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What is the distance between Wenceslas Square and the Old Town square in Prague?

The Wenceslas Square and the Old Town square are very popular squares in the capital of the Czech Republic. They are also popular locations for the annual Christmas markets. But, what is the distance between the two squares? It is easy to walk from the Old Town square to the Wenceslas square on foot? Do you need to use public transportation to move between the squares?

If you haven’t been to Prague before, you might be nervous about the distances. Maybe you want to book a hotel located on the Wenceslas square, but you are worried that is will be far away from the Old Town square? Well, here we will give you the answers you have been looking for.

Map showing the walking distance between the Wenceslas Square and the Old Town square
Map showing the walking distance between Wenceslas Square and the Old Town square

The annual Christmas market has two main locations, the Wenceslas Square and the Old Town square. If you check the map above, you can see that it says the distance is 950 meters and that it should take approximately 10 minutes to walk the distance.

But, it is very important to notice that the final destination on the Wenceslas square is already far into the square. So, if we do the search again, but this time we only want to walk to the Merchants Crown Hotel. This is located at the very beginning of the Wenceslas square, the location of the square nearest to the Old Town Square.

Now the distance between the Old Town Square and the Wenceslas square is only 500 meters.
Now the distance between the Old Town Square and the Wenceslas square is only 500 meters.

As you can see, the ideal distance is 500 meters. So, if you walk the shortest path between the two squares, it should take you about 6 minutes and a 500-meter walk to get from the one square to the other square. And then you can still walk for 6 minutes to get to the other and of the Wenceslas square, but at least you are there.

It can also be nice to know that the annual Christmas market at the Wenceslas square is arranged at the start of the square, the part closest to the Old Town square.


Other cool things to do in the area!

If you are in the area of the Wenceslas square, why not enjoy our authentic Czech Beer dinner which is arranged only a few hundred meters from the square? You can read more about the beer dinner here.

Another idea is to join in on a river cruise in Prague. The tours we can help you arrange have their pick-up point in Na Prikope (the street at the start of the Wenceslas square), meaning they are also very close to the Wenceslas square.

Look around in the Prague Guide and be inspired as you plan your trip to Prague!

Why was the Czech Beer Festival canceled in 2019?

One of the biggest and most popular festivals in Prague is the Czech Beer Festival. This has been an event lasting for 2 1/2 week every year in Prague, and it has brought tens of thousands of people to the city. It has also been listed as one of the top 40 festivals to experience in Europe and it has been featured in Lonely Planet and other travel magazines. So, why was the Czech Beer festival canceled in 2019?

There was quite a lot of information available about the cancelation to those who understand the Czech language, but if you don’t, you have probably had a hard time finding information about what happened in 2019, and whether or not it will influence the beer festival in 2020 or not.

Czech Beer festival 2017
Information about the Czech Beer Festival 2017

So, what happened with the Beer Festival in 2019?

The answer can be found in a blog post posted in January 2019, written by the creator and mastermind behind the festival, In the post, she wrote something as follows:


“I am sorry that I have to write it, but I decided to cancel the Czech Beer Festival 2019 after careful consideration.

Prague 7 City District has long disagreed with the festival on Letna Plain and last week the festival was rejected by the new management of the City of Prague. I cannot or do not want to organize the festival again without the support of these two institutions.

When I started the festival, I had a clear idea where to go and what it was. My goal was to build a unique event, which will be the annual holiday of Czech beer. Because, as one of the festival visitors once told me:

„There is only one word you need to know in Czech… BEER!“

Beer is not a rich alcohol that produces drunks and educates alcoholics. It is our tradition (however it has been abused and distorted for years), our legacy. It is a cultural drink that determines our country so much. Thousands of Czechs take care of his cooking and tens of thousands, perhaps more, take care of him. And they all do it with love and the belief that beer is much more.

That’s why we drew beer in glasses (including the tasting ones), that’s why there was never a single plastic cup at the festival, so we stored the cask in cool containers, so we worked with great Czech breweries of all sizes, flying breweries and even home owners The festival was visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the Czech Republic and around the world. That is why a visit to the Czech Beer Festival is recommended by the famous Lonely Planet travel guide. Because this festival is (was) something more.

