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World's Greatest Toy Stores: AMI Marionettes Shop

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AMI Marionettes Shop, Prague

The Czechs take their marionettes seriously; in Prague, you can watch stringed “actors” perform complete Mozart operas at the National Marionette Theater. But that doesn’t mean every shop sells high-quality puppets. Skip the souvenir stands in tourist-clogged Old Town in favor of this gallery near Prague Castle, where you’ll find artist-carved linden-wood originals and antique rarities from the early 20th century. Look for marionette versions of the Good Soldier Švejk, a beloved fictional World War I–era soldier. loutky.cz

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