Are you going to please your partner on Valentine’s Day? Try to be creative. Prague offers more options than “just” great restaurants. The following tips will put you in the mood already before the dinner.
Valentine’s Day with swans on the Kampa Island
Take a walk in the crooked streets of the Lesser Quarter and start in Klárov (the Prague Metro and tram stop Malostranská). If you go along U lužického semináře Street by the Vltava River, you will come across the narrowest street in Prague. This nameless street near the yard of Čertovka Restaurant is half a metre wide and its “two-way traffic” is run by traffic lights.
Walk on under the lit Charles Bridge to the Kampa park, where you will be charmed by the surroundings of the Čertovka rivulet. Then you can cross the park to Sova’s Mills on the Vltava waterfront – their history dates back to the 10th century and today, there is a museum of Czech art. Don’t forget to have something small for birds because this is a nice place for feeding swans and ducks.
You can finish your Valentine’s walk with something sweet in a cake shop in Újezd Street under the Petřín Hill.
Looking at the stars
The Petřín Hill has always been a romantic place, not only because of the gorgeous view of the Prague panorama. There is also a statue of the Czech poet and author Karel Hynek Mácha (an unofficial patron of lovers thanks to his lyric-epical poem May) and you can visit other popular attractions – the funicular, the look-out tower and the mirror maze.
To get up to the Petřín hill take the funicular. The four-minute ride in cabins powered by the original mechanism is a great experience. An the top, you will enter a well-maintained rose garden.
Do visit the Štefánik Observatory where you can observe the skies full of stars with big telescopes. In winter, the observatory is usually open every day from 6 to 8 p.m. (except Monday); no reservation is necessary.
An invisible restaurant
Don’t reprobate the dinner though, it’s a great end of Valentine’s Day. But why not try something different? Exchange the light of customary candles for complete darkness and use your other senses. Is your eyesight so important to you? You might find out in the restaurant with blind staff where you can have a nice chat in the dark.
The long-term project, “The Invisible Exhibition”, takes place in the New Town Hall at Charles Square, connecting the world of the blind and those who can see. Besides an excursion, you can also book an “invisible dinner” or wine tasting on certain dates (larger groups can choose any date they want). But why not try to cook something at home?
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