Prague is definitely one of the most popular city destinations in Europe thanks to its welcoming residents, city center that dates back to 1200s, beer, and a convenient location for visiting Central Europe.
If you happen to be in the Czech capital for New Year’s, you can expect to see thousands of people out on the streets, homemade Czech beer flowing everywhere, as well as live music, performances and street markets.
Let’s review some of the most popular things you could do in Prague on New Year’s.
The Street Party
The street party in Prague is unlike any other in the world due to the fact that Prague makes you feel like you’ve travelled through time. The city center is almost a millennium old, characterized by gothic cathedrals and freaky sculptures and building ornaments that evoke a sense of terror and medieval torture, all wrapped up in this incredibly clean, understated and unassuming metropolis that is Prague.
Spending the New Year’s Eve on the streets of Prague means mingling with a younger, beer-drinking crowd, as you eye the guillotines and other similar devices.
Czechs drink the most beer per capita in the world, and it’s no wonder they make some of the best beer you can get.
The best kept secret in Prague are local beer houses, or taverns that brew their own beer, the only thing they have on their menu.
Beer houses offer live music performances for New Year’s and cater to more mature crowds.
The party doesn’t last all night as is the case with the street party, so you can spend a few hours there, enjoying beer and music, before you head somewhere else.
Spending the New Year’s Eve in Prague is a unique experience that is sure to be imprinted in your memory for years to come as something entirely different that you’ve done over the holiday season. Prague shines through its darkness, and for all those who like to stay away from glittery, bubbly celebrations, Prague is the place to go.