Where to Propose in Prague

Prague is a true fairy tale city, steeped in culture, history, and the atmospheric setting makes it the perfect place to ask that all important question. There are plenty of iconic landmarks to choose for a memorable proposal in the Old Town and the very romantic Lesser Town, or if you’d like to get away from the crowds and find a little privacy there are many beautiful parks and vineyards.

Iconic Places to Propose in Prague

If you’re looking for a romantic proposal location that sums up Prague, the Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) is the place for you. An incredible fourteenth century stone bridge that spans the river, forming a pedestrian walkway connecting the Old Town with the Lesser Town and Prague castle, this beautiful structure offers stunning views of Prague and plenty of entertainment in the form of live music and street performances. The bridge can get busy during the day so if it’s a romantic mood you’re after you should plan your proposal for early morning or evening.

Another location that is synonymous with the city of Prague is Prague Castle, a UNESCO heritage site that is said to be the largest coherent castle complex in the world. It features a fascinating range of architecture including gothic and Roman style buildings. Again the castle is at its most magical in the evening and during the summer it is open until midnight for a romantic proposal. There are also a number of beautiful gardens surrounding the walls of the castle which can offer more privacy and wonderful views of the river and city.

Jindrisska Tower, a bell tower that connects Wenceslas Square, Charles Square, and Senovazne Square, is another iconic location for a proposal if you don’t mind heights. The bells ring at 9am, 12 noon, 3pm and 6pm, and the panoramic view from the tower is well worth the climb. Alternatively you could consider the Powder Tower, which was originally one of the entrances to the city and which got its name when it was used to store gunpowder. The viewing platform offers a superb view of the old town.

A final iconic location for a proposal in Prague is the Krizik Singing Fountain. Beautifully choreographed water ballets with colored lights are accompanied by well known music that creates a very romantic atmosphere every evening. You do need to buy tickets for the performances which last around half an hour, but there’s no need to book in advance.

Garden Proposals in Prague

There are plenty of green spaces in and around Prague for a truly romantic proposal, and one of the most popular is Petrin Hill, a hill in the centre of Prague that is home to a number of parks and recreational areas. You can take the funicular railway up the hill which is a romantic activity in itself and stop at one of the many observation points. The Vrtbovske Garden, a fine example of a terraced baroque garden with waterfalls and floral displays, is a wonderful choice. There is also an observation tower on top of Petrin Hill which is a small version of the Parisian Eiffel Tower.

Some of the best garden locations to propose in Prague are actually vineyards, which provide welcome peace and tranquility even when they are located close to the city. An excellent choice is the Vinicni Altan winery, tucked away in the Havlickovy Sady Park. The gorgeously trellised wine bar is surrounded by vineyards that date back to the fourteenth century and it has fantastic views of the city. You can celebrate your engagement with some superb local wine and delicious sundaes or cheese plates to complement it. Other historic vineyards with lovely views are the St. Wenceslas vineyard at Prague Castle, and another located at the romantic chateau of Troja, nestled in a bend of the Vltava River.

horizontal

Where to Stay in Prague

You’ll find fantastic accommodation in Prague to suit all budgets. To really experience the essence of Prague check out one of the small and quirky boutique hotels tucked away in quiet corners of the Lesser Town or Old Town. There are also several luxury five star hotels if you’re happy to splash out on a once in a lifetime vacation.

Boutique Hotels in Prague

The Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa is a charming fairy tale choice for a romantic proposal vacation. It is housed in the beautiful sixteenth century Baroque landmark Dum u Jeziska, and is a very luxurious five star boutique hotel close to Prague Castle and Charles Bridge. The fantastic wellness spa will add an extra dimension to your stay.

Located in a residential area just a few minutes from central Prague, the Le Palais Hotel is a great choice if you’re looking for an atmospheric boutique hotel. Built in the late nineteenth century it is a wonderful example of Belle Époque architecture. Book one of the fourth floor Petite Suites for something extra special.

