With the coming of warmer weather and Spring blossoming around us, it seems as though the lessening restrictions have brought some life back to Prague. While we are all still wary of COVID-19, it’s good to know that if you are feeling comfortable to do more, there are more “to do’s” to do! 

Living in Prague throughout the lockdown measures has not been without certain highlights, popular landmarks such as Charles Bridge and the Metronome have been enjoyed by locals without the overwhelming number of tourists occupying these spaces but it’s about time the city came alive again! With the ease of measures and free time you have, now is a good time to enjoy some events and sights that have been missing since last year, we’ve compiled a tidy list of May re-openings to get you started on your summer expeditions.

For those of you hoping to make the best of the good weather, a variety of essential open air outings are available once again. As we know, bars and restaurants reopened from May 17th and all those who have a copy of their negative results are welcome to enjoy a bit of normalcy in outdoor seating areas – Na zdraví! 

As someone keen for green spaces, you can fully enjoy hiking out in Divoká Šárka (travel by tram or bus) knowing that you won’t be short of a pit stop or without leaving the city center, you can enjoy more local green space such as Petřín, Letna, Stromovka, Riegrovy Sady or Havlíčkovy sady! Wanting to spend time surrounded by beautifully curated gardens? It’s not a problem anymore, for only 100kc visit the Botanical Gardens where the Japanese garden is in full bloom.

Perhaps you’d like to walk on the wild side… Prague Zoo has reopened its outdoor areas and with 272 new babies in the park, there’s plenty of cute animals to spend your day with. However, if architecture and period castles are more your thing, you’ll be pleased to hear that Heritage Sites are reopening to the public on May 31st. While student discounts have been discontinued, there is a reduced ticket price for those in the 18-25 year bracket- still winning!

Indoor Escapades
Art lovers and history buffs unite as exhibitions such as iMUCHA and exhibition spaces such as DOX are welcoming back guests. Be warned that National Museums are very popular and with the latest measures, you may have to book in advance for exhibits or be prepared to queue for entry.

Special Event Mention
If you are looking for an unusual event, Night of Churches (Noc kostelů) is upon us on May 28th! Once a year, for one night only, entry to all sacred spaces in the Czech Republic is free. Areas usually not open to the public such as the organ loft, crypts, the sacristy, and certain monastic gardens are facilitated with guided tours or free to wander (church dependent). Something to look into if you are interested in history, religion, or architecture. 

In order to fully (and safely) enjoy yourselves, be sure to check out the latest in updated COVID-19 restrictions. Happy memory making!