The Czech Republic is a country that is surrounded by picturesque nature, many historical monuments and beautiful cities that offer many places to explore. Today we’ll take a look at how you can enjoy the summer in the Czech Republic.
Sunny season is the perfect season for outdoor activities, sightseeing and enjoying the natural beauty. The weather in the Czech Republic during the summer months is generally warm and pleasant. The temperatures range from around 20 to 30 degrees Celsius so that you can enjoy your summer activities in enjoyable conditions. If you are planning to attend mainly outdoor activities in nature, do not forget your raincoat, as the weather can change, and you can experience occasional rainfall or thunderstorms.
You already know what weather to prepare for, so let’s take a look at some tips on what to do in the summer.
1. Spending time by the water
In the Czech Republic, we spend a lot of time by the water in the summer. Whether it’s a backyard pool, a city pool or a public swimming spot. By the water you can both relax or play different games with friends like cards or board games but also something more active like frisbee or volleyball.
In Zlín, you can use three outdoor swimming pools, the Zelené swimming pool on Broučkova Street, the Louky swimming pool on Chlumská Street or the Panorama swimming pool on Jížní Svahy with the view of Zlín. If you want to avoid chlorine, you can visit the natural swimming pool in Otrokovice. Other natural swimming pools can be found near Zlín in Napajedla or Luhačovice.
2. Festivals and concerts
In the summer, you can find many festivals and concerts of different genres and programmes in the Czech Republic.
The most famous Czech festivals include:
Beats For Love – Luckily, this festival is not far from Zlín, and it is in Ostrava. It takes only an hour and a half to get from Zlín to Ostrava by train. Ostrava is also one of the major Czech cities, so you can combine two things at once. This festival runs from 5 – 8 July and is one of Europe’s biggest electronic dance music festivals.
Colours of Ostrava – just like the previous one, this festival takes place in Ostrava. You can visit it from 19 – 22 July, and you will definitely not regret it because at this festival you can always experience very well-known names.
Hrady CZ – this series of festivals takes place in the surroundings of famous Czech castles. The closest ones you can visit are Veveří Castle (11th – 12th August) or Bouzov Castle (25th – 26th August).
But if you don’t want to travel too far for the festival, you can go to festivals closer to Zlín, for example:
Zlín žije – this festival is right in Zlín, lasts three days and is free. At the festival, you can listen to a lot of musicians or see a lot of dancers. So put 23 – 25.6 in your calendar.
Lážo Plážo Fest – if you want to listen to really well-known performers from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, then head to Otrokovice, which is just outside of Zlín and enjoy this two-day festival which runs from 23 – 24.6.
Vizovice Tnrkobraní – the 54th edition of this event is held on 18 – 19 August, and you can look forward to well-known Czech and Slovak performers and also learn about traditional culture and crafts associated with the Czech Republic.
Definitely equip yourself for the festival with comfortable summer clothes, but don’t forget the previously mentioned raincoat. Also, don’t forget to bring cash, just in case. At most Czech events, we use reusable drinking cups, for which you have to pay a deposit, which is usually around 50 CZK (2 €). You can then return the cup or keep it as a souvenir. If you get hungry, definitely buy the classic dishes we like to eat in the Czech Republic at festivals, such as Langoš, hot dogs or bramboráky (something like salty potato pancakes). Don’t forget to drink a great Czech Kofola or try some Czech fruit beer, which can be really refreshing in the summer months.
If you would like to attend any festival, make sure to find out as much information about the event as possible on their website or social media, such as information about tickets, which you usually have to buy in advance.
3. Summer relax
If you’re not a fan of big crowds, you can use the warmer days to recharge your batteries. You’ve probably already visited Zlín Park and know that it’s a great place to relax or meet up with friends. In the summer, you can take a blanket and have a picnic with friends or head to the park alone with a book to get some vitamin D. If you don’t have enough books, you can borrow some at a school library. You can also relax in Zlín’s restaurants and cafés. For tips on the best cafés or places to eat, see our article.
In the second part of the article, we will give you some more tips for summer activities, mostly in nature or while exploring Czech culture. In the meantime, enjoy your summer!☀️
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