Do you know about Petrin Hill? How about Kampa Park? Have you heard about Stromovka Park or Slovanksy Ostrov too? If you haven't, you ought to know that these are some of the best spots to have a picnic in Prague
. Most people only know of the Czech capital for its beautiful castles, grand churches, and storybook-like cobbled streets. There's no doubt that they're all beautiful, but the city has a lot of incredible green spaces too. They're the best places to have a sunny picnic, which is what you'll want to have now and then if you're visiting or living in this bustling metropolis.
Located in the city's center, Petřín Hill is undoubtedly one of the best spots for a picnic in Prague. Its peak is 430-foot-high, offering up the most amazing views of the city. As you enjoy your picnic atop the hill, you can see the historic Czech capital in all its glory. From Prague's beautiful palaces
to the red-roofed buildings, the view is utterly extraordinary. The view of the Vltava River is especially beautiful, practically even soothing with its serene waters. Nearby, there's also the hill's Rose Garden, which is another great place for a picnic.
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Fanciful flowers and exotic trees await those lucky enough to have a picnic in the Petřín Gardens. Located on Petřín Hill, this lush oasis of botanical bliss is one of the most beautiful and even most romantic spots in Prague
. If you want to go on a picnic date with your special someone, this is the perfect place for you. The colorful blossoms that give off a sweet smell in the air make for the most romantic ambiance. Pair that with the stunning views from Petřín Hill and the sun shining down on you and you've got a memorable picnic ahead!
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Vitkov Hill may be known for its national monument, but it's another great place for a picnic in Prague. The monument itself is worth seeing, especially if you're just a tourist. But if you've moved to Prague
, you'll eventually know this hill is perfect for a picnic spot. You may not be able to lay out a blanket on a lush grass field, but the concrete corner is just as nice. It's a small price to pay for a peaceful spot with an awe-inspiring view. Just remember to put on your sunscreen when it's sunny out!
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In the central Vinohrady neighborhood of Prague
, the Rieger Gardens is one of the best green spaces in the city. The place has lots of greenery, from the tall trees that provide ample shade to the well-cut grass perfect for your picnic blanket. Here, you can set up a lovely picnic as the little ones run around and play. If you want, you can also lay out your picnic on the available tables nearby. This makes it easier for you to enjoy your food while still enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.
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If you want your picnic in Prague to have the same sort of grandeur that the city is known for, look no further than Havlíčkovy sady. This Italian Renaissance-inspired park is among the most unique spots in the Czech capital. The central fountain looks straight out of Rome
; very reminiscent of the iconic Trevi Fountain in the center of the Italian capital. Havlíčkovy sady, on the other hand, has its own greenery. It's here where you can have your picnic amidst the fresh air, the beautiful trees, and more. What's not to love?
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What's so great about Letna Park is that it's a city park that looks and feels like a countryside meadow. It's no secret that Prague is a bustling metropolis. If you want to escape all that hustle and bustle, even if it's just for a picnic, then Letna Park is the perfect place. The green space overlooks the Vltava River and there are even tables set by the peak so you can hold your picnic and enjoy the view at the same time. But if you prefer to eat on the ground for a classic picnic experience, the grassy fields are for you.
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Expect Kampa Park to be crowded every spring and summer. This central green space never fails to draw in the city's youth, from international students to young professionals. Don't forget about the hipsters and creatives too! Kampa Park is where most of these people hang out, especially on their days off and on weekends. Here, they put on their picnics filled with snacks and drinks. Some would even play music, make art, and do all sorts of creative things too. Don't worry! Kampa Park is still family-friendly and there are parts of the park where you can take your kids and have a good time.
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95 hectares make up Stromovka Park, the finest nature park in Prague. Its largely rural landscape is a world away from the bustling city parks of the Czech capital. Located in the Bubeneč district, Stromovka Park is still technically a city park. But it's more of a nature park with all its natural wonders with little to no urban distractions. From its lake to its fields, hanging out here will give you a taste of the Czech countryside. It's this soothing serenity that makes it one of the best spots for a picnic in Prague.
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More than just a park, Slovansky Ostrov is a full-blown island on the Vltava River. Even looking at it from the outside, you can already tell that Slovansky Ostrov is full of botanical bliss. The park itself is known for Žofín Palace, a Neo-Renaissance building at the center of the island, but all you can see are the trees that surround it. The grassy fields that make up the palatial estate are where you can have your picnic. It's one of the best places to lay out your blanket and indulge in a feast all while enjoying some peace.
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Want to have the best picnic in Prague? Then head to these amazing picnic spots in the city. From fun parks to beautiful gardens and more, these are the best places for you to spend quality time with your loved ones in the Czech capital.