There are plenty of hidden gems in Prague and the Design Hotel Dormus Balthasar is certainly one of them. Tucked away in a fantastic location on the Royal Route in the Malá Strana, or Lesser Town, this hotel is a beautifully restored Baroque building just fifty meters from the Charles Bridge. If you’d like somewhere in the Prague Castle area, check out its sister hotel, the Boutique Hotel Domus Henrici, a tranquil building located between the main gate of the Castle, Loreta Chapel and Strahov Monastery.

Unusual Hotels in Prague

For a really unique stay in Prague, check out the Buddha Bar Hotel which aims to cater for all senses. It combines Oriental, Colonial, and Prague Art Nouveau architecture to produce a stunning effect. The hotel has a special romance package which includes champagne and strawberries, private use of the Jacuzzi, a couple’s massage, a romantic dinner, and a turn down service with flowers and chocolates.

Another unique possibility is the Vintage Design Hotel Sax which has the bohemian spirit of an art gallery. Featuring design elements from the fifties, sixties, and seventies, the colors, shapes, spaces, and fragrances of this hotel all add to its charm. The hotel also has luxury apartments on Kampa Island, right next to the Charles Bridge.

If you’re looking for something contemporary and high tech, the Moods Boutique Hotel in downtown Prague would be a fantastic choice for your proposal vacation. As well as well-equipped rooms with Swedish handmade Hastens beds and complete home offices, you’ll add a whole design experience to your stay.

Luxury Hotels in Prague

Add a really special edge to your proposal by staying in one of Prague’s luxurious five star hotels. The Kempinski Hotel Hybernska is housed in a former Baroque palace close to the Powder Tower and Wenceslas Square. The combination of contemporary design and historic architecture reflects the essence of Prague and there is a beautiful private garden you and your new fiancée can relax in.

The Hotel Palace Praha is a beautiful art nouveau building located close to the old town. The spacious bedrooms and marble bathrooms are beautifully decorated and furnished and the fantastic spa has a royal Javanese style exotic massage salon.

Where to Eat in Prague

Eastern European food tends to place a strong emphasis on meat, often pork but also chicken and beef, and it is frequently served with wheat or potato based dumplings. One of the most popular dishes in the Czech Republic is roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut. Prague is also well known for its fabulous pastries and cakes. If you’d like to sample authentic Eastern European cuisine there are plenty of great restaurants to choose from in Prague, but as it is a very cosmopolitan city there are also excellent restaurants serving food from just about any country you can think of.

Eastern European Restaurants in Prague

Café Savoy is a very romantic choice in Lesser Town, close to Kampa Island, serving Eastern European food. It features an elegant wooden and marble Art Nouveau interior under a high Neo-Renaissance ceiling with magnificent chandeliers and large windows offering superb views. It is deal for a celebratory lunch, coffee, or full dinner.

Vikárka Restaurant is another excellent restaurant offering Eastern European cuisine, which is located in the Prague Castle area, or Hradcany, in a building steeped in history. The cozy interior makes it a superb place for a romantic dinner and it serves many traditional Prague specialties.

Pivovarsky Dun in the New Town area of Prague also serves high quality Eastern European cuisine and it’s a very popular choice so you’re sure to need reservations. As well as traditional Prague dishes, it also has its own microbrewery for those that would like to sample Czech beer at its best.

International Restaurants in Prague

Mirellie is a lovely Italian restaurant located in the elegant residential area of Vinohrady. It serves pizzas, seafood and grilled meat as well as fantastic pastas and risottos. The interior is modern but still cozy.

Chez Marcel is a very authentic Parisian bistro style French restaurant in Prague’s Old Town. This is an ideal place to linger over classic French dishes and wine while soaking up the atmosphere.

Saté is located in the Prague Castle area and serves superb Pacific Rim cuisine in a warm, stylish interior. As the name might suggest, the satay is particularly good.

Rybí Trh, literally translated as Fish Market, is often described as the best seafood restaurant in Prague and is located in the Old Town area. You can choose your own fresh ingredients and have them prepared your way.

Romantic Activities in Prague

Make sure you maintain the excitement and romance of your proposal by planning a few extra activities that you know your new fiancée will love. Here are a few ideas to fit into your agenda as you continue your Prague vacation.