Prague is serious about its cultural programming, and as such, you’ll find that opera and ballet tickets are astoundingly affordable, especially for students. Some events at the National Theatre revive classic performances in their original formulas, and others take refreshing and modern risks with staging. Fear not: if you don’t understand the language, the theatre has a real-time translator scrolling just above the stage. Check for performances and tickets online.
Split in two by the Vltava River, Prague’s architecture and attractions retell the city’s history as an intellectual and artistic hub throughout time, with certain sites tied specifically to notable individuals like the ever-popular Franz Kafka, Albert Einstein and famed art nouveau artist, Alphonse Mucha. Alongside the rich and complicated history woven throughout the city is the Czech Republic’s national affinity towards beer bars, underrated restaurants and amazing nightlife.
You can take advantage of the daytime hours to experience Prague’s intense history and museums, then find offbeat nightlife experiences to brag to friends about when the sun sets. Don’t hold back when visiting—if you’re only here for a short time, go all in to experience a little of everything Prague has to offer. This itinerary takes in some classic sites in Prague as well as unique things to do that should be on any visitor’s bucket list.