10 Things to do for Free in Prague

Prague is the perfect destination for everyone and the best time to visit is … all year long. Summer, Christmas, Valentine’s Day… No matter the purpose or time, Prague is the perfect combination of romance, culture, architecture and natural beauty. When you visit, there are some things you must see and do for sure and all of them are for free. 

1. Old Town Square


Most of the things you must see in Prague, if not all, are located next to or around the Old Town Square. From architectural buildings to local coffee shops and restaurants.

The Old Town is every tourist´s starting point on their tour. Museums, souvenir shops, and sights are all within walking distance.

2. Charles Bridge


The most beautiful place to spend your time. It is ideal to visit both during the day and night. It is almost always packed with tourists, but you can still enjoy the breathtaking view. During the day, there are many artists and craftsmen around. 

It can get quite tricky to get pictures since it is always extremely crowded. If you want to avoid big crowds, visit in the early morning (6:00 – 8:00) or later at night (after 21:00).

3. Kampa Island

The second most beautiful island within a city in the world is about to amaze you. The island is filled with gardens, amazing views, and vineyards, with its own little ‘Venice’.

4. Astronomical Clock


Prague’s famous medieval Astronomical Clock is located in the middle of the Old Town. It is definitely one of the most popular sights in Prague. Visit every hour for a great mechanical performance. But be prepared to have a lot of people in your way.

5. Dancing House


You have to see it because is a dancing house. This modern and unique architectural building is located by the Vltava River, between two of the most famous historical buildings. Only the top floor of the building is open to the public, where the restaurant Ginger & Fred is located. You can dine there with the most beautiful view of the city.

6. Shooters Island

Nothing better than visiting this park during the day and relax. This little “island” provides amazing views around it. Especially at night, you will be amazed by the view, with the whole city being lit up and with a captivating Charle´s Bridge from afar.

7. John Lennon Wall


On the other side of the Old Town, after crossing Charles Bridge, you can find the John Lennon Wall, filled with all sorts of graffiti and lyrics from Beatles’ songs. He still remains as a symbol of peace with so many people visiting every day to see the wall made in his memory.

8. Statue of Franz Kafka


A 42-Layer rotating sculpture is on display outside the Quadrio shopping center. It is a very unique sculpture, and it can be quite tricky to photograph unless you are fast. A fascinating piece of art, that many people miss it. 

Video: Rotating Franz Kafka Sclupture

9. St. Vitus Cathedral


Even though a ticket will give you full access, you can still get in for free. Located in the Prague Castle, you can see this Gothic masterpiece from any point of the city.

10. Free Walking Tour


The Royal Walk Free Tour, is completely free of charge (tips are welcome) and lasts for about 2,5 hours.

When: Everyday at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00

Where: Old Town Square at the Discover Tour Prague Office (Celetná 12), where the people with the yellow umbrellas are.

Sights Seen: 

  • Astronomical Clock
  • Church of Our Lady Before Týn
  • House of the Stone Bell
  • Palais Kinsky
  • St. Nicholas Church
  • Rudolfinum / Czech Philharmonic
  • Charles Bridge
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Old Jewish Cemetary
  • Powder Tomer
  • House of the Black Madonna
  • Municipal House
  • Pinkas Synagogue / Memorial for the Jewish Victims of the Holocaust from the Czech lands.



10 Things to do in Budapest for FREE

The main reason most people visit Budapest is its thermal baths. Ηowever, when you take a break from them, you can´t but explore the rest of the city. Budapest is rich in insane views since it has a lot of high points. It is very easy to explore and enjoy the city without spending a dime.

1. Gellert Hill View

On your way to Citadella, stop at Gellert Hill for the most picturesque view in all of Budapest. Take a moment and embrace the view. This monument will be specifically appreciated by photography lovers.


2. Margaret Island

A great place to unwind and become one with nature. The perfect time to visit would be during spring, fall or summer when the weather is very good and you can fully enjoy the park.

Inside you can find the Music Fountain, canteens, cafes, bike renters, the city´s zoo, a Japanese and Rose garden and many more sights.


3. Cross the Bridges

There are 4 gorgeous and big bridges in the centre of the city that unite Buda with Pest. Going towards all the famous sightseeing, you will see all of them and cross them on foot or public transportation. The chain bridge must be walked through during the day and at night.


4. Free Walking Tour

Who doesn´t love a free tour in a beautiful city? Someone that knows the ropes and history and will be able to give you more insight on the history and sights of Budapest.

There are two tours daily, at 10.30 and 14.30. You do not need to make a booking, but you need to be on time. Private tours are also available, but for a charge. Visit the official free walking tour website for all tour options and choose the one that best fits you.