I thank all visitors, fans and supporters of the festival, all breweries and other partners for the beautiful years, for all the little things and nice memories!”


So, it has been a matter of politics, about noise, about acceptance from the local government and the neighborhood… and it seems like she (YES, the main organizer is a SHE) got tired and fed up with it. And, she would rather cancel it, than to create an event somewhere else that is very different from the picture and dream she had on her inside.

Other beer programs in Prague

Would you like to taste some Czech beer still? Did you know that you can taste the strongest beer produced in Prague on our traditional and authentic Czech Beer Dinner? Look around here in our Prague Guide for lots of information, good pieces of advice, recommendations, and tips for exciting activities.

There are still other beer festivals taking place in Prague, and in October 2019, you can check the Oktoberfest which is a nice event as well. It cannot be compared to the Czech Beer Festival, but still… it might be worth checking out!

Is Prague a dirty city?

Are you planning a trip to Prague, but you are worried about it being dirty? Have you heard people complaining about the city? What is the truth? Is Prague floating in garbage, or is it really a nice looking and clean city?

There are cities where you walk around and it almost feels as if you are walking on garbage. That might be especially true about Saturday and Sunday morning when the party people have thrown all their garbage on the streets the evening before. Other cities simply doesn’t have a well working litter removal policy, meaning that the garbage cans are packed and the garbage is floating on the street nearby the garbage cans, simply because they are full and people have nowhere else to throw the litter. But, what’s up with Prague? What should you expect in the Czech capital?

Is it much pollution and dirt in Prague?
Is it much pollution and dirt in Prague? Source: Pixabay

Prague and garbage

Many people think that Eastern Europe equals dirt and garbage. But, the fact is that it is often the very opposite that is the truth. How come? In rich nations and in popular nations, they do not really have to do anything, because the tourists will keep coming no matter what.

But, in cities like Prague and other cities in the Eastern Europe, there is a much bigger fight for the tourists. This isn’t only true about the cities themselves, but when you visit a restaurant you will experience the same. The quality and the look of the restaurants is often way cleaner, simply because there is a struggle to survive, and therefore, they feel the need of making it look nice and clean (including the bathrooms).

When you walk the streets of Prague, you will quickly discover that it is almost free of garbage. This has to do with people throwing less garbage on the streets, and also the fact that no garbage on the street makes people watch out so that they do not throw garbage on the street. It is strange, but that is how it works. If you have some garbage in your pocket and it falls on the street next to a cigarette and a chocolate paper, you will leave it there. But, if it falls out of your pocket to the street and it is completely clean, you will most likely pick it up and throw it in a garbage can on the next corner.

Once again – Is Prague a dirty city?

The answer is no! It is, in fact, the very opposite of dirty. Things are clean, the streets are clean, and it looks very nice no matter what time of the year you come. Even during the Christmas markets at the Old Town Square and at the Wenceslas square, they manage to keep the city clean and without much garbage falling to the street.

There is, of course, pollution in Prague. As a result, some of the buildings starts to look a bit dirty and black, even though they might have been shining and beautiful a few decades ago. That is natural and it comes with all the traffic and airport transfers bringing hundreds of thousands of people to and from the city center of Prague every single day.

But, for you as a tourist walking the streets of Prague, you shouldn’t have to suffer much because of pollution or garbage in the streets.

When it comes to the polluted buildings, there is a constant work on renewing and cleaning these buildings, giving them all back their former glory. Besides this, as more and more electric cards and hybrid cars are used in the Czech capital, there is a hope that things will look better and better for every year passing by.

For those worried about the quality of the air in Prague, there isn’t that much to worry about. Luckily, the Old Town is well sealed off from traffic, meaning that you will not bump into a lot of car traffic during your stay (hopefully). If you leave the old town, you will, but as long as you walk around in the walking area of the city, you should be safe!

