The reality of traveling is that it’s not always rain and sunshine. Whether you’re a local or a traveler passing through, the weather plays a huge part in your daily plans. Indoor activities are a must! Prague is a vibrant city with tons of cool things to check out, but what is there to do in Prague when it rains? Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best indoor activities to keep you entertained no matter what the weather is like. So grab a raincoat and an umbrella, and prepare yourself for the best rainy day activities in Prague.
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1. Lift your spirits in the adventurous ride of the Paternoster Lift
Ever heard of a paternoster lift? If not, prepare yourself for the wildest elevator ride of your life. Take in the rainy view of Prague from one of the strangest hidden gems in the city. You will feel like you’ve just entered the Tower of Terror, but it’s way more fun that that. Located in the back of city hall, the vintage elevator goes in a continuous loop without stopping. You can even go all the way past the bottom floor where it starts to move sideways - scary, but thrilling. Paternoster lifts are starting to disappear due to safety measures, so our adventurous travelers should go before it’s gone!
2. Prepare your brain and eyes for the Museum of Illusional art
While the rain may not be an illusion, this place is full of them! Yup, welcome to the Museum of Illusional Art dedicated to art that’s meant to trick your mind! This place is the perfect indoor activity - it’s even known to be one of Prague’s most attractive museums! Follow the three floors in this cool museum and see if your eyes can fix on the trick-filled art from local and international artists! A trip here will have you hoping the rain never stops outside.
3. Trade cold and rainy weather for a museum on the cold war!
Welcome to the Communism & Nuclear Bunker Tour! Travel indoors beneath Prague to escape the rainy weather. You’ll be safe and sound underground. Take a step down below and back into time when the Czech Republic used to be a part of the communist regime. This tour is authentic like no other, where the guides have either lived through the cold war themselves or have family that did! Trust us, one of the best rainy day activities is this tour filled with educational and cool facts all about the Czech Republic.
4. The only thing scarier than bad weather is Prague’s haunted house
Thunder and lightning may get your heart racing, but there’s nothing like Thrill park Prague Haunted House. Distract yourself from the weather outside and head down into an abandoned underground dungeon that has been completely transformed into your worst nightmare. We won’t give too much away, but you’ll feel like you’ve been placed into a real life horror movie. Think you can handle it?
5. Bring out your inner child at Hamleys Toy Store
While the rain is hardly ever fun, the Czech toy store Hamleys is the perfect indoor place to visit. We lose track of time here with every visit. Take a walk down memory lane and feel the nostalgia with all of Hamleys classic toys and games. Even if you haven’t tried to buy out all of the Legos (we don’t blame you if you do) you can pass the time in their arcade section, mirror maze, or even laser tag! Whatever the weather, Hamleys is surely one of the most fun things to see in the city.
6. Drink like the locals at the Beer Museum
What better way to avoid the rain than to drink like the Czechs? Prague is the beer-drinking capital of the world, after all! You can go on a self-guided tour to read about the history of Czech beer and how it’s been made for over 1000 years at the Beer Museum. Did we mention you can create and bottle your own beer? Talk about the perfect souvenir!
7. Dive into the art of beloved Czech artist in the Mucha Museum
Mucha much? Even if you haven’t heard of him before, chances are you’d recognize his art around Czech Republic. On a day when it’s dark and rainy, head into the Mucha Museum for one of the best museum experiences in the city. We know everyone who brings up indoor activities always gives you a bunch of museums, but Mucha is definitely worth a visit. You’ll totally learn something new here. It’s not just an art history lesson on the artist Alphons Mucha, though. The museum is fun to visit too. Walk through on your own or book a guided tour and take in the decorative panels, Parisian posters, oil paintings, and so much more. Take advantage of a rainy day and become inspired by one of Czech Republic’s favourite artists!
7. Grab a drink and your competitive side in this hidden arcade bar
Looking for the most fun indoor activity? We may have found it for you: Welcome to Joystick Bar, Prague’s hidden gem perfect for a rainy day in the city. Whether you’re on a date or meeting up with friends, this arcade bar is one of the coolest places to go in Prague. It’s hidden down in a basement, so finding it is half the fun. They’ve got the classics like Pinball and Pacman, and newer favourites like Dance Dance Revolution. Even if you’re not a huge gamer, there’s a bar where you can sit and socialize while taking in the fun atmosphere. But let’s be honest, the games are too fun to skip out on!
