People start sunbathing topless at Stromovka & Riegrovy Sady
The metro is suddenly way less crowded
And many of those on it are carrying watering cans and rakes, heading to or returning from their garden colony or chata.
Peruvian pan pipes return to Anděl
The busking scene heats up throughout the Czech capital in early March & April, culminating in a June busking festival.
Dog poo no longer freezes to the sidewalk
Not the most welcome aspect of the spring season, but at least a reprieve from the toe-stubbing, frozen winter variety?
Café tables are out in full force
Skirts and sleeves start shrinking
Clothes get skimpy overnight and socks may accompany sandals (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
Community gardens beautify the city
Guerilla gardeners and community plotters are already hard at work at Kokoza, Prazelenina, Vrsovicka Zahrada, and Zahrada Smetanka.
Bear garlic and white asparagus appear on menus
The blink-and-miss-it bear garlic season is from early April; also when Prague restaurants begin sending out white asparagus.
Náplavka comes alive
Farmer’s markets, cyclists, and boaters can be spotted on both sides of the river, outdoor venues like Containall, Stalin, Žluté lázně open for the season.
First blossoms appear over Petřín
May 1 sees couples kissing beneath the cherry blossoms, the green buds of which herald the arrival of spring.
Insane lines for soft serve at Ovocny Svetozor
Czechs do love a good winter ice cream, but the number of people flocking to točená zmrzlina and gelato joints is a sure sign of spring’s arrival.
The beer gardens open!
Official opening dates for beer gardens come in late March/early April; some tips for where to raise your first glass of the season.