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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Hunt for Obscure Wines in Prague


5. An Oddball Day

The Museum Kampa on Vltava River.  

Visits to either the Prague Castle or the Lobkowicz Palace (which has a respectable wine bar) are de rigueur for first-time visitors, but for the road less touristed, head across the Charles Bridge to the Municipal House in back of the Old Square. Reserve a tour to view rooms like the one designed and painted by Art Nouveau hero Alfonse Mucha. Refuel with a pint of “flekovska trinactka," a dark lager with 5 percent alcohol, at the city’s oldest brewery, the fifteenth-century U Fleku Pub. A walk across the Most Legli bridge brings you back to the Malastrana side where the Museum Kampa on Kampa Island has a smart collection of local artists as well as a number of Franz Kupka's colorful canvases.

Published on Feb 14, 2007 as a web exclusive.

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