22. 6. 2020

Children in the starring role

Traveling with children can sometimes be a bit more difficult. But Prague is an ideal place for families with children, with a wide variety of attractions designed just for them. In addition to many playgrounds in beautiful places in the center of Prague and beyond, children can also be entertained by feeding swans on the Lesser Town embankment, a boat trip on the Vltava, or visiting interesting monuments or exhibitions at local museums and galleries.

Planetarium

In the Prague Planetarium you can observe the stars on the largest projection screen in the country, whether it is dark or light outside, rain or shine. In addition, you can watch movies projected across the entire sky (a dome with a diameter of 23.5 m), literally surrounding you. The planetarium features an 8K resolution system and one of the best digital skies in the Czech Republic. You can also see interactive exhibitions.

To the towers!

It would be a sin not to visit at least one tower in a place called the City of a Hundred Towers. Climbing a tower can be challenging, but the reward will be a unique view of the city from a bird’s eye perspective. If you don’t want to climb stairs, there are also barrier-free options. The most popular Prague towers include the Petřín Lookout Tower and the Old Town Hall tower. Both of these towers have lifts. The Lesser Town Bridge Towers and the Old Town Bridge Tower are a bit more challenging to climb, but they offer beautiful views of Charles Bridge. A visit to the St. Nicholas bell tower is interesting not only because of the views of the Lesser Town and Hradčany, but you can also see the towerkeeper’s apartment with a black kitchen and the former StB observatory.

Monastery of St. Agnes

Today, the Gothic monastery houses the National Gallery’s collections of rare medieval art. In addition to tours of historical and gallery spaces, you can also relax in the renovated monastery gardens. Home to a variety of installations by leading Czech artists, it also serves as a playground. The gallery also offers programs for families with children, including a children’s studio where your little ones can linger a little longer and show off their creative talents.

House at the Golden Ring

Visit the best interactive exhibition in Prague, focusing on the city’s development during the reign of Charles IV. Another permanent exhibition, this time focused on the Rudolfinian period, will captivate with a nine-meter long multimedia view of Prague, which introduces visitors to the lives of Prague’s inhabitants at that time.

Karel Zeman Museum

Near Charles Bridge there is a truly unique museum. The interactive exhibition presents the life’s work of the genius creator Karel Zeman and his film tricks which propelled Czech cinema to fame. The museum’s playful, hands-on concept is unique – it offers the opportunity to try out the trick techniques used by Zeman in his films using your own cameras and camcorders.

National Technical Museum 

The museum has extensive collections documenting the development of many technical disciplines, natural and exact sciences, and industries in 14 permanent exhibitions and short-term exhibitions, including those intended for children. 

Charles Bridge Museum

Occupying several halls of the original hospital of the Holy Spirit and the Church of St Francis of Assisi is a museum dedicated to the second oldest stone bridge in the Czech Republic. Learn more about the history of this unique place and one-of-a-kind construction. The stone link across the Vltava River takes us not only from the Old Town to the Lesser Town, but also back to the time of the coronation of the Czech kings, who crossed Charles Bridge as part of the coronation procession. Your visit to the museum can be combined with a boat trip on the Vltava from a unique underground dock directly under an arch of the Charles Bridge.

Railway Kingdom

The Railway Kingdom is an amazing scaled down, yet perfectly functioning world. See dozens of model trains run on hundreds of meters of tracks and models of important buildings and places in the Czech Republic, and even experience alternating day and night. The exhibition includes a 1:1000 interactive scale model of Prague.

Funicular to Petřín

The trip by funicular up Petřín Hill is a special experience, if for nothing else than the beautiful views of Prague. The Újezd tram stop is located right at the foot of the funicular, which then stops at Nebozízek and Petřín. At the very top, it intersects the Hunger Wall. The 510 m long track rises 130 m in altitude. The funicular, originally powered by water, began operating in 1891, and in 1932 it was electrified. 

Museum of Public Transport – Střešovice Depot

The Museum of Public Transport is located in the historic premises of the tram depot in Střešovice, which is itself a technical monument. Visitors can view more than forty historic vehicles and other exhibits, such as period photographs, models of old trains, historical documents, tickets and posters. One of the more unusual exhibits is a dark tram, which people used during the Second World War.

Using the benefits is currently not possible due to the new coronavirus restrictions. For more information about Covid-19 in Czechia please refer to this website.