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.

Safe airport transfer in Prague with set prices

Meet Julia! She looks forward to her stay in Prague, but she is a bit worried about the airport transfer. Now she is looking for a solution.

Take a look at the short video above presenting Julia and her quest for a safe airport transfer service in Prague with cheap and fixed prices. If you want to know even more about this service, visit our page for private airport transfers in Prague.

Recommendations for those coming to the Christmas markets in Prague

Are you planning to visit Prague and the beautiful Christmas markets this year? Here are some pieces of advice and recommendations that will help you enjoy Prague even more!

You might not find all the advises suiting you, but there will for sure be some of them that will inspire you or help you in the planning process.

If you have further advice to share or maybe a question, use the comment field at the bottom of this article.

Recommendations to those visiting the Christmas markets in Prague
Recommendations to those visiting the Christmas markets in Prague – By Jiri Foltyn / Shutterstock

Prague Christmas market recommendations

1) Live in the center of Prague

Prague is a big city, and it is a city with hotels and apartments spread around here and there. You might be tempted as you do your booking to reserve space in a cheap hotel. That might be reasonable, but do not forget that if you book a cheap hotel far outside the city center, you will most likely spend the saved amount on cabs and public transportation traveling between the city center and your hotel. And let us not forget, you will also lose valuable time that could be spent doing Christmas market shopping.

If you want to live in a hotel in the heart of Prague, close to the Christmas markets at the Old Town Square and the Wenceslas square, these are hotels you should consider: Hotel Rott, Hotel Melantrich, or Hilton Old Town hotel.

2) Use the local currency

It might be tempting to pay with Euro as it is a currency easier to understand and grasp than the Czech Koruna. But, if you decide to pay with Euro at the Christmas markets and in stores around Prague, you will soon discover that you pay more than you would have if you had used the local currency. As a result, we recommend everyone to pay with card or with the local currency. You can not pay with VISA/MasterCard at many of the stands at the Christmas markets, so when cash is needed, use CZK instead of Euro. The easiest way to get hold of the local currency is by using an ATM. If you decide to use an exchange office instead, we recommend that you compare 2-3 offices and do the exchange at the one with the best rates.

Prague is beautiful before Christmas
Prague is beautiful before Christmas -By Kajano / Shutterstock

3) Do not travel with hand luggage only

We live in a time where we save money by not paying for checked in luggage on our flights. That is fantastic and good, but you will suffer if you come to Prague without any checked in luggage. Well, you do not need checked-in luggage as you come to Prague, but you will for sure want to have checked in luggage on your return. At the Christmas markets and in the local stores you will find lots of products that you want to bring home. Maybe you want to bring samples of Czech beers? You cannot bring those with you in a hand-luggage! If you decide to buy clothes, bags or maybe some sausage or other cool products, you need the extra space! Take this into consideration as you plan your trip to the Christmas markets in Prague!

4) Arrive with style

Would you like to arrive in Prague with style? Do you want to check in at your hotel as soon as possible? Let us take care of your airport transfer! We can arrange for a normal cab to pick you up at the airport, or we can arrange with a limousine to pick you up. Both transfer types are great, but if you want real Christmas style and make the transfer an experience, you will never forget, the limo transfer is a big hit.

You can read more about airport transfers in Prague right here.

5) Taste things you haven’t eaten before

Life is only as interesting and exciting as we make it. Do not be boring, but open up your mouth to new tastes as you come to Prague. At the Christmas markets, you will find lots of tasty meat, sausages, and sweets. Why not taste them all? Do not eat all the traditional and safe food, but experience tastes and food that you haven’t seen, smelled or tasted before. We believe you will be surprised as you discover that the stuff you haven’t tasted before is really tasty, and you might want to repeat the success day after day at the Christmas markets in Prague.