5. Museum Lovers

Budapest has numerous interesting museums that are mostly come with a fee. However, during Hungarian national holidays (March 15; August 20; October 23) some of the city´s top museums open their doors for free.

So you might want to consider planning a trip during these dates if you want to take advantage of free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Hungarian National Gallery, the Hungarian National Museum and the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture.


6. Budapest by Evening

Budapest is beautiful at all times of the day. But when the evening comes and the sun is about to set, it is truly an amazing time. The view is breathtaking and you get that cosy feeling of warmth.

There are so many people walking along the Danube with the sunset. Everything looks far prettier and it comes to be one of the best moments of being in Budapest.


7. Parliament Scenery

When was the last time you saw a sight, museum, monument, city that left you in owe. The Hungarian Parliament has that effect on people.

When you visit it in the morning, you can see all the beauty from both its sides and admire the detail in this gorgeous architectural building.

However, at night it can leave you speechless. By many, it is considered to be one of the most stunning things to see in Europe.


8. Explore Kosponti Vasarcsarnok (central market)

A market which the locals appreciate and visit daily. You can find anything from souvenirs to fresh produce.

As you enter, you will find all the local kiosks, where most Budapest citizens buy their vegetables, fruits and other products every day. However, on the second floor, you will find it filled with tourists, since it is the floor with all the souvenirs.


9. Fisherman´s Bastion

One of the top attractions in Budapest. You can access from Buda Castle, feet, or by bus. Its unique fortification and lookout towers, provide a stunning view of the city.

A truly unique and gorgeous sight. The architecture is so different from everything else you see in Budapest with hundreds of tourists visiting on a daily basis.

We suggest you visit both in the morning and at night, when the view of the Parliament across is breathtaking.


10. Palace of Arts

St. Stephen´s Day, is a national Hungarian holiday that occurs on the 20th of August of each year.  This long anticipating festival takes place in Mupa, the city’s biggest concert hall. During the day, you will see jazz concerts and many other performances that end with a firework show.


15 Must-Have Travel Apps

Convenience is everything. With phones being the ´´extension´´ of our hands we are always on the look for new apps that will make our lives much easier. Travelling can also be a pain, as you may have a problem finding the right transportation, ATM or pharmacy or creating the best itinerary. These next free apps will help you get organized for your next trip.

1. Visit A City

The BEST app for creating your own itinerary. You simply choose the city you want to visit, add all the sights you want to see and the app will create a timeline of the best route for you based on your starting point (hotel or airport). The app also has basic information about currency, food, transportation and other tips of each city. What makes it even more convenient is that you can download your completed plan and use it offline or use it from your computer.


2. Uber

The top app for getting a safe ride. You write your current location and desired destination, and then all available uber taxis around you will appear. You choose the one you want, and then you complete your payment.

The app is great to use since it is fast, reliable, cheaper than regular taxis and most of all safe. You just create an account, pay and receive a receipt at the end.

3. World Around Me

Probably one of the best apps you will need during your trip, especially if you visit a new place. First of all, you need to add the city you are in or simply open your GPS.

The app will find your location and then you can check the categories and find what it is you are looking for, such as restaurants, bars, banks, ATMs, parks, museums, art galleries, petrol stations, hotels, all means of transportation, doctors, hospitals as well as churches and shopping malls.

Once you have selected what you want to find, hold your camera at eye level and the choices around you will pop up, showing you the distance of anything you need to find.


4. XE Currency

An app that should always be in your phone, especially if you are a frequent traveler, which provides you with reliable exchange rates. XE Currency is perfect for shopping and other expenses you are in a country that has a different currency.

5. WiFi Map

Free wifi for all. Wherever you travel, you can avoid some extra charges on your roaming. The app offers more than 100.000.000 free wifis in locations in America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Middle East, Russia, and Africa, with their passwords and other comments.


6. SitOrSquat

When you visit a city and go around all day, you may find yourself looking for a public bathroom to use quite often. Everybody would prefer to find a clean bathroom as well. This app locates for you public bathrooms around you. The ones with green are the ´Sit´ ones, that are clean and recommended for you to visit. The less attractive toilettes are the “Squat” ones and colored with red.

7. Volo – Your Travel Journal

If you love organizing your trips and keep your memories in one place, while sharing it with others, then check out this app. While keeping a detailed itinerary of your travels, you can check what other travelers did on the same destination. The app is perfect for those you want to know hidden gems and get inspired by how others experience their travels.


