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Parukarka Park and Beer Garden
Prague

When the sun sets over Prague, it is here. Parukarka has a unique perspective in Prague as sitting slightly above the Castle. As well as receiving the last rays of the sun, this hill provides the Zizkov area with a much-needed patch of trees and grass, and of course a source of beer through which one can appreciate this spot. One great advantage of this beer garden over others in the city is that you receive your drink in a real glass (for a deposit of about 30 crowns) which is much more enjoyable than the plastic counterpart.

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Uploaded: 04/09/2008
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