Spring is a magical time of year in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. After months of cold and dark winter weather, the city comes alive with colorful blooms, warm sunshine, and an infectious energy that’s hard to resist. If you’re planning a trip to Prague during the spring months, you’re in for a treat. Here’s what you can expect to see and do.
Historical Parks and Gardens of Prague are open from april 1st
As the official opening of the summer season has started on April 1st, I would like to invite you to visit the beautiful parks in Prague. The city is home to many stunning green spaces that are perfect for picnics, walks, or simply relaxing in the sun.
So why not take advantage of the upcoming summer season and visit one of Prague’s many beautiful parks? Whether you’re a nature lover, history buff, or just looking for a relaxing day out, Prague’s parks have something to offer everyone.
Petřín Hill under the Prague Castle
First and foremost, spring in Prague is all about the cherry blossoms. These delicate pink flowers bloom in the middle of April and create a stunning canopy over many of the city’s parks and gardens. One of the best places to see the cherry blossoms is at the Petřín Hill near Prague Castle, where you’ll find a grove of over 40 cherry trees that were gifted to the city by the Japanese ambassador in the 1990s. It’s a breathtaking sight, and one that’s not to be missed. Located just a short walk from the city center, Petřín Hill offers sweeping views of the city and the surrounding countryside. In the spring, the park is filled with blooming trees and flowers, making it a great place for a leisurely walk or picnic. One of the highlights of Petřín Hill is the Petřín Lookout Tower, which offers stunning panoramic views of the city from its top.
Vrtba Garden – a Hidden Gem of Baroque Prague
Another must-visit park in Prague is the Vrtba Garden. This beautiful baroque garden is located in the Lesser Town area of the city and features ornate statues, fountains, and beautifully landscaped gardens. In the spring, the garden is filled with blooming flowers and trees, making it an idyllic spot for a relaxing stroll or a romantic picnic.
Kampa Park – Green & Art on One Place
If you’re interested in seeing some of Prague’s famous landmarks while also enjoying some time in nature, be sure to visit Kampa Park. This beautiful park is situated on an island in the Vltava River and offers stunning views of the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and the Old Town. In the spring, the park is filled with blooming cherry trees, making it a particularly picturesque spot for a walk or a picnic. The Kampa Museum is a modern art museum located on the banks of the Vltava River in the heart of Prague. The museum is housed in a restored mill building and features an impressive collection of contemporary art from Central Europe, including works by prominent Czech artists such as František Kupka and Josef Čapek. In addition to its impressive art collection, the Kampa Museum also offers stunning views of the Charles Bridge and the historic center of Prague. Whether you’re an art lover or simply looking for a unique cultural experience, the Kampa Museum is definitely worth a visit while exploring the city.
Stromovka and ZOO
For those interested in exploring some of Prague’s more off-the-beaten-path parks, Stromovka Park is a great option. This large park is located in the northern part of the city and features beautiful walking paths, lakes. In the spring, the park is filled with blooming trees and flowers, making it a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city center. Just across the river from Stromovka you find Prague ZOO.
The Prague ZOO is a must-visit destination for animal lovers traveling to Prague, especially during the spring season. The zoo is home to over 5,000 animals from over 600 species, and in the spring, the zoo comes alive with the birth of many new animal babies, including zebras, giraffes, and even elephants. Visitors can also enjoy the blooming cherry blossoms and other colorful flowers throughout the zoo’s beautifully landscaped grounds. Whether you’re traveling with family or simply looking for a unique outdoor experience, the Prague ZOO is a great destination to enjoy the beauty of nature and the wonder of animals in the springtime.
Prague Castle Gardens
The Prague Castle Gardens are a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Prague. These stunning gardens offer breathtaking views of the city and feature beautifully landscaped grounds, fountains, and ornate statues. Whether you’re looking to relax in a peaceful natural setting or take in some of Prague’s most iconic landmarks, the Prague Castle Gardens are a must-visit attraction. So be sure to add them to your itinerary while exploring the city.
Letna Park – a Stunning View of Prague
Letna park is another must-visit green space in Prague. Located in the Holesovice district, the park offers breathtaking views of the Vltava River and the Old Town. It features a large open space for sports activities, as well as a beer garden and a popular skate park. From the park’s terrace, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the Vltava River, the Old Town, and Prague Castle. It’s a popular spot for photographers and tourists alike, who come to capture the beauty of the city from this unique vantage point. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a picnic, go for a jog, or simply take in the stunning views, Letna Park is a must-visit destination in Prague. So be sure to add it to your itinerary while exploring the city.
Prague Botanical Garden – Home of 20.000 Plant Species
Finally, the Prague Botanical Garden is a must-visit destination for nature lovers. Located in the Troja district of the city, the garden features over 20,000 plant species from all over the world, including a massive greenhouse filled with tropical plants and a Japanese garden complete with a koi pond. In the spring, the garden is filled with blooming flowers and trees, making it an idyllic spot for a relaxing stroll or a picnic
…. and much more Gardens to be Explored
In addition to the cherry blossoms, there are plenty of other gardens and parks to explore in Prague during the spring months.
Riegerovy sady is located in the Vinohrady district and offers a large open space for sports activities, picnics, and relaxation. In the summer, the park also has a beer garden, which is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike to enjoy a refreshing drink on a sunny day.
Vojanovy sady is a smaller park located near Charles Bridge and offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. It features beautifully manicured gardens, fountains, and a small pond, making it a great spot for a relaxing stroll or a romantic picnic.
Parukarka park is located in the Žižkov district and offers stunning views of the city. The park features winding trails, hills, and a large open space for sports activities. It’s also home to the popular “Zizkov Television Tower,” which offers panoramic views of the city from its observation deck.
Perfect Place to Stay while in Prague
Spring is a wonderful time to visit Prague. From the cherry blossoms to the city’s many parks, museums, and galleries, there’s no shortage of things to see and do. So pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready to explore this beautiful city in all its springtime glory.
If you’re planning a trip to Prague and looking for a comfortable and convenient place to stay, look no further than Charles Bridge Hostel and Apartments. Our hostel and apartments are located just a short walk away from all of the city’s beautiful parks and gardens, including Prague Castle gardens, Vrtba garden, Petrin hill or Kampa park.
For guests who want more comfort and space, we offer fully equipped spacious apartments in our White Swan Boutique Apartments, located just a stone’s throw away from the Charles Bridge. You’ll be able to enjoy all the comforts of home while exploring one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.
Our friendly staff are always on hand to provide you with local recommendations and insider tips on the best things to see and do in Prague. And with our unbeatable location and affordable prices, you won’t find a better place to stay in the city.
So why wait? Book your stay at Charles Bridge Hostel and Apartments today and experience the beauty of Prague from the comfort of your own home away from home.