Inside info on stuff to do in prague
in Prague for almost a week. I want something other than the standard tourist trap stuff. Anyone local have any tips or suggestions on something to do or somewhere to go that's unique, a little different, something that usually only a local would know about?
Region: Central Bohemia
Country: Czech Republic
Plzen is a nice day trip, too, if you like beer, though Kutna Hora is smaller and much prettier.
Some people will recommend Cesky Krumlov but frankly you want 2 full days there and it's 2.5 hours if you're lucky enough to get the fast bus, so it might be rushing a bit for you.
We seem to be getting an early Spring this year, knock wood. If the weather stays nice, there is plenty of good cycling and hiking in the hills and river valleys around Prague, particularly the Vltava, Sazava and Berounka valleys. Rafting on the Sazava can be arranged, they have an easy run (downstream from Tynec nad Sazavou) and it's cheap. Country pubs are a big part of this country, too.
You may hear of Karlstein. I would not recommend Karlstein as most of the castle is reserved for either film makers or (IMO) quite expensive professional tour groups. It is the most "tourist trap" place outside Prague. There are lots of other castles, all of which are more reasonable. Krivoklat and Konopiste are both nice.
There are many attractions that tourists do not know.
-Visit the Lennon Wall
-Find what's left of "the pink tank"
-Go shooting ( - indoor range close to Florenc)
-Go on a Segway Tour
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