Prague is up there as one of our most favourite cities in the world. Prague was hardly touched by World War 2 so the city is full of old buildings and unique architecture. The city is especially stunning at night when all the city is lit up and the Prague Castle stands majestically overlooking the city. We enjoyed our time in the city and here are our top 7 things to do in Prague with kids.
Children’s Toy Museum:
The Toy Museum in Prague is the 2nd largest of it’s kind in the world. Our kids were so excited to look at toys from all over the world including toys from the 18th and 19th century to the present day. The Toy Museum covers two floors and also includes the biggest barbie collection in the world.
Our favourite exhibitions were the collection of old train sets and the barbie collection. If you have a spare couple of hours a visit to the Prague Children’s museum will not dissappoint.
Astronomical Clock Tower:
Located at the front of the Old Town Hall the Clock Tower draws in large amounts of people everyday to see the fascinating mechanical performance of the 12 Apostles.
Every hour the clock chimes and the 12 Apostles do their thing. The clock has been operating for over 600 years and in the middle ages it was once considered one of the wonders of the world.
Charles Bridge is an old stone gothic bridge that connects the Old Town to the lesser town and crosses over the Vltava river. It is an amazing piece of architecture and was built in the 1300’s.
The Bridge has 16 arches and statues of 30 saints line the bridge.
The bridge is a hive of activity during the day and night with many street performers and artists lining the bridge. The bridge is especially beautiful at night when it is lit up. There is also a great view of the Prague Castle from the bridge as well as the Old town.
As a world UNESCO heritage site the Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world. The Prague Castle looks over the Old Town and is one of the most significant Czech buildings of all time. You can explore the castle grounds at a cost or just admire the beauty from the outside like we did.
Old Town Square:
When we stepped into the Old Town Square in Prague it felt like we were in a time machine going back several hundred years. The Old Town Square is one of two main squares in Prague and the other is only a short 5 minute walk away.
The Old Town Square if full of old buildings including historic churches. We were in awe of the beauty of this town square and it’s said to be one of the most beautiful in all of Europe.
My daughter and I returned at night and the vibe was electric. We visited in the summer months and the streets were full of market stalls, food vendors and also a free Jazz concert.
St Vitrus Cathedral:
The St Vitrus Cathedral is the first temple of the Czech Republic. When we were there the Cathedral was undergoing renovations and only the church was open for visitors.
There are 2 types of tours that you can take at the Cathedral:
A free tour and a paid tour. The Cathedral is famed to have beautiful large stained glass windows and huge vaulted ceilings.
Ride the Trams:
The best way to get around the city of Prague is by Tram. The trams go to all the major tourist attractions in the city and our kids had so much fun riding them. If you didn’t want to walk you could hit all the main tourist attractions by riding a Tram.
Prague is an amazing city to visit. Prague with kids is even more exciting because you get to relive your childhood all over again. What’s super special about Prague though is the untouched and unique architecture that covers the whole city. Prague deserves all the accolades it receives.