Balcony railing adorned with human skulls and bones
If you seek out the strange and unusual, Prague doesn’t disappoint.
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Prague Museums

A Museum For Every Taste

Most tourists roam Prague for its treasure trove of baroque, gothic and renaissance buildings and monuments. However, in the winding streets of this magnificent city, a few places stand out from the rest.

If you seek out the strange and unusual, Prague doesn’t disappoint. From sex machines to churches of bones, this city has its fair share of the strange, the sad and the unusual.

Unique Attractions

The Bone Church in Sedlec – 45 miles (72 km) east of Prague toward Kutna Hora sits this UNESCO world heritage site. It seems innocent from the outside, but all the internal decorations come from human bones. Designer Frantisek Rint created bone crosses, bone chalices and even columns of bone, possibly from the victims of plagues and wars.

Museum of Communism – Not far from the Mucha Museum in Nove Mesto, New Town, the Museum of Communism offers some fascinating exhibits on life as dictated by the former communist government. One exhibit in particular displays textbooks children studied in school under the communist regime, and explains how their health suffered under strict government controls on food. Ironically, this museum sits comfortably atop a McDonald’s restaurant. Open 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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Sex Machines Museum, Prague

Prague doesn’t have the kick of Amsterdam’s Red Light District or the romantic allusions associated with Paris, but that doesn’t mean this former Eastern Bloc country shies away from sex toys. The Sex Machines Museum displays everything related to human sexuality, from chastity belts to old-fashioned Spanish adult films. Open to adults over 18 only. Open 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

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