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 2020 in Prague

Are you a vegetarian? Then you should visit Vegefest 2020 in Prague. Are you interested in self-sustaining living? Vegefest 2020 is for you!

Vegefest 2018

Vegefest is an annual event in Prague that is arranged in the Vysehrad Castle. It will be for the 10th time in 2020, 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, 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 dates for Vegefest 2020 are not official yet, but we will update the article as soon as it turns official!

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 2020

Are you a fan of hamburgers? Do not miss out on the Burgerfest 2020 which will be arranged in Prague on September 5th and 6th.

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 2020 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. Every year some quite famous artists show up, so you for sure have something to look forward to.

Come to Burgerfest 2020 in Prague
Burgerfest 2020 –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 2020?

Dates for BurgerFest 2020: September 5-6, 2020

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 2020 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.

Free concerts in the Wallenstein Garden in Prague

Would you like to enjoy a free concert in Prague in a beautiful environment? Every Thursday between August 16th and September 20th you can do so in the Wallenstein Garden.

The concert will be arranged at 17.00 every Thursday in this period, and it is free to enter the concert area.

The Wallenstein Garden can be found at the following address:

Wallenstein Garden (Valdštejnská zahrada), Letenská, Praha 1

wallenstein garden

As you can see on the map, the Wallenstein Garden is located in a beautiful area of Prague, so we recommend that you come early so that you will have time to look around before the start of the event.

For information about other events taking place in Prague, check out what’s on in Prague!

French market in Prague

For the tenth year, visitors to Prague can enjoy the French Market in Prague in the period between July 11th and July 15th.

During these days, visitors to the Kampa area (close to the Charles Bridge) can get a taste of French culture. Not only can they taste lots of French wine, including organic wine, but they can also taste and buy French oils, French food like cheese, sausages, ham, and of course the delicious pancakes), and so much more. It is a delightful place to go if you want a taste of France in the Paris of the East.

French Market in Prague

There will also be lots of French music and artists performing during the festival, so you can easily spend hours in the festival area as you drink, eat, and listen to all sorts of French music.

 

Blockchain as a Business in Prague

There is a group arranging blockchain events regularly in Prague, and on March 1st they will host an event titled: “Blockchain as a Business – International Insights.”

The host of the event is Prague Blockchain Meetup, and the goal is to let people interesting in the blockchain industry get more information and learn more about the development within the business, and the opportunities waiting for business leaders in the industry.

Blockchain meetup in Prague

The event on March 1st will have the following program:

16:00 – 16:05 Opening remarks

16:05 – 16:20 Daniel Gasteiger will present Procivis and Valid platforms – Procivis AG, Switzerland

16:20 – 16:35 Shaul Lifshitz will present the Israeli fintech and blockchain ecosystems and opportunities – Israel – Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry & ScoutX, Israel

16:35 – 16:50 Vojtěch Makovec will present legal issues of blockchain, ICO & crypto transactions – Rutland Jezek law Firm, Czechia

16:50 – 17:05 Martin Houska will present Tax and accounting impacts of blockchain transaction, cryptocurrencies trading and their derivatives to EU/off shore companies – Acredos Tax Firm, Czechia

17:05 – 17:20 Pavel Kysilka will present on blockchain future business models – 6D Academy, Czechia

17:20 – 17:35 Petr Rokusek will present on blockchain in peer-to-peer energy supply – Nano Energies a.s., Czechia

17:35 – 18:00 Open discussion / open microphone / networks and light refreshments

Would you like to know more about the event? You can check the full description at meetup.com. It is important to understand that even though people might be skeptical to Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the other cryptocurrencies, the blockchain technology is here to stay. That is what you will hear more about if you attend this event as well. But, be aware of the fact that it is almost completely booked, meaning that there are only a few spots left.

Prague Christmas Market 2017

The dates for the Christmas market at the Old Town Square in Prague are official. Come to Prague between December 2nd, 2017 and January 6th, 2018 to experience the fantastic atmosphere and delightful smells of one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the world.

