Prague in June
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Handling the Weather and What to Wear
Prague in June sees the hottest weather of the year so far and brings the associated storms. There’s really nothing you can wear to offset the storms so just concentrate on what to wear when the storm has passed. So typically that’s what you will normally wear on a warm sunny day. A light windproof rain jacket will substitute nicely for bulkier clothing as you won’t need it very often. Bring sun cream for skin protection and add a little extra salt to your meals on sunny days. You’ll probably wearing shorts most of the day but you might want a long shirt or the light jacket first thing in the morning. It’s hayfever time in Czech so bring your antihistamine with you.
Eating and Drinking
It could be wet or it could be warm so my advice is to plan some meals in scenic locations if the weather turns against you. I list options on the scenic restaurants page or there’s a boat called Ristorante Marina docked at Manes Bridge by the Rudolfinum which gives great views of the river, castle and Charles Bridge. Take a look at either my Top Czech Food Picks or for a more comprehensive guide, the Czech Food page. Don’t fancy restaurants? then check the Hot Street Food guide.
Keep hydrated by sipping at a bottle of water and add a little extra salt to your meals on sunny days to replenish what you are losing as you sweat (helps to prevent headaches caused by dehydration).
The cold Spanish soup called Gazpacho makes it’s first appearance of the year.
Trdlo filled with ice-cream will be more popular from June onwards though it does work out more expensive for the actual ice-cream.
There are no State holidays in June
Jewish Museum locations are closed on June 9th and 10th for Shavuot.
Things to Do
This section covers Things To Do in Prague so as well as the stuff below also take a look at the Culture page for specifically booking tickets for Theatre and Concerts. Also check my Skip the Line post which will explain what to expect plus save you some time and money.
Livingpraguetours is my own offer of City Walking tours. I’m British and I’ve lived here for 23 years so you can look forward to a wealth of local and historical information delivered in Native English and I limit scheduled tours to groups of six. Private tours available. Old Town, Jewish Quarter, Lesser Town, Prague Castle, WW2 and beer tasting. Hundreds of excellent reviews from previous clients.
GetYourGuide offers a widespread selection of local things to do so it covers regular walking tours, food tours, river cruises, organised folklore/medieval dinners and bike tours. It also covers more activity related stuff like ballooning, skydiving and shooting plus half-day, all-day and overnight trips outside the city. Includes tour detail/operator and client reviews.
Permanent Exhibition. Karel Zeman Museum. Remember the days before CGI and digital film effects. Well Karel Zeman blazed that path. Great place for adults and kids to see how basic special effects were achieved in the early 20th Century. http://www.muzeumkarlazemana.cz/en
Permanent Exhibition. Invisible. It’s possibly the strangest 90 minutes you’ll ever spend and much of it in total darkness. Welcome to the world of the blind and this is definitely something that will make you reassess your life. http://neviditelna.cz/en/ book online to find a tour in your language.
Whole month. Jazzboat. What about some contemporary jazz and a scenic cruise combined (option to eat as well). Details on the Jazzboat page.
June 1st and 2nd. Open air folklore dancing called Prague Heart of Nations on the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square
June 1st (or the first Saturday in June). Childrens Day is not a holiday but there will be celebrations across Prague. Definitely check the Zlute Lazne page to see if they have something planned.
June 3rd. 10am to 7pm. “Kasparkohrani” is a one-day free open-air music, dancing and arts festival at Brevnov Park. In Czech but it gives you location etc. www.kasparkohrani.cz/
Until June 4th. Prague Spring Classical Music Festival. The actual ticketed festival in several locations and recommended to reserve in advance. Check my post about this event.
June 3rd to June 26th. The 31st Tanec Praha programme. A series of contemporary dance performances in different locations in the city. www.tanecpraha.org/home-3/
June 7th and 8th. Zizkov Beer festival at Paruharka Park. More details at https://www.facebook.com/pg/Zizkovskepivobrani/about/?ref=page_internal
June 8th. Holi Festival of Colours. From 11am, this is an “electronic” music event on Shooters Island. www.facebook.com/HoliOpenAirPraha
June 8th. Museum Night. Free entry to museums, galleries and cultural institutions but times vary with the whole event between 7pm to 1am. http://www.prazskamuzejninoc.cz/
June 8th. Den Kozel. An out of town beer/music event accessible by train/bus. See the Den Kozel post.
June 10th is a commemoration day. After the death of the World War II Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich on June 4th following the assassination attempt on May 27th the Nazi’s exacted retribution by destroying two Czech villages. Read about one of them, the National Memorial at Lidice which was obliterated on June 10th. This story and others is included in the Prague World War Two walking tour.
June 14th to June 16th. Cider Fest at Smichovska Naplavka. More than 100 kinds of domestic and international ciders. http://slavnostcideru.cz/
June 21st and 22nd. MetronomeFest. A 2-day pay-to-enter music event with headline bands. See the MetronomeFest post.
June 22nd. MDA Ride on Wenceslas Square. This is a combination of motorbikes, classic cars and rock music. Free-to-air and beer tents available. www.mdaride.cz/en
June 28th to June 30th. Mystic Skate. Three days of combined worldclass skateboarding and music event (evening). Two days of qualifying and all the semi-finals and finals are on the third day. Exact program and music artists will be given on www.mysticsk8cup.cz
Rose Celebration (Cesky Krumlov) is a 3 day event in mid-June. www.slavnostipetilisteruze.eu.
The Shakespeare Festival begins in June and stretches to September. Performances in Prague are usually at Prague Castle and are in Czech but so long as you know the play you’ll be able to follow it. www.shakespeare.cz (program published from April).
You’ll need to buy tickets online to go to events at the Prague Spring Music Festival, Metronomefest (except club Thursday) and the Prague Proms. United Islands of Prague and Den Kozel are free to enter. Most of the “Band” music is towards the end of the month but always check Shooters Island to see if anything is going on there. June sees the river really burst into life with places to go down by the riverside. It also becomes popular to rent a peddalo and sail around Shooters Island. The longest day is June 21st.
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