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Easter in Prague

The early spring is the perfect time to visit Prague at Easter! On the programme: beautiful days, Easter markets that bring the city centre to life, must-see monuments to visit and lots of activities to do.

Czech Easter traditions

Even though Czechia is the fifth most atheist country in Europe, the Czechs celebrate Easter with many surprising pagan customs and traditions. Don’t be surprised if you come across men holding decorated wicker sticks. They are supposed to whip women (gently, of course) to ensure good health and preserve their youth and beauty. In return, the women can sprinkle them with plenty of cold water to invigorate them.

Decorating Easter eggs or animal figurines is also a common tradition in Czechia, and can be seen at the city’s Easter markets.

Easter markets in Prague

Located on the Old Town Square, Republic Square and Wenceslas Square, Prague’s Easter markets are well worth a visit! You’ll find stalls selling traditional Czech souvenirs, as well as a whole host of cultural events: music, dance, craft workshops...

If you want to discover the culinary speciality of Easter, try “beránek”, the traditional lamb-shaped brioche covered in meringue, which you’re likely to see in some restaurants and cafés at this time of year.

Easter activities in Prague

With winter behind us, it’s time to admire Prague and its architectural beauties under a beautiful spring sun. Discover the capital in an unusual way, by boarding a small traditional wooden boat, from which you can admire the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle while enjoying a drink.

To discover Prague with a local English-speaking guide, opt for the Grand Tour of Prague. In small groups and in a friendly atmosphere, you’ll visit the capital’s must-see monuments.

For the more sporty souls, discover the must-see monuments on a bike ride in Prague city centre.

Finally, if you’re staying for more than a weekend, discover Czechia on an excursion outside Prague. You won’t be disappointed by the many treasures Bohemia has to offer!