That site is lame. It was a while since I studied abroad in Prague (Fall 2005), but I do still have some suggestions. Go to Prague.tv and check that out. That was the best resource I found for the city. I’ve also attached my own guide that I wrote for my fraternity brothers who were visiting. I hope it helps! Enjoy the city and your travels!
KKreeeeezy’s Big Pimpin Culture Lovin Weekend Itinerary for Prague.
- Rock the Tram system all over town. I’d advise buying tickets, even though it works on the honor system. The undercover cops will come along and flip their little badge out and ask you for your VALIDATED ticket aka the one u just inserted into the machine.(You don’t have one they might fine you $20-$40!!) Just buy one that works for like 2-3 days or however long shouldn’t be too much money, no more than 200 kc. (about 25 kc : $1) Just check out the tram stop, and get on the Tram with the Number that has your stop on it’s list. Real simple.
- Taxis are super cheap and I’d recommend them for nightlife action. I’ll refer to them later. NEVER pay more than 150-200 kc for anywhere you need to go. Feel free to flag down a rando taxi (AAA and CitiTaxi are most honest) and negotiate the rate before the ride. So if you put 3-4 ppl in a taxi ride then its only like $2 a person. Worrrrth it at night.
- Put your wallet in your front pocket if you’re wearing jeans. The pickpockets are smoother than Joe Budde’s mom’s freshly shaven, tan, summer legs.
- A good price for a .5L (pint) of Pivo (beer) is around 30kc. If you’re paying more than 50kc you’re at a hardcore tourist hotspot. Just walk 10 steps back and go into somewhere else to get a cheaper beer/food. Pilsner Urquell is the #1 beer there. Budvar is great too (oddly different than Budweiser.) Gambrinus is the cheaper, more local type beer.
- Tip 5-10% NO more. You just don’t do it. Not how they work. So on a meal of 150kc leave 160.
- There are some amazing restaurants for uber cheap. You can get an allstar meal for $17 that would cost around prob $40 here in the States. If yall are up for that and want an amazing restaurant with the coolest design/architecture follow my recommendation down there for dinner. Also dont’ eat at restaurants directly on Old Town Square and Wenceslaus. They are wayyy overpriced and not that great.
- Most czechs speak English. So no need to really learn the language at all other than “Pardon” or “Dobry Den” (hello) or “Day-quee” (thank u)
- Just enjoy the city. Thats the most important part. I can pretty much promise you great meals, great times, and great memories if you follow my little agenda here.
1) I don’t know when you’ll get there but get settled into your hostel wherever it is. Maybe a afternoon nap to catch up. I dunno. Poke around.
2) Clean up and get ready for a hot evening. Wear some clothes that will take you all over and looking like a pimp.
3) I don’t have an dinner plan for this evening, don’t go all out just something simple. Poke around old town square and whatever.
4) I think post dinner evening should include a) some AMAZING ice cream at Cream and Dream. Walk over Charles Bridge (Karlovy Most) to Mala Strana and it is right there on your right once u cross the bridge. Also it will be beautiful seeing the sunset and getting a feel for the city.
5) You could then go to Blue Light which is a real cool bar and just get a drink and hang there for a little
till the night progresses. Blue Light is right past Cream and Dream, turn right on the first street u hit after getting ur ice cream and its right there, first thing on your left.
6) Then you need to hit up M1:Secret Club. This place is uber sweet. Beautiful people. Celebrities. Chic. Hot. It’s not far from Old Town square, prob a 15 min walk from where you are. The address is 1 Masná Street
7) Don’t go too hard tonight though, tomorrow is when you pimping skills will be put to the test. Come back and get some good rest.
1) Wake up early, and cross the Charles Bridge earlier rather than later, before masssssive crowds come. Assuming you’re crossing it from Old Town (Starometska) going towards Mala Strana, once u get over the bridge the first street on your left, there is the best bakery/cafe in town. It’s actually run by an American woman, but has the best breakfast in Praha. it’s called Bakeshop Praha.