6) Book the most important activities right away

Tens of thousands of people come to Prague for the sole reason of enjoying the Christmas markets. These people all spend several hours at the Christmas markets, but they also spend time enjoying programs such as river cruises, guided tours, excursions and fine dining at restaurants all around Prague. With such an invasion of tourists, you will often find restaurants to be packed, and it can be hard to find free tables. As a consequence, we recommend that you book the most important activities, events and tables as early as possible. Would you like to go on a river cruise while in Prague for the Christmas markets? Read more about

7) Stay warm

You might be at the most wonderful place on planet, but if you are freezing, you will not have a good time no matter what. When you come to Prague in December you should be prepared for cold temperatures, a cold wind and maybe some snow. If you get a combination of all three at the same time, you are likely to feel very cold, at least if you did not follow this advice: Bring warm clothes with you to Prague! You can not enjoy the Christmas markets in Prague if you are freezing. You should rather bring to much warm clothes. Some ladies will on purpose bring to little, giving them an excuse to do some extra shopping, but if you want to avoid those bonus visits to the fashion stores in Prague, bring clothes with you from home!

Christmas markets in Prague
Do not miss out on the Christmas market at the Old Town Square – By S-F / Shutterstock

8) Watch out for your belongings

The Old Town Square is often packed with people, and where there are crowds, there are thieves. It isn’t very often you will bump into pick-pockets in Prague, but it happens from time to time, and it can totally destroy your day if you are the unlucky person. Therefore, take care of your belongings and you will have no trouble with pick-pockets as you visit the Christmas markets in Prague or the other popular areas in town.

9) Discover some new areas in Prague

Those who have been to Prague several times might look for inspiration for new programs. Read our article on hidden gems in Prague for you to discover, and you might get some good ideas.

10) Have you got some recommendations and good advice?

Have you been to the Christmas markets in Prague and tasted something you want to recommend to everyone else? Did you experience something you want to tell the world about? Use the comment field beneath to share your thoughts, experiences or to ask your questions!

Hidden gems in Prague to discover on your next visit

Have you been to Prague several times? Have you seen the Charles Bridge, the Vitus Cathedral and the Astronomical clock several times? Would you like to discover something new?

Prague is a magnificent city, with some magnificent attractions. If you have not visited the town yet, you should of course discover the main attractions of the city first, like the Charles Bridge, the Vitus Cathedral, the Astronomical clock and some more sights. Are you among those people who have already seen these sights, and now long for more? Here we will present to you 10 hidden gems in Prague that you might want to discover during your next trip to the beautiful city.

Nine hidden gems in Prague

 

Divoká Šárka

This is a beautiful area outside the main city of Prague. The area is special for several reasons, but first of all, because of its canyon (gorge). It is named after a warrior named Sarka, who is supposed to have thrown herself into this after she had betrayed her lover Ctirad. In the area, you might also see black woodpeckers. Would you like to take a swim, then you can do so in the outdoor pool.

Divoka Sarka
Divoka Sarka

How can you get to Divoka Sarka? You can travel with the metro to the stop Dejvicka, and from there travel on with bus 119 to Divoka Sarka. You might also travel with tramline 20 or 26 to the stop Divoka Sarka.

John Lennon Wall

Are you fond of graffiti? If your answer is yes, then you should head to the John Lennon Wall which is located in the castle area. Here local people add their paintings and art, and whenever you come, you will see a wall heavily decorated. It is well worth looking at, and it can be found in the street named Velkopřevorské náměstí, very close to the Prague Gallery.

John Lennon Wall
The John Lennon Wall in Prague

Sapa Vietnamese Market

Would you like to do some authentic Vietnamese shopping while in Prague? This is not important on your first trip to Prague, but if you have seen all the important attractions of Prague, this is a cool add-on program. To get to the Vietnamese market, you can travel with metro to the stop Kačerov, and from there you travel with bus 113 to the stop Sídliště Písnice. Another option is to travel with bus 197 from Smíchovské Nádraží (a bus station) to Sídliště Písnice. The place is open every day from 8.00 to 18.00. The exact address of the place is Libušská 319/126 (in the fourth district of Prague). Here you can buy both souvenirs and groceries. Should you get hungry, then there are also places where you can buy some nice Vietnamese food for lunch.

