Back to Basics: Prague Summer Guide!

Where to take a dip, dine al fresco, get your grill on plus holiday travel tips galore

Lakes and Outdoor Pools

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A great resource for information on swimming places in Prague, complete with photo galleries, is www.koupalistepraha.cz. Want to know whether a lake or pond is safe to swim in? Check out this page. And don’t overlook the newly opened Biotop Radotín. Where to get wet this summer:

19 Czech Swimming Lakes
Cool Down!

Žluté lázně: Fun in the Sun

Summer Cinema

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Looking for the perfect place to chill out on a summer night by the river or at a park, and enjoy a flick to re-capture that old drive-in feel? Prague has a wealth of options and 2015 offers some newer entries to the outdoor cinema game including Prague Beach, Aperol Spritz Summer Cinema, Park Cafe, and the re-opened Střelecký ostrov. Where to watch this summer:

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Cinema Under the Stars
Summer Cinema Returns to Střelecký ostrov
Prague’s Hottest Summer Hangouts

Dining al Fresco in Prague

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Making the most of the warmer months is part of the city’s appeal, and there are countless beer gardens and restaurant terraces that are perfect to while away a long afternoon or evening regardless of the sweltering heat.

Summer’s Top Terraces to Try
Great Spots for Grilled Summer Fare
Prague’s 10 Best Cafe Gardens
Must-Visit Microbrewery Beer Gardens

Summer Travel in Prague and Beyond

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In Prague and its colourful surrounding suburbs a number of escapes and day trip opportunities beckon the summer adventurer. Forests and streams, nature preserves, historical villages, breweries and castles await. Beyond Prague, you can go budget restorting Czech style or, given that the country is the second-most castle dense in Europe, how about a summertime castle or chateau stay? See our travel tips for all of the above, below!

10 Secret Summer Escapes in Prague
5 Summer Mini Breaks in the Czech Republic
Czech Castle Summer Escapes
5 Trips Abroad Under 2,000 CZK

Perfect Places for Picnicking and Barbecuing 

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The Czech Republic offers some truly beautiful locations for eating and drinking outdoors. Whether you’re into the traditional basket and blanket affair or a cookout, Prague has opportunities for both. In 2015 you can combine both: the newly opened Grill Park Výstaviště has tabletop grills for DIY BBQ! We’re also told that a number of delivery apps like Ordr and Damé Jídlo will now deliver to the park. A few more tips for enjoying your meal in the great outdoors:

Picknicking and Barbecuing in Prague
DIY Grill Gear for Summer
How to Grill Like a Czech

Savor the Summer Flavor

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Whether it’s a tasty no-bake dessert, a tall drink at a shady cafe table, or an afternoon spent picking berries, summer in the Czech Republic has never tasted so good. Summer news for foodies: A new initiative Na Ovoce has created a special map with guidelines for where, when, and how to pick berries in the Czech countryside; cold-brewed coffee is the latest drink to hit Prague cafes.

No-Bake Summer Desserts
10 Must-Try Cold Drinks from Prague Cafes
Czech Summer Fruits
Fresh-Picked Prague

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It’s summertime, how do you take it easy in Prague?


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