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Prague

A June 2006 trip to Prague by ripplefan2

Old Prague Hostel Photo, Prague, Czech Republic More Photos
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Prague

Overview

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Prague is a beautiful city and I would recommend doing as much as possible while you are there... It's amazing. But, try to hit up the castle, the Sex Machines Museum, walk the bridge, take a boat tour and enjoy the beer. This is the birthplace of the stolen recipe of Budweiser, but this stuff is much better.Quick Tips: The best thing to do, to get an understanding of Prague, is walk the Charles Bridge from the old town to the new area, and see what is happening. From there, you can see most of the city and decide what it is that you want to do.Best Way To Get Around: I would suggest taxis, since walking around this city is deadly. The streets intertwine like a spiderweb and fan out ...Read More
Old Prague Hostel Photo, Prague, Czech Republic
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Actually located in the Center of the Old Town! Most of the Prague hostels boast that they are centrally located in the Old Town, but the Old Prague Hostel (www.oldpraguehostel.com) is one of the only ones that really is. With the Town Square not even a two block walk away and the government buildings and tourist markets only five minutes away, the locale of the Old Prague Hostel can’t be beat. With privates renting at about $33/night and dorms at $21/night, the price is perfect. Also, you will never need to take the public transportation, because you are already there. Plus, the Police Station is right across the street, so you can feel safe. The beds are...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 15, 2007

Old Prague Hostel
Benediktská 2
Prague, Czech Republic 11000
00420224829058

Sex Machines Museum

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If you happen to find yourself in Prague and are looking for something to do, I would highly suggest the Sex Machines Museum in Melantrichova 18, Prague 1. This place is the only museum that I am aware of that is completely devoted to pleasure machines.Now keep an eye out because this place is hard to see and you can easily walk right by it. As you head away from the central square on Melantrichova 18, it is on the left hand and barely noticeable. We would have walked right by it if I didn’t have to tie my shoes, therefore making me stop. As the group was stopped, my compadres noticed the same sign indicating the museum. Of course our intrigue and curiosity was high and we headed right in...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 19, 2007

Sex Machines Museum
Melantrichova 18
Prague, Czech Republic 11000
+420 (227) 186260

Old Town Hall/Astronomical Clock

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Attraction | "Astronomical Clock "

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This is one of the coolest sights to see in all of Prague, because you get to see Prague from a bird's eye view. The Astronomical Clock is built on the Town Squares 15th Century tower with both the 12 apostles and the 12 signs of the Zodiac on it. And every hour, Christ himself comes out and marches in front of all while death, in the form of a skeleton, rings the bell to signify the new hour. It is such a spectacle that crowds form in front of this behemoth every hour to witness its splendour and wonder.But the best part of the tower is up above its unique clock. For the price of about $3 ($2 for students) you can ride the elevator up to the top of the tower and hang out in the lookout balcon...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 23, 2007

Old Town Hall/Astronomical Clock
Old Town Square
Prague, Czech Republic

Walking the Bridge

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There are few things that are more breathtaking than walking over the Charles Bridge over the Vltava River. Here, you get to see the city in all of its brilliance and beauty of the extraordinary city. After getting myself lost for a while on the ever winding streets of maze that is Prague, I came across the Charles Bridge that separated the old town from the new town. It was here that I was awe struck by the archways leading to this cement walkway over the river. My group and I decided to walk over the bridge, see what the views were like from the center, see what the vendors were selling and just enjoy the ambiance of the bridge. But we had no idea what to expect, so we put on our already wor...Read More