Thinking of visiting Prague any time soon? Travelers headed to the Czech Republic capital next month will be in for a treat as the city’s Bohemian Carnival will be in full swing from February 26th until March 8th. As if Europe’s most beautiful city needed added incentives to entice visitors, the carnival is one of the most lavish such festivals on the continent. Czech traditions from antiquity are brought to life at the advent of Spring.
When you venture into Praque’s streets in late February don’t be surprised to see residents there attired in allegorical costumes, contributing to the overall masked spectacle that is the Bohemian Carnival. The opening party at the Clam-Gallas Palace in Old Town kicks things off, and the festival program encompasses art shows, food demonstrations, evening parties, and the world renown Cendelion-Grand Defile.
Cuisine d’Alchimiste is the gastronomic aspect of the carnival, with participating restaurants across the city offering exquisite treats for all comers. February 27th, children are the subject audience of the Amoretto, to take place at Clam-Gallas, workshops and the best mask competition for the little ones being the highlights. On March 5th, the same venue will host the much anticipated Crystal Ball, an evening of such baroque imagery and magic, surely no one in attendance could forget.
And never doubt for a moment the amenities Prague offers her visitors. The culinary festivities and menus prepared by the Restaurant Le Papillion at Hotel Le Palais are but a sampling of how far Prague goes during this Carnival. The video below gives the reader a preview of one of Prague’s luxury jewels, and one of the world’s finest small hotels.
Feat not for being left out of a costume for the streets or the grand gala, Franzis Wussin has everything prepared for your arrival, and your transformation for the festivities. You can also obtain your tickets to the masked ball online at the Wussin site above, or at the official Carnival site here.
The partner hotels of the Crystal Ball have also prepared to cater to your every whim during your visit, Mamaison Suite Hotel Pachtuv Palace, and Kempinski Hybernska Prague Hotel, as you will see when you visit the links provided. This beautiful city on the Vltava River is at the literal heart of Bohemia, where better to celebrate this rich heritage?
Imagine the streets of Prague, every shop and restaurant, every resident, resplendent in all the regalia – the cultural finery and spirit of age old custom and libation. Surely the Bohemian soul of this country and city will be a welcome visitation. For those who have never seen Prague, this is the opportunity to see Eastern Europe’s most lovely testament to centuries of the European festive celebration. For more information on this event, visit the Bohemian Carnival website.