From markets to brunch: 10 ways to enjoy Easter in Prague and beyond

From brunch to family activities, take advantage of the long weekend and lovely weather this Easter.

Expats.cz Staff

Written by Expats.cz Staff Published on 13.04.2022 16:30:00 (updated on 16.04.2022) Reading time: 4 minutes

Visit the Easter markets

Prague’s Easter markets are already in full swing. Markets can be found at Prague Castle, the Old Town Square, Náměstí míru, Náměstí republiky, and, newly this year, Mariánské náměstí. These markets will run throughout most of the month. The Prague Castle market will run even longer, until May 2.

A day of workshops and events is planned at the Old Town markets for Good Friday and Easter Monday including folk dancing lessons. See the full program here.

Easter tree at the Old Town Square. Photo: iStock.
Easter tree at the Old Town Square. Photo: iStock.

Join an Easter workshop

Spektrum in Karlín has organized workshops for children on Thursday, April 14, from 2 pm to 6 pm. Paint eggs or do beading for a small fee.

The Vozovna Cultural Center is organizing a special neighborhood Easter game on April 17. Participants can journey through Žižkov to collect Easter ribbons and pompoms and participate in fun Easter activities at several stops. The route starts at KC Vozovna and ends at the Atrium in Žižkov and can be completed between 2 pm and 5 pm.

Photo: iStock / ArtMarie
Photo: iStock / ArtMarie

Botanicus gardens and craft center just outside of Prague have opened for the season and for the first event of the year will offer an extended Easter weekend from April 14 to 17, during which visitors can look forward to dying and decorating eggs, as well as other traditional crafts. Further afoot in Central Bohemia, Lavender Valley is also hosting an Easter event.

The Karlín Easter Festival, taking place on Karlínské náměstí on Sunday, April 17, from 11 am to 6 pm will offer stalls with an Easter assortment, as well as flower and herb stands and a program for children. Kids can decorate Easter eggs and do crafts in addition to face painting, trampoline, and a sweet surprise from the Easter Bunny.

Day trip to a castle

Spring coincides with the reopening of the Czech Republic’s castles, many of which come to life during the last weekend in March. Some of them even offer special Easter programs with plenty of folksy fanfare and traditional food.

Recommended trips include Princely Easter in Křivoklát from April 15-17 and Easter among the gardens and labyrinths of Loučeň chateau until April 24. View a list of castle Easter tips here.

Křivoklát will be a new national park / photo via kudyznudy.cz
Křivoklát Castle / photo via kudyznudy.cz

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Decorate Urkainian-style Easter gingerbread

On April 16, decorate Easter gingerbread with Naďa, a refugee who fled to Prague from Ukraine. Her traditional gingerbread is a little softer than the Czech Christmas varieties and can be painted with Easter motifs. Takes place at the Vozovna Cultural Center.

Hop aboard the Easter express

Easter rides from Kolín-Sendražice to Býchory take place on April 16 and 17. Refreshments will be sold on the platform in Kolín-Sendražice and a museum, souvenir shop, and children's climbing frame with a trampoline are on the premises. All trains will be hauled by a steam locomotive with regular departures throughout the day.

Head to the museum

Many cultural attractions normally closed on Mondays will open specially on Easter Monday. Most monuments, museums, and galleries will be open to serve the holiday crowds. Some have special Easter-themed programs for families.

These include the Museum of Public transport which will host egg decorating and pomlázka-making activities while The Karel Zeman Museum’s annual Easter Adventure for children 6 and over from April 15 to 17 promises fun and games.

Photo: Prague Public Transit Company
Photo: Prague Public Transit Company

You can also view the exhibition "Easter Eggs from Three Sides," a presentation of the Czech art of egg making in the form of live demonstrations at the Charles Bridge Museum throughout April 27.

Enjoy Easter Brunch

A number of Prague restaurants and hotels put out a lovely Easter brunch spread, so much so that it has become somewhat of an Easter tradition.

The Augustine's Easter feast (April 18) will have a visit from the Easter bunny, traditional stuffing with nettles, poultry, venison, and other savory dishes. The Easter bunny will bring sweets.

Augustine
The Augustine Easter feast is April 18.

Another notable brunch this year includes the recently opened Artisan in the Marriott on April 17-18 featuring Easter specials and activities for kids and live music.

You can also order a traditional Czech Easter meal for pick-up from April 14-15 (place orders by April 13 at 8 pm) from the Alcron hotel's La Rotonde. Prague's Červený Jelen restaurant is serving an Easter menu through April 18.

Attend Easter Mass

Easter church services are taking place this week throughout the Czech capital including at the highest church in the land, St. Vitus cathedral.

An Easter Bach Cantata will be performed at St. Nicholas Church, one of Prague’s most stunning historic cathedrals, April 16-17. See a list of Easter masses here.

St. Nicholas Cathedral at Mala Strana. Photo: iStock / Mindaugas Dulinskas
St. Nicholas Cathedral at Mala Strana. Photo: iStock / Mindaugas Dulinskas

Decorate an Easter Tree

Last year the children of the village of Počernice decorated the trees on the grounds of the Chvalský chateau with Easter eggs. The trees were decorated again this year and the chateau is inviting people to continue in the spirit of decorating them through the end of Easter.

Drink green beer

Worldwide, green beer is closely associated with St. Patrick’s Day, but in the Czech Republic, the beverage takes center stage on “Green Thursday” (Zelený čtvrtek) the day before Good Friday.

Photo: iStock / jeka1984
Photo: iStock / jeka1984

But you can enjoy green beer throughout the Easter season. Visit our article to see a list of pubs in Prague and throughout the Czech Republic serving the spring-tinted brew.

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