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Founded in 1908, the National Technical Museum evolved over the last century to include 14 exhibits that cover everything from architecture to astronomy to the measurement of time. Spend some time daydreaming about riding in the motorcycles, trains and airplanes found in the transportation hall, then take a deep dive into the Czech sugar production industry in the museum’s Sugar and Chocolate exposition.

Recent visitors say that the museum particularly appeals to car and plane enthusiasts, but there’s undoubtedly something for everyone. While visitors exercise the opportunity to lose themselves in the array of additional exhibits, many travelers say that the National Technical Museum’s collection of household appliances stands out. Due to the assortment of displays, tourists describe the museum as an excellent place to go on cold and rainy days.

The National Technical Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday; the museum is closed on Monday. Admission to the museum costs 220 koruna (about $10) for adults, 100 koruna (about $4) for children ages 6 to 15 and seniors older than 65 and is free for children younger than 6. A variety of reduced rates are also available, while guided tours of the museum cost extra. There are also several days throughout the year where admission is free. The Vltavská subway and tram stops put travelers within walking distance of the museum. More information about the National Technical Museum can be found on its website.

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Old Town Square is a popular spot in Prague, with travelers flocking here in droves for its beautiful architecture, colorful history and vibrant atmosphere. The square hasn't changed much since it was established in the 12th century when it functioned as the city's original marketplace. 

The square is home to some of the most historic attractions in the city, including the Old Town Hall, one of the best places to get a bird's-eye view of the city and the Prague Astronomical Clock, a beautiful timepiece dating back to the 1400s. Other architectural highlights found within the square include the Church of St. Nicholas and the Church of Our Lady before Týn, instantly recognizable for its two Gothic spires. Meanwhile, the newest additions to the square include a monument erected in 1915 for the religious reformer Jan Hus. There are also several restaurants here that spill out onto the square during the warmer months as locals and travelers alike enjoy a coffee or a beer on the patios. And if you're visiting during the holiday season, expect the square to be filled with Christmas market shoppers.

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