Prague's numerous green spaces, from free city parks to flower- and statue-filled royal gardens, can provide a quiet and relaxing escape from the noise of the busy city center. Here are your options for enjoying Prague's best parks and gardens.
Petrin Hill, once the vineyard of King Charles IV, today houses a landscaped gardens, a mirror maze, a 17th-century wooden church relocated from the Ukraine, and an observation tower with some of the best views over Prague's Old Town. A short stroll through the park leads to Strahov Monastery and Prague Castle.
How to Visit: Hop on a Segway tour and cruise through Prague to Petrin Hill.
Letna Park, one of Prague's largest free green spaces, sits in the center of the city and teems with joggers, skateboarders, and cyclists zipping along its paths and tree-lined avenue. The park's Hanavsky Pavilion affords unparalleled views of Prague and the Vltava River.
How to Visit: Hop on a bike and follow your guide on a tour of Prague's green spaces.
Vrtba Garden is one of Central Europe's most stunning baroque gardens. Situated on the slopes of Petrin Hill and hidden away behind an unassuming entrance, the statue-filled, terraced garden offers stellar views of the Lesser Quarter and St. Nicholas Cathedral.
How to Visit: With the intimacy of a small group, tour some of Prague's best Renaissance and baroque gardens.
Wallenstein Palace Gardens
Prague's vast Wallenstein Palace complex features a huge baroque garden, built for Duke Albrecht of Wallenstein during the 17th century. Bronze statues of Greek gods line gravel paths while mythical fountains sparkle in the sunlight.
How to Visit: Stroll through Wallenstein Palace Gardens, along with the Royal Gardens, on a small-group tour of the city's baroque gems.