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 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?

Czech Beer Festival 2019

Would you like to visit Prague for the Czech Beer Festival in 2019? When will it be arranged? Here you can find the dates for the festival and much more!

Until now, the Czech Beer Festival has lasted for 17 days and started quite early in May. But, from 2019 changes are coming. It will start one week later than it normally does, and it will last almost two weeks more. In other words, in 2019, you can enjoy the Czech Beer Festival for an entire month!

czech beer festival 2019
Dates for the Czech Beer Festival in 2019

Dates for the Czech Beer Festival in 2019

Start: May 16th, 2019
Last day: June 15th, 2019

Would you like to know more about the location of the festival, the entrance fees, and other practical information? Check out dedicated page to the Czech Beer Festival!

Would you like to taste a whole lot of amazing Czech beer, but not at the beer festival? Take a part in our Czech Beer Dinner taking place in a fantastic and authentic local restaurant in the center of Prague!

Easter Market in Prague 2019

Would you like to enjoy the Easter Market in Prague in 2019? Here are the dates and more information about this upcoming event!

The Christmas markets in Prague are amazing. The Easter markets might not be just as nice, simply because it is more sun and brighter, which means you miss out on the beautiful market by night feeling. But, still – the Easter Markets in Prague are absolutely worth visiting!

Easter market in Prague in 2019
Come to Prague for the Easter Markets in 2019 – Pixabay

Easter Market dates for Prague in 2019

In 2019, the Easter Markets in Prague will be arranged between April 7th and April 28th. The main markets will be located at the Old Town Square and at the Wenceslas square, both located in the heart of Prague!

At the Easter Market you can buy all sorts of handicraft, but for most people, it is all about eating and drinking lots of traditional and tasty food and drinks!

The stands at the Easter Market normally open around 10.00 in the morning, and they remain open until quite late in the evening, also depending on the amount of people actually visiting the Easter markets.

Looking for more programs in Prague?

Do not forget to arrange with your airport transfer in Prague before arrival! And, if you want to secure yourself a spot on a nice river cruise in Prague, read more about how it can be done in this article!

Prague Coffee Festival 2018

In 2018, Prague Coffee Festival will be arranged for the seventh time in Prague. This is the number one place for coffee lovers, professional baristas, coffee shop owners, coffee “beginners”, and everyone else to meet up and to learn more about their passion.

The first Coffee Festival was arranged in 2012. It was created to promote coffee culture, and to be a place of getting together for those in love with coffee.

Drinking a good quality coffee today isn’t as easy as it once was. There are lots of techniques in use, and there are new trends, also in the brewing business. At the Coffee Festival in Prague you will get a chance to learn more about the different techniques, and of course taste the best coffees available in Prague at the moment.

Prague Coffee Festival

Prague Coffee Festival 2018

October 20th – October 21st
Location: Pražská tržnice

There will be an entrance fee to take part in the festival (at least they mention tickets at their homepage). These are not available for sale yet, but visit the website as the festival dates draw near.

Would you like to check out the Coffee Festival? Or are you more interested in events like the Signal Festival?

You can read more about events and happenings in Prague here in our Prague Guide. For an up to date calendar, check out what’s on in Prague at the moment!

Have some leftover time in Prague?

Do you have too much time for your stay in Prague (is that even possible)? You could consider a day excursion to some other city in the Czech Republic as well. There are lots of destinations worth visiting, for example, Pilsen, Cesky Krumlov, Brno, and many others!

 

Magic lights all across Prague

Would you like to see Prague in a way few tourists will ever see it? Come to Prague for the Signal Festival, arranged for the sixth time in October 2018. 

In the days from October 11th till October 14th (Thursday to Sunday), the city of Prague and many of its building will be turned into masterpieces of light in the evenings. The Signal Festival will be arranged for the sixth time in Prague. The festival calls itself the largest cultural festival in the Czech Republic, and it supposedly caused more than 2 million people to attend one of its events during the five years it has existed so far. Most of the things happening can be seen for free, and the event is sponsored by the local and the national government (among others).

Having a hard time understanding what the Signal festival is about? Take a look at the pictures and get a better understanding.

From the Signal festival in Prague - Picture by Jan Tichy
From the Signal festival in Prague – Picture by Jan Tichy

Picture made by Duzan Vondra
Picture made by Duzan Vondra

The Old Town Square in Prague during the Signal festival - Picture by Jan Tichy
The Old Town Square in Prague during the Signal festival – Picture by Jan Tichy

Does it sound and look nice? This is a perfect chance for the creative artists of the Czech Republic to live out their creativity. It is also the chance for photographers to practice their skills and to make awesome photos.

