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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Hunt for Obscure Wines in Prague

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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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