8. Flush

Another bathroom finding app. What differs it from SitOrSquat is the fact that Flush is for people with certain needs or preferences, such as mums that look for changing tables or people that seek a more eco-friendly bathroom.

9. PackPoint travel packing list

For those organization freaks, PackPoint is the app for you. You have everything you will need for your trip in an app, so you never forget a thing. Making a packing list can take the stress of you, save you time and it will be less likely to forget necessities. The app has ready-to-go templates with any weather, occasion, and items.


10. Time Out

The ultimate guide for any city you visit. The Time Out app and website let you know about current events, what to do and where to eat in each city. You can also find out everything you need to know about hotels, sights, and nightlife.

11. Citymapper

The winning-award app for transportation. Accurate and easy to use. It will show you the best route depending on traffic, time and fee. The only negative is that it cannot be used in many cities yet. Among a few more, you can use it when visiting London, Tokyo, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Milan, Barcelona, New York, Los Angeles, and Mexico.


12. GoEuro

A very useful app for those that want to know the cheapest option for the next travel. You simply add your destination and the app will show you the prices and timetables of buses, trains and planes, allowing you to instantly compare prices and hours of travel. You can book your tickets and either print them or download them in your phone.

13. OpenTable

An online restaurant reservation service, that allows you to book tables online in any restaurant you want based on cuisine, price range, date and number of people. By booking a table online, you know you will skip any waiting lines or the impossible task of going around looking for a decent restaurant.

Group of People Gathering Inside Bar

14. Prey Anti-Theft

Secure all your devices (laptop, tablet, phone) and protect your data. In case your phone is stolen, you can easily track it or even delete all your files so no one else has access to it. Most features are not free, but you can find a basic package without any charge.

15.Translate voice

Instant translation of any conversation. The app makes it so easy for you to communicate with locals from different countries.

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20 Things to do for Free In Berlin

Berlin is one of the best cities to visit in Europe, due to its history, incredible architecture, insane nightlife and diversity. There are a lot of things you can do on a daily basis, but there are also many free choices.

Berlin has a relaxed vibe that lets you unwind and enjoy the city on your own pace. Whether you choose to spend your day in a park or go to a festival, you will most certainly have a great time.

Museum Island 

One of the most beautiful places to visit in Berlin is by far the Museum island. The architecture and the grand buildings will catch you by surprise and will definitely impress you. If you wish, you can also visit the museums. They are usually not free of charge or during special exhibitions and events, but they are all free every Thursday from 18:00 to 22:00.


Free Your Stuff Berlin

A Facebook page, which you can enter after being accepted. You have no idea what you can find in there for free. From new and modern furniture to antiques and electric devices. And Yes!!! All Free! Just nice people giving them away!! But be quick. Once an item is published, it is usually gone within seconds.

Flea market bargains

All of them are open during the weekend and the good thing is you might be lucky enough and find hidden treasures. Right now, there are 8 flea markets all over Berlin, each one with different sorts of items, waiting for you. Some of the most popular flea markets are the ones located in Boxhagener Platz, Bode Museum and Mauerpark.


Help The Homeless

It is a great way to help the less fortunate and meet some really good and kind people. Visit the Homeless Veggie Dinner on Facebook and join these wonderful people that gather once every month and cook for the homeless.

Admire the view from the top of Reichstag

Touring Reichstag is completely free, but you have to wait in line to book the time and day you want to visit.  Online you can only book a tour for the German Parliament. In order to visit the glass dome, you have to go outside Reichstag and book tickets in the designated booth. You might wait for 1,5 hours in line, but you will be rewarded with the view.

There are audio tours also for free in many languages. As you move around Reichstag, the audio automatically detects in which part of the dome you are standing and gives you the history of the buildings in front of you.


Meetup for all

Meetup is a very popular website in Berlin, which offers seminars, conferences or simply meetups on all industries. From IT to business, as well as meetings to only meet people and network or even practice your German language skills with others. Most of the events are free, with some of them requiring a small fee or a donation.

Visit the Charlottenburg Palace

Even though you have to pay to enter the Palace, the gardens around are free. You have access to every part of the outside area and is truly worth it.

The beautiful gardens surrounded by a lake, make it a very special place to visit, especially during spring and summer.


Learn German

Yes, learn German for free. And it is getting better. Do so while having a drink and relaxing. How? By joining the events of Deutch für Dich. Visit their facebook website to find the timetable (levels, times and places) and just go have a drink and learn some German.

Explore Tiergarten

It can take you up to 4 hours to explore Tiergarten. Yes, it is huge. Yes, it is beautiful! Yes, it is nature at its best!! While exploring the area, you will come across palaces, lakes, gardens, and sights. In the middle of it all is the Column of Victory.

