The golden light in the “Golden City”: Prague presents itself from an incredibly special side during Indian Summer. The change of seasons dips the surrounding hillsides in soft, early autumn colours. Now the days are still warm enough to explore the Czech capital in the best possible way. A hidden secret: Now is the best time to discover the enchanting gardens of Prague. Read more about the five most beautiful green oases of peace in the “Golden City” here.
1) Kinský Garden: Walking on zigzag paths
On 22 hectares a fantastic garden extends on the southern slope of the Laurenziberg. The enchanted paths lead you to mystical sandstone rocks, to romantic ponds, along splashing waterfalls and playgrounds for children. Don’t miss the wooden church of St. Michael or the Kinský Summer Palace, with its nice café – it is the perfect place for a break. Those who are interested in culture should visit the ethnological exhibition of the National Museum.
2) Petřín-Hill: Romantic hot spot in the rose garden
If you are looking for a particularly romantic place, the rose garden on the Petřín hill is just right for you. Here you can stroll among thousands of rose blossoms in colourful splendour. The popular destination for families with children and love birds at the top of the hill can be reached by funicular. If you are already on the Petřín hill, why don’t you visit the observation tower? It shows a fantastic view of the city. The labyrinth of mirrors rounds off your excursion in a fun way. The Petřín park is considered one of the largest urban green spaces and an oasis of peace in the centre of Prague.
3) Vrtba Garden: Baroque highlight
The terraced Vrtba Garden, created around 1720, is one of the most beautiful baroque gardens in the city. The small garden enchants with its unique architectural design on a hillside. It is also special from an artistic and historical perspective: In addition to a sea of violets in four colours and 12,000 box trees, there are numerous baroque sculptures to discover. By the way: The famous Czech painter Mikoláš Aleš lived here at Vrtba.
4) Vojan Garden: Small but beautiful
The Vojan Garden is considered the oldest partially preserved garden in Prague. Founded in the 13th century, it looks back on a long usage as a monastery garden. Here you will escape the hustle and bustle of the city and relax on a park bench by the lake in the shade of tall trees. Discover the stalactite decorations of the chapel of St. Elias with its wall paintings and a 17th century sundial. A wide staircase at the end of the garden leads to the panoramic terrace with benches and rose pergolas.
5) Wallenstein Garden: Early baroque meets stalactite cave
The second largest garden of the Czech capital enchants with its beautifully shaped hedges in lush green. It was created at the same time as the Wallenstein Palace was built – between 1623 and 1629. Here you can go on a voyage of discovery: Statues show heroes of Greek mythology, peacocks cross your path and an artificial stalactite cave will leave you astonished. The colossal three-axis building, the so-called “Sala Terrena”, is remarkable and unprecedented at the time. In summer, the Wallenstein Garden is the scene of concerts and theatre performances.
Which of these five oases of peace in the middle of the city fascinates you the most?
If you can’t decide: Visit Prague and see for yourself on the spot. Vienna House offers you three cool accommodations in the “Golden City” – Vienna House Diplomat Prague, Vienna House Andel’s Prague and Angelo by Vienna House Prague. See you soon!