Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Prague

Kampa Museum
Set on the river bank with exquisite views is a stunningly designed space housing a thorough collection of much of the region's best modern art. The wonderful ground-floor cafe is an excellent reason to visit, even if the art of Kupka and Gutfreund i
Neruda
One of our favourite hotels in Prague the Designhotel Neruda has some beautifully designed rooms and suites just beneath the Castle
Darling Cabaret
Darling Cabaret's expansive size and themed decor will make you feel like you've walked into a world of erotic entertainment to suit most tastes...
U Maliru
The oldest restaurant in the city, U Maliru offers fine French cuisine and a beautiful romantic setting - one of the best restaurants in Prague
Lucerna Passage
If it wasn't for the wonderful statue of St Wenceslas sitting astride an upside down horse, hanging from the ceiling, not many people would visit the Lucerna Passage. However, a lack of decent shops, lighting or even bargains is a bit down-heartening
Shooting & Hunting
Something different for a weekend away: try a day stalking deer and wild boar, or have them driven at you. There is always some element of risk involved, so it's not really recommended for those who have never handled a rifle or shotgun.
Flying
One way to really understand the lay of the land is from the air, either take an hour to glide gracefully in a hot-air balloon over the still countryside or take a whistle-stop tour in a twin-prop plane. Relatively cheap for the experience.
Grand Cafe Orient
Light and airy this cafe and its balcony can provide you with a much needed rest after a shopping spree. Don't miss out on the large selection of delicious Czech pancakes that the menu has to offer.
DOX Centre for Contemp. Art
One of the newer galleries in Prague, the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art has proved popular.
Rudolfinum
Situated on the eastern bank of the Vltava is the home of the Czech Philharmonic and associated music schools. Gallery exhibitions of contemporary artists and a charming cafe make up the rest of the building sitting on Jana Palacha Square.
Savic Hotel
Set in a Medieval building, hidden away from the bustle of the Old Town, the Savic Hotel is dreamy, Gothic place to stay.
K5
The premier knocking shop in town the club is home to some of the city's best looking girls. High-tech computers allow you to choose exactly who you want to entertain you and in which room. Plus it shows up as a restaurant on your credit card, appare
Narodni Divadlo
Undoubtedly one of the city's most impressive buildings, the National Theatre's splendour adorns the river bank as the golden roof shimmers in the evening sun. A programme of traditional and avant-garde shows are hosted in the splendid interior.
Old Town Square
The wonderful Baroque townhouse facades are mixed with the impossibly sharp, pointing towers of the Gothic Tyn and the sprawling mass of the Jan Husa Monument in the centre of the cobbles. A magical place, but beware the tourist hordes.
Charles Bridge
Bridging the fast-flowing waters of the Vltava, the 14th Century construct has been the scene of many of the most famous films shot in Prague. Best visited at night or very early in the morning when the tourists and tat-peddlars haven't descended.
Smetana Hall
An ideal night out for classical music and opera fans or anybody else looking for a relaxed and classy evening out. Book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
U Prince
U Prince's roof terrace has some of the most beautiful views across the Old Town stretching from the castle to the gothic splendour of the square
987 Prague Hotel
987 Prague is an elegant amalgam of old and new, from Phillippe Starck furniture to interactive light displays in the rooms.
Parachuting
There's little to beat the feeling of hurling yourself out of an airplane. As the 'chute opens and you drift gently towards the earth in the silence, it is a truly orgasmic experience. Alternatively, strap yourself to an instructor and let him do the
Iron Gate
A wonderful piece of history, Iron Gate Prague has old world charm and style in abundance with a central location near the Old Town Square
Alchymist Grand
Located within Mala Strana's charming cobbled streets the Alchymist Grand is opulent to the core decent-sized and well-appointed rooms
Kolkovna
If it's a beer hall with charming decor and relaxed ambiance that you're looking for then Kolkovna is the place for you. Tucked away from the main tourist drag, there is a selection of beers and traditional dishes to suit everyone.
Royal Way
If any of Bohemia's great monarchs could see what has become of the once Royal Way today, they would surely rise from their mausoleums and restore some national pride into this mawkish tourist track.
Cross Club
Cross Club claims to be the home of alternative culture in the city, and its claim is fairly well founded, for this spot is certainly the most eclectic of Prague's clubs. 
Klementinum
Part of the National Library, concerts are held in the Mirror Chapel on a daily basis. Built in 1720, the chapels marble, gilded stucco and wall-to-floor and ceiling mirrors make this a memorably romantic candlelit concert venue.
Mamaison Riverside Prague
The Mamaison Riverside Prague has rooms with large enveloping beds, a modern take on old-fashioned glamour and a hotel bar worth taking a digestif in.
Sarah Bernhardt
Sarah Bernhardt is an Art-Deco beauty set in the wonderful Hotel Paris in the Old Town. The Czech and French cooking is superb and service excellent.
Goldfingers
Goldfingers is the Rolls Royce of Prague's adult establishments, a salubrious basement club with strict policies and tight securities employ the most attractive girls in Prague. The drinks are expensive, as are the dances - but it's worth every penny
U Modré Kachničky II
The Blue Duck or U Modré Kachničky II is one of Prague's more charming Czech restaurants set in the cobbled streets of the Old Town
U Zlaté studně
U Zlaté studně has one of the most panoramic views in Prague, set high up in Mala Strana the terrace views across the city are almost with parallel.
Franz Kafka Museum
For literary ignoramuses and fans alike, the museum dedicated to the Czech Republic's most famous writer is well worth a visit. The curators have tried to bring the surrealism of Kafka's novels to life. We think he would thoroughly approve.
Hotel Paris
In the late 19th Century everything French was seen as the height of civilisation, which is why the Hotel Paris Prague is one of the city's finest.
U Medvidku
An authentic traditional Czech beer Hall in the centre of town. As yet not too touristy, but enjoy the relaxed atmosphere while it lasts.
Bellevue
Bellevue's accomplished international menu draws in a grown-up crowd who take advantage of the terrace with views across the river and Charles Bridge
Kavarna Obecni Dum
The Kavarna is housed in the Municipal House, one of Prague's finest Art Nouveau buildings, consequently it draws crowds of tourists rightly wowed by the architecture and design. This makes it expensive and creates a slightly sterile atmosphere.
Marionette Theatre
One of Prague's longest-running shows, this incredibly energetic and eccentric performance with traditional marionettes is not to be missed.
Hotel U Zlaté Studne
Hotel U Zlaté Studne is a charmingly romantic hotel set up on the hill with a fabulous panorama stretching out over the city of Prague.
Grosseto Marina
Grosseto Marina, the newest branch of the chain of restaurants in Prague, offers a reliable and affordable Italian meal.
Prague Castle
Prague Castle enormous structure, dominating the hill above the Old Town is a seemingly endless complex of museums, galleries, stables and a cathedral. It is the cathedral which so imposes on the skyline and is illuminated so wonderfully at night.
Atlas
Let's not beat around the bush (so to speak), nightclub in Czech means brothel. These mass-market stag-party enticing establishments are all about a quick turnover, good service and attractive girls.

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