It makes for a great choice no matter the weather. Even though the park is quite big, there are many maps that show you your current location and what is around. Extra tip!!!  Get on the underground tunnels around the Victory Column and find the wall that changes when you touch it.


Let loose at Tempelhofer Feld

It used to be an airport. You can imagine how big it is. It closed in 2008. Now, is a national park. It is a great area to go cycling or skateboarding. Even better, you can hang out with friends and have a barbeque or a picnic. What is great for your kids, is that you can let them go crazy and run around for as long as you want.

Go swimming in a lake!

Berlin might not have sea, but thankfully it has a lot of pools and lakes, most of them being easily accessible by public transportation. What makes the lakes special is that they have beaches. Oh yes! They give you the much-needed feeling of being in the sea.


Picnic time & Barbeque 

When the weather allows it, go for a picnic like a true Berliner. Choose any park you want, such as Tiergarten, Mauerpark, Victoria Park or the Tempelholfer Park. Pack your food and beers and enjoy your time on a hot day.

If that is not your scene, then you can always gather with some friends and have a barbeque. Be aware, that there are certain parks that allow you to grill (Tempelhofer Feld, Monbijoupark, Stadtpark Lichtenberg, Görlitzer Park, Volkspark Friedrichshain, Mauerpark, Schlesischer Busch). When at the park, look for the signs that you show you in which part of the park you are allowed to grill. And even then, you must always put out your fire and throw your trash.


Free events

The go-to website for most Berliners to find out all events that happen in Berlin during this month. They are way more than you might think, but thankfully you can find all of them right there. From astronomy to dance learning events. You can also check Facebook for the biggest events, such as concerts, festivals and art galleries.

Get the Chills in the Holocaust Memorial

This memorial for the Jewish victims of the Holocaust is made in a specific way so that it gives the feeling of a heavy, uncomfortable and confusing environment. Totally free to visit, but be respectful. No music or loud noises are permitted. Also, do not take selfies or other inappropriate pictures.


Enjoy outdoor karaoke at Mauerpark on Sundays

During spring and summer, every Sunday from 14:00, you can let loose and sing your heart out. The park is always full of hundreds of people singing or simply having fun. Definitely a MUST!!

Just outside the park, there is one of the biggest flea markets in Berlin. When entering the park, you will be overwhelmed by the performers of all kinds, the activities happening at various spots of the park (barbeque, basketball, playground, latin dances, picnic, karaoke) and the incredible atmosphere.


Take in the art galleries at the Hackescher Markt

If you love art galleries, the Hackescher Markt is the place to be. The area itself is one of the most beautiful and alive in Berlin. If you visit on Thursdays, you will find a few galleries that also serve free wine and snacks. So, visit and combine culture with food.


Want to experience Thailand?

In the summertime, every weekend you can go to a tiny park called Preußenpark or Thai Park and find some amazing food stands. You can explore Thailand’s food culture, by trying Khao Tom Mud, Khao Neow Ma Muang, Sammaki Talad Thai and a lot of papayas and mangos.

Walk along the East Side Gallery & Admire the Molecule Man

You can not come to Berlin without visiting the Berlin Wall and getting lost in intense emotions. Just walk along the wall and get emotional with the paintings drawn for the joy of the wall finally falling. The wall represents freedom, peace, and hope for a better future.

If you feel like walking more after the Berlin Wall, 27 minutes away by foot, is the Molecule Man. A sculpture standing tall in the middle of the Spree River.  The American artist Jonathan Borofsky, created this sculpture as a representation of ”the molecules of all human beings coming together to create our existence”.


Enjoy the breathtaking Sanssouci Park

30 minutes outside Berlin, the famous Sanssouci Park is located in Potsdam. You can easily spend 4 hours or more there visiting the Palace, the Roman baths, the Chinese Teahouse, the Orangery, the Belvedere, the Dragon House, the Church of Peace and more. The park is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00.


Visit the parks. Like all of them!

All Berlin parks, are simply beautiful anytime you visit them from April to October before it starts getting really cold. All of the parks are breathtaking and give you a relaxed and easy-going feeling. You will find a lot of people simply hanging out or having a picnic and kids playing all around.

One of the favorite ones is the ViktoriaPark in Kreuzberg. So many visit the park on a daily basis. Besides a breathtaking park with lots of paths to explore, it has a huge waterfall mountain that starts from up high. On all levels of the waterfall, you will find people enjoying the cold water and hanging out.






Why is the Natural History Museum in London a Must

The National History Museum in London is located in the Exhibition Road in South Kensington. It contains an incredible variety of specimens (about 80 million) including animals, minerals, insects and a paleontology collection, which includes one of the most famous dinosaur exhibitions.


