There are few cities in the world that can match Prague’s beauty. The bridges, spires and baroque buildings combine to heart-melting effect.
Famous landmarks include the statue-lined Charles Bridge and the impressive Prague Castle, but the city has even more to offer. Indeed, it affords exciting opportunities beyond its UNESCO-listed historic centre, with a burgeoning array of luxury hotels and event spaces and an abundance of sights to explore on foot – both sure to be welcome virtues post-lockdown.
Did you know that Prague is one of the greenest cities in Europe? With more than 200 parks and recreational spaces scattered throughout the city, it’s a joy to explore its many open areas.
The 95-hectare Stromovka park is the largest green space in the city. It was opened in the 13th century as a game reserve for the summer houses nearby. It’s a popular running and dog-walking spot, but there’s also a good chance you’ll spot a wedding with local couples often exchanging vows under the canopy of ancient trees.
The city’s second-largest park is Havlicek Gardens. Its main attraction is Grébovka, a 19th-century villa with lush vineyards and a pavilion. Another of the park’s interesting attractions is an old grotto that offers incredible panoramic views over the park.
Stylish and stress-free events
The recently refreshed Hilton Prague is a stylish and spacious hotel enviably located on the banks of the river Vltava. As the largest and most versatile hotel in Prague, it ideally combines its vast size and perfect location, just a short walk from the vibrant centre and historical Old Town.
Under the hotel’s unique glass roof, an impressive range of services and amenities make planning a truly memorable event easy. The vast conference and event spaces offer superb flexibility and the iconic Cloud 9 Sky Bar & Lounge offers superb city views.
Hilton Prague has the space, means and creativity to provide delegates with an unforgettable experience. The hotel offers almost 5,000sqm of functional space; along with 38 versatile meeting rooms, the elegant Ballroom can seat up to 650 people in stylish surroundings and the Congress Hall can accommodate up to 1,350 delegates in theatre style.
The light-filled, airy glass-roofed Atrium lobby is the ideal place for sunny welcome receptions for up to 450 guests, with many branding options available, including the latest AV technologies, such as 3D video mapping, tailored to your needs.
Delegates can enjoy relaxing in one of the 791 newly refurbished guest rooms, including two executive floors, suites, and apartments. The rooms are tastefully decorated in a contemporary style and generously equipped. Executive rooms include access to the revamped spacious executive lounge with private check-in and check-out and complimentary use of the meeting rooms on the executive floor.
If it’s possible to tire of exploring the myriad of cobbled streets and parks in the city, Prague is also surrounded by some spectacular scenery.
Located just 20 minutes from the city centre is the Prokop Valley Nature Reserve. There are several trails that can be enjoyed unaccompanied or with guides and highlights include the Butovicke fortified settlement, the remains of Devín Castle, a fossil excavation site, an abandoned railroad track dating from 1873 and the Hlubccepy viaduct.
Or why not jump on a saddle and cycle to Karlstejn Castle on a guided bike tour? The leisurely 18-mile route takes you along the banks of the River Vltava, passing through beautiful Czech countryside. The castle dates back to 1348 and was used as a hideaway for the crown jewels of Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. After falling into disrepair, it's been restored to Disney-like perfection.
So, with now the ideal time to plan ahead for the perfect future event destinations, Prague is pretty hard to beat.