3 Things To Do In Prague This Fall

Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic. Photo by Matteus Silva on Unsplash

Fall is our absolute favorite time of year in Europe—the intense heat of summer has finally broken, and the cold darkness of winter has yet to arrive. The cool, crisp air is perfect for days spent strolling through cobblestone streets, and the foliage looks even more beautiful against a backdrop of historic buildings. Prague, in particular, has a unique charm that makes it an ideal setting to enjoy all that the season has to offer. Read on to learn more about some of the best ways to enjoy fall in the Czech capital.

Explore Local Parks

Prague is home to hundreds of beautiful parks that are worth visiting year round, but come fall, the lush greenery of summer transforms into a sea of red and gold that makes local parks an absolute must-see for anyone traveling in the city. Some of the most famous include Letná and Stromovka, which offer views of the Vltava River as a backdrop to the foliage. Take a leisurely stroll and soak it all in, or use it as an opportunity to capture some postcard-worthy travel photos.

Enjoy Seasonal Czech Cuisine

Autumn calls for comfort food, and the climate of Prague combined with the culinary traditions of the region have led comfort food to become something that Praguers do exceptionally well. Warm up with a bowl of goulash, a traditional dish consisting of beef in a thick onion gravy, or keep it simple with some traditional bread dumplings. Explore local markets to see what’s in season, and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try foraging for mushrooms in the Ďáblice forest just north of the city.

Check Out Fall Festivals & Events

Take advantage of the weather in Prague before it gets too cold by checking out local events and festivals. One of our favorites is the Signal Festival, a digital light and art show held annually in the middle of October. There are also plenty of food and beer festivals held throughout the season, including a dedicated soup festival known locally as Polívkování. By November, you’ll start to see Christmas markets popping up.