4 Ideas for how to spend a rainy day in Prague

It may happen that it rains during your stay. Such is travel life. But stay positive. Surprisingly, even on the rainy day in Prague you can discover more than you had expected. There are quite a few cool things to do even when the rainy days hits. 

1. Experience the biggest virtual reality zone in Europe

Forget about rain and travel back in time to the 16th century. You still will be in Prague. But in Prague without tourists, cars and fancy restaurants. During this special visual experience you will find yourself in a mysterious Prague, capital of Bohemian Kingdom. Place where the legendary Golem used to live.

In Prague we now have the biggest virtual reality zone in whole Europe. This experience called Golem VR will take you 500 years back. You will be equipped with the VR headset and special backpack tracking your position. Thanks to this equipment you will be teleported to the 16th century to explore Prague as it looked back then. Your task is to find Golem, mysterious creature of the old Jewish community. 

This experience is actually a game so along the way you will also need to solve puzzles and do various tricks. My personal experience? Senses were completely confused (that´s positive!!!) for approx. 30 minutes while walking through different parts of this game. I nearly forgot to “play” as I was so impressed by the visual side: you are standing by the river, see Charles bridge without crowds, then you enter historical library and laboratory, Jewish cemetery, Old New synagogue, you fight with Golem…You feel the breeze, jump when rats are running under your legs, sense different temperatures, touch the real handrail, everything is extremely realistic.

Golem VR is suitable for kids as well, so the whole family can enjoy this fun teleportation to Prague history.

2. Go to a library. Seriously, look why!

Sounds boring? Believe me, it won´t be at all. Right by the entrance to Prague Municipal library (Mariánské nám. 98/1, 110 00 Prague 1) you can see a cool instalation called Idiom. It´s a high vertical tunnel made of books. The best thing about the tunnel is that when you take a look inside, you will see a neverending hole. Why? Because there are mirrors on each side which make the space incredibely deep and high at the same time. It is a little bit difficult to describe it as the best way how to understand the whole priciple is to see it on your very eyes.

Book tunnel with no end
 Book tunnel with no end.

3. Explore Prague passageways

On the cold, rainy day in Prague you can learn about unique part of Prague’s architecture called passageways – you will be perfectly protected from the rain and discover something fantastic!

One of the prettiest passageways is located in Lucerna Palace. Here you can also find a controversial sculpture designed by David Černý, called St. Wenceslas riding a dead horse

By the entrance to the passage (from Štěpánská street), don´t forget to check “Paternoster”. Old, doorless loop elevator from the beginning of the 20th century. There are only 25 preserved paternosters in Prague. On Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays you can hop on the elevator and visit rooftop of the palace where you can watch sunset and have a drink. There is a funky hidden rooftop bar.

Food lovers? Find your way to Gurmet passage Dlouhá. If you enjoy well-selected international and local food and beverages – welcome to the paradise.

Rainy day Prague
Lucerna passage, ride on!

4. Warm up in a hundred years old cellar 

On the rainy day in Prague you may also like nice, warm treatment. Try a local sauna or a private bath in  Infinit. This wellness place is situated underground, in a 100 year-old cellar which evokes a unique atmosphere. The rustic Finnish sauna is made of wood from a century-old barn. Infinit is located in the Holešovice district. You can easily get there by metro C line (red), the wellness is only 1 minute away from the exit. All wellness centers has been re-open to full capacity after the corona pandemic and you are welcome to come! Just take with you the vaccination / text certificate.

Rainy day Prague
Warm up. Cool down. Warm up. Cool down. Warm up. Cool down. Three sauna cycles are the best way how to relax your body and mind at the end of the day.