We hope you will use this chance to visit Prague. For more information about other programs in Prague, check this link. Would you like to enjoy an airport transfer, a river cruise, a beer dinner or maybe some other program while in Prague? Click the links for more information.

We wish you a pleasant stay in Prague. If you have further comments or questions, use the comment field and share your thoughts.

Christmas markets in Prague in 2018

Prague has some amazing Christmas markets, and the most famous of them all are located at the Wenceslas Square and at the Old Town Square.

At these Christmas markets you can buy all sorts of products, most of them hand-made, and nice to bring home as souvenirs. There are also lots of stands at which you can buy traditional Czech food and drinks, and of course sweet stuff like chimney cakes, Czech muffins, and more!

Christmas market dates in Prague 2018
Christmas markets in Prague in 2018 – Source: Pixabay

Prague Christmas markets in 2018

The Christmas markets in Prague will open on December 1st in 2018, and they will stay open until January 6th in 2019. That means that they open later than most other markets in Europe, but they stay open for a longer time.

It is important to know that the Christmas markets in Prague are extremely popular. You should be prepared for giant crowds, and you will often walk in a line as you walk in the small streets connecting the Christmas market at the Old Town square with the Christmas market at Wenceslas square.

Would you like to know even more about the Christmas markets in Prague? Read our article dedicated to the Christmas markets of Prague.

And do not forget to be early with your bookings in this period. With tens of thousands of tourists coming to town, it can often get packed at beer dinners, river cruises, and other similar programs. We normally have capacity for airport transfers all the time, but it never hurts to book your airport transfer well in advance either! Look around in the Prague Guide for further information!

Vegefest 2018 in Prague

Are you a vegetarian? Then you should visit Vegefest 2018 in Prague. Are you interested in self-sustaining living? Vegefest 2018 is for you!

Vegefest 2018

Vegefest is an annual event in Prague that is arranged in the Vysehrad Castle. It will be for the 8th time in 2018, and it is getting more and more attention. It is very important to understand that Vegefest isn’t a festival for vegetarians only, as the festival give a lot of focus also on the topic of sustainable living. Some of the topics that will be covered in the different workshops during the festival are permaculture, zero waste, alternative sources of energy, and other similar cultures. These are very interesting and very important topics in today’s world, making this a place worth visiting, also for meat-lovers like us (Prague Guide editors).

As a visitor to the Vegefest, you can buy tasty vegetarian food, or maybe drink some biological and vegan smoothies or other drinks. But, do not forget to check out the different workshops to learn more about living an alternate life that is better for yourself, your surroundings, and for the universe itself.

There is an entrance fee to enter the festival area, and it will cost 100 CZK. Included in the entry fee is the necessary cutlery which is made of bamboos.

Doesn’t Vegefest sound like a cool place to visit during your stay in Prague? We love the Burgerfest 2018, but this sounds like a just as interesting festival. You can learn more about the festival at http://www.vegetarianskyfestival.cz/en/home-en/

The event will take place on September 29th and September 30th in Prague.

What do you think? Are you planning on visiting Vegefest? Have you been there before? Write comments, questions or whatever is on your heart in the comment field!

Burgerfest Prague 2018

Are you a fan of hamburgers? Do not miss out on the Burgerfest 2018 which will be arranged in Prague on September 8th and 9th.

Have you tasted a Big Mac and now you believe that you know everything there is to know about hamburgers? You are very, very, very wrong! If you come to Burgerfest 2018 in Prague, you will understand what we are talking about.

This is supposedly the largest hamburger festival in all of Europe, so all hamburger lovers should come to this place. Not only can you taste fantastic burgers, but you can also enjoy concerts on both days. The most famous artist to perform is Lord Bishop. Besides him. you can also listen to Monna Abraxas and quite some others.

Come to Burgerfest 2018 in Prague
Burgerfest 2018 –Source of the photo

The Burgerfest has been an annual event in Prague since 2012, and it is running under the auspices of the US Embassy. It should also be mentioned that the BBQ Pit Boys in the USA is supporting the event.

One of the goals of the festival is to show that hamburgers are much more than cheap and poor fast food. This is the place for those who want real quality as they eat the hamburger.

Looking forward to Burgerfest 2018?

The entrance fee is 100 CZK. You will then be entitled to enter the festival area on both days. It is free to enter for children under 120cm, and those who are disabled.

The festival area is open from 10.00 till 23.00 in the evening on Saturday, and from 10.00 till 20.00 on Sunday.

Burgerfest 2018 is arranged in Exhibition Ground Holesovice in Prague. You can travel to the area by tram 12, 17, and 24.  You can also travel to the area with metro C to the stop „Nádraží Holešovice.“

Ready for some good hamburgers? We are!

You can find more information about other events in Prague right here.