This weekend in Prague, you can celebrate the International Archaeology Day, enjoy a festival of goose and cider, see a fallout shelter, attend a Medieval feast and much more.
Prague Weather Forecast for This Weekend
According to the weather forecast, this weekend, it is going to be cold and cloudy, with mild winds. On both Saturday and Sunday, the temperatures will vary between 13°C (55°F) and 15°C (59°F) during the day and may drop to 6°C (43°F) after dark.
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Signal Festival in Prague
ART FESTIVALOUR TIP From the 13th of October till the 16th of October, the 4th year of the Signal Festival will take place at various locations in Prague. Enjoy videomapping, site-specific projections, and light and interactive installations – and admire the modern trends of connecting creativity, new technologies, and public space in the streets of the Czech Republic’s capital. Obviously there is no entrance fee. You can find more info on the festival’s website or Facebook Event page (more than 20,000 people are attending).
Goose and Cider Festival
GASTRONOMICAL EVENTOUR TIP On Saturday, you can enjoy a traditional Czech goose feast, together with apple cider, on the banks of the Vltava river. You can look forward to a rich variety of goose dishes, such as goose burgers, kaldoun soup, or goose liver, and taste apple cider from various different Czech producers. There is also an accompanying programme taking place, including shows of cider making and market stalls. If you get tired, you can rest on straw bales, placed on the river bank in keeping with the rural feast’s atmosphere. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the entrance fee is only 50,- CZK. Address: “Smichovska naplavka” embankment, Horejsi nabrezi, Prague 5. Find more information on the Facebook Event page.
“Folimanka” Fallout Shelter Open Day
FAMILY EVENTOUR TIP On Saturday, you have a rare opportunity to see a fallout shelter from the inside. The biggest underground building of Prague 2 was kept secret for many decades. Now, however, you can not only see it but also walk through the labyrinth of over 1300 m2 and see a photographical exposition mapping other bunkers around Prague. There will be Prague 2 representatives present to provide information. The event takes place 9 a.m. – 3 p.m and there is no entrance fee. Address: Folimanka fallout shelter, Pod Karlovem, Prague 2. Find more information on the Prague 2 website.
International Archaeology Day in Prague
HISTORICAL EVENT On Saturday, you can celebrate the International Archaeology Day at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Charles University. The International Archaeology Day is a celebration of discovering enthusiasm, and in Prague its celebrations are organized by The Institute of Classical Archaeology, together with other archaeology institutions. You can try out the work of an archaeologist, create a prehistoric cave painting, discover the secrets of long-gone cuisine, or enjoy a performance from the “Altsteinzetliche Knochenklangbilder” band, interpreting the sound of the prehistoric era in their music. The event takes place 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There is no entrance fee. Address: Celetna 20, Prague 1. Find more information on the Facebook Event page.
Autumn Medieval Feast in Archeopark
HISTORICAL EVENT On Saturday, also within the frame of the International Archaeology Day celebrations, you can visit the Archeopark in Prague, Liboc, to enjoy a traditional medieval feast in the spirit of the Charles IV era. See the historical group W-ARLET perform scenes from medieval life, listen to medieval music played by the group JAGABAB, enjoy food from the period, and admire antique arms or smiths’ craftsmanship. The event takes place 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., and the entrance fee is 50,- CZK. Address: Archaia o.p.s., V domcich 26, Prague 6.
GAMEKEEPER FESTIVAL On Saturday, take your family to The National Museum of Agriculture to find out about hunting and its traditions, and of course to taste some delicious game dishes. Among other things, you can admire cynology and hawking shows or listen to hunting lures. The event takes place 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The entrance fee is 50,- CZK. Address: NZM, Kostelni 44, Prague 7. Find more information on the Facebook Event page.
Kiting in Prague
FAMILY EVENT On Sunday, you can take your family to the meadow in front of the “Kolodějská obora” preserve to fly kites. The weather should be ideal for kiting, so create the best paper kite with your children and let it fly the highest and longest. The event takes place from 1 p.m., and there is no entrance fee. Address: Hájek u Uhříněvsi, Pod Markétou, Prague 22.
EXHIBITION Before it leaves for its tour around Asia, you can see the famous Slav Epic in the Prague Trade Fair Palace (“Veletržní palác” in Czech). The series of twenty monumental canvases by the renowned Czech Art Nouveau painter Alfons Mucha depict the mythology and history of the Czechs and other Slavic peoples between 1910 and 1928. The exposition is open on both Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The entrance fee is 180,- CZK. Find more info on the National Gallery in Prague website.
“Civitas Carolina” – Architecture of Charles IV Era
EXHIBITION Also within the frame of the 700th birth anniversary of Charles IV, there is yet another ongoing exhibition taking place in the National Technical Museum of Prague (“Kostelní” street 42, Prague 7 – Holešovice). The exhibition, as its name suggests, focuses on the art of architecture during the reign of Charles IV, which was a great building “boom”. The exposition has been built up as a construction site, displaying contemporary building professions and technology. The full entrance fee is 190,- CZK, and during weekends the museum is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. See more info on the Museum web pages.
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