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Travelling with your pet? Here are 4 recommended dog-friendly walks in Prague

Is a vacation or business trip without your beloved four-legged friend unthinkable? Sick and tired of all the restrictions on pets in hotels? If yes, then Vienna House is the perfect choice, as furry companions are loved there!  Explore the city with your beloved dog or cat, play at the banks of the Vltava River or stroll through green parks throughout the city! Here are 4 recommended places where to take your dog for walkies that you will also enjoy.

 

Vltava River 

 

A very convenient bike/skate/walking path heads from Smíchov/Podolí south to Zbraslav along both banks of the Vltava River. Start your walk at the north end of the Náplavka, the riverside embankment parallel to Rašínovo nábřeží, and stop in at one of the many restaurants and refreshment stands to rest and take in the unforgettable views. Continue under Palacký Bridge and the Vyšehrad railway bridge, where you can see Vyšehrad, the former seat of the Czech kings. This long walk ends at Barrandov Bridge, which is where the bike and inline skating paths leading all the way to Zbraslav start. The embankments along the Vltava in Prague offer interesting views of Prague’s architecture, traffic on the water and several locks. One bonus: if the weather is warm, your dog can enjoy swimming in the Vltava river (recommended places for swimming with dogs: Smíchovská náplavka, Branická louka, Zbraslav).

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Sacré Coeur Park

 

Feeling like a quick morning walk? Sacré Coeur Park is situated in Smíchov, on a hill just a short distance from Vienna House Andel’s Prague. In the first half of the 19th century, there was a vineyard on the southern slopes, replaced fifty years later by a fruit orchard. Today there are new young trees in the park and a well-groomed lawn for picnics. Start the trip directly from the first floor of Nový Smíchov Shopping Centre and continue across the pedestrian bridge to the park where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of Prague.

dogs swimming

 

Stromovka

 

Located in Prague 6 and 7, Stromovka is the largest park in Prague. This green oasis in the city, with mature trees, water and grass, offers relaxation for everyone regardless of their age. The whole area, a sort of Prague Central Park, is interwoven with many playgrounds and a network of paths and trails that are used for recreation. Its history dates back to 1268, when Ottokar II used Stromovka as the royal hunting grounds. But don’t worry, the park is no longer a hunting place but a family-friendly paradise featuring featuring paths for inline skating, romantic ponds, large meadows and several cafés. It also is a perfect spot for picnics and lots of ponds where dogs are welcome to swim.

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Divoká Šárka 

 

Does your dog love adventure? Visit the wild and romantic valley known as Divoká Šárka near Vienna House Diplomat Prague. Divoká Šárka is one of the most rugged and picturesque areas in the city and genuinely lets explorers forget where they actually are: still in Prague. The terrain is considered unique nationwide, from a geological, archaeological, botanical and zoological point of view. It is a landscape of steep rocks, upland plateaux, groves, meadows and grassland habitats, dramatically sculpted by the Šárecký brook. Marked trails traverse the valley, but a good pair of walking shoes is a must as the paths are not paved.

 

STAY | Angelo by Vienna House Prague, Vienna House Diplomat Prague, Vienna House Andel’s Prague

 

Special tip:

 

Angelo by Vienna House Prague wants all of its guests to feel at home, no matter if on two or four legs! Dogs and cats can look forward to a comfy “bed”, food and water bowls, natural and organic treats and a disposable clean-up kit. Book your stay here. As you can see, Prague offers plenty of opportunities for dogs to simply be a dog. Dogs are really very popular in the Czech Republic, so people with dogs will easily meet other people with dogs. Dog owners are very friendly, and a joint walk is a great and informal way to get to know the locals and learn a few words of Czech. Just keep in mind that dogs need to be kept on a leash in the city unless otherwise specified (see the park signs), although not many locals stick to this rule. 😊 Enjoy your time in Prague with your beloved pets and please help keep the city green by always cleaning up after your dog.

 

Marketa joined the Vienna House family in January 2016. Coming to us from one of our clients, she can see our services from both perspectives. She loves eating and travelling, although she prefers the Czech Republic and especially Prague. For her, Prague is the most beautiful city in the world.

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