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What to do in Prague in May

May is for some the most lovely month of the year to come to Prague. For Czechs it is the month of love and the 1st of May is known to be the local version of Valentine´s day. Take your loved one to Prague and enjoy bothe some romantic and exciting activities.

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Gondola

You can enjoy a Venice-like experience in Prague. Just hop into a gondola and explore the beauties of the Čertovka canal.

Want to try? Order your own Prague gondola ride experience.

Jazz & dine

Watch the Prague Castle panorama from the Vltava river aboard a romantic boat. Have dinner and let Prague´s magic enchant you.

Want to try? Order your own river cruise with dinner for 2.

Chocolate massage

Tired after all that sigthseeing? Enjoy a unique chocolate massage that will prepare you for more Prague adventure.

Want to try? Order your own chocolate massage experience.

sightseeing flight

Want to see more than just Prague, but your schedule is tight? Go for a sightseeing flight over Central Bohemia and the Karlštějn castle.

Want to try? Order your own sightseeing flight experience.

Beer spa

Looking for a really original spa treatment? Bathe in beer and drink it at the same time at the legendary Prague beer spa.

Want to try? Order your own Prague beer spa experience.

Average May temperature in Prague: 13,9ºC / 57,02ºF

Don´t forget to pack: water-resistant jacket, waterproof shoes, umbrella, sunglasses

Events in Prague in May

In May, one of the most well-known festivals of classical music takes place between the 12th of may and the 2nd of June - the Prague Spring. Musicians and singers from all around the world meet in Prague to perform classical and modern pieces in the lovely ambience of the Rudolfinum Concert Hall, the Municipal House and many churches and venues around the city. The best concerts are sold out quickly, so plan ahead.

This is the 72nd season of the festival introducing stars like the  Vienna Philharmonic led by conductor Daniel Barenboim, the British Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment or one of the greatest composers of the latter half of the 20th century and the present day, Krzysztof Penderecki. 

Concert in Prague in May 2017

Fans of other than classical genres can enjoy concerts of global stars in Prague. Phil Rudd from AC/DC is visiting various clubs across the Czech Republic on his world tour, Deep Purple will be playing at the O2 Arena and Depeche Mode in the Synot Tip Arena. If you´d love to see the legendary KISS, you must take a short trip to the city of Brno.

Prague sporting events in May

May is not only the month of music in Prague. Enthusiastic runners - both amateurs and professionals - can compete in the Volkswagen Prague Marathon. Go for the full 42km version of the race or choose one of the family runs. Lets meet at the marathon´s starting point on the 7th of May right at Old Town Square. Beautiful sights of the city and great atmosphere guaranteed.

Beer and food festivals in Prague

If you are more into beer than classical music, you can visit the Prague Festival of Czech Beer, where you can try all kinds of different Czech brands while listening to both traditional and progressive music. The festival is held at the Letná plain which is right next to one of the most beautiful Prague parks - an ideal spot to have a picnic or a game of pétanque with your friends. In a mood for an unorthodox drinking experience? Rent a beer or prosecco bike and pedal your way around the Letná park towards a pleasant buzz in your head.

 

The biggest culinary event of the year? Definitely the Prague Food festival where restaurants from all around the country showcase their best dishes. And what more - the event takes place in the unique setting of the Royal Garden of the Prague Castle, so you can combine sightseeing with culinary experiences.

Khamoro and Mezi Ploty

When speaking about unique settings, the Mezi Ploty festival lets you enjoy music and theatre in a very unusual place - the premises of the psychiatric hospital Bohnice. The festival wishes to raise awareness about psychiatric patients and bring them closer to the world outside and vice versa. 

Another interesting event is the Khamoro World Roma festival - which means “sun” in the Roma language. If you´d like to have a good time with Roma musicians and artists, this is definitely the place to put your dancing shoes on.

Romantic Prague in May

Since May is the month of love for the Czechs, go for some romantic activities as well. Arrange a gondola ride through the Čertovka canal, known as Prague´s Venice, rent a paddle boat or sign up for a romantic cruise aboard a steamship where dinner is served and a jazz band plays by your table.

Looking for more romantic activities and inspiration? Check out our Romance section at ActiveCzech.com and we guarantee you and your partner will have a great time.

TOP 3 things to do in Prague in May

Prague Spring festival: Get familiar with the work of famous Czech composers and the stars of contemporary classical music scene. 

Volkswagen Prague Marathon: Beat the race´s record of 2:05:39 or sign up for the 2Run, team run or family run. 

Kissing on the Petřín hill: Take Prague´s only cable car to the top of the hill, have a stroll in the rose garden, find your way out of the mirror labyrinth, climb up the observation tower and end your day with a kiss under a blossoming cherry tree. The 1st of May Czech style!

 

Handpicked events in May

For more events visit:

May events (by CzechTourism.com)

May events (by the official tourist website for Prague - Prague.eu)

Top events in 2017 (by Prague.eu)

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