Where to Relax and Unwind in Prague

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Prague is a bustling city. Adventures, festivals, events and happenings await around every corner. Exploring the Czech capital can get quite a bit overwhelming. Luckily, Prague also offers many spots to relax, unwind and rebalance. Are you in need of a little relaxation? Follow us on a journey through Prague’s serene side.


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Unwind at Kinte

Relaxation is never far from where stuff is happening. Kinte is just in the right spot for everyone that needs a break between the Dancing House and visiting the National Theatre. The small lounge bar next to the Vltava welcomes its visitors with beautiful, atmospheric interior, specialty coffee and refreshing drinks. What at first seemed to become a Shisha bar, has now transformed into a multi-purpose wonderland. You still can get a Shisha, if you want to; but can also feast on shakshuka and other delicacies, while taking a break from everyday life.


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Kinte is not only great for relaxation; they also offer an event space and organise meetups for expats. Join them for food tastings, movie screenings, yoga lessons and more!

Where: Masarykovo nábř. 20, Prague 1
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 15.00 – 00.00 / Sat-Sun: 14.00 – 00.00

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Enjoy a Riverside Walk to Přístav 18600

You don’t want to leave the city but need to get out of the crowds a little? How about a river walk with a twist, then? Leading away from Dlouhá třída’s river bank, a walk towards Rohanský Ostrov is just what the doctor ordered.


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You can either access the island by turning right before crossing the Štefánikův Bridge and follow the trail along the Vltava or take the ferry (a DPH transport ticket suffices) from Pražská tržnice. You will then be rewarded with a green spot with no crowds and a fully equipped bar. Přístav 18600 offers cold drinks and draft beer right by the riverside. And in order to enjoy your beer, you can either get cozy on one of their logs or the wooden tables between trees.


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When you are done relaxing and listening to the calming riversounds nearby, maybe it’s time for some beach volleyball? After all, sports can be relaxing for the brain, too! The green spot also offers a field on which you can play the latter and enjoy a beach day without having to buy the plane ticket to get there.

You can also access the place by bicycle and/or longboard, if you don’t want to walk. A perfect little hub to relax and clear your mind!

Location: Rohanský ostrov 8, 186 00 Praha 8
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10.00 – 22.30

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Chill out at the Rainbow’s End

Here comes a chill out place in the middle of the most bustling area of the city: Malá Strana. Rainbow’s End Café is tucked away in a side alley just off Charles Bridge. Follow the small tunnel leading away from the main street off the bridge and discover a peaceful, quiet and sunny place to unwind. Besides coffee, cake, beer and delicious bagels, the cute little place also offers art workshops.

The most relaxing thing? Their courtyard with banana plants, flowers and outside seating. If you need a little beach feeling, they even offer that! Rainbow’s End has an indoor beach – for when you really need a break.

Where: Mostecká 14, Prague 8
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 10.00 – 19.00


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Walk to Draháňské údolí & Vyhlídka Špička

You would rather spend the day outside? Not a problem at all! Prague is full of parks and green spots that are just perfect to relax. Besides the obvious ones like Divoká Šárka, Obora Hvězda or Parukářka, spots like Draháňské údolí & Vyhlídka Špička are just perfect to unwind, relax and get away from the crowds.


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If you really need a half day to yourself, you should definitely set out for the journey to Prague 8. Along the river meanders a walking and biking track, passing several refreshment stands that beg to be sat down at. As you follow the path, you will eventually get to what is called “Black Rock”. Nature carved the rocks in this area just beautifully and a mere walk to the spot is relaxing. At the intersection that follows, look out for the sign “Draháňské údolí“. After entering the forest, turn left, cross a little, spluddering stream via bridge and follow the path leading uphill. 


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A short climb up the rocks reveals a beautiful view point. Please be careful when accessing the rocks, as they are not fenced in! A nice little nest – overlooking the Vltava and its surroundings – awaits behind a few bushes. Whenever you are ready, leave the same way as you came up. And once you are in the area, you might as well follow the trail to the mill up in Troja.

