New Year’s Eve in the Czech Republic: toned down or loud, in the mountains or in the city

New Year’s Eve in the Czech Republic: toned down or loud, in the mountains or in the city

If it’s with your friends, children or partner - there are million ways how to spend New Year’s Eve in the Czech Republic. Here is our list of the top five New Year’s Eve options.

Whether you prefer to hide away in the snow-covered hills of the Giant Mountains, party in the lively centre of Prague or visit a cosy Moravian wine cellar, the Czech Republic has New Year’s Eve options for everyone, including those who wish to stay away from the crowds. We realise you might find it difficult to choose from among the wide variety of great offers, so we have tips for the five best places where you can merrily bid farewell to the old year and welcome in the new one with style.

Prague

The largest numbers of tourists come to spend New Year’s Eve in Prague, attracted by the New Year packages offered by the most luxurious restaurants and the exciting atmosphere created by the city and its visitors. It is characteristic that for this one night the Czech capital changes into an international metropolis. Young party lovers from all over Europe come to Dlouhá Street near the Old Town Square, known as the street with the hottest bars. Somewhat less energetic celebrations are prepared for lovers of classical music, who can enjoy the gala concert at Klementinum or the traditional concert given by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at the Rudolfinum concert hall. Prague is certainly not the only city offering special New Year’s Eve events – in Pilsen, the capital of beer, there are traditional celebrations on the Square of the Republic. And there will of course be parties in Brno and Ostrava, famous for Stodolní Street, which is a must for every party animal.

In the mountains

If you enjoy having fun in the snow, Špindlerův mlýn in the Krkonoše Mountains is the perfect place for you. The most popular ski resort is always busy at this time of year and the same applies to other Czech mountains on the East and South of the country. Among favourite destinations are Šumava in South Bohemia, Jeseníky in Silesia and Beskids in East Moravia.

A relaxed New Year’s Eve at spa resorts

Czech spa resorts have also prepared plenty of offers for New Year’s Eve. This comes as no surprise, as it is definitely better to recover from a New Year’s hangover with a Jacuzzi or a nice massage than to wake up at home and have to clean up the mess after the party. In West Bohemia  there is the well-known triangle of spa towns, with the renowned Karlovy Vary and Mariánské lázně. New Year packages for spa towns also sell out very quickly. You can of course choose from any of the other Czech spa resorts – the romantic Luhačovice, Velké Losiny, Teplice, Karlova Studánka , the list goes on and on.

New Year’s Eve for families at the Lipno resort

The Lipno resort is the perfect choice for Families with children, who might prefer a trip into nature. Take the unique Treetop walk  which is open all year round – whether covered with leaves or snow, the treetops are always impressive. The treetop path will also be open on New Year’s Eve, with a small surprise for every visitor and a cup of hot alcohol-free punch. The last day of the year also offers lots of sporting activities, mainly for children. They can enjoy an evening sleigh-ride at the Lipno ski resort,  and the bravest of them can take part in a race.

New Year’s Eve at a wine cellar

There are few places more suitable for a New Year’s party than Moravia’s wine cellars. For example, Mikulov, the capital of all wine-lovers of the Czech Republic, has prepared a special event on the main square. New Year’s Eve at a wine cellar, that means top quality wine and food accompanied by traditional cimbalom music. The only thing you need to concern yourself about is how you will find your way home.