Sapa Market Prague
Sapa Market Prague

Prague metronome

This is a giant monument that was raised in 1991. Earlier a giant Joseph Stalin statue had been on the same spot, but that was destroyed in 1962, and until 1991 the area was left empty. Now this is a place where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of Prague. If you walk on the other side of the river, you can enjoy the view towards the metronome from lots of spots in Prague.

Praha metronom
Prague Metronome

Love locks

The love locks are popular all across the world, and you will find examples of those in Prague as well. There is a small pedestrian bridge close to the John Lennon Wall, and there you will find thousands of these locks. In recent time people have also started with love locks at the Charles Bridge, but the local community really do not like it, and try to remove those. The love locks unfortunately endanger the bridges with their weight, and it would be terrible to see beautiful bridges be destroyed because of love locks. If you come to Prague, feel free to look, but please do not add new locks!

Discover the works of David Cerny

David Cerny is a fantastic artist, and while in Prague, it is recommend discovering his works. Most of these can be discovered here and there while walking around town. David Cerny created three babies climbing the walls of the Zizkov TV tower, which you can see on your trip to the TV tower. During your stay, you will also visit the Wenceslas square, and there you should visit the Lucerna Music Bar. Inside the building, you will find a room in which St. Vitus is riding his horse. It might not sound very special, but the fact that the horse is upside down, will for sure catch your attention.

If you decide to join us for a beer dinner in the street Na Perstyne, you can enjoy another statue. To discover it you will have to look upwards, and you will then discover a man hanging from the roof. The guy is Sigmund Freud, and this is one of the most popular and bizarre works of David Cerny in Prague.

david cerny guide
Where to find the works of David Cerny in Prague – From TerraNovaMag

Would you like to know more about David Cerny and his sculptures in Prague? We recommend that you read this article.

The Magical Cavern

Are you tired of all the traditional art galleries? Why not visit the Magical Cavern in Prague. The artist Reon Argondian decided to make his home his gallery. It is an old mill, which has now become the home of the Kingdom of Argondia. Every wall in this former mill are covered with paintings and sculptures, and if you take a look at the picture beneath you will get a feeling about this place.

The Magical Cavern is located at the Petrin Hill, and the exact address is Petřínské sady 417/5.

Visit the Magical Cavern in Prague
Visit the Magical Cavern in Prague

The Zizkov Tower

We have already mentioned the three babies climbing Zizkov tower. If those do not interest you, then you should simply visit the Zizkov tower because it is interesting. The Zizkov tower gives you a splendid view of Prague, and is probably the best panorama spot of the city. As a result people come here from morning till evening to enjoy the view, but also to enjoy a delicious meal. The restaurant in the tower is known for high quality, and if you want even more luxury, then there is a luxury hotel room (one room only) available in the tower. The entrance fee for an adult is 230 CZK.

At their very own website the Zizkov tower boosts in the following three “awards”:

  • Highest building in Czech Republic
  • The highest observatory in Czech Republic
  • The second ugliest building in the world

To get to the tower, travel with metro line A to Jiriho z Podebrad and enjoy the five minute walk from there.

Prague TV Tower
The second ugliest building in the world?

Visit an art cinema (Bio Oko or Kino Aero)

Prague has some very special cinemas, better known as art cinemas. Here you sit in very different chairs, and the very feeling of it all is old school. They normally have quite a lot of performances available in English, so you should be able to understand what you are actually watching.

The address of Bio Oki is Františka Křížka 15 (seventh district). The address of Kino Aero is Biskupcova 31 (in the third district).

What about using a bicycle while watching the movie?
What about using a bicycle while watching the movie?

Are you ready to discover the hidden beauties of Prague?