8. Shine those pearly whites at the Selfie Market
A rainy day in Prague is not photo-friendly. But, the Selfie Market is the perfect place to go when you can’t be outside! Calling all Instagramers - this place is for you. The self-guided tour takes you through over 50 interactive spaces that take you through time and space, and cover the world of pop culture, sports, fashion, and so much more. Bring your bestie along (and a portable phone charger) and snap the day away in this incredibly fun market. Strike a pose and say cheese!
10. Escape the reality of bad weather in the world of virtual reality
At VR Play Park Prague, you and your friends will leave the rain behind - and the rest of reality! Forget about the classics like Pinball and Pacman and step into the future. After putting on the VR glasses you’ll feel like you’re running away in a zombie apocalypse, or flying a real plane in a flight simulator. Although what you’re seeing isn’t real, they do a great job of making you feel like it! You’ll have so much fun you may never want to head back into the rain.
11. Turn off the lights and let your competitive side glow in glow in the dark mini golf
If you’re a fan of competition, drinking, and glow in the dark decorations, this should be your next thing to do in the city. Glow in the dark mini golf is great for any age and any day, but it’s especially ideal on a bad weather day! You and your friends can throw on UV paint and compete around the 18 holes, all lit up bright neon colours that contrast the dark. Think you can get a hole-in-one?
12. Take a trip out of the rain and out of this world at Prague’s Planetarium
Rain got you feeling down? Prague Planetarium takes you from dreary Prague into outerspace. Why go indoors when you can travel galaxies? Through the planetarium’s simulations you’ll see realistic comets, moons, and even phases of the sun. Who needs perfect weather when you’ve got over 200 projectors showing you the sky from the past, present, and future! Plus if you manage to spend enough time here until the rain disappears, you can end your day by exploring the nearby Stromovka Park.
13. Discover classic Czech art in a pristine chateau
We know. Everyone plans to go to Prague Zoo and the botanical gardens. But plans never go the way you expect. If the rain starts pouring, head over to the nearby Troja Chateau instead! As one of Prague’s most beautiful baroque buildings, this is certainly a great option for getting indoors but still seeing some of the best highlights of the city.
14. Throw a Czech jersey on and support the local hockey team
Whether you’re a sports fan or not, going to an HC Sparta Praha game is one cool thing to do in the city that not enough people talk about. Spend a rainy day alongside the Prague locals! Hockey is huge in Czech Republic, and you won’t get to fully appreciate the hockey culture without attending one of their games at the O2 Arena! Although it’s a bit outside of the centre of Prague, a hockey game is one of the best ways to spend a whole day out of the clouds and into the competitive nature of Czech sports.
15. Grab a board game and some brews with friends
Three things: board games, great food, and beer. That’s three solid reasons to hang out with your friends and escape the rain at Bohemia Boards and Brews. There’s no need to fuss over the weather when you can battle it out in Catan or see which of your friends is funniest with Cards Against Humanity. The staff are experts in everything board games and can help figure out which game is best for you and your group! People usually stay 2-3 hours for the full experience. This is by one of one the most underrated best places to go in the city, especially when you’re in a group. Don’t miss out!
16. Get lost in the massive museum dedicated to inventions and technology
Some indoor activities just give you a break for an hour or two. But this museum will keep you busy inside for a whole day. Check out the National Technical Museum. You’ll have so much to see, the hours will fly by. Take shelter from the weather and get lost on the museum’s six floors. Dive into the past, present, and future of technology and inventions like kitchen appliances and cameras. This museum is more of a hidden gem and one that deserves much more credit than it gets! So take advantage of a rainy day in Prague and make this your next museum trip.
17. Escape the rain in an action-packed escape game!
Although it’s a cool Prague activity for any day of the week, head to Questerland Prague Escape Game Center on a rainy day to make sure you have a fun time no matter what the weather is like outside. Ever been to an escape game before? It’s a great exercise for the brain, and for your patience. Go with a group of friends and see if you have what it takes to make it out from one of their themed rooms. Did we mention that it’s magic themed? Channel your inner Harry Potter and see if you’ve got what it takes to escape!
