If you decide to visit Czech Republic there are plenty of well-known tourist hotspots to visit, but for the more adventurous there are just as many quirky landmarks peppered around this gorgeous European capital.
Once you’re done visiting Charles Bridge, Petrin Lookout Tower, Prague Castle and the other hallmarks that make Prague one of the most popular tourist hubs in Central Europe, we suggest that you venture off the beaten track and see some of the following incredible, albeit bizarre, Czech gems.
The Sedlec Ossuary, a.k.a. Bone Church
With an interior design composed of as many as 70,000 skeletons, the Sedlec Ossuary has earned itself the nickname Bone Church with an exquisite and slightly creepy choice of décor. The nicknamed church is in Sedlec, a small suburb of Kutna Hora.
Included in the gruesome display are plenty of candelabras, pyramids and chains or bones made from nearly every bone in the human body. The church was built on a cemetery which, during the Black Death, was filled with corpses that were later exhumed by a half blind monk to create the beautiful monstrosity that stands there today.
Rozvadov: The Vegas of Czech Republic
With a population under 1,000, this bustling gambling hub is located about an hour away from Prague and hosts some of the biggest casino events in the world including world-class poker tournaments organized by the World Series of Poker and Poker Stars.
From low priced fine dining to extravagant hotels, this small town is a definite must see for any poker fan or simply a traveler looking to get an authentic impression of the Czech Republic.
The One and Only Sex Machines Museum
Since its launch in 2002, Prague’s Sex Machines Museum remains as a one of a kind exhibition in terms of the items it has on display. With more than 200 sex devices, the exhibition includes kinky and some terrifying sex machines used throughout history.
The items on display range from ancient dildos and some early dated porn, to torture devices created with the intention of dulling physical urges, with one particularly monstrous device from a German women’s prison. While not for the faint of heart, the museum is a unique pit stop if the usual sights leave you craving something a little less conventional.
Visit the Lennon Wall in Prague
Last but not least, if you wander around the city of Prague and find yourself at the French Embassy you should check out the Lennon Wall. This homage to the Beatles singer was graffiti-ed after Lennon’s death in 1980, and despite many efforts made by local officials the art was consistently sprayed on until they gave up and titled it as a landmark of the city.