Welcome to the Prague events September edition! This month is packed with good music, food festivals and things to do.
Here are a few highlights that will enhance your visit and get you out of the tourist comfort zone. How about a wine tasting? Or, a Burgerfest anyone?
Read on for more ideas and things to do in September.
Dates: 16 - 17 September, 11:00 - 19:00
This annual wine celebration is held in the Royal Gardens of the castle. It’s free to enter and makes for a fun detour when visiting the castle. You will be treated to various wine tastings, traditional music and food. And don’t miss trying the Moravian burčák. This partially fermented wine/juice is a proud Czech tradition every late summer. Come and try something different!
Dates: every Thursday in September, 17:00
This garden should already be on your must-see list. So why not visit and hear some music too? Hey, it’s free! Concerts are held on the terrace that is adjacent to the Czech Senate. It’s open air seating, so just come and grab a bench. It should make for a lovely late afternoon in Prague. Read more about the garden.
Location: Wallenstein Garden, Letenská, Malá Strana. Metro: Malostranská
Dates: now until 30 September
A variety of sculptures dot the city this summer making Prague events September a unique time. All are in open, public spaces inviting us to take a different view of some ordinary places. Many sculptures are found in lesser known parts of the city, so get out and see something off the beaten path.
Dates: 3 - 23 September
Antonín Dvořák is one of Czech Republic’s most beloved composers. His work weaves through Czech culture, touching everyone. And, this popular music festival is here to celebrate his work as well as some of his contemporaries. Throughout the month, the festival brings acclaimed musicians to Prague from from all over the world. Each will be on hand to explore Dvorak’s music and influences. If you are considering a concert in Prague, this should be on the top of your list. Visit the festival website for more details
Location: Rudolfinum Concert Hall, Palackého 740/1, Old Town. Metro: Staroměstská
Prague events September is full of the popular Náplavka riverfront. It's become a home to a number of festivals and markets from spring to autumn. These delicious Prague events in September will satisfy your tastebuds and get you to one of the city's unique destinations.
Please note, both sides of the river share the name Náplavka - so please check which side of the river to visit.
Dates: 6 September - 26 November
Prague's famous concert venue also has a wonderful gallery. And this month it celebrates its 100th exhibition with FREE admission to Nervous Trees, by Krištof Kintera. One of Czech Republic's most interesting contemporary artists, Kintera's work includes a collection of sculptures, interactive installations and more.
I visited Kintera's last major show in Prague a few years ago and it had a lasting impression on me. So, I'm excited to see what he has in store for us now. Even if you stop by for a few minutes, the Galerie Rudolfinum and its newly opened cafe is a work of art itself.
Location: Galerie Rudolfinum, Alšovo nábřeží 12, Old Town. Metro: Staroměstská
Dates: 8 September 2017 - 8 January 2018
Opening this month at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art is a thoughtful exhibition of photographs from Iraq. But these aren't the standard war and strive images we see in the news. The photographs were taken by local Iraqis with a unique perspective of daily life, behind the scenes from what we often see.
Visiting DOX is also a great way to get out of the tourist zone. It's in Holešovice which is becoming an arty, up-and-coming neighborhood.
Address: Poupetova 793/1, Holešovice, Prague 7. Open daily except Tuesdays.
Dates: 22 - 24 September
The inaugural Laver Cup will be held in Prague with top players from the men's ranks. The exhibition tournament pits former star players Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe as captains for their respective teams, Europe vs The World.
Players scheduled to face off include Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, John Isner and the Czech Tomáš Berdych. (Final teams will be announced on September 11.) For tickets visit the Laver Cup website
Location: O2 Arena, Českomoravská 2345/17, 190 00 Praha 9. Metro: Českomoravská