Because of its Absinthe Bars
Absinthe, the 45-75 % alcohol-content Green Fairy, associated with hallucinations, suicides, madness, criminal behavior, and the creative genius of artists such as Picasso, Oscar Wilde and Van Gogh, while forbidden in many countries including most of the USA, is widely available in Prague. The ingredient responsible for The Green Fairy's colorful reputation is called thujone, a compound extracted from wormwood oil. But do not fret for in Prague, you can walk into an absinthe bar and have the bartender fix you a shot, or many, of 75% absinthe with the highest possible concentration of thujone and even cannabis if you so desire.
A glass of absinthe is not your regular shot of Cuervo tequila. No siree. Like everything worth trying it requires a ritual of sorts, a foreplay if you will.
Pour half of your absinthe into the appropriate glass.
Place a perforated spoon on the rim of the glass.
Place a sugar cube atop the spoon.
Slowly drip a bit of absinthe onto the sugar cube.
Light the absinthe-soaked sugar cube.
Continue drizzling the remaining absinthe until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Drink with abandon.
Stay thirsty my friend.
Because Kafka lived there all his life and this statue, erected 80 years after his death, is right on Dusni Street to keep his legacy alive. This sculpture is inspired by the events of Kafka's short story "Description of a Struggle." This Kakfa made of bronze, rides on the back of an empty suit, as if the reason for this existence is solely to lift the man above the ground and get a better view of his surroundings.