18. Drink the day or night away with Prague’s infamous pub crawl
Aside from rich culture and architecture, there’s one thing Prague is well known for: the delicious and cheap beer! Rain or shine, you can expect to see locals out enjoying the country’s beverage of choice. If the weather isn’t looking up and you’re looking for fun, go out with Prague’s best thing to do at night: the Drunken Monkey Bar Crawl! Play interactive drinking games like beer pong and giant Jenga, meet new people, and experience 4-5 Czech bars! After a few drinks you won’t even care about the rain.
19. Take a spa bath in the Czech’s most favourite liquid - beer!
Who would possibly worry about the weather when you can submerge in a bath made of beer? At the Original Beer Spa, you will find that it is the most fun - and delicious - indoor activity in all of Prague (as long as you’re of legal drinking age, of course)! Beer spas date back to over 2000 years, so you know they know their stuff! The best part? You can drink as much of the beer as you want! Refreshed skin and a full stomach, what could you possibly complain about?
20. Explore Czech Republic’s most famous museum with over 14 million items
If you’ve been waiting for the right time to visit the National Museum, a rainy day in Prague is the perfect excuse to check it out! There’s a reason this is Czech’s most famous and coolest museum. If you think the outside is impressive, just wait until you uncover all of the exhibits that lie inside! They have everything you can think of - 18th century paintings, medieval artifacts, and so much more. So what are you waiting for? Besides, there’s even an underground tunnel connecting the old and new parts of the museum, so you’re guaranteed a rain-free visit!
21. Discover everything hidden in the passage of one of Prague’s most famous buildings
What exactly is Lucerna Passage? First and foremost, it is a great place to spend a day indoors in Prague. Although it's a cool place to go just to see the architecture and design, (don’t forget the upside down horse!) you can find yourself spending an entire day here. Many people are unaware of the hidden gems in the Lucerna Passage: see a foreign film in its underground cinema or dance the night away in its 80s themed disco. For the rest of their activities, you’ll have to go and see it for yourself!
22. Test out your senses in this Czech interactive museum
How good are your senses? We sense that you won’t know for sure until you test them out in the Museum of Senses. If Prague’s weather makes it too difficult to be outside, head into this interactive museum perfect for all ages. They’ve got over 50 exhibits to challenge all five of your senses, so prepare to be amazed. The museum is one of the best and unique things to do in the city. Leave the grey clouds behind and instead test your eyes, ears, mouth, nose, and touch to all of the different rooms! Perfect for families, a group of friends, or even a fun date.
23. Take a deep dive into Prague’s most sexual museum
Rain got you feeling down? Have no fear, this is one unique museum in Prague that is bound to intrigue anyone (over 18, of course!) In the Sex Machine Museum, you will enter a world filled with over 350 sex items and machines. Curious about classic films? They even have an intimate cinema room that plays classic erotic films. While this in no way represents Prague as a whole, it is a fun museum to see how erotica has evolved over time.
24. Grab a selfie with your favourite celebrities - all made from wax
Pop inside today to visit pop culture’s biggest figures, that are almost 100% real! At Madame Tussaud’s you can guarantee a fun-filled day indoors surrounded by the wax figures of your favourite stars, celebrities, and superheroes. As it’s located right in the heart of Old Town Prague, it’s the perfect place to run into and spend a few hours if it starts to rain outside.
25. Get a sugar rush in the museum designated to everything chocolate
What’s something that can cheer up any bad weather day? Chocolate, of course! A visit to Chocotopia Chocolate Museum is a great indoor activity in Prague no matter the weather. No amount of rain can put a damper on this chocolate paradise. Give your taste buds a treat (quite literally) and sample different types of chocolate while learning about how it’s made. After the informative - and tasty - tour, head downstairs to their store and stock up on all the deliciously yummy chocolate to make sure the rest of your trip is just as sweet!
That’s it for our top things to do in Prague when it’s raining. From museums, to bars, to the planetarium, Prague is one of the best places to go when you need to hang indoors away from the rain.
But don’t miss out on all the other cool things to see and even city trips from Prague. Want even more activities in the city? Don’t we all. Check out our map and Prague city guide for even more recommendations.