Zizkov tunnel is a pretty interesting find if you haven’t heard or known about it before. This tunnel connects the two districts of Zizkov and Karlin. Although it may seem sketchy to enter at first, don’t sweat it. The tunnel is about 300 meters long and depending on where you live, it can be faster to just walk through the tunnel than to catch the metro between these two areas. This is a pedestrian and bike-only tunnel. You won’t have to worry about dodging cars – maybe just segways and skateboards.
Once you exit the Karlin side, there are a bunch of nice restaurants, pubs, cafes and offices. It’s a bustling neighbourhood and district to walk around if you have time. On the other side of the tunnel is Zizkov – still plenty of cafes but a little more run down in that general area near the tunnel.
What is above this tunnel? Vitkov Hill. Of course you can always take the scenic route and trek a bit over the hill, but taking a stroll through the tunnel at least once is a must.
If you’re a photography junkie, stop by during the night and get an even better contrasting shot with the overhead lights creating ring-like designs inside the tunnel’s walls. During the day you can get an interesting shot as well with the sunlight coming in from each side. There are parts inside the tunnel where it bends and you do not see either end – also worth a photo.