Visiting Prague’s Easter Markets

Events — By Jacy Meyer on April 18, 2011 at 4:37 am

Spring is a lovely time to be in Prague, and this April has seen some nice weather. Come rain or shine, you must visit one of the Easter markets on Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, or Namesti Miru open now through May 1st.

Both the decor and the items for sale will center on spring as a theme. An excellent souvenir this time of year would be some of the beautifully hand-painted eggs widely available at the markets. Other Czech-made goodies include tablecloths and glass items made by artisans — like blacksmiths and weavers — onsite. Souvenirs and wooden toys will be available as well.

A massive decorated birch tree will be overseeing the events on Old Town Square, the most picturesque market to visit (pictured left). A large stage is also set up that hosts folklore, dance, theater, and children’s performances. Children’s events there include a puppet theatre and workshops where kids can make ornaments.

Many of the same vendors can be found at Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, but over in Prague 2’s Namesti Miru, you’ll find more local stalls, including many with local food goodies like sweets and sausages. Natural cosmetics and other handmade treats can be found here as well.

Whichever market you hit, be sure to bring your appetite and try some good ol’ Czech market food. Sausages, beer, potato pancakes, rolled cinnamon pastries, and more. Walk it all off by taking the long route back to your hotel.

Photo courtesy of CzechTourism


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