Did you know that Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, was named the 5th “Most Fun City” in Europe? Prague scored especially well in the Museums, Tours, Shopping, Nightlife, Best for Families and Best for Foodies categories. Whether you’re travelling on business or with your family or friends, don’t miss these 5 highlights in Prague this autumn. And don’t forget to have fun!
Ceremonial Unveiling of the Astronomical Clock
28/09, The Old Town Square
The astronomical clock at Old Town Square is one of the most famous sights in Prague. Did you know that it has been out of order for more than a year because of restoration work? Now the Twelve Apostles are more than relaxed after their long sabbatical holiday and are ready to perform their hourly show again starting from 6 pm on 28 September. Don’t miss the official ceremonial unveiling of one of the most famous sights in Prague together with the spectacular projection on the Old Town Hall Tower.
Strings of Autumn – International Music Festival
9/10 – 10/11, various places within Prague
In the mood for some really great music? Then come to the Strings of Autumn Festival in Prague. Each year the festival treads the pioneering path to broader musical horizons. Every concert is a major event of its type and genre. And what’s more, it offers music you won’t hear anywhere else. This year (in its 22nd edition) you can look forward to new premiere performances by artists like Terry Riley, Egberto Gismonti, Daniel Lanois & Venetian Snares, Andy Irvine & Paul Brady, Open Mike Eagle, Lizz Wright, The Punch Brothers, and more.
Signal Festival – Video Mapping
11/10 – 14/10, various places within Prague
Discover Prague in a new light! Over the four evenings of the Signal Festival, prominent figures in lighting design from the Czech Republic and abroad will transform the streets and public spaces of Prague, both its most famous historical landmarks as well as less well-known nooks and crannies, into objects of art and spaces that use unconventional forms to capture the varied sides of contemporary and historical Prague.
Prague Coffee Festival – Not only for coffee lovers
20/10 – 21/10, The Prague Market (Pražská tržnice)
Coffee? Yes, please! When exploring the Golden City you can get tired easily. Take a break and enjoy the Prague Coffee Festival, organised by the NGO Coffee Embassy. This festival for coffee lovers is all about coffee with lectures, tastings, roasting demonstrations and presentations of coffeehouses. Discover real coffee culture in Prague.
Designblok – The most famous design festival
25/10 – 29/10, Prague Exhibition Grounds (Výstaviště Praha)
Design lovers should not miss the largest presentation of selected design in Central Europe: Designblok, the Prague International Design Festival. Traditionally more than 200 exhibitions showcase the works of designers and manufacturers from all over Europe, presenting new items of prestigious brands and prototypes by young designers and design studios. Not particularly into design? Then the accompanying fashion shows will be your cup of tea for sure.
Besides these events, Prague has so much more to offer to everyone – historical sights, lots of museums and theatres, shopping areas, romantic getaways and much more! Enjoy autumn in the Golden City.