Prague in September
Handling the Weather and What to Wear
Imagine it’s April but where the leaves are brown and that’s what to expect. It’s one of my favourite times to visit as it will be cool in the morning but still be warm both during the day and in the evening. The chance of sunny clear weather is pretty good but there’s a chance of some cool rain. So you should be looking at shorts on a sunny day, jeans in the evening, a light waterproof jacket and a small umbrella. No night frost yet.
Eating and Drinking
Check my Top Czech Food Picks for an introduction and don’t forget the Czech Beer page. If you are a wine drinker and even if you are not then Prague in September sees the first wine of the year. The really early wine is known as Burcák (pictured) and some places call it “wine cider”. It can be either white or red and can come in many flavours but it should be a little sweet and yeasty as it has not finished fermenting. Expect to pay @CZK50 for a 0.2L glass. Read more on the Burcak post.
September 28th State Holiday of the Czech Patron Saint Wenceslas
Things to Do
The rest of the page 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 Tips and Tricks post which will explain what to expect plus save you some time and money.
Things to Do – Living Prague Tours
Livingpraguetours is my own offer of City Walking tours. I’m British and I’ve lived here for 24 years so you can look forward to a wealth of local and historical information delivered in Native English. I limit scheduled tours to groups of six. Private tours are available on request. All the major sites are covered in the various tours including the Old Town, Jewish Quarter, Lesser Town and Prague Castle which include a selection of “then and now” photos. There are speciality tours like World War Two, Prague Architecture, Beer Tasting and a special Christmas Markets and Traditions tour in December. Hundreds of excellent reviews from previous clients.
Check the offer at https://www.livingpraguetours.com.
Things to Do – Get Your Guide
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.
Check the offer at GetYourGuide
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. Details at www.muzeumkarlazemana.cz/en
Permanent Exhibition. Jewish Prague. The Jewish Museum is a collection of different sites including Synagogues, a Ceremonial Hall, Cemetery and Gallery. Check the Jewish Museum post for ticket details and discounted entry tips.
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.
Whole month. September is a very pleasant month for an evening river cruise. Not too hot but still balmy evenings for enjoying the scenery. Check the River Cruise Review.
September is the last or the warm evenings so if you want to kick off your shoes and enjoy a cocktail on the beach then see what’s on in the Zlute Lazne Recreational Area. Look out for a 2-day event at the end of the month showcasing a selection of microbreweries. CZK80 entry fee and guaranteed good mood. Take the number 3 tram.
September 1st to 3rd. Prague Harley days. The main event is at the Prague Exhibition Grounds in Holesovice but you’ll find pop-up groups of bikers all over the city. Details at http://www.pragueharleydays.cz/.
Until Sept 3rd Letni Letna (Summer on Letna Park). Enjoy performers, circus acts, workshops and shows. Details at http://www.letniletna.cz/.
September 3rd marks the death in 1948 of the second Czech president Edvard Beneš. You can learn more about him on the Edvard Beneš post and his statue outside the Foreign Office building at the Cernín Palace. Beneš was both the pre-WW2 president and also the sitting president when the Communists took over.
The last weekend of September in Prague sees UMTRH which is basically an open air collection of performing arts usually located at the back of the Hotel Intercontinental. Concerts, films, lightshows, book readings. See their website for details www.umtrh.cz.
Feeling sporty? No dates published yet but in September you’ll find Ladronkafest which is a mix of sports, food, activities, and music. Free entry and activities. Details at www.ladronka-fest.cz/.
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