Things to do in Czech Republic
Weather in the Czech Republic in October can be still great. Therefore October sunny days can encourage us to make the trips. It doesn´t matter if it´s in the city or nature.
This October is a bit special for the Czech Republic. It´s because we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the country establishment. We will definitely prepare a special blog about this important event, but there are already many exhibitions and other events taking place all around the country.
Check the best things to do in Czech Republic October 2018.
TOUCHES OF STATEHOOD – EXHIBITION – PRAGUE CASTLE
12.05. – 31.10.2018
This exhibition is one of many others organized at the occasion of the Czech Republic centenary celebration. If you are going to visit Prague castle, just come to the Horse Riding School building. The entry is for free.
You will have a chance to check hundreds of different items, that made a significant role in the history of our country. You will learn all the stories about them, and how they contributed to the development of the Czech Republic. A unique biplane from 1919, the original designs of the national flags, treasury with president´s orders, originals of the constitutions or the howitzer that carried the coffins of two Czech presidents (Vaclav Havel and Tomas Garrigue Masaryk) in the cortege.
If you want to learn about important events that formed the Czech Republic, visit the Prague Castle till the end of October. All the information can be found on the official Prague Castle webpage.
VELKA PARDUBICE STEEPLECHASE – HORSE RACES – PARDUBICE – 14.10.2018
This is the most famous horse race in the Czech Republic. And it´s most probably also the most challenging steeplechase in the world. The race is visited every year by twenty thousand spectators. Another three million people watch Velka Pardubicka on TV. It will be 128th running this year. What is so attractive on this race?
The distance of the competition is almost seven kilometers. Horses with riders run on the grass and plough layer, which is not very easy, mainly if it´s raining. They need to overcome 31 obstacles. And some of them are pretty difficult. Water ditches, banks, high hedges and mainly the fence „Taxis Ditch“ (Taxisuv Prikop). Horses need to jump over the 1.5 meters high and 1.8 meters wide hedge followed by the 2.5 meters deep ditch. Overall, they need to pass the length of 5.8 meters. The speed before the jump, this the essential factor not to fall down.
Winner becomes a hero. Every Czech knows the name of „Jozef Vana.“ He is a legendary jockey who won the race eight times. Last time he won at the age of 62. Will he compete this year again? Come to the city of Pardubice to see the famous horse race. It´s only an hour and a half from Prague. Check all the practical information on the official website.
ZOMBIE RUN – PRAHA, VITKOV – 27.10.2018
If you are afraid, run away. This is the motto of the haunting run in the center of Prague at the top of the Vitkov hill. It will be the fourth running this year. There are two races you can join. One 1.5 km long track for your kids and the main 5 km long run. Don´t forget to take the headlamps as the competition starts after the sunset and Zombies are scared about them. On the road, you will meet dozens of zombies. Further, you will have to overcome the bloody staircases, zombie castle or fear tunnel. Additionally, the lights and scary music will emphasize the atmosphere.
If you want to join the run, make the online registration till 23rd October. If you don´t manage to do it, still you have a chance to sign up for the race on place. Just come to Vitkov Hill on Saturday 27th of October. Take the bus n. 135 or 207 from metro station Florenc and go to the station Pernerova or Tachovske namesti. Registration starts at 3 pm, kids race at 5 pm and the main race at 6:15 pm.
Do you get jumpy easily? No worries, zombies won´t eat you. Most probably…😊
PILSNER FEST – PLZEN BREWERY – 6.10.2018
October is the right month to taste the beer. There are several beer festivals in the different cities in the Czech Republic. Most probably the most significant one takes place in the brewery area in Plzen at the beginning of October. Come to Pilsner fest to learn how to tap the beer and enjoy the concerts of popular Czech bands. And don´t forget to taste great cold, bitter beer. You can taste it for example during the guided tour in the historic part of the brewery.
Did you know, that pilsner type of the beer comes from the Czech city of
Pilsen (Plzen)? Come to the Pilsen fest to try the original pale lager from Plzen. Book the guided tour in advance via this official link. It´s only one hour from Prague, so don´t hesitate too long.
PRAGUE COFFEE FESTIVAL – PRAGUE, HOLESOVICE
20.10. – 21.10.2018
All the coffee lovers, watch out. This festival is for you. Jump into the coffee world for a few hours. The program is very miscellaneous. Except the tasting of different styles of coffee, you will have a chance to see the art of the professionals. Join the coffeeshop and roastery presentations, workshops, lectures, and music programme
The smell of coffee will attract you to Prague Market Hall in Holesovice during the weekend 20.10. – 21.10.
SIGNAL – FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS – PRAGUE CENTER
11.10. – 14.10.2018
The city of Prague is magic. And it´s even more magic during the nights when the Signal festival takes place. You can admire several different light installations or fantastic video mappings on the walls of the historical buildings. The objects are spread in the historic center of Prague. Take the map from the organizers and enjoy the atmosphere of the night Prague. This is an excellent opportunity to admire the beauty of our capital city and the contemporary art design.
DESIGNBLOK – FASHION AND DESIGN FESTIVAL – PRAGUE EXHIBITION GROUND HOLESOVICE – 25.10. – 29.10.2018
You don´t need to be the art fans to enjoy the Designblok. It´s the event for everybody. And Designblok celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Join the crowds at the end of October at the Prague Exhibition Ground Holesovice. See the best of the contemporary Czech and International design. The scope of the festival is huge. You can admire the paintings, statues, jewelry, lifestyle objects, and installations or watch the fashion shows. There will be more than 300 artists presenting their creations, so everybody will find what he likes best. Check the program on the official website. The theme of this year is a celebration. Come to celebrate the design. Because design is everywhere in our lives.
Hopefully everybody found within our tips the best event for himself. Make your visit in the Czech Republic in October 2018 simply better.