Christmas markets in Prague (Vanocni trhy) are a key ingredient of the festive magic in the Czech Republic, and the they are the most impressive in the country also in Europe!
They light up the city, bringing locals and tourists together in a true ‘winter wonderland’ setting.
When is 2019 Christmas Market Starts in Prague?
Prague Castle Christmas market is open from 23rd November to 06th January 2020.
What Are the Local & Popular Foods in Prague for Christmas
There is all manner of local food and drink to sample, much of it prepared at the stalls in front of you.
Large hams roasted on a spit (Pražská Šunka); terribly unhealthy but wonderfully tasty barbequed sausages (klobása); Hungarian flatbread topped with garlic, cheese and ketchup (langoš); pancakes (palačinky); and a variety of sweets and cakes, such as spicy gingerbread and a hot sugar coated pastry (trdelník).
Christmas Markets in Prague
Startin Time: November 30, 2019 – January 6, 2020
The unique atmosphere of the most charming Christmas markets in the world. Christmas and Christmas markets are the best things about the winter in Prague. Those held in Prague can pride themselves on having been voted the most beautiful of these events by the USA Today readers in an extensive opinion poll.
The weather in Prague in December is highly changeable. The average low is -2°C (28°F), but the temperature deviates dramatically in both directions.
There are bright, sunny, relatively warm periods. Equally, there can be heavy bouts of snow that last several days or weeks, when temperatures head well into minus territory.
At the white and Golden Unicorn – Beethoven Palace (Mala Strana)
In this Baroque building, a popular hotel in the 18th century, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart stayed in 1789 and Ludwig van Beethoven in 1796. A memorial plaque by Otakar Španiel is located on the building with the inscription “Here at the Inn of the Golden Unicorn lived the famous music composer Ludwig van Beethoven in February 1796.” The plaque was unveiled on March 20, 1927 on the occasion of the centenary of the composer’s death.
Vysehrad Garden is one of the best garden in Prague. An oasis of tranquillity and beautiful walks offers not only romantic nooks and vistas of the Vltava River and Prague Castle and a look back at recent history and profound, reverent remembrance of Czech greats, but also offers a children’s playground and several cafés and a restaurant.
Photos from the Garden
History Of Vysherad Garden
In the ancient times, there were no trees at Vyšehrad, only on the outside the area was encircled by woods. After the Hussite Wars, vineyards, gardens and fields were established here. The 18th century and the first half of the 19th century brought no green to Vyšehrad. The first reference to some planted trees only dates back to 1841, when an alley of locust trees was planted by the path to Tábor, which today connects all the Vyšehrad gates. The green vegetation of the time-honoured Vyšehrad was mostly established during the 19th century, and largely consists of two originally private parks – Karlach Gardens and Štulc Gardens, two private gardens – the New Provost’s Garden and the New Deanery Garden, and then the Park under the Ramparts (Pod hradbami) and the Vyšehrad cemetery (www.prague.eu)
Prague is dominated by the exclusive landmark of Pražský hrad (Prague Castle), the vast hilltop complex that looks out over the city centre from the west bank of the River Vltava. Site of a Slav settlement in the seventh or eighth century AD, there’s been a castle here since at least the late ninth century, and since then whoever has had control of the Hrad has exercised authority over the Czech Lands.
Still serving for Czech President
It continues to serve as the seat of the president, though the public are free to wander round from the early hours until late at night, since the castle is also home to several museums and galleries.
Prague Castle Church
Visiting the Prague Castle
You can wander freely through most of the streets, courtyards and gardens of the castle and watch the changing of the guard without a ticket. For the sights within the castle (excluding the cathedral) there are two main types of multi-entry ticket available: the velký okruh or long tour (350Kč), which gives you entry to most sights, including the Old Royal Palace, the Basilica and Convent of sv Jiří, the Prague Castle Picture Gallery and the Zlatá ulička; and the malý okruh or short tour (250Kč), which only covers the Old Royal Palace, the Basilica of sv Jiří and the Zlatá ulička. Tickets are valid for two days and available from several places, including the main information centre in the third courtyard, opposite the cathedral, where you can also rent an English-language audioguide (200Kč for 2hr).
Getting your picture taken is an exciting event whether you’re doing it alone or with your family. However, there is nothing worse than having your photo taken and then being disappointed when you see the end result because it is clear that you wore the wrong outfit. There are several things you can do with regards to clothes you wear to your photo shoot so that you can be sure that you will be happy with the results.
Choose Clothes You Feel Good In
Select an outfit that makes you want to smile. If you wear something that you feel ambivalent about or that you hate–maybe because someone asked you to wear it–you aren’t going to be happy.
Don’t Fully Match Up Your Outfits
One of the worst things you can do with a family photograph is have everyone wearing the same colors and fabrics. This can make the photograph look overdone, and inevitably someone is going to wind up looking less than stellar and maybe even dowdy. Instead choose colors that compliment each other; you’ll be far happier with the photograph.
Choose a Style
Group photo shoots can be great, especially when everyone is on the same page. It’s important with group shoots for the group to choose a particular style such as casual or dressy. That way you don’t have someone show up with a dressy outfit, someone else with a casual outfit and someone else with a contemporary outfit. If this does happen it can throw off the balance of the photo.
Consider Using Props
Props are nice whether you’re having your photo taken alone or with a group. Props can help you to get different looks for different photos. A hat or a piece of jewelry might work with a dressy outfit, or a sports team may want to have sports equipment in the photo. Props can help to define your personality.
Keep Your Destination in Mind
Destination actually plays a bigger part than you might think when choosing clothes for your photo shoot. For example, if the photo shoot is taking place at work and you work for a Fortune 500 company, you would want to wear a suit. However, if the photo shoot is taking place at your college you could choose something more casual, such as a nice pair of pants and top for women and dress shirts for guys.
Avoid Busy Patterns
Too many busy patterns in a photograph can cause problems with the end result. However, if you balance out your patterns with solids, this will help keep your photo from looking outdated in a few months. Fashions change overnight and sticking to classic solids and patterns will ensure your photographs don’t end up looking outdated in a short amount of time.
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