Are you exhausted from homework and projects? Do you want to escape from the cold rain? Wait, do not run away yet – Summer in Prague has a potential to be the best experience! Here we go with five exciting things to do in following three months!
Starting in June, Prague will be filled with the sounds of music, aromas of delicious food, and thousands of lights – festivals will be held throughout the city.
The Microbrewery Festival at Prague Castle takes place on June 12-13. Beer-lovers have a chance to try brews from over 60 microbreweries from all over Czech Republic. The price per person is 350 Kc, which includes a tasting glass, catalog and free tasting.
For geeks and simply curious people Prague will host the annual Museum Night for the 12th time. On Saturday, June 13, 39 museums and galleries will welcome everyone for free from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. All you need is to choose the route and explore it by no-charge bus. ‘This year will be the third time I participate in Museum Night,” said AAU student Irina Alifanova. “It is already a small tradition for me, and I always find something new to see there.”
Another well-known celebration, Holi Color Open Air, will occur on June 20. Originated in India, this festival has spread as far as the United States and Malaysia. That Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. people will unite in Kotva, Prague 4, to share music, dance, and visual stimulation.
Prague often hosts the best performers in the world. Whatever music you may love, this summer you’ll find a concert for the soul.
Electronic music artist David Guetta will rock O2 Arena on Friday, June 5, with his new album “Listen.”
Although, Prague is known as an electro-musical center, this summer it will host one of the biggest jazz festivals in Europe, Bohemia Jazz Fest. Over the past nine years, the festival’s open-air events have drawn more than 70,000 jazz fans. During ten summer days, July 9-19, you will have an amazing chance to listen to the best Eastern European jazz performers for free.
Finally, the greatest summer music joy goes to rock fans. Legendary KISS will perform all their greatest hits to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band. The concerts will be in O2 Arena July 8. But right before, another rock fest will blow Hradec Kralova July 4-6. The Rock for People fest will bring more that 30,000 rock fans together for 21st time. This summer, the festival brings Asking Alexandria, Faith No More, Limp Bizkit, Three Days Grace, Hollywood Undead, and Bastille.
It is a medieval time!
Various Medieval Festivals will be launched across Czech Republic all summer.
Festival of Pernstejn Manor will be held in two locations: in Nedvedice and Pernstejn Castle on July 4-6. The beautiful 700-year-old castle will open its doors for three days. Local culture will be presented through dancing, music, theater performances and equestrian tournaments – all possible choices for students, who would like to see more of European history and explore the country.
Another two big event reconstructions, Battle of Mnisek and Royal Procession from Prague to Karlstejn will be held on July 4 and 6, respectively. The first one recreates the conquest of Mnisek Castle by the Swedes during the Thirty Years’ War. The second will recreate the transfer of the Emperor Charles IV’s jewels from Prague to Karlstejn.
Get on the field
Always wanted to play war games? If you have a group of four friends and 196 USD, you definitely should take a helmet, camouflage pants and ride a tank! Prague Tank Battlefield — where the Hollywood movie “Lord of War,” starring Nicolas Cage, was filmed — offers everyone a chance to ride a real tank on a specially designed area, visit a local garage with military vehicles and tanks with a guide, and have a free round of beer for the whole team for 49 USD per person.
Moreover, all interested can shoot one of the most famous weapons of modern time – the AK47 Kalashnikov. The trip cost includes a personal coach, weapons and bullets and lunch after the adventure. For students, there will be special discounts through the summer.
Finally, for extreme adventures lovers, tandem skydiving with, for example, Sky Service company, can be the best option. The training time is very short, so anyone can try it as soon as he wants. Moreover, for extra money you can get a video or photos of your flight. For those who find skydiving too extreme, Skydive arena, located in Letnany, allows everyone to try flying in more secure atmosphere – in a 14 meters high glass wind tunnel. With speeds up to 270 km per hour, you actually get the feeling of real skydiving.
By Diana Shlyapnikova