Welcome to The Takeaway, a series highlighting the best goods a destination has to offer. Every week, we’ll showcase seven gifts every traveler should consider in terms of quality and value.
Winter in Prague can bring a chill to your bones; if you can handle the cold, though, now’s one of the best times to visit. The crowds are less clustered, a phantasmic fog hangs over the city and snow occasionally dusts the Bohemian Baroque domes and rooftops.
Along with a rich arts history and incredible beer, Prague—and the Czech Republic—has a reputation for good stuff. Handicrafts, notably puppets and Bohemian crystalware are masterfully made here, as well as clothing and leather accessories. Meanwhile, treasures including garnet and antiques abound.
Sarra Sedghi is Paste Food’s and Paste Science’s assistant editor. Her eternal food baby is named Frederick.