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Must do/see in Prague

I will be in Prague for 2.5 days/3 nights in December. Christmas markets are my big reason for going.

I have booked a walking tour of the Jewish quarter as well as a guided tour of the castle.

I have other things on my list ( Astronomical clock, Charles Bridge, Petrin Tower)

Any things/places that you would consider a must?

Thank you!

Posted by
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If you are interested in Kafka's writings, you could do a Kafka tour, or visit the Kafka museum. I thought it was perfect that his childhood home--now an apartment block where no one is quite certain which place he lived in (also perfect)--has a view of Prague Castle on the hill.

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We thought the Easter Markets in Prague were wonderful, so the Xmas Markets must be so much more! I highly recommend a tour of the Jewish Quarter, for folks of all faiths. If you go to a concert in one of the churches around the Square, make sure the church has heat. Our feet nearly froze in late March during such a concert: the church had heating pads in the seats, but it wasn't enough!
And- also recommend viewing the town from above, I think it was from the top of City Hall.
I think you have just enough structure, and will find that wandering will easily fill the rest of your days.
Safe travels !

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Hi Sharon, how fun to visit Prague in December. We did a walking tour with Living Prague in September. If you are interested in a small tour (up to 6 people) we would highly recommend Jason. He is knowledgeable as well as engaging. He does offer Christmas Markets Tours. He also has a wealth of information on his website. www.livingprague.com Have a great trip!

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Next to the clock tower your can go up for great views - they have an elevator which makes it even better

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The Christmas markets in Prague were great! It is such a beautiful city too. We loved Field Restaurant - very reasonable for a Michelin-star-rated restaurant, and their food is absolutely incredible. Pure art. Just walking around the city shopping for souvenirs and taking photos was great fun.

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We took the "Free Walking Tour" of Prague, and later that night went to their Nightlife Tour.
We were with people of all ages from all over the world--all extroverts. They took us to some of the big off the beaten path restaurants and beer halls. Well worth taking the time on the first night.

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The Municipal House, an Art Nouveau masterpiece, is a don’t miss. You must go in on a tour, but there are plenty in English. I remember it being not very expensive.

Posted by
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Your question is excellently answered in Rick Steves book Prague & the Czech Republic.

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I loved the Municipal House (Obecni Dum) tour. On peak days the English tours could sell out, so keep that in mind if you're a big Art Nouveau fan. There is a modest extra charge if you want to take photos. I regret not paying the extra fee because the details inside the building are gorgeous. Obviously, this is in no way a must-see if you don't care for Art Nouveau architecture.

I also thought the Museum of Communism was worthwhile for visitors interested in 20th century history. The museum moved a few years ago, and there may still be some maps floating around that show the old location.

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@lija... I have the book and have read it. I just think that it often is nice to get feedback from those who have been there to see what they liked and found worthwhile.

In forums like these, it is perfectly ok to just carry on and click out of a post if you have nothing helpful to add.

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As a huge Art Nouveau fan I would also recommend visiting the Municipal House.

Also to the OP's point, "I just think that it often is nice to get feedback from those who have been there to see what they like and found worthwhile." I couldn't agree more. I use multiple resources in my trip planning. The RS Forum has provided invaluable information for me. It further enhances my research.