Prague appears to be open, they just declared that COVID was over in the Czech Republic.
They have placed restrictions on who can get into the country, however. But if you fall within the allowed visitors or are local looking for something to do in your home country, here are some of the top things to do and what is open in Prague.
WHAT TO DO IN PRAGUE
Some of the major tourist attractions in Prague have reopened with safety measures in place so if you're visiting Prague and want to explore the top historic sites, you'll be able to do so.
The best way to explore Prague is with a walking tour! Free Walking Tours in Prague have resumed and the local guide is able to explore the city with you and can update you on current openings. You can find out more about Free Walking Tours in Prague and book a guided tour here.
1. Prague Castle
Built in the 9th century, Prague Castle is today the seat of the Czech government. It is the largest ancient castle in the world, holding the Bohemian crown jewels, St Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace and more.
The Castle is OPEN as of 25 May, with random inspections of visitors and limited group sizes.
Prague Castle tours are available as paid, free and even self guided options.
2. Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge is a pedestrian only thoroughfare, dating from the 14th century that connects the Castle to the Old Town.
The Bridge has ancient statues, sweeping city views and artisans along its entire length. Its one of our top things to do in Old Town.
3. Prague Zoo
The Zoo in Prague is considered the 5th best in the world, and has over 5000 species available for viewing, including 130 on the endangered list.
4. Old/New Synagogue
The Synagogue is Europe’s oldest active synagogue, and the building is one of the first and finest gothic buildings in Prague, completed in 1270. It is the oldest surviving medieval synagogue in Europe, and has an adjacent cemetery that dates back to the middle ages.
5. Tyn Church
Tyn Church is the oldest and most recognizable Gothic church in Prague, with its twin spires dominating the skyline of the Old City. Today the interior is mostly baroque, but the building itself dates from the 14th century.
6. Astronomical Clock
The Astronomical clock is one of the true wonders of Prague. Dating to the 1410s, it is the third oldest of its type and the oldest astronomical clock still operating.
When it strikes the hour, there is a procession of the 12 apostles.
For more things to do Prague, read our guide to Prague Things To Do, keeping in mind that some things are not going to be operating as normal just yet.
THINGS TO DO IN PRAGUE
Festivals, concerts and events do seem to be taking place as scheduled in some for in Prague. Below are the main events each month that are still scheduled to happen, but be sure to check their website for up to date information.
- The World of Banksy Exhibition – happening now 5 Jun – 27 Sept https://www.theworldofbanksy.cz
- Sculpture Line – Open Air Arts Festival 1 Jul – 30 Sept – happening currently https://www.sculptureline.cz/en/prague-2020
- Letni Letna Light Festival 18 Aug – 25 Aug – happening! https://letniletna.cz/cs/
- Prague Drinks Wine Festival 29 Aug – Happening! http://prahapijevino.cz/en/about-festival/
- Prague Ice Cream Festival 30 Aug – Happening! http://pragueicecreamfestival.cz
Prague Music Festival (Aug 26-30) has been postponed to 2021
- The Prague Dvorak’s Music Festival Sept 6-21 looks like it is going to take place, see their website for concerts and more details: https://www.dvorakovapraha.cz/en/
- BurgerFest – happening! Sept 4-6 https://www.burgerfest.cz/en/
- Open House Prague – 5-6 Sept happening! https://www.openhousepraha.cz
- Prosecco & Food Festival Sept 12-13 – happening! https://www.openhousepraha.cz
- European Slalom Championships Sept 18-20 – happening! https://www.slalomtroja.cz/en/
- Rembrandt Exhibit at the National Gallery is expected to proceed as normal 24 Sept – 31 Jan https://www.ngprague.cz/en/event/246/rembrandt
- Street Food Festival 9 Aug The Street Food Festival is still scheduled! https://www.facebook.com/events/468844610700385/
- Prague Museum Night 10 Oct - Happening https://www.prazskamuzejninoc.cz/2020/
- Signal Festival Oct 15-18 – this festival of lights is currently schedule to proceeed as normal. See their website for the program and updates: https://www.signalfestival.com/en/
- Prague Fringe Festival 23-31 Oct – Happening! https://www.praguefringe.com
Prague Marathon Weekend 10-11 Oct 2020 was canceled.
- St. Martins Festival and Roast Goose 14 Nov – currently there is nothing on the website about the festival this year, but keep checking http://www.svatomartinskeslavnosti.cz
European Judo Championship 8 -10 Nov is POSTPONED
- Christmas Markets! Open from 28 Nov through 6 Jan, it looks like at least the main ones will happen. https://www.pragueexperience.com/events/christmas-markets.asp