Oktoberfest in Prague in 2019

Would you like to experience a real Oktoberfest in 2019? Would you like to experience it in Prague and not in Munchen? Well, you have the chance! On October 2nd and 3rd, the annual Oktoberfest will be arranged in the Andelu area of Prague.

The Oktoberfest is based on a German tradition that was started before the wedding of Crown Prince Louis of Bavaria with Teresa of Saxony. The celebration was a big part of the wedding, but after the wedding, the Oktoberfest tradition has kept going.

Oktoberfest in Prague in 2019
Oktoberfest in Prague in 2019

As you would expect at an Oktoberfest, this place will be packed with sausages and tasty beer. But, not the traditional Czech sausages, but those white sausages so famous from Germany. Besides the sausages, you will also be able to taste grilled pig, pretzels and lots of other snacks.

Have you ever dreamt of dressing yourself up in a traditional Bavarian costume? You will get the chance to do so if you visit the Oktoberfest in Prague in 2019. But, you will also get the chance to listen to traditional Oktoberfest music at the stage of the festival area.

Where is Oktoberfest arranged?

Oktoberfest is arranged in the Andelu district of Prague. It is a bit outside the city center, but it is still very easy to get there. You can easily go by trams from the city center to the area.

The location of the Oktoberfest in Prague
The location of the Oktoberfest in Prague

It is completely free to visit the Oktoberfest area in Prague and it is open on October 2nd and October 3rd from 8.00 till 20.00 every single day. I guess the fact that it will close at 20.00 every day is one of the biggest differences from the festival in München, but I guess we will have to live with that.

Other stuff worth doing in Prague

When you come to Prague, make sure to look around here at www.praguepraha.com to get inspiration and find information about other cool events. Did you know that we can help you with private airport transfers from Prague airport? We can also help you taste the strongest beer produced in Prague at our Czech Beer Dinner.

That is why we recommend that you look around here for more information and inspiration.

Enjoy Prague and enjoy the Oktoberfest in 2019!

Prague International Food Festival 2019

Would you like to experience a fantastic mixture of cultures and food at one and the same place in Prague? Come to the city and visit Žluté lázně between October 11th and October 13th, and you will for sure have fun and be able to taste lots of food.

Prague International Food Festival
Prague International Food Festival

As you visit the festival area during the International Food Festival, you will be able to eat a slice of real Italian pizza in one place. But, as you move on, you can suddenly taste some real delicious Asian food, before you move on and eat a juice American burger, and then go ahead and try some real Czech cuisine. If you come to the International Food Festival, you can try it all!

The center of the festival is a big stage on which you can listen to all sorts of music. Here you can listen to Mexican Mariachi music, followed by some Chanson music from France, and then some interesting dulcimer music. But, there will also be samba dancing and more going on at the stage. And, we almost forgot… here you will be able to learn how to throw the pizza around as you prepare it, there will be competition (who can eat a hamburger fastest), and lots of other stuff. There will also be animators taking care of kids, and several children-friendly activities on the spot.

Where is the festival arranged?

The International Food Festival is arranged at Žluté lázně, an area in the fourth district of Prague, located next to the Vltava river, but a bit outside the main city center. So, you will not bump into the festival while walking around in the old town of Prague, but it is sure worth a visit if you want to taste and drink and enjoy an area most tourists never visit!

Prague International Food Festival
The location of Prague International Food Festival

We hope you will have a great time as you visit this festival in Prague. If you want to enjoy the city, even more, read about all the river cruises in Prague, our awesome authentic Czech beer dinner, our private airport transfer service and much more here at www.praguepraha.com.

If you want to find other events in Prague, make sure to check what’s on here in our Prague Guide.

The Prague Castle Wine Festival

The annual Prague Castle Wine Festival will be arranged on September 14th and September 15th in 2019. This is a fantastic event for the entire family, and it can freely be visited between 11.00 and 19.00 in the Prague Castle Gardens.

Would you like to tastes local wines? Does it sound better with freshly pressed grape juice (without alcohol)? Or does the sound of local food and drinks sound even cooler?

