The Charles Bridge, the Astronomical Clock, or even the Dancing House – who does not know them? After all, they are THE top sights of the city of Prague! But honestly, aren’t you tired of constantly being told the same must-sees of a city? There is so much more to discover in Prague. For example, how about attractions that are a little off the beaten path? With our blog series “On the road in Prague“, we reveal (secret) tips, where you as a family, as a food lover, as an art and culture enthusiast, or even as a traveler with little time, fully get your money’s worth – without crowds and the typical “Been there, done that” talk!
In the 1st part of the series we present you tips for the whole family off the beaten track:
Gallery of steel figures
As the name suggests, what wax is to Madame Tussauds, steel is to the Gallery of Steel Figures. Here you’ll see dozens of sculptures inspired by characters from cartoons, science fiction movies, as well as politicians, music stars, animals, and stories and legends from the automotive world. The cool thing is that all the sculptures are made from recycled scrap elements.
So the 10-minute walk from the Falkensteiner Hotel Prague definitely pays off. Price-wise, gallery admission ranges from 189 to 299CZK.
28. Října 377/13
110 00 Staré Město
2) Botanical Garden/Glass House Fata Morgana
On almost 30 hectares of exhibition space, the garden offers everything your heart desires. Here you can admire, among others, the historic St. Clare Vineyard, the Japanese Meditation Garden, and the unique Fata Morgana Glass House. The Fata Morgana Glass House is 130 meters long, divided into three independent areas with different temperature zones and humidity, and offers an excursion into tropical nature at any time of year.
To visit the botanical garden, you have to allow for a 40-minute drive from the Falkensteiner Hotel Prague. Admission is free for children up to 2 years old, and 45CZK for children over 2 years old and students up to 26 years old. Adults pay CZK 100.
171 00 Prague 7- Troy
3) Crocodile Zoo
In the Crocodile Zoo, you can discover the dangerous world of alligators, caimans, and crocodiles. Guided tours with expert explanations are also available in numerous foreign languages. Moderated feedings take place regularly. Part of the zoo is also a photo exhibition of the best Czech photographers specializing in wild nature.
With a journey time of around 15 minutes, the home of reptiles is just a stone’s throw from the Falkensteiner Hotel Prague.
Admission prices range from 110CZK (children 2 years and older) to 150CZK (students/pensioners) and 170CZK for adults.
Praha 7 – Holešovice
4) Lego Museum
The Prague LEGO Museum is the largest in the Czech Republic and in the world in terms of area and number of exhibits on display. It specializes mainly in the history of the popular play brick, which, by the way, boasts the title Toy of the Century. In the Prague museum, you can see more than 3,000 unique models.
Those who have been bitten by the building bug afterward can let off steam in the adjoining and excellently equipped LEGO store.
The museum is easily accessible from the Falkensteiner Hotel Prague with a quarter-hour walk. Admission prices range from 180 to 250CZK.
110 00 Praha 1- Nové Město
Kingdom of railroads
Hundreds of railroad tracks, dozens of railroad models, car models giving each other priority at the crossroads, models of significant buildings and places in the Czech Republic await you here. Especially worth seeing is the unique atmosphere of the day and night changes. Another part of the exhibition is an interactive model of Prague on a scale of 1:1,000.
The Prague Planetarium is one of the largest in the world, with a dome 23 meters in diameter and a projection area of 843 square meters. The installed optomechanical or digital system manages to conjure up a perfect illusion of the universe.
Radotínsko-Chuchelský háj Nature Park
Located just outside the city of Prague, this nature park offers everything you need to keep yourself busy all day: a quarry with a barbecue area nearby, a beautiful meadow with climbing frames, a slide, and a sandbox for the little ones. Nearby there is a Zoo Corner where wounded forest animals are brought back to life.
We hope you enjoy exploring the “City of a Hundred Towers”. In the next part of the series, we will deal with tips for those who like to eat well 🙂