Category Archives: SIGHTSEEING, CULTURE

Prague historical tram (line 91)

Prague historical tramIf you’d like to travel in time and discover the old part of Prague, you may hop on Prague’s historical tram (line n°91) that goes from Výstaviště Holešovice to Vozovna Střešovice in 38 minutes.

You don’t have to go all the way from the first stop to the last, and will be able to hop on at your nearest stop, and hop off at any time. Still, you’ll note that these trams only run on week-ends and bank holidays, from 1pm to 5pm, with one departure per hour. You can check the timetable and stops on DPP’s official website.

During your tram ride, you’ll have the opportunity to pass by Republic’s square (Náměstí Republiky), Wenceslas square (Václavské náměstí), the National theatre (Národní divadlo), Národni avenue and Prague castle (Pražský hrad). Tickets, that you can buy on the tram, cost 35 CZK per adult (approx. 1.4 €) and 20 CZK (approx. 0.8 €) for children up to 15 years of age, handicapped people and seniors (older than 70).

If you’re planning a special event, a birthday, a trip with friends or a corporate event, you may also privatize the whole tram, and rent it on an hourly basis. Prices start at 3,800 CZK an hour (for a 24 people group) and you can also book a jazz band to entertain your guests. For more information, have a look at Prague historical tram rental page.

Parks in Prague : Letna, Riegrovy Sady, Stromovka…

Prague parksPrague has many parks and those located in the centre are without surprise the crowded ones during weekends, but also quite busy when you’re lucky enough with weather. Czech people are real sports lovers and you’ll see a number of cyclists, roller bladers and runners each day of the week when weather’s good enough… and in winter time you’ll only see brave people! 🙂

Stromovka, Prague’s largest park

Stromovka is Prague’s largest park (in the centre). There, you can find a small “kiosk” which is open all year round, and where you can buy drinks and snacks. In summer time, a great number of tables are put outside, and you’ll be able to enjoy your beer, grilled food from the barbecue and music as concerts are held on an occasional basis.
You’ll also find in Stromovka a restaurant called Vozovna Stromovka where you can get proper meals. You’ll often see families gathering around as the restaurant is located right next to the playground.
>> How to get there: Vystaviste Holesovice tram stop (n°12, 17 and 24 tram lines)

Letna park, a great view of the city

Letna is certainly the most famous park in Prague, namely thanks to its beer garden and the fantastic view of the city that you can enjoy from there. When in the beer garden, you’ll find plenty of tables where to sit, but in summer make sure you’re there early enough to have a spot to sit – let’s say by 7-8PM. For those who’d like something a bit more upmarket, you can a meal and drinks in the nearby restaurant called Letensky Zamecek. The outdoor area is slightly more informal than the indoor part.
>> How to get there:  Letenske namesti tram stop (n°1, 8, 25 and 26 tram lines)

Small parks in Prague

Riegrovy Sady and Havlickovy Sady are two smaller parks but still quite busy as they are near Vinohrady district, where a lot of expats and students live. It’s a very lively district with a great number of restaurants, bars and clubs. if your hotel or apartment is located in the centre, you’ll need to catch the metro to get there, even though you’d probably be better off just going to Letna!
>> How to get there: Namesti Miru metro station, Italska tram stop (n°11 et 13 tram lines)

And finally, Petrin is another nice park : it is a hill located behind Prague’s castle. It will be a perfect place to go if you’d like to enjoy a nice walk on Sunday after a busy day of visits, especially if you’re staying in Mala Strana district.
>> How to get there: Ujezd tram stop (n°6, 9, 12, 14, 20, 22 and 24 tram lines)

Prague half marathon 2010

Looking for something exciting and unusual to do in Prague at the end of March? Try running the half marathon! It takes place on March 27 and you can run either individually or in a team (if you don’t think you can make it the whole distance!).

Prague’s half marathon is definitely a great experience – during the day the old town square is filled with people, animation, music and supporters, and runners will have a chance to run and enjoy Prague’s great city at the same time! 🙂

At this time of the year the temperatures are still quite fresh, which gives you ideal conditions to run. One of the particularities of Prague’s half marathon is that you can either run individually or on a relay with your friends (then 3 of you run 5kms and the last one, 6kms), or even with your team, and then each of you will run the full distance.

At the end of the race, you will leave with your medal as well as a Prague’s half marathon bag and an official t-shirt, and shortly after that you receive an email with your official time.

And if you’re not much of a sportswoman or sportsman, it’s still good fun to go to cheer and enjoy the lively crowd!

To get more information, have a look at Prague’s marathon official website >>