Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures in Prague

Explore the best outdoor activities in Prague, from historic parks and gardens to breathtaking natural sites. Discover the beauty and history of this remarkable city with our comprehensive guide to outdoor adventures.

Attractions

Prague Zoo

The zoological garden of the city of Prague is located in the beautiful rugged terrain of the Troja basin. On 58 hectares you will find 15 pavilions and over 6000 animals belonging to more than 700 species.

Website: Official site of Prague Zoo

Opening Hours: Daily 09:00–18:00

Accessibility: There is hilly terrain in the Prague Zoo; we recommend that you stick to the selected barrier-free routes. All pavilions except for the elephant pavilion are barrier-free.

Source: ZOO Praha, Miroslav Bobek

Petřín Tower

Thanks to its height of almost sixty meters, the Petřín Tower is one of the highest landmarks in Prague. Two hundred ninety-nine steps lead to its top and offer a beautiful view of Prague. It was built in 1891 as a loose copy inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The peak is surrounded by a complex of gardens open to the public all year round.

Website: Official site of Petřín Tower

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00–18:00

Accessibility: The viewpoint is partially accessible. Wheelchair access by elevator only up to the 20m platform (the 51m platform lacks wheelchair maneuvering space). Due to the narrow elevator door, there is a mechanical wheelchair available for visitors with an electric wheelchair.

Source: Prague City Tourism

Prague Botanical Garden

The Prague Botanical Garden is situated on a hillside in Troja. The outdoor expositions are ideal for relaxing and recharging your batteries among 15,000 species of trees and flowers. Outdoor expositions include Japanese Garden, Ornamental Garden, Wetland and Lake, North American Semidesert, Peony Meadow, and more. The botanical garden also includes a Tropical Greenhouse.

Website: Official site of Prague Botanical Garden

Opening Hours: Outdoor Expositions: Daily 09:00–19:00; Tropical Greenhouse: Tuesday–Sunday 09:00–19:30

Accessibility: The outdoor expositions and Tropical Greenhouse are wheelchair accessible.

Source: https://www.botanicka.cz/

Žižkov Television Tower

The Žižkov Television Tower offers stunning views of Prague from its observation deck.

Website: Official site of Žižkov Television Tower

Opening Hours: Daily 09:00–00:00

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Source: Prague City Tourism

Parks and Gardens

Vyšehrad Park

Part of one of Prague's most important historical sites is the Vyšehrad Park, which offers space for walks, relaxation, and sports. The promontory above the Vltava provides unique views of Prague. The park area holds hidden architectural treasures including the rare Romanesque Rotunda of St Martin, the neo-Gothic Church of St. Peter and Paul, the national cemetery Slavín, and the underground casements housing some of the original Baroque statues from the Charles Bridge.

Website: Official site of Vyšehrad Park

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00–18:00

Accessibility: The park is wheelchair accessible but some parts may be more difficult.

Source: Prague City Tourism

Kampa

This park is located on an island between the Vltava River and its side branch Čertovka, where you can see the huge mill wheel of the 15th-century former Grand Priory Mill. Kampa is one of the most romantic and picturesque places in the city. Grassy areas of the island are widely used for picnics and relaxation. You can also enrich your visit to Kampa and the historic center of Prague with a pleasant sightseeing cruise.

Opening hours: Free

Accessibility: The park is wheelchair accessible but some parts may be more difficult.

Source: Prague City Tourism

Letná Park

Letná Park is Prague's largest undeveloped green area where you can spend your free time playing sports, walking, or organizing a picnic. Letná Park offers a beautiful view of the Vltava River and the city.

Opening hours: Free

Accessibility: Part of the park is wheelchair accessible.

Source: Kudy z nudy

Gardens below Prague Castle

The Gardens below Prague Castle, situated on the slopes of the hill below the Castle, enrich the architectural division of the city with their detail and are a uniquely peaceful place harmonizing history, architecture, and nature.

Website: Official site of Gardens below Prague Castle

Opening Hours: Daily 10:00–19:00 (Closed in bad weather conditions)

Accessibility: The gardens are not wheelchair accessible due to numerous staircases.

Source: https://palacove-zahrady.cz/

Wallenstein Garden

The strictly geometrically designed early Baroque Garden was created in parallel with the construction of the Wallenstein Palace from 1623 to 1629. The Wallenstein Garden is the second largest garden in the center of Prague.

Opening Hours: Monday–Friday 07:00–19:00; Saturday–Sunday 09:00–19:00

Accessibility: The garden is wheelchair accessible but some parts may be more difficult.

Source: Prague City Tourism

Stromovka Park

One of Prague's largest parks, ideal for walking, jogging, and cycling.

Website: Official site of Stromovka Park

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Source: Prague City Tourism

Průhonický Park

One of the largest and most beautiful parks in the Czech Republic, known for its rich collection of plants and stunning landscape.

Website: Official site of Průhonický Park

Opening Hours: Daily 07:00–19:00

Accessibility: Partially accessible, some paths may be difficult.

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Natural Sites

Wild Šárka

Wild Šárka is one of Prague's most famous and most visited natural sites. This nature reserve is located on the rocky slopes of the Šárecký stream. It is surrounded by a vast forest creating one of Prague's largest parks. It is a landscape of steep rocks, upland plateaux, groves, meadows, and grassland habitats dramatically sculpted by the Šárecký brook. The roads are not paved and sturdy shoes are required.

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible

Source: Kudy z nudy

Prokop Valley

The Prokop Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Prague and it has many natural phenomena and attractions. In addition to lakes, quarries, and rock outcrops, the valley offers a haven for relaxation. A valley whose canyon reaches up to 70 meters deep in places, it was created by erosion over the last million years. A bicycle path and numerous hiking and nature trails run down the valley floor.

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible. The roads are not paved and sturdy shoes are required.

Source: Prague City Tourism

Vítkov Hill

Large hill with panoramic views of the city and the National Memorial.

Website: Official site of Vítkov Hill

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible to the memorial, hilly terrain in the park.

Source: Prague City Tourism

 

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