When you’ve done the top sights, and are looking for other things to do in Prague, it’s worth popping past the Rudolifinium, an immense neo-Renaissance building on the bank of the Vltava, which is the official home of the Czech Philharmonic.
When the Germans rolled into Prague in 1938, they were aware that one of the statues adorning the roof of the building represented Mendelssohn, who was Jewish. Unable to discover from the records which this was, they decided to look for the one with the biggest nose and tear it down. It is rather satisfying to learn that the statue they actually destroyed turned out to be of Wagner, the famous German composer.
The CPO perform in the main Dvorják Hall, which seats 1,200, while the smaller Little Hall is more suited to chamber music. Restored comprehensively in the 1990s, it also contains a rather splendid café.