Who and what is interesting for Prague in the fall?
The so-called “high season” in Prague is divided into several parts: the first decade of May, the summer months, Christmas and New Year holidays. But there are categories of tourists for whom autumn will be the best time to visit the Czech capital. Who are they and why do they prefer this time of year? This will be discussed in the article.
1. Romantics “Zlata Prague” are called the capital of the Czech Republic. There are several versions of the occurrence of this name. Someone believes that a long time ago villas and palaces in the city were plastered with the addition of sand from the Vltava River. And in the sun, the facades of these houses shone like gold.
Others like the version that there are a lot of churches with gilded spiers in the city. Therefore, when you look at Prague from the observation deck, it seems that it is golden. There is also a Golden Lane in Prague. It is located between the White and Black Towers, which, on the orders of Charles IV, were covered with gold leaf, and their splendor was visible from anywhere in the city. And on the street itself lived goldsmiths, from which it got its name. Charles Bridge and Vltava Photo: Natalya Sheludchenko, personal archive But not only domes, towers and facades make Prague golden. In autumn, the vegetation becomes fabulously beautiful.
A riot of red, yellow, orange and green colors is a true paradise for romantics. At this time, it is so pleasant to wander through the narrow streets of Prague paved with paving stones, make three wishes on the famous Charles Bridge, take a boat trip along the Vltava and, wrapping yourself in a cozy blanket, warm yourself with mulled wine in one of the many cafes … And the majestic Czech castles look even more beautiful and mysterious against the backdrop of autumn landscapes. Loving couples seek to get here to enjoy the charm of a golden autumn in romantic Prague.
2. Tourists wishing to save money Autumn in Prague is considered a low season. And for many travelers it is attractive at the same low prices. On average, hotels reduce room prices by 20-30%.
This is a real opportunity for luxury lovers to live in a chic 5 * hotel in the very center of Prague for a very affordable amount of money. By the way, at this time, many airlines offer discounts on flights. In autumn, people go to the Czech Republic not only to admire the natural and architectural beauties. Sanatorium treatment here is a combination of unique natural factors and modern techniques. Karlovy Vary, located at a distance of just over 100 km from Prague, is a traditionally popular destination.
In the fall, treatment prices also fall, and given the high level of service in Czech health resorts, November is the time for those who want to save. With the end of the summer season, it becomes cheaper to visit many local attractions, and there are almost no queues for them. Prague is a great place for shopping, and in November Czech stores are full of SLEVA inscriptions, which mean the beginning of sales with discounts of up to 50%.
3. Fans of holidays and festivals Wine festivities come to the Czech Republic with autumn. In many parts of the country in early September, there are magnificent celebrations in honor of the beginning of the harvest and the history of wine.
Prague also boasts a vintage festival. Moreover, events are held at once in several areas of the city and traditionally include a diverse program, often on historical topics. Numerous fairs are opened in the squares where you can buy wine made last year, as well as grape juice, fermented, but not yet become young wine. And it will be considered wine on November 11th. On this day, feasts are held throughout the Czech Republic dedicated to one of the most important saints in Europe – St. Martin. On this day at exactly 11 hours 11 minutes the cellars open, where the young wine is stored. In the Czech Republic it is called “Burchak”. This is a very young, effervescent, sweet, muddy wine with a different alcohol content. The largest festivities dedicated to St. Martin, traditionally unfold in Cesky Krumlov and last a whole week, until November
During this period, all cafes and restaurants offer a special holiday menu, which includes a whole assortment of Czech national duck dishes. The feast of St. Martin in the Czech Republic marks a farewell to autumn and a meeting of winter. Also in mid-November, an international champagne festival, called the “Grand Jour de Champagne”, is held. It is attended by well-known manufacturers of sparkling wine, famous sommeliers and the best chefs. Another significant autumn date is September 28th. The day of commemoration of St. Wenceslas, the patron saint of Prague, is the day of the city. On this day, the Czech capital turns into a stage for numerous knightly tournaments. Autumn is also a time of cultural events. In the first days of September, the traditional Italian opera festival (Verdi Festival) in Prague opens the opera season.