Top Spots for Fall Foliage In Prague and Beyond
Early October is prime time for relishing the coppers and golds of the Czech autumn. Petřín, Letná, Divoká Šárka, and Stromovka parks will not disappoint those seeking an eyeful of fall foliage, but what about these quieter spots?
Six Ruins to Hike this Autumn
The Czech Republic is dotted with ruined castles. Hidden in forests or standing on hilltops, the crumbling landmarks are a striking reminder of the passage of time as well as great subjects for pictures. Here are five of the more interesting ruins to visit this fall when autumn ambiance is at an all-time high.
Three Autumn Foliage Walks
Once the leaves start to turn, there are only a few weeks left to enjoy the autumn. Here’s a roundup of several walks that give some of the best views of the changing landscape, so make sure you have a good pair of trek shoes and a Czech Tourist Club map for the area!
Fall Day Trips for Foodies
These eateries are all about comfort food and beer in the fresh air of a calm village. Isn’t that what we all crave on a fall weekend? Delicious day trips hand-picked by popular Prague food scene bloggers and tour guides, Taste of Prague.
Pumpkin Season In Prague and the Czech Republic
Whether you celebrate Halloween or simply seek out the good gourd as a symbol of autumn, your chances of finding one in Prague are excellent. You will also want to check out these pumpkin patches in and around the Czech capital:
Five Weekends for Wine Lovers
We asked some local wine connoisseurs to name their favorite little pockets of wine country for tasting the season’s best. Go to celebrate the wine harvest or sample the Czech Republic’s legendary young wine, burčak.
Ten Easy Day-Trip Destinations
All less than three hours from Prague, these lesser-known day-trip spots can be reached by bus, train, or ferry and offer something for every travel personality from historical castles and chateaus to nature escapes and wine-tasting adventures.
The Sweet Spot: Cidrerie & BYOF Bar
The cider trend has come to the Czech Republic in a big way. Located in the cozy town of Všenory, which is accessible by train or bicycle (about an hour ride in the direction of Karlštejn), guests to this cider press can tour the facility, relax in the courtyard, and of course sample cidre, even directly from the tanks.
Giant Forest Slide to Open In Krkonoše Mountains
The Czech Republic, with some 350+ lookout towers to its name, including a popular treetop walkway in Lipno, currently holds first place as the country with the most such structures in the world. This summer saw an important addition to Czechia’s list of leafy lookouts: Stezka Korunami Stromů in the Janské Lázně region of the Krkonoše mountains, which opened on July 2 to great fanfare.
Corn Mazes Pop Up In Prague and Beyond
In North America and elsewhere, corn mazes are an autumn tradition, along with apple picking, hayrides, and haunted houses. The phenomenon arrived in the Czech Republic this summer via an elaborate circuit of corn mazes now open throughout the country, which have quickly become popular with families and fun-seekers alike.