I can almost feel the smell of Christmas and traditional Czech sausages in my nose as I write this article. The magnificent Christmas market at the Old Town Square in Prague is significant to get the Christmas atmosphere into the body. So, why don’t you start planning your Christmas trip to Prague already?

Christmas Market in Prague 2017
Christmas Market in Prague 2017 – By Kajano / Shutterstock

Some people complain and ask why they decide to open the market that late in Prague? It is tradition again. Sometimes they open smaller markets in part earlier, but in general, the big Christmas market at the Old Town Square opens four Sundays before Christmas. You can read more general information about the Christmas markets in Prague in this article.

Christmas markets in Prague 2017

December 2nd, 2017 – January 6th, 2018

Other cool programs in Prague?

Do not forget to book a beer dinner in Prague, a river cruise or maybe a guided tour? You can read more about these and lots of other fantastic Prague programs here in our Prague Guide. And do not waste time at the airport after arrival. Order your airport transfer in Prague through us to get to your hotel as soon as possible, and then to the Christmas market!

 

Andrea Bocelli concert in Prague 2018

Andrea Bocelli live in PragueWant to combine a trip to Prague in May with the annual Marathon, the annual Beer festival and an Andrea Bocelli concert? Sounds like a treat, doesn’t it?

We do not have the dates for the Czech Beer festival yet in 2018, but it will probably be arranged around this period. The annual Wolkswagen Prague Marathon will be arranged one week earlier, meaning that you have time to relax and regain your strength before sitting down to listen to the beautiful tones coming from the mouth of Andrea Bocelli.

In May there are lots of things happening in Prague, so hurry up and do the preparations already. Why not book a nice hotel, reserve a river cruise and set the time for a romantic beer dinner? We can help you out with these and other programs.

Andrea Bocelli Prague 2018

O2 Arena
May 12th, 20.00

Tickets: Viagogo

If you press the ticket link above, do a quick search for Andrea Bocelli. You will then find tickets for all his concerts around the world in 2018, and you can buy tickets for the events that you want to attend. For more information about events taking place in other cities around Europe, visit www.worldcityguides.net.

We wish you a pleasant stay in Prague!

Laver Cup (Tennis)

Laver CupNamed after the famous Rod Laver, the Laver Cup in tennis will be arranged for the first time in 2017. It will be held in Prague and the O2 Arena this year.

The plan with the tournament is that it will be arranged every year, except from the years in which the Summer Olympics are arranged. It will be held two weeks after the US Open, and there will be a total of 12 participants, 6 from Europe and 6 from the rest of the world.

The captains of the two teams are Bjorn Borg (Europe) and John McEnroe (rest of the world). Since this year will be the first year arranging the Laver Cup one can expect even some great names to take part in the cup, and one name that for sure will be there is Rafael Nadal.

Laver Cup will be arranged in the O2 Arena between September 22nd and September 24th. If you want to be there, then you can buy tickets from Viagogo .

For more information about other events and programs in Prague read on in our Prague Guide. To make sure that a driver will wait for you upon arrival, book a Prague airport transfer today. If you are afraid of dehydration, book a beer dinner today instead!

Volkswagen Prague Marathon 2017

Prague Marathon 2017On May 7th in 2017 it is time for the annual Volkswagen Prague Marathon in the beautiful city of Prague. Are you interested in running?

The Volkswagen Prague Marathon has been an event going on since the middle of the 1990s, and it is said to be one of the most beautiful marathon races in the world. Not only is it amazing to run, but you run among some of the most beautiful attractions available in Europe. The race itself starts from the Old Town square, you will see beautiful attractions, and during the race you will even be able to run across the Charles Bridge.

Does it sound cool to participate in the Prague Marathon in 2017? Visit the official website for more info.

More stuff to do in Prague?

For more advises on programs and happenings in Prague, check what’s on in Prague. We can also help you out with river cruises, beer dinners and similar programs, so make sure to look through our Prague Guide as you plan your trip to Prague.