A map showing the actual festival area in the Prague Castle area
A map showing the actual festival area in the Prague Castle area

The Wine Festival is arranged for the 14th time in 2019. Besides all the food and wine, you will also be able to watch local programs from local artists and have a whole lot of fun in the area.

If you don’t have a lot of time, you can easily combine this with a trip to the castle area itself and the Vitus cathedral, and maybe have your lunch in the festival area.

More about Prague

Do not forget that you can find lots of other interesting information about Prague in our Prague Guide. Maybe you are in need of a driver that will pick you up at the airport and drive you directly to your hotel? Are you worried about the price? We arranged private airport transfers in Prague with set prices, meaning, no worries and just a great start on your trip!

Would you rather enjoy the strongest beer in Prague during a beer dinner? We can help you with that as well!

Does it sound better to enjoy the stunning view of the castle area during a river cruise in the evening in Prague? We can help you with that as well!

Look around in the Prague Guide and let us help your stay become even better!

Kelly Family Prague concert 2020

Would you like to listen to all your favorite Kelly Family songs as the family comes to Prague on February 15th? The Kelly Family will visit Prague during their Over the Hump tour. This will be a great chance to listen to all your favorite songs from this talented family.

The Kelly Family has a very interesting reputation. Some people call The Kelly Family a bunch of strange hippies. Others refer to them as a super-talented family with awesome music.

During their 2020 tour, The Kelly Family will visit lots of cities in Germany. However, The Kelly Family will only visit a few cities outside Germany. Luckily for their fans in the Czech Republic, Prague will be one of them. The evening before The Kelly Family comes to Prague, they will perform in Krakow, and these are the only options you have to see The Kelly Family live outside Germany in this period. If you want to know

The Kelly Family Prague 2020

February 15th, 19.00
O2 Arena

If you want to listen to The Kelly Family elsewhere outside Germany, they will also perform in Zurich on December 22nd (2019), in Antwerpen on January 19th, in Basel on February 7th, and in Rotterdam on February 19th.

Kelly Family concert in Prague 2020
Kelly Family concert in Prague 2020

Other programs in Prague

Would you like to enjoy other cool programs while in Prague? Make sure to read in our Prague Guide to find information about private airport transfers, awesome river cruises with food, an authentic Czech Beer dinner, and other nice activities.

If you want to prepare for your stay in Prague by reading about the popular attractions in Prague, take a look at our attractions section.

We wish you a pleasant stay in Prague!

The best concerts in Prague this autumn!

In the mood for listening to some great music or enjoying some funky grooves while in Prague? Which are the coolest concerts coming up in the Czech capital this autumn? We have the list!

The number one venue for concerts in Prague is the O2 Arena. That is why all the hot-shots have their concerts there. But, who will come this autumn?

Michael Buble will come to Prague this autumn.
Michael Buble will come to Prague this autumn.

There is, however, some exceptions to the rule. While the most popular artists always perform in the O2 Arena, there is one band that will perform elsewhere and that is Metallica. Instead of playing in the O2 Arena, they will play at the Letnany Airport, making sure that even more people can enjoy the concert.

The coolest concerts in Prague during the autumn months of 2019

Metallica – Letnany Airport – August 18th

This is the concert that will welcome the autumn in Prague. If you are a Metallica fan, this is the place to be.

Ariana Grande – O2 Arena – September 8th

Ariana Grande isn’t only beautiful, she has an amazing voice, and the O2 Arena will be packed as she comes to sing at the start of September. Do you have your tickets in order?

Michael Buble – O2 Arena – September 17th

9 days after Ariana Grande has left Prague, a sweet boy will come to town to take her place. If you like Michael Buble, try to buy some tickets as quickly as possible to listen to him in Prague on September 17th.

Eros Ramazotti – O2 Arena – October 22nd

When it is getting colder outside, what feels better than listening to this old guy sing inside the O2 Arena. It will for sure warm the hearts of many women, and especially as he brings forth some of those old hits.

