Imagine Prague: Outdoor Activities & Parks

Published 08 February 2024
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Prague has a lot to offer if you’re in need of some fresh air. Venture to a less touristy corner of the city. The Petřín Orchard (“Petřínské Sady”) with its hilly gardens, funicular railway, Mirror Maze, and the Petřín Lookout Tower built in 1891. Climb the Petřín Hill paths and the 299 steps of the 197-foot tower for an unobstructed view of the Prague skyline. Or take a boat ride on the Vltava river. If you have more time, take a tram to the other side of Prague to visit the zoo, the botanical gardens, and the small Trója chateau.

Outdoors sites to visit:
  • Petřín Orchard
  • Petřín Mirror Maze
  • Petrin Tower in PraguePetřín Lookout Tower
  • Petřín Hill paths
  • Žofín island (also called Slovanský island) with its playground and small boat rentals
  • Boat rides on the Vltava river
  • Prague Zoo
  • Botanical Garden (Botanická zahrada Praha)
  • Tour of Prague on the Nostalgic Tram number 91 or Tram number 22, which takes a scenic route around Prague
  • Parks:
    • Františkánská zahrada
    • Vrtbovská zahrada
    • Letná Hill
    • Riegrovy Sady
    • Královská obora Stromovka
Other things to see in Prague:
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  • Vyšehrad church and fortress, near the congress center
  • Jewish quarter
  • Loreta monastery with its hourly carillon bell music
  • Strahov monastery with its impressive antique library
  • Kampa island with its quaint houses and ancient water mill
  • Trója chateau near the zoo with an art gallery of Czech paintings from the 19th century
  • Křižíkova fontána featuring a light-music show