Reasons to Visit Prague in the Summer

You cannot go wrong visiting Prague in the summer, especially if you like being around people – lots and lots of people. Charles Bridge in the summer is a meat-grinder – hordes of people entering the bridge on either end are pressed and ground together at its centre. All the little narrow streets are bulging at the seams. You will see all types of amusing people from all over the world walking around with maps in their faces and cameras over their shoulders. Most of them are in a good mood and happy to be where they are.

The old castles and churches provide a cool break from the hot sun. There are benches all over the city for you to just sit and watch the people walk by. There are lawns, parks and even the King’s Garden for you to just lie down and rest your cobblestone-weary feet. There is nothing better on a summer day than walking up the little hill toward the castle, finding a patch of grass, lying back with your arms behind your head and enjoying a complete view of the city.

And don’t forget the beer. Compared to most beer around the world, which is heavily carbonated, Czech beer is not, so it goes down smoothly. With a little sweat on your forehead, nothing makes you feel better than holding a frosty glass in your hand and letting the beer flow over your palate and down the pipe to cool the insides. Sit back, let the sun shine down, listen to the music, let your mind wander and have a Pilsner. Prague in the summer can’t be beaten.

Throughout the summer there are music shows, opera shows, festivals, riverboat rides, beaches on the river, gardens and restaurant patios. It’s a party among ancient buildings that have celebrated summer many, many times before.

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Public and School Holidays

Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays mean most banks and offices will be closed. Ordinary shops also close on Sundays and public holidays, while supermarkets and shopping centres often stay open. It’s no problem on these days to visit a concert, exhibition, restaurant or bar.