How to celebrate Christmas in the Czech Republic - Prague and the province

Probably, if you go to the Czech Republic, then in the winter beforeMerry christmas Or in the summer, when it's warm and everything is green. For me, this is the 2 best periods for the trip. In the summer I will just go, but just before Christmas, I was just recently. I will try to tell you how it was, the more I visited not only in Prague, but also in several other cities, including very small ones.

My trip took place in the framework of the blog tourwhere I and several other people from other countries were officially invited from the Czech Ministry of Tourism. All the details on the link, a very interesting trip out.

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Christmas in Prague

Probably Christmas in Prague is the most trivialwhat may happen to you when you travel to Europe. Well, you know, some travelers say “foo” when it comes to Prague. They say, too tourist, not real, and Christmas markets are not like the German. There are even trips to Dresden from Prague, where everything should be more Christmas, more colorful, more “toy”. I do not argue, it is Germany, very often its towns, as from a box. However, Prague will also appeal to many. Do not listen to others, go and see for yourself whether it comes to you or not. I think it is always worth checking everything out in your own experience, otherwise you can listen to everyone, so you can stay at home in general.

I recommend to go to Christmas Prague, howeveras in any other city, 3 weeks before Christmas. The city will be already decorated, the markets are all deployed, the New Year's atmosphere is present, and there are not so many people yet. As an option, do not hang out in the heart of the central square, and choose the markets a little further away. But I noticed such a thing, that if walking in the center not at the weekend, then in the beginning and middle of December it is quite normal. Apparently on weekends the locals themselves are elected (or, for example, tourists from Germany come) and the people of darkness.

Prague is pretty beautiful in the New Year holidays

Prague is pretty beautiful in the New Year holidays

The most popular food in the markets - meat in different variations

The most popular food in the markets - meat in different variations

Famous trdelniki

Famous trdelniki

Many cafes are decorated

Many cafes are decorated

Old Town Square - the main in the city

Old Town Square - the main in the city

In all areas of the city there are Christmas trees and markets

In all areas of the city there are Christmas trees and markets

Christmas in Brno

Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic. Less crowded, less touristy, more spacious, and deprived of the attention of Russian tourists (if it is important to whom). But you know, to me personally, he seemed less well-dressed, and if anything, somehow simpler. The architecture is not so much as many would like to see. Whether the old city is much smaller in size, or in general there are more buildings in the functionalist style instead of baroque.

Grandmother blanks

Grandmother blanks

Mulled wine the most popular drink on the street

Mulled wine the most popular drink on the street

Various options of what to make mulled wine

Various options of what to make mulled wine

Warms up!

Warms up!

In every market around, something is fried, boiled ...

In every market around, something is fried, boiled ...

Christmas in Liberec

This city is even smaller than Brno. And so the old city can be bypassed in 30 minutes. If you are not interested in sights, then 1-2 days is enough for the eyes. But all small towns have their own charm. And in Liberec, I would recommend to climb at least to Ještěd, it’s such a mountain with a tower, in which there is a restaurant and a hotel for several rooms. From there, the views are good and the architecture of the tower is unusual. I will write later about it separately. Romantic hotel, where it makes sense to spend the night at least one day.

Very nice when it snows

Very nice when it snows

Liberec Square and the Christmas market are very small.

Liberec Square and the Christmas market are very small.

And the assortment of food is the same

And the assortment of food is the same

Christmas in Valasske Klobouki

And lovers of something authentic, calm, andnot at all tourist, it is worth visiting in very small towns, almost villages. For me, this city has become (become?) Valasske Klobouky, so far the name can not be uttered without a hint. About 5,000 people live there. I don’t think that tourists are often there, especially Russians. But on Christmas there are going to a lot of local people from the surrounding villages and cities to the fair (in fact, the Christmas market). There was not a single tourist. It seemed to me that even the Czech tourists were not, but rather the residents. But there were a lot of people in the square.

Streakwood, various souvenirs, blacksmithhorse devils in different funny costumes. Well, and, of course, everything is so small, not pretentious. I personally really enjoyed this trip, given that we went there on this train from the museum. Once a year he goes on this route. I was told that there are steam locomotives in other provinces too, but nobody knows how to find out the specifics and buy tickets.

You sit in a cafe and then unexpectedly such visitors

You sit in a cafe and then unexpectedly such visitors

Draws of all stripes

Generally here devils of all stripes

Special painted branches for Christmas

Special painted branches for Christmas

Grandma makes an excellent mead (almost mead)

Grandma makes an excellent mead (almost mead)

P.S. Were you on Christmas Eve in Europe?

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