Already famous for its cheap holidays, the city of Prague has a number of festivals to tickle the tastebuds and move the soul next year.
Considering cheap holidays in Prague next year? In that case, you might like to take a look at the many events taking place in the Czech Republic’s capital as part of its cultural programme.
News of Prague holidays has been dominated over the past decade with stag parties taking cheap flights for a weekend break heavy on the cheap beer and dumplings, but the city is also a great destination for romantic couples, thanks to its sublime architecture, and lovers of European history and culture – the east-central location of Czechoslovakia has ensured its ringside seat at many key historical moments and has contributed to one of the most fascinating modern day cultures on the continent.
To promote this, Czech Tourism announced a few details this week concerning some of the special events taking place in Prague in the spring and summer of 2012, which will surely whet the appetites of music, drama and food lovers taking cheap holidays to the city.
The international music festival Prague Spring kicks off for the 67th consecutive year on 12 May, running until 3 June. Visitors will be able to attend some 50 concerts at locations throughout the city – featuring artists such as the Czech Philharmonic, Chinese all-girl singers New World Ensemble and the hot-blooded Gypsy Devils – and anything up to 40,000 people are expected to attend these shows.
For travellers more interested in fine dining than classical and world music, the Prague food festival returns for another year between 25 and 27 May, with the aim of celebrating all that is innovative and delicious about Czech cuisine.
At the festival, visitors will be able to try some creations conjured up by some of the Czech Republic’s finest chefs, as well as sampling delicious traditional street food and indulging in a few wine tasting sessions, which also include a short course which looks at the wine-making process and the essential work of the sommelier.
If you prefer the world-renowned Czech beer, then head on down to the Czech Beer Festival between 17 May and 2 June, which plans to show off the finest ales and lagers that the country’s breweries have to offer.