Museum Zones

The museum is divided into four zones. The green zone contains mineral, fossil, reptile, bird and insect specimens. Besides that, you can visit the Vault, a gallery of breathtaking emeralds, diamonds, amethysts, and other gems.


The blue zone is about life diversity, including mammals, fish, reptiles, dinosaurs and the Human Biology section. This zone is definitely one you will find yourself spend a lot of time there. The Human Biology section lets everyone know about DNA, cells, memory testing and the nervous system through very fun and educational games around the section. The Dinosaur part is truly interesting. You can see a ‘live’ T-Rex dinosaur and hear it roar and move.


In the orange zone, you will find the Darwin Center, which presents butterflies, beetles, high plants, tarantulas and herbs, and the Wildlife Garden, which is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00 and is basically a garden with over 3130 species. A memorial to those who lost their lives in the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami is located in the Darwin courtyard.

The red zone is all about Earth, from human evolution to volcanoes and earthquakes. You can see everything from the beginning of Earth’s creation, such as extinct species, sea creatures and evidence found on flying reptiles and dinosaur-birds. Make sure to get in the earthquake simulator and experience the Kobe earthquake in Japan.


Is it worth visiting?

Yes, the National History Museum is an excellent choice if you have the time to visit. It is extremely interesting and beautiful with fun educational games in all zones. It will always be crowded, but it is free to enter unless you want to make a donation of 2 pounds.


Other Info

Location: The Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

Hours: Open daily 10.00-17.50

Entrance Fee: Admission is free. There is a charge for some temporary exhibitions.

10 Museums to visit in London for FREE

1. British Museum


The British Museum is one of the largest and most famous museums in Europe. You will find artworks on human history, art and culture originating from all over the world. Some of the departments are of Ancient Egypt, the Middle East, Greece, and Rome.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 17:30

Fridays open until 20:30

Location: Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

2. Natural History Museum


A true gem of London, where you may find yourself spending hours in there, without even realizing it. With more than 80 million items on zoology, paleontology, botany, entomology, and mineralogy the Natural History Museum has become a MUST. What makes educational, entertaining and interesting is the fact that there is a lot of interaction for the visitors.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 17:00

Sunday 14:00 – 17:00

Location: Cromwell Road London SW7 5BD

3. National Gallery


With a collection of more than 2,300 paintings, the National Gallery stands in the middle of Trafalgar Square. Some of the paintings displayed are by Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, El Greco, Claude Monet, and Michelangelo, making it one of the most visited art museums in the world.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Friday open until 21:00

Location: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN


4. Science Museum


With a collection of more than 300,000 items, the Science museum is an extremely interesting and fun museum. The galleries are of the modern world, flights (including the very first jet engine), robots, space, and others, with most of them being interactive.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Location: Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD

5. Museum of London


It’s all about London. By visiting this museum, you can fully explore the history of London from prehistoric times until now. Learn everything about the Great Fire and the years before and after. Explore the times of Medieval and Roman London, as well as the revolutions in technology, fashion and culture, and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Location: 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN

6. V&A Museum


With 4.5 million objects, the Victoria & Albert Museum is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design. The collections display costumes, textiles, photographs, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, etc from Europe, Asia, North America, and North Africa.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 17:45

Friday until 22:00

Location: Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

7. National Maritime Museum

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For those who love navigation, ships and sea history, the National Maritime Museum is a great choice for an afternoon in London. The museum includes paintings, ship models and flags. When there, be sure to visit the Caird Library, the world’s largest maritime library, with over 8000 rare books, 20.000 periodicals, 100.000 books etc.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 17:00

Location: Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF


8. Tate Modern


The country’s national modern art museum is ideal for those that want to explore the British culture from an artistic point of view.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Location: Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG

9. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology


Being a part of UCL, the Petrie Museum has 80.000 artifacts of Egyptian Archaeology. The collection is fascinating with many unique items, such as the oldest dress, the only veterinary papyrus, and the largest architectural drawing.

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 13:00 – 17:00

Closed 17 Apr – 22 Apr 2019

Location: Malet Pl, Camden Town, London WC1E 6BT

10. Design Museum


The museum was founded in 1989 by Sir Terence Conran and it is located in Kensington. In 2018 the museum won the European Museum of the Year Award. Even though the entrance is free of charge, there is a small fee for the temporary exhibitions for those who wish to see them. 

The museum´s exhibitions deal with contemporary designs in fashion, architecture, transport, product, and graphic design.

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Location: Kensington High Street; London, W8; England