Prague historical tram (line 91)

If 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 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)

What to do in only one day in Prague?

If you spend only one day in Prague, just as a stop-over, or if you spend a week-end but also want to go out and enjoy Prague’s night life, here below is what you should not miss:

Prague castle’s visit (Prazsky hrad)

If you get in by the main entrance (Hradcanske namesti) you’ll pass through the castle’s main gate, “Matthias gate”. There, the changing of the guard takes place every hour. Then, get to the 2nd courtyard and you’ll get to St Vitus Cathedral through a small passage. Unfortunately, you’ll have to get a ticket to see the inside of the cathedral (used to be free for a part of it…). Walk down through the 3rd courtyard to the Golden Lane, a very small street, Kafka used to stay in one of these small houses. Now, it’s mainly souvenir shops and tourists… but still, worth having a look.

Charles bridge

Walk down the castle to Malostranske namesti, so as to get to Charles bridge (Karluv Most), more than 600 years old ! There are 30 statues on the balustrade, on each side of the bridge. In summer, you can climb up into the old bridge towers and enjoy the view (an adult ticket should be approximately 2 EUR).

The old town square

Cross the bridge and walk to the Old Town Square (Staromestské namesti), where you’ll see the famous astronomical clock. Every hour, you’ll see tons of tourists waiting for the hourly show (puppets going out). If you stay there to watch it, beware of the pickpockets! There are not that many but better be cautious.

After this long walk, you can get to the nearest local pub to enjoy a nice Czech beer… but avoid the old town square, unless you’re ready to pay more than the normal price 😉