- Hans Weber
- December 1, 2023
Unique Things to Do in Prague
Prague, a popular economic hub located in Central Europe, is a hot-spot that most people associate with class, culture, and history. But did you know that Prague is not only filled with beautiful locations, but it’s also overloaded with extremely unique and unusual things to do? Founded in the 9th century, Prague has unbelievably beautiful facades dating back centuries as well as modern buildings around the outskirts of the old city. Of course, we had to see all the historic sites and classy vegan joints Prague has to offer while the VIVA GLAM team spent time there, but we, of course, also had to see the stranger and more unusual side of this great city, too. Who knew that Prague was such a weird place? Without further ado, we give you the most unique things to do in Prague from bizarre museums to beautiful sites.
THE ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK
THE SEX MACHINES MUSEUM
THE MUSEUM OF ALCHEMISTS OF OLD PRAGUE
The Strahov Monastery is a Premonstratensian abbey founded in 1143 in the city of Prague. Today, it’s definitely one of the most exciting and unique things to do in Prague. When we mentioned that some of these unique places were beautiful, that may have been an understatement for Strahov. You see, the main attraction that draws people into this gorgeous monastery is the library. Open for you to peak in, the Strahov library presents itself like a painting, delicately placed before your eyes with gorgeous woods and stale old book pages. You can no longer walk into the library (to preserve its integrity), but it’s definitely worth the visit to peak inside. It’s like getting a view of the Beast’s Library (from Beauty and the Beast) in real life.
While many come for the library solely, the museum and art gallery placed throughout the monastery is a must-visit, too. From old holy objects to centuries-old paintings, it’s a very interesting and educational experience. I highly recommend you experience that part of the admission, as well.
Lastly, perhaps the most unique thing to do in Prague is visit the Sedlec Ossuary. Keep in mind this old church and ossuary is located roughly 50 minutes outside of Prague, but it’s well worth the visit into Sedlec. If you don’t know what an ossuary is, well, it’s a site that was made to house human bones. In the case of Sedlec, there are between 40,000 and 70,000 people whose bones have been used to furnish and decorate the chapel. From bones strung form the ceiling, appearing to look like hanging ribbons, to skeletons on display with bones used to make ceremonial hats, to a coat of arms made out of bones, Sedlec is unlike any other location you can visit. It’s become famous across social media outlets, and it’s easy to see why. However, it’s important to note that photography is no longer allowed there (you have disrespectful tourists to thank for that). But we just couldn’t visit Prague without stopping by the Sedlec Ossuary, and we surely couldn’t write a list of unique things to do in Prague without including this eerily beautiful place.
All in all, on top of being a beautiful, cultural hotspot, Prague is a cesspool of unique and unusual things to do. We hope you enjoyed our favorite unusual things to do in Prague, and we hope we’ve inspired you to make your own trip out to this wonderful and adventure-filled city.