Around Prague Tips from LOC

Prague this is not only Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and Old Town Square with astronomical clocks. Here we would like to give you some tips for walks and discovering hidden places from tourist crowds.

Vysehrad Castle

  • Next to Prague Congress Centre you can find Vysehrad Castle (10 min walk) with amazing views to the whole Prague district and Vltava River. An ideal place for morning, lunch break or evening walk during the conference.
  • This place served as the first headquarters of Czech princes in the Prague region founded in about the 7th century. The visitors of the Vysehrad Castle can also visit the Slavin Cemetery, which is a resting place of many greats of the Czech culture, including Bedrich Smetana, Antonín Dvorak, Alfons Mucha, Karel Capek and many others.
  • Moreover, there is beautiful „Beer Garden“ called „Na Hradbach“. Cheap beer and a good Balkan grill.

Karlov

Another short walk. Cross Nuselsky Bridge (only right side is open for pedestrians at the moment) and visit Karlov with famous church „Nanebevzetí Panny Marie a sv. Karla Velikého v Praze na Karlově“. It’s a quiet place.

Panoramatic Views

We also recommend you other panoramic views other than one from Prague Castle.

  • Vysehrad – for details see above
  • Dancing House – try the terrace at the top of the Dancing House, the architectural style is from Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunic.
  • Petrin and Petrin tower – you can use the funicular for free with your Transport Weekpass.
  • Letna Hill – especially from the place of the former Stalin´s statue (today a Metronom) – there is a bar as well or from the beer garden at „Letensky zamecek“.
  • Vítkov – at Zizkov you can find National Monument with Zizka Statue (leader of Hussites during Bohemian Reformation). The monument also includes the Ceremonial Hall and an exhibition entitled the Crossroads of Czech and Czechoslovak Statehood.
  • TV tower at Zizkov – this is remarkable place with nice statues of climbing babies from David Cerny. It features new interiors and excellent views
  • Riegerovy Sady at Vinohrady – next to TV tower, at the opposite cite of the city centre from Prague Castle.

Outside the City Centre

We would like to recommend you Prague districts next to the city centre where we live and meet with our families and friends. In those districts, you can find nice cafeterias, bars, very good restaurants, mostly with fair prices and good/high quality.

  • Vinohrady and Vrsovice – around Namesti Miru square, Jiriho z Podebrad square and Francouzska street – A line
  • Karlin – a district with huge progress after the flooding in 2002 – around Sokolovska street and Karlinske Namesti – C and B line
  • Dejvice – around Hradcanska metro station and Dejvicka street – A line
  • Smichov and Andel – newly developed district at brownfields – B line
  • Zizkov – a well-known district for the number of bars, pubs, bistros – between Vinohrady and Karlin

Náplavka

This is our street/river party place. Just walk from Prague Congress Centre to the river side and go downstream. This section of the river side is full of bars and boat bars. The opening hours and number of parties are weather related. During September evenings keep warm clothes.

Troja and Stromovka Park

Downstream near the WWTP you can find on the right side of the river Troja district with Prague’s famous Zoo, Botanical Garden and Troja Chateau. On the other side (left river side) in direction of the city centre there is beautiful and large park called Stromovka.