It’s that time of year again. Vinobraní, the annual Czech wine festival, where you can enjoy singing and dancing, food and wine is in full swing. A semi-fermented young wine called burčák is always one of the big attractions. Last weekend a wine festival was held in Mikulov and today festivals kicked off in Znojmo and the Prague districts of Vinohrady and Žižkov. Here are some pictures I took at the popular festival on Náměstí Míru in Vinohrady.
The two largest Christmas markets in Prague opened over the weekend. The markets at Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí) and Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) were crowded over lunch time on Sunday. There were a lot of people buying gifts and enjoying the food selection, including bramboráčky (potato pancakes), klobásy (sausages) and trdelník (cooked dough with cinnamon and sugar).
Vinobraní, the annual Czech wine festival, takes place around the country in September. A semi-fermented young wine called burčák is always one of the big attractions. Here are some pictures I took this year at the popular festival on Náměstí Míru in Prague.
As every year, the Christmas market at náměstí Míru (Peace Square) in Prague’s Vinohrady district was the first of Prague’s Christmas markets to open this year. It runs from November 20 through December 24 and its 59 stalls are open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you decide to visit this cozy, local market nestled in front of the St. Ludmila Cathedral, you will find the usual products of the season, such as Christmas decorations, wooden toys, handmade jewelry, herbal soaps, herbs and teas, gingerbread, and many others. To keep warm in the chilly weather, you can sip some mulled wine, medovina (honey liquor) or Christmas punch that you can buy at some of the stalls.
The large Christmas markets on Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square open tomorrow.
Please visit our Prague Christmas Markets page for more information.