You can access this sweet spot by bike, longboard, on skates, foot and even by public transport and find energy in nature’s cradle. 

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Get Creative @ an Art Lesson!

Some of us clear their minds best when being creative. If you do not have the appropriate space or material to make art at home, you should definitely join the bubbly Silvia Vezzuto for an Art Lesson at Art Together! The cute, cozy gallery also is an art making spot. With introductions by the master artist and yet enough freedom to express yourself, it is easy to calm down in a city that never seems to sleep.

Brushstrokes, new techniques and a wonderful host make the art experience just off Jiřího z Poděbrad a special one. To find out when the next art lesson is on, check their Facebook page, and find many more interesting and crafty events to join!

Where:Mánesova 71, Prague 2
When: Next Events


Visit Nový Svět

This spot lies right behind the buzzing Castle area. A mere few meters up the hill, hundreds and thousands of visitors are exploring the Castle grounds, while down here, a whole different world goes about its day. “Nový Svět” (which loosely translates into ‘New World’) seems like a fitting name for this peaceful and uncrowded area. Barely any people, beautiful, old buildings and a cute coffee shop are part of the area that will definitely give you a bunch of relaxed hours.

The namesake of the area serves specialty coffee, delicious buchty and other delicacies along with 2AD ice cream that is to die for. Sip your cup of coffee on the street side and take in the ambiance of the 14th century era or overlook the hidden garden on their small balcony. A few hours of serenity and peace guaranteed!


Dive into Olšanka’s Sauna World

Are you itching for a spa day? Prague offers a variety of places to get a massage, bathe in warm waters and get your mind off of everything for a couple of hours. If you are looking for an affordable alternative to beer spas and co, Olšanka‘s Sauna World is just what you need.

What you can look forward to? There are two parts to their wellness oasis; in- and outside. In the inner part, you will find Finnish and Aroma therapy as well as salt saunas, a turkish bath along with Kneipp-cures. On top of that, Olšanka has massage rooms and relaxation zones. The outdoor part holds a finnish sauna. Also, you can relax in the whirlpool or get cool down a little in the pool.

An integral part of Olšanka’s Sauna World are the Sauna ceremonials, which happen every Thursday.



And of course, the Spa also has massage magicians that will make your sore muscles feel like new. You can book massages of 30 minutes duration and up, starting at CZK 550.00 (for 30 minutes).

If a visit to Olšanka’s Sauna & Wellness World will not relax you, we don’t know what will!

Where: Táboritská 1000, Prague 3
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 06.00 – 22.00 / Sat-Sun: 08.00 – 22.00 
Price: From CZK 240.00


Experience an alternative cinema: Kino Aero

If you want to forget the world for a couple of hours and only think of what the hero in a movie will do next, Kino Aero is definitely your goto place. The hip, alternative cinema is not only a plan for rainy days. Their big outside seating area, lovingly hung with colorful lights in the night sky, invite you to stay a little longer than just for the movie. On top of that, they also serve Soup from their Polevkarna, which is integrated into the building.


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Besides good coffee, draft beer from Prague and sweet delicacies to go with the coffee or homemade lemonade, Kino Aero’s program is always full of interesting, thought-provoking movies that never make it into the big cinema towers we know. So get yourself to Prague 3, enjoy the outside seating area – which seems secluded from the rest of the world – and enjoy an extraordinary cinematic experience.


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Found your happy place to relax and unwind? Do you have favourite chill out spots you want to share with others? We are keen to hear all about it in the comments!

 

 

 

 

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Vanessa G.

Vanessa has been living in Prague for the better part of a decade. Always on the lookout for another hike, district, nook, or cranny – she’s made it her mission to explore the hidden corners of the Republic. Among Vanessa’s favorite Bohemian based activities are nature walks, venturing off the beaten path, and writing about it all from one of the city's many thriving Cafés. And the best spot to stop and take it all in? Alf & Bet, a coffee house and bakery, tucked just around the corner from Castle Libeň. You might just see the author there sipping a coffee herself.

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