Andrea Bocelli – O2 Arena – November 30th

What better way to get the Christmas market period in Prague started than with Andrea Bocelli in the O2 Arena. This will be a highlight for those in love with his voice and his way of performing.


These are some of the concert highlights in Prague this autumn. If you want to enjoy even more programs, make sure to read about all those river cruises in Prague here in our Prague Guide. We can also help you with private airport transfers, beer dinner, and other programs, so look around here at praguepraha.com for tips and advice.

If you know of other programs or events in Prague worth recommending, write a comment to share the info with our readers!

The Christmas Markets in Prague in 2019

The dates for the Christmas markets in Prague in 2019 are finally here. Are you planning to visit Prague for the annual Christmas markets in 2019? Find the dates and all other information you need about the Christmas markets here.

It always feels strange to start writing about the Christmas markets in Prague in the middle of the summer, but that is normally when the dates for the Christmas markets are released, and thus, we have to leave our summer atmosphere and think of cold weather, hot wine, and Christmas markets instead. So, what are the dates for the Christmas markets in Prague in 2019?

Christmas market dates in Prague 2019
Christmas markets in Prague in 2019 – Source: Pixabay

Dates for the 2019 Christmas markets in Prague

  • Christmas market at the Old Town Square
    November 30th, 2019 – January 6th, 2020
  • Christmas market at the Wenceslas square
    November 30th, 2019 – January 6th, 2020

These are the dates that you need to pay attention to. You will find all sorts of dates and information on other websites, but these are the official dates, so when you book your flight ticket or reserve a hotel room, make sure that you spend some days in Prague during the actual dates of the Christmas markets.

You might find some smaller markets around here and there in Prague, but these are the two biggest and most popular markets. You should be aware of the fact that it can get really crowdy at these markets, especially on the opening day of the Christmas markets, and also during the evenings.

If you want to know even more about the Christmas markets in Prague, check the following article. We also recommend that you check our article with practical advice to everyone coming to Prague for the Christmas markets.

Are you looking forward to the Christmas markets in Prague? Are you coming for the first time, or are you following a habit of always visiting Prague before Christmas?

Brewery dinner, river cruises and excursions

There are some activities in Prague only available for a certain period of time. Such can be a concert, a festival or maybe an exhibition. Luckily there are some programs available all the year around in Prague, and in this article you can read about some of them!

If you are looking for some cool activity to do in Prague maybe in January, or in some totally different month, then you will find some suggestion here in this list. Read more about the activities you are interested in, and if you find something interesting, go ahead and book your Prague activity today!

All year events in Prague

Prague activities all the year around!

Check our Prague calendar

First of all you should check out Prague calendar. In the calendar you will find information about different activities taking place in Prague, so of course you should check this list for information about things going on in Prague while you are in town. Check the events calendar here.

Brewery dinner

The Czech Republic and Prague is well known for their beers. That is why you should take this chance and visit a brewery in Prague making the strongest beer in town with an alcohol content more than 12%. Taste this and two other beers, combined with a three course dinner! Read more about the beer dinner here.

River Cruise

The River Vltava is a beautiful attraction in the middle of Prague, and the best way to experience it is walking across the Charles Bridge, or from a boat, on a so called river cruise. The nicest way to experience the river is in the evening, but there are also cruises taking place during the day. Read more about river cruises here.

Guided tour

If you come to Prague for the first time you should, of course, join in on a guided tour. There are shorter trips, longer trips, combined trips where you do a river cruise combined with a guided tour with a bus, and lots of options. Read more about the guided tours in Prague here. You can also read about excursions to Pilsen and the Pilsner Brewery and an excursion to the Terezin Concentration camp at the guided tours page.

Private airport transfers

Did you know that we can help you get safely and efficiently from Prague airport to your hotel in the city-center. We have fixed pries that do not change depending on your amount of luggage, and you always know before exactly how much you need to pay. You do not even have to pay the full amount beforehand, but only a small amount to fix the booking, and the rest is to be paid directly to the driver. Doesn’t that sound smooth? Read more about the airport transfers in Prague right here.