Things to do in Prague in April

We all love Prague in April! Mother Nature is awake and so we are, it’s the right time to go outside and fill the streets again! It’s time to celebrate Easter, have fun and enjoy a wonderful time in a city which has so much to offer! But what are the best things to do in Prague in April? Here are the best tips from us, the locals! For instance, you cannot miss Easter markets at the Old Town Square or at Namesti Miru.

Things to do in Prague in April

 

Watch out for the Easter whip tradition

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All the guys in the Czech Republic are the happiest guys in the world during Easter! Have you heard about our tradition all girls hate? It is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Prague in April! Easter Monday is the only day of the year when men can officially spank and whip women without getting into prison! This tradition is known as the “Easter whip“.

It´s said that a proper spanking will make her beautiful for one more year. You cannot miss that!

Also, get a shot of local liquor called Becherovka and see how much fun both parties are having! For women – please watch your bottoms!

Visit the Prague Zoo

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One of the things to do in Prague in April is to visit the Prague Zoo. It was founded in 1931 and saved Przewalski horse extinction!

Nowadays, the Zoo has about 5,017 animals, including 568 species listed as critically endangered. Ask our guide about broods – we are always informing you about the best things to do in Prague in April!

The admission prices for adults are of CZK 200. The entrance for children aged three to fifteen years old and for students costs CZK 150, but students need to show a valid ID.

Explore the Witches’ Night!

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On the last day of April, the only possibility on how to spend your evening is visiting the suburbs of Prague or nearby local villages. There is no other best thing to do in Prague in April on this day! Look for bonfires, grill your sausage over the fire and watch the witches jump over it!

The witches’ night is definitely one of the best attractions in Prague during the month of April. On this day, the locals celebrate the end of the winter.

If you’re spending this day in central Prague, head to the Saint Nicholas Church in Mala Strana. There will be a procession of the witch at around 7 pm, that will go to Kampa Park. What locals usually do is they bring their own food and drinks, which are Czech Spekacky sausages, beer and wine! So, join the locals during the witches’ night!

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Throw your eye on the treasure of St. Vitus

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Prague Castle together with the famous St. Vitus Cathedral will offer the best views of the city and should hit the top of your things to do in Prague in April list. Don’t forget to ask your guide to take you inside the St Vitus Cathedral since only then you will be able to say: ‘Yes, Czech kings lay at my feet.’

You can manage to tick as ‘done’ many best places in Prague in April, once you know how to organize your days best. Ask the locals to help you make your itinerary and you will be astonished about how much you can on your things to do in Prague in April list. Have fun!

Attend the Pixar exhibition

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At Prague Exhibition Grounds (Výstaviště Praha), in the Krizik Pavilion, you can attend an exhibition about the Pixar studios. This exhibition about the company behind Toy Story, Wall-E and Monsters Inc. is a must, especially if you’re traveling with children!

You will get to see the creative process behind most of the movies but also what meant creating computer generated animation back on the early nineties. The Pixar exhibition will provide you a new perspective on the making of these famous movies, which we grew up with! It will also be an enriching experience for your children because they will get to learn everything about the making of their favorite movies and characters. It will open their minds, and awaken their interests.

This exhibition will last until May, 26th of 2019. So if you don’t make it during the month of April, you can still attend it during the lovely month of May!

Learn more about Communism

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Europe is an incredibly rich continent in terms of history and political turmoil. From 1948 to the 1989 Velvet Revolution, the Czech Republic was a communist nation. Many people were arrested or even died because of their political choices under communist rule.

If you want to learn more about Communism and history, visit the Communism Museum in Prague. Photographs, films, many archives and documents will allow you to understand what happened in the world under Communist rule.

The entrance for adults costs 290 CZK and 250 CZK for students. It is open everyday of the week, from 9 am to 8 pm.

Join a boat cruise

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One of the best things to do in Prague in April is to join a boat cruise on the Vltava river! It is surely one of the most enjoyable activities for both older and younger people.

A boat cruise on the Vlatava river will allow you to see most of the greatest landmarks of the city from a whole new perspective. Enjoy the quietness and peace of the river while observing the city and its historical monuments!

Note that the prices can vary from one company to another. The prices also depend on the options you pick, such as the duration or lunch and dinner meals. So my advise is for you to check online first, so you can compare and get the best deals!

 

Now that you now some of the best things to do in Prague in April, all you have to do is start planning your trip! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this article, my suggestions and that they were useful to you! If you need further information about anything, don’t hesitate to contact us! See you soon in one of our tours!