the crypt, is another place to see on your Prague holiday; found in the Church of St. Cyril and St. Methodius, this is where Czech parachutists hid and fought the Gestapo and SS with honour.
Now sit and have a bite; dishes usually come with knedlik, a potato flour or wheat-based dumpling topped with gravy. Svickova, the national dish, is roast tenderloin with sour cream; the adventurous can try Teleci Kyta or leg of deer. Becherovka, made of herbs, is the national liquor, perfect after so much gorging. As they say in Prague, "Dobrou chut!"