These were some hidden gems in Prague. We believe you will be delighted to discover all or some of them. If you have questions related to any of the places mentioned, or maybe want to share some feedback or recommend other hidden gems, use the comment field beneath.

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Day trip to Berlin, Bratislava, Dresden or Vienna from Prague? We can fix it!

Would you like to discover one of the beautiful cities of Berlin, Bratislava, Dresden or Vienna during your stay in Prague? We can help you fix it. Book a personal driver who will take you to the city you desire to visit and enjoy a day discovering even more than just the city of Prague.

Day excursion to Vienna from Prague
Want to do a day trip to Vienna from Prague? Mapics / Shutterstock

Prague is a magnificent city, and it is very centrally located in Europe. For that reason it is perfect to come and visit Prague over and over again. And due to its nice geographical location, it is very easy to visit other great cities in the European Union on day trips from Prague.

Here are some interesting facts that you might find interesting:

  • The distance between Prague and Berlin is only 350km and it can be covered in less than 4 hours.
  • Bratislava is less than 330km from Prague, meaning that you need less than 3,5 hours to get there.
  • Dresden is only 150km from Prague, making it almost a neighbor city which can be reached in less than 2 hours.
  • Vienna is about 300km from Prague and can be reached in about 3,5 hours as well.

Would you like to discover one of these cities during your stay in Prague? Or maybe you want to stay inside the Czech Republic and visit Cesky Krumlov or Brno instead? We can help you out with day trips to those cities as well.

You can read more about these trips, prices and much more at our site for day excursions from Prague.

Free shipping from Amazon.de to the Czech Republic available

For a long time it was hard to order from Amazon and have the goods delivered to the Czech Republic. It just got much easier!

The average person in the Czech Republic prefer the English language to the German language. As a consequence they prefer shopping from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. But, now they should reconsider their shipping and place their orders at Amazon.de instead. Here are the reasons!

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Are you ready for some free shipping from Amazon. de to the Czech Republic! It can be done!

Why you should shop from Amazon in Germany?

  • Since November 2016 you are entitled to free shopping on orders placed on Amazon.de with a total amount exceeding 39 Euro. This amount is around 1050 CZK. If you order for this amount or more you will get free shipping to your home address in the Czech Republic. This is also available for orders sent to Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Hungary and Slovakia. You can read more about it right here.
    It is important that the free shipping is only available for orders dispatched by Amazon.de (and not by other sellers selling their products on Amazon.de)
  • You can now visit Amazon.de in English. You can in other words continue shopping in English at the German Amazon store. You can read more about it in this article. To visit Amazon.de straight away and to shop in English as you visit the German Amazon store, visit Amazon.de in English.
  • Almost all products on Amazon.de can be delivered to Czech Republic. There are some exceptions as Amazon products like their Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Amazon Echo, Kindle, Fire tablets and more can not be delivered the Czech Republic. In such instances you can order to a virtual address in Germany and have them forward the package to your home address in the Czech Republic. You can read more about how this works in this article.

Are you ready to do some shopping from the German Amazon store? We have tried it and it works great, they are quick at delivering and the prices are often even better than you get from the local stores in the Czech Republic. Now before Christmas there are also great discounts available, so why not order your Christmas present from Amazon in Germany this year?

It might not be as cool as buying something at the Christmas market in Prague, but it might be more useful than the products you can buy at the Christmas markets in Prague.

Merry Christmas and happy shopping!

Best activities for families in Prague

Zoo PRagueIn this short article we will list some of the best possibilities for families in Prague during a holiday.

It can sometimes be hard to find activities suitable for the entire family as you plan a trip to Prague. That is why we have written this article, so that you will get advices that will make life easier for you and funnier for the children.

Black Light Theatre (Pražská 55)
Our first favourite place to go with the family in Prague is The Black Light Theatre. The Black Light Theatre is one of the best place in the city for children to have fun. The theatre gives home to several muppet, ballet shows and it also has illusionists and mime artists. The Black Light Theatre is extremely enjoyable even for younger children because of the dancing, the music and the colourful lights.

