Prague’s central location in Europe and affordability makes it a prime travel destination for people of all nationalities, budgets, and ages. So where can you find these travelers? These are just a few of the places where you can meet travelers in Prague.
1. Prague Pub Crawl
Prague has a great nightlife scene. And one of the best ways to introduce yourself to it is on the Prague Pub Crawl. Featuring two different start times every night (7:45 and 8:45 pm) the pub crawl begins at Celetná 12. It takes you to some of the city’s hottest bars and clubs, with free entrance to all the ones included in the tour, including the famous 5-story Karlovy Lázně. The crawl will keep you out until the wee hours and since it’s full of other travelers, it’s a great opportunity to connect with other people in town.
2. BeerBike Prague
For a more active and outdoor option, travelers can take a beer bike with up to 15 people all around the city, while enjoying the beautiful sights and refreshing Czech beer. BeerBike Prague provides group bikes pedaled by everyone simultaneously. It starts at the riverside promenade (Dvořákovo nábřeží) and includes major sights like Old Town and Wenceslas Square. It also stops at various bars throughout the city. You can ride day or night and even choose what kind of music to play. You’ll be the most popular people everywhere you stop, especially if you bring the aux fire.
3. Free walking tour
One of the most popular things to do in town is take a free walking tour making it a great way to meet over travelers in Prague. Sandeman’s New Europe tour starts in Old Town and includes 3 hours’ worth of city highlights. It’s an in-depth and informative look at Old Town, the Old Jewish Quarter, and many of the city’s most important buildings. It’s offered daily at 10:45 am, 12 pm, and 2 pm. Since it’s free, it brings out huge crowds of travelers every day making it the perfect way to do some sightseeing with great company. For the same reason, it’s advised to make a reservation.
4. Old Town Square
Aside from having some of the city’s most popular attractions like the astronomical clock and the Church of Our Lady before Týn, Old Town Square is a popular place to just relax and hang out. There are dozens of food stands where you can get traditional Czech foods like halusky, which is a hearty dish of potato dumplings, sauerkraut and ham, and trdelnik, the city’s famous doughy sugary treat. Wash all that down with a beer or two while you mingle with the people nearby.
5. Pub quizzes
For an activity that you can enjoy with travelers and locals, you can check out one of the city’s pub quizzes. Prague’s Quiz Crew hosts traveling quiz nights that include questions about everything from history to pop culture. The English quizzes are a great way to meet and compete with other travelers. You can win prizes, boozy and otherwise, throughout the night. The quizzes are scheduled at Globe Bookstore & Café every Wednesday, at La Loca Music Bar & Lounge every other Monday, and in other bars as per their schedule on Facebook.
6. Prague Castle
During the warm months of the year, Prague Castle is the place to be. Aside from the occasional festival or event held on castle grounds, like the Festival of Minibreweries, the castle’s sprawling gardens and courtyards are full of other travelers enjoying the view. The gardens are particularly nice because they overlook the entire city. It’s ideal to sit back and enjoy the breeze, especially after the tiring walk up to the castle.
7. Prague’s party hostels
With a little bit of planning, your accommodation can come with built-in friends. Hostels are a great way to meet other travelers, both in your shared dorms and at the hostel’s common areas. A good option is The MadHouse. It’s centrally located and puts on regular activities including dinners and beer pong to keep you socializing. Another one of the most well-known party hostels in Prague is Clown and Bard. This rowdy spot is always rocking, with a nightly happy hour and live music.
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