Prague… Castles, vineyards & new venues

i By July 17, 2020 No Comments

Katerina Hajkova

Prague is one of Europe’s most popular MICE destinations. Here Katerina Hajkova, partner and sales director of Senator Meetings & Incentives, reveals five experiences she’s looking forward to sharing with planners once we start meeting again in the Czech capital.

Show new, recently-opened venues—O2 Universum congress space, a new boat for dining on the Vltava River, a cool new factory space for parties and more.

(Top of post) Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic. Photo by TomasSereda | Canva. (Gallery above) Exterior and interior of O2 Universum, a modern multifunctional center for large conferences, conventions and corporate events with 24 halls that can accommodate 10,000 visitors. Photos courtesy of Senator Meetings & Incentives.

Dine on the stage of Prague State Opera—Following a complete renovation, the building reopened in early January 2020. This WOW experience always impresses our clients.

Image of the stage set for dinner at the renovated Prague State Opera. One of five things Senator Meetings & Incentives is looking forward to sharing with clients. Photo courtesy of Senator Meetings & Incentives.
Stage of the Prague State Opera set for dinner. A three-year, $56.85 million renovation restored the main hall to its 1888 glory while adding modern amenities such as touch screen displays. Photo courtesy of Senator Meetings & Incentives.

Hike in Prague and the neighbouring countryside—During the quarantine, we discovered beautiful places for hiking or just taking a pleasant walk.

Image of Karlstejn Castle, Czech Republic. Photo courtesy of Senator Meetings & Incentives.
Karlštejn Castle is 24 kilometres from Prague. Visitors can tour the large Gothic castle, which was founded in 1348 by Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor-Elect and King of Bohemia, stroll the streets of the town of Karlštejn, and/or hike the trails in the nature reserve adjacent to the castle. Photo courtesy of Senator Meetings & Incentives. 

Have a glass of wine in the vineyards of Prague Castle: Not many people know that there are wineries as little as a mile from Prague.

The Saint Wenceslas Vineyard and Villa Richter (1836) summer house at Prague Castle were opened to the public in 2008. The vineyard is reputed to be the oldest in Bohemia. Villa Richter sits in the middle, creating north and south terraces of vines. Photos courtesy of Senator Meetings & Incentives.

Take a historical tram ride, ending up at a beer restaurant to enjoy a cool glass of Pilsner Urquell, some Czech food and chat about life, families, what’s new and how great it is to be together again.

Prague’s historic Tram No. 41 runs through the city center with stops near or at Prague Castle, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square. Plzeňská Beer Hall Restaurant is located in the Old Town, inside one of Europe’s finest Art Nouveau buildings. Photos courtesy of Senator Meetings & Incentives.

Senator Meetings & Incentives is a full-service destination management company operating in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria and Slovakia. It is represented in Canada by Select Group Marketing (SGM).