National Marionette Theatre (Žatecká 1)
The second place from our list is similar to the first one because it is also a theatre. The National Marionette Theatre is a puppet theatre in Prague. The National Marionette gives home to plenty of children shows which is also perfectly suitable for children of all ages and nationalities.

Franciscan Garden (New Town)
Franciscan Garden is our third choice of the activities with children in Prague. The Franciscan Garden is a public park which has a playground for children up to 13 year old. The playground has modern equipments, various slides and swings, a large sandpit and a climbing frame as well. The park is open in the summer from 7 in the morning until 10 in the evening and in the winter it is open daily from 8 in the morning until 7 in the evening.

Cafè Hajek (Havlickova 15)
The fourth activity of the list is a local cafe house in Prague. The Cafè Hajek. Cafè Hajek sells various sandwiches, cakes, different flavoured milkshakes and ice creams as well. Cafè Hajek is just located near to Wenceslas Square just where Franciscan Garden is located.

Prague Zoo (U trojského zámku 3/120)
The last activity from our list is the Prague Zoo. The Prague Zoo is definitely one of the most enjoyable program for children of all age. The zoo is located a few kilometres away from the city centre but it is definitely worth visiting. The zoo has various big cats such as lions, tigers and other traditional animals like elephants, sea lions, giraffes and penguins as well as less common animals.

The most romantic places in Prague

The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is among the nicest, most romantic and most beautiful cities in whole Europe which has countless programs, restaurants and hotels for couples. What could be more perfect than a romantic get away in Prague? So in this article we will introduce you to some of the most romantic spots in the city.

Prague is super romantic
Prague is super romantic

Petrinske Terasy is a restaurant that is located in the most romantic part in the city on the Petrin Hill whit breathtaking view over the Vltava River and the city. It is a perfect place for couples on a summer day when you can sit outside on the terrace having the most beautiful view on Prague. It is also really cosy in the winter with the wooden interior, the fire place and the huge windows which allows the visitors to have a splendid panorama view on the city.

Letna Park is one of the nicest parks in the centre of the city which is located between some busy shopping streets and the Vltava River. What could be more nicer than having a walk or laying in the grass with your loved one?

Petrin Tower is known as the love place in Prague. There is a huge park under the tower with lots of statues of different Czech artists and there is also a statue of K.H.Macha who is one of the most famous Czech poets and a lot of couples kiss on 1st May each year.

Prague has a lot more to offer from the restaurants through the hotels to the various attractions and programs in the city. If you want to know more on Prague check the following site.

Christmas presents to buy in Prague

Give the best presents for Christmas for your loved ones. In this article we will advice you some of the best Christmas presents you can get in the capital of the Czech Republic in Prague.

In Prague there are plenty of various shops, stores and even markets where you can get the most special gifts and souvenirs for Christmas.

Czech garnets

Czech garnets are one of the most popular gifts to give at Christmas. In Prague you can find all the most beautiful garnets jewellery such as rings, bracelets, various necklaces, earrings and cufflinks as well which are really suitable for everyday wear. It is a perfect and a unique present for any of the lady members in the family.

Czech garnets

Glass and crystals

In the city you can also find the famous Czech glass and crystals which can be practical and also decorative. You can find the best glass and crystal at the New Town of the city. The shops sell the most beautiful crystal and glass drinking glasses and you can even find jewellery such as bracelets, necklaces and earrings as well.

Glass and Crystal

Handmade puppets

If you want to buy something really unique try the handmade puppets which can be found in different stores in the city. The puppets are not the cheapest presents but they are sure something special and remarkable. Apart from these there are plenty of other things to get such as the handmade bags, scarfs, hats, gloves, accessories, wooden toys which can be found on the Christmas markets in the city.

Handmade puppets

Hope you have enjoyed the article! Enjoy shopping in Prague and have fun doing so!