2) Post breakfast, just tear up the town, poke around, walk all over. There is tons to do. I recommend starting with the Castle and only buy tickets if you are into all that stuff. It’s sorta $$. You can still walk around inside the gates, just not in some of the buildings. Work your way down the hill through the formal gardens and what not. You’ll get popped out at the Manusov Most (most = bridge) If you walk over that it’s right where I went to school. Just follow your guidebooks list of things to go to. They’re cool. I’d say the jewish quarter isn’t worth the cost of tickets. It’s alright but nothing amazing. I still love Jews though, don’t worry.
3) Get rando lunch and some little shop.cafe.stand. Whatev.
4) Essential part of the day here. So whenever you need a breather (after 2pm) from rando sightseeing you’re gonna go hit up the YMCA there and meet some locals in the Sauna. I loved going here. It’s pure czechs in there.
a. You can get off at the Namesti Rpublicky stop on the metro or walk from Wenceslaus Sqaure, down Na Prikope in the direction where you pass Zara, Mcdonalds, Puma store, H & M, just keep walking down that street as it curves around to the left. Then you’ll be here. Depending on where you pop out of the Metro look for a big construction going on for a mall, and to the right of it is a street named Na Porici. You’ll see a red cafe called Bon Bon, well walk to the left down Na Porici and about in the middle of that block is the YMCA. Walk in, go down the stairs to your left, and then when you get to the desk just tell them “Sauna” then give them a 100kc deposit. Then you walk past the work out area and then make sure to take your shoes off. Go down the stairs that shows the sauna logo. Grab a sheet from the stack there. Then head back up the stairs and go to the men/women lockers. Strip down and wrap the sheet around yourself. Head back down where you were before and just tell the woman the number of your key. The cost depends on the amount of time. Then just hop on in the Sauna, relax, chat with some locals, then go jump in the cold bath, and repeat for as long as you want. It should be a great little side trip off tourist sights.
5) Continue on your travels that day poking around town seeing the sights. Then go back and get fresh and clean for a amazing meal and evening.
6) Dinner will be at the most amazing restuarant that has the best view on the Vltava (river) in the city. Hergetova Cihelna (cheaper than Kona, food better than Iron Chef quality, design that makes Juice’s architecture project look like child’s play)
- this place is worth it. TRUST me.
- you can walk or take a taxi, whatever u prefer. It’s not far if your hostel is in a good location.
- walking over the Charles (Karlovy) bridge to the Mala Strana side, when you cross take an immediate right, literally, like the bridge didn’t even really end yet, take the street that follows the edge of the water. As you walk down that you’ll pass some little cafes (Cafe Kafiko…grrrrreat little cafe I dominated Harry Potter 4 in) keep walking and you’ll pass Shakespeare Bookstore (great english bookstore) then some art galleries, then not far after the art galleries there will be like a sorta driveway and you’ll see signs for Hergetova Cihelna just walk down there and go on in. Hopefully it’s not full. Worth a little wait though. See if you can sit outside on the deck. overlooking the water.
7) Post dinner, head up stairs and maybe get a drink up there and hang as that is quite the swanky bar at nighttime.
8) Ready for some hot clubbing, dancing, amazing evening with some crazy local czechs?DO NOT go to Karlovy Lazne aka the 5 story club. Nottttt that great. Women aren’t that great there. All tourists. You want real czech beauties. Follow my suggestions.
9) Flag a taxi, and tell them to take yall to Face to Face Music Club and the directions if needed are Ostrov Štvanice 1125, 170 00 Praha 7. This place is grrrrrrreat. I had many a great evenings here. It’s awesome
10) Somehow get home that evening and crash.
- do whatever you want. See the city. get lost. Have fun. Talk to randos. Explore. It’s allllll about exploring.
Head home and journal about the great weekend you just had because you will all to easily forget it too soon.