10 Reasons to Visit Prague in Autumn
Prague SIGNAL Lights Festival
The video really speaks for itself. From the 15th to the 18th of October, a number of Prague's building and monuments will be lit up by artists' light installations at night. The whole city will be there, you should be too. For more information, visit the official website.
Alphonse Mucha - the Slav Epic
The National Gallery presents twenty canvases of Mucha's work at the Veletrzni Palace. Known for his commercial work for the Moulin Rouge, Moet & Chandon posters & painting of the Municipal House (Namesti Republiki), his later work that is showcased in this exhibition is devoted to Slavic history. Tickets are 180 CZK (regular fare) and reduced prices for students and groups are available. For more information click here.
Prague Coffee Festival
Coffee lovers unite! On the 10th and 11th of October, The National Museum of Agriculture (in Letna) will be hosting the 4th Annual Prague Coffee Festival. Everyone is welcome, from the coffee professionals of the world, to coffee lovers and beginners! The festival is featuring tastings from the brew bar and espresso bar, a musical program and workshops for anyone who is interested. For information on tickets, visit the official website.
Prague Apple & Cider Festival
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On October 9-10th, the Jiřák will be hosting the annual Prague Apple Festival. Great fun for all ages, the venue will feature apple and cider tastings, live music, a children's theatre and a market with fresh baked good, syrups, jams and, the one that started it all - the apple! This annual event is put forth to support the local farmers in Czech. For more information, visit this link.
FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championship
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The first ever FAI (World Air Sports Federation) Indoor Skydiving Championship is being held in Prague on October 20th-24th. Isn't that exciting? It's being held at the Hurricane Factory in Prague 9 and will consist of competition involving seven types of skydiving disciplines. For tickets and registration, click here.
Don Giovanni at the National Marionette Theater
Running September 17th through October 20th, the National Marionette Theatre of Prague presents a different, miniature version of Wolgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni". Suitable for all ages and a guaranteed change of scenery, this show will make you laugh, cry and experience something new! For tickets and prices click here.
Bollywood Film Festival
There's something so exciting, yet peaceful about a good Bollywood film. Nobody dies, everyone dances and sings...to some very catchy music! If you've never had the opportunity to discover these films, here is your chance! From October 7th through the 11th, Cinema Svetozor in Prague 1 will host the 12th annual festival and over 20 film productions! For more information visit the official website.
World Press Photo Exhibition
From September 11th through October 4th at the Prague Karolinum (Charles University), you can go see some of the most amazing journalistic photography from all over the world. The exhibition will consist of 145 unique chosen photographs out of the original 97,912 that was originally submitted. Tickets are 100 CZK (regular rate). For more information, click here or visit the official page on Facebook.
Student Indoor Carnival at Roxy Club
Ever heard of the Roxy? It's one of the best clubs in Europe. They host different events with the best DJ's out there. This fall, they're organizing an indoor carnival event for students from all over the world! The idea is to bring your country's flag and enter in competitions to win amazing prizes. May the best students win on October 8th, 2015.
For more information, visit the link here.
Low season advantages
This means a number of things. First off, prices on accommodations and attractions drop, so it's definitely a more affordable way of traveling. Second, the city is much less crowded with tourists. This is great news for you, because if you feel like going to a museum or taking a picture of yourself in front of your favourite monument - NO LINES! And, of course, no photo-bombers.
With such a variety of exciting activities this year, beat the heat, the lines, the overpriced travel tickets and come to Prague this autumn to enjoy everything this city has to offer!
Aleksandra (Sasha) Koplik