Bohemian Rhapsody

Classical music lovers have it easy in the city of 100 spires. But fans of alternative culture have far fewer options, despite Prague's freewheeling, bohemian reputation. Luckily, they can always find refuge in the Zizkov quarter's Palac Akropolis—an edgy, independent club featuring international music, multimedia projects and experimental theater.

Recent shows have included a Romanian Gypsy brass band, the British punk band Toy Dolls and a Peking opera performance. When the shows end, DJs spin in Akropolis' basement bars. There is also a restaurant, a café and a picture gallery. But there is another reason to visit the...

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