Five Crazy Prague Sites

 

Prague is famous for its many historic landmarks and sites of cultural significance. But we’re not interested in those. Here are our top five trivial and bizarre things we spotted while walking between the actually famous stuff.

#1: Door Covered With Creepy Heads

Door with rows of creepy head protrusions in Prague

While it probably does deter burglars, I can’t say I’d feel safer living behind this door.

As far as we could tell this didn’t belong to any business or museum, it was just some random door.  I can only assume that behind this door is an onyx pedestal draped in black velvet holding the Necronomicon.

#2: Statue of a Giant Pixelated Pregnant Woman

Giant pixelated statue of pregnant woman in Prague

Careful observers may notice the empty beer can resting on her inner right thigh. Stay classy Prague!

This was on the walk from our AirBnB to Old Town, so we got quite familiar with it.

#3: Crane Tow Truck

Car being towed by vertical lift via crane in Prague

Need a lift?

 

If you’ve been to Europe you know it’s full of narrow streets and tight parking spaces. Maybe you’ve thought to yourself: “I can park here. How could they possibly tow me even if they wanted to?” And now you know the answer.

#4: Animated Statue of Peeing Men

I think this art piece speaks for itself.

Trdelník Making

This one is not as weird as the others. But it is impressive how quickly this lady was able to whip out Trdelník (pronounced “turtle-neck”, I assume).  Delicious.

Trdelnik being baked in Prague

Here’s the zoomed out shot showing the roasting station where the Trdelnik take on a lovely golden brown hue.

Honorary Mention: Anonymous Bar

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This already got a full write-up. But… gah! So creepy.

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3 Comments

  1. Same guy (David Cerny) did pregnant lady and peeing guys and the babies climbing up the TVTower. Apparently we need to go back to see about 5 other sculptures!

  2. It took some research but I have found out that the creepy head door is an entrance to the Myslbek Shopping Mall and is by a famous Czech artist Karel Nepras. The heads looking in different directions are supposed to represent shoppers coming from different directions. Personally, I don’t love shopping all that much and I don’t think this door would increase my motivation to shop!

    • Nice sleuthing! Though I will admit to being a little sad at the loss of magic in the world. Such is the price of knowledge.

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