Prague

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Perhaps no other city in Europe offers your Hen Party more opportunities to create memories that will last a lifetime than Prague. This cosmopolitan city in the Czech Republic has something to offer everyone, and our activities are expertly tailored to showcase this incredible destination.

Key Facts

Currency: Czech Koruna
Official Language: Czech
Dialling Code: +420
Emergency Number: 112
Population: +1.3 million

Ever wondered where the term Bohemian comes from? Well it comes from the Czech Republic region of Bohemia where the fabulous, sultry and eccentrically unconventional city of Prague can be found. Located in the North East of the country along the banks of the swelling River Vltava, Prague is still now renowned for many of the things that Bohemianism first originated from. Hedonism is rife with deliciously rich and mouth-watering food and copious amounts of locally brewed alcohol. The nightlife is among the best, and the cheapest in Europe, and the multitude of activities that can be enjoyed during the day both in the city itself and in the landscape around will leave any hen group spoilt for choice. Come to Prague, indulge your senses and join in the never ending party.

 

Top Things to Do

Day

  1. Take a stroll around the Old Town Square: Located right in the heart of vibrant Prague, the Old Town Square is surrounded by a stunning array of baroque buildings. Qualifying as a credible cultural hen activity, the square is also lined with buzzing bars and cafés and is also a top spot to do some shopping at the market stalls filled with local handicrafts.
  2. Watch the Sunrise at St. Charles Bridge: A city of many bridges, Prague’s most famous, and arguably most beautiful is St. Charles Bridge. A great hen after party idea is to stumble across the cobbles to the bridge to see the spectacular views over the Vltava River at sunrise.
  3. Have a Picnic at Petrin Hill: A great place to spend a day enjoying nature and soaking in the bohemian qualities of Prague is Petrin Hill. The gorgeous green space has landscaped gardens and a wicked maze, AND it’s even fun to get there on a special funicular railway.
  4. Visit Prague Castle: If you are only going to see one tourist site on your hen do in Prague, make it the castle. It’s HUGE for one, and the architecture is pretty magnificent. If your looking for an alternative to the usual hen activities – this might well be an ideal solution.

Prague Castle

Night

  1. Go Clubbing in a War Bunker: Try something different, exciting and edgy on your hen weekend with a trip to one of the most alternative, underground nightclubs in Prague – the Bunkr Parukarka. The quirky club is housed in an old 1950’s war bunker. Now the walls are covered in graffiti and music performed by top DJ’s pulsates through the space. This is where the real hen party will happen.
  2. Bar Hopping in Zizkov: Nightlife is one of Prague’s specialities, but if you and your hen group want to ensure you experience the best bars and pubs around head to Zizkov. Once a former industrial suburb, this is now the epicenter of Prague’s after dark activities.
  3. Taste the famous Czech beers: The whole world knows how good the Czech beer is, so on your hen do abroad make sure your wrap your lips around… a pint of frothy deliciousness.
  4. Have an Absinthe Night: Would you really do this if you weren’t on a debauched hen weekend abroad? Probably not, which is why a absinthe night is such a great idea to guarantee the party really gets started.

 

Top Hen Activities in Krakow

  1. Play Laser or Paintball: Girly bonding is a must when you’re travelling abroad for your hen do, and although not necessarily a traditional bonding activity, a game of laser or paintball is a great idea to encourage your hens to really get to know each other.
  2. Shoot an AK47 (link): Shooting is said to help vent anger and frustration – two things you will hopefully not be feeling on your hen do in Prague. However it also encourages empowerment and leaves you fuelled with adrenalin – a great way to begin the party!
  3. Go on a River Cruise: Jump aboard a private boat together and sip champagne as you meander along the river, taking in the sites of the destination, gossiping about the wedding and enjoying Prague’s spectacular views.
  4. Go for a Medieval Dinner: Go back in time for an otherworldly medieval hen experience at Prague’s dedicated Medieval Dinner banquets. It’s a unique hen activity with great food, plenty of booze and a riveting atmosphere.

mediebal banquet in prague

 

What to Eat

Knedlíky steamed dumplings, polévka soup, Jitrnice, Klobása smoked sausage
DINE OUT @ Dégustation Bohème Bourgeoise, for a bohemian twist to local Czech specialities cooked by Michellin-Starred Chefs.

What to Drink

Local beers: Pilsner Urquell, Budvar, Velkopopovický Kozel, Gambrinus, Radegast, Staropramen, Krušovice, Starobrno, Bernard and Svijany.
Local Wine: Svarak hot wine, Frankovka and Modry Portugal red wines, Muller – Thurgau and Riesling white wines
Local Spirits: Becherovka, Fernet, Slivovice
DRINK OUT @ Bla Bla Bar for great service in a wonderfully friendly atmosphere.

Exclusive Destination Events

Prague Carnival: February
One World Film Festival: March
The Prague Spring music festival: May
Czech Beer Festival in Prague: May
Prague Food Festival: May
Prague Museum Night: June
The Mattoni Prague Grand Prix: September
Prague Christmas Market: December

Czech Beer Festival

Public Transport

Prague is well equipped for hen group’s looking to travel on a budget, with an easy to navigate bus system and plenty of frequent trains. The main international bus station of the city is ÚAN Praha Florenc, and the buses will take you anywhere you want to go within the city.
Trains linking Prague to the rest of the Czech Republic as well as other European destinations are also cheap and easy to take.
For activities outside of the city centre such as outdoor hen ideas try renting a minibus or get really lavish and hire a limo.

Climate

Prague has four pretty distinct seasons. Lasting from November to February, the winter is icy cold, with Prague often becoming a white winter wonderland covered in snow. Summer falls around June to August and although the temperatures are the highest at this time of year, the rainfall is often the heaviest. The best time to visit Prague is Spring or Autumn, when the crowds are fewer, the accommodation is cheaper and the weather is still mild.

Useful Costs

Cost of a good meal in a restaurant: 250-400 CZK
Cost of a pint of beer: 25-45 CZK
Cost of a cocktail in a club: 120 CZK
Cost of a bottle of water: 23 CZK
Cost of a Cappuccino: 40-50 CZK
Cost of Public Transport: 24 CZK for 60 minute
Cost of Taxi (min): 23 CZK per kilometre

Tip from a Local

“For the best cheese in Prague be sure to find Raclette U Syraku bistro. The funky young hipster owners also have Raclette U Syraku markets stalls around the city and their motto is to share the cheese love worldwide!” – Albert, Prague.

Did You Know?

  • Prague is known as the City of a Hundred Spires because… well because of the hundreds of spires that litter its spectacular skyline.
  • Measuring in at an amazing 7.6 meters in diameter, the clock on the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord has the largest clock face in Prague, and one of the largest in Central Europe.
  • The largest castle in the world can be found taking up 18 acres of Prague.
  • Almost 97 percent of Czech beer is a Pilsner style and over 43 gallons of it is drunk every year!
  • The influential 20th century writer of novels and short stories Franz Kafka was born in Prague in 1883.