Pruhonice Park

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Pruhonice Park and Castle, classified as part of the Historic Centre of Prague - UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992, is one of the crown jewels of the Czech Republic's national historical parks and an exceptional example of a European landscape park of this style. Covering an area of approximately 250 hectares, the park has a privileged location just 15 kilometres southeast of Prague, making it easily accessible and a perfect destination for either a sunny afternoon or a long weekend. Pruhonice Park is home to 1,600 different kinds of plants, including 8,000 rhododendrons (one of the largest collection in the world) and a unique 3-hectar Alpinum, as well as ponds and streams, 25 kilometers of pathways and a beautiful castle complex with its old church dating from 12th century. This rich combination of natural, cultural, and scenic values, together with a host of exceptional scientific and recreational opportunities, makes Pruhonice Park and Castle an inspiring example of Earth's most important heritage and perhaps Prague best getaway.Nowadays, Pruhonice Park is part of the Institute of Botany of the ASCR, one of the research institutes of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, that besides to conduct fundamental research on species, populations and communities of plants, is the organization responsible for its management and maintenance.
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ZuZua
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic42 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
January 2020.
Not many people, everybody polite. Cool parking lot guy.
One of the nicest parks even in winter.
50 CZK parking for whole day, 50 CZK adult entry, 10 CZK dog entry, toilets by the entrance.
Written January 26, 2020
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Gordon Y
28 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is an outstandingly beautiful castle with a well maintained park and water features. There are interactive consuls dotted around the pathways which identify the trees and plants around you. Abundant birdlife too. Woodpeckers and kingfishers for example. A fee to enter is justified for the maintenance costs.
Written February 5, 2020
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British_Australian
Glasgow, UK376 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
I visited here for a few hours but wish I had spent longer. It is a gorgeous parkland, with lovely walks. I only did the shorter walk but it was really enjoyable and quite easy going. There are machines scattered around the parkland telling you details about the trees, fauna and landscaping design. It is available in a few languages including German and English.

I caught an uber out to the park, but it was not too difficult to get back to the Prague old town on public transport. (1 bus and 1 underground ride).
Written September 23, 2020
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travellingbug_2009
uk23 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
We have been to Prague many times but had never visited Pruhonice Park before. We were so happy that it was pointed out to us and had a fantastic day. It was fairly easy to get to (there is a bus that goes from outside Opatov underground station on the red C line). If you have a day pass for Prague you do need to pay a little extra on the bus as it goes outside the central zone but you are able to pay this to the driver. There is parking outside the park for a small charge if you go in the car. When we arrived in Pruhonice there were a few restaurants to eat in and they were all very reasonably priced. We had a lovely lunch in one of the pubs. There is a small fee for entrance to the park (50CZK). You are given a map of the grounds and there are three marked trails of different lengths (About 2.5km, 5km and 10km) and these are all marked well as you walk around. The building itself is beautiful and there is a small cafe underneath. The views of the lake are wonderful and I can imagine it would be a great place to take a picnic. We saw lots of wildlife, including some deer. We took our time walking around and enjoyed listening to the information at the points dotted around the park and we thought it was great that these were available in English. I would definitely go back and would make sure I got there early enough to tackle the longer walk and possibly even go for a run in the grounds like lots of people were doing. A hidden gem.
Written August 29, 2015
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Clovicek
Prague, Czech Republic59 contributions
Jun 2013 • Family
Anytime you are in Prague and need to get out, this is the place to go. Beatiful park is divided into 2 section. The front (castle) section of the park is more like a botanical garden. It is great for walking your dog or for a walk with stroller. The back side (separate parking outside Průhonice) is more wild, with much less visitors and great lakes. See web site of the park for more information. Make sure to get a map if you can, the place is huge and we get lost sometimes (fun!)

The park is about 15-20 minute drive from Prague, in the direction of Brno. It is also accesible by public trasport, buses 385 from Opatov Subway stop or 363 Háje Subway stop on C (red) line. It takes about 40 minutes by subway/bus to reach the park.
Written August 7, 2013
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KECournoyer
Baltimore, MD340 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
My wife and I visited Pruhonice Park (Pruhonicky) in November 2017. The park is absolutely gorgeous with various ponds and streams inside, tons of different trees, bushes, fauna, and flowers, and the castle is stunning. Even in November, the park was magical, but my wife and I are definitely returning in the Spring to visit the Botanical Gardens on site (which multiple told us are gorgeous).

There are 3 trails that you can take of varying lengths. We took the Main Trail Route (the yellow trail) which was approximately 6km long. The shorter trail (the blue trail) is only 3km long, and the longest trail (the red trail) is 10km long.

The park has multiple viewpoints and attractions to see. There are 3 different lakes and multiple small ponds and streams. There are multiple viewpoints that are indicated on the map. There is a watch tower that you can walk up to for free which has a great view of the valley. The park is extremely well marked with numbered checkpoints and direction arrows for each of the 3 trails.

The castle is easily accessible and anyone can walk right up the stairs or up to the gates of the castle. The castle also has a cute cafe where you can purchase drinks and sandwiches.

Getting there from Prague: Make sure you bring Czech Krowns to pay for the bus. The buses are different in Pruhonice where you have to pay the driver instead of buying your ticket from a machine. You can take the Red Line metro all the way to Opatov. Once you exit at Opatov, there are two buses that will take you to Pruhonice Park. The bus will cost you around 12 CZK. The entrance fee to the Park is less than 100 CZK. If you have a student ID (even if it is old), bring it and you will receive a nice discount.

This park is around 50minutes - 1 hour outside of Prague City Center, but it is 100% worth it. Make sure your camera is ready, and enjoy the beautiful landscape, castle, and flora and fauna.
Written December 1, 2017
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Tony E
Prague, Czech Republic22 contributions
Jul 2017
Pruhonice park has 3 trails for walkers, short medium and a long one. Covered in trees and bushes there is plenty of cover on a hot day from the sun, there is a large lake with ducks and fish, a rose garden, and many streams. The house itself is not the main attraction, there is a cafe with drinks, ice creams and simple meals. Discounts are applied for seniors, and there is a (pay) car park immediately outside. The flora is labelled, and is "natural" rather than formal, best time for the flowers is may / june, the Czech sun has finished them off by August !, but it is a good place to take moderate exercise even in the winter. Also in Pruhonice a hundred metres away are good restaurants, Indian, Pizza, and a couple of (not cheap) but very classy authentic Czech restaurants.
Written August 9, 2017
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fatbear2000
Oxford, UK3,838 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
We recently spent a wonderful afternoon at Pruhonice Park.

To get there we had to take the Prague metro to Opatov, and then take a 15 minute bus journey ( route 363 or 385 ). These buses are not part of the normal Prague ticket network so we had to pay an additional 18 KCS each way, which can be paid to the driver as you get on the bus.

Entrance to the Park was 50 KCS and it would be easy to spend the whole day there. There are three walking trails signposted in the park, with the longest being 10km, the shortest being around 2.5 km. We took a hybrid route of the two shorter trails and spent around 2.5 hours walking in the park.

The impressive castle dominates the surroundings but the Park also contains lakes, a small river with many waterfalls, forests, woodland and a rock garden, in addition to numerous types of flowers in bloom. There is also a Botanical Garden but we did have time to visit. Some parts of the our trail were hilly so beware !

At the far end of the lake by the castle, there were several birds of prey on display including an Eagle, several types of Falcon and two Owls. During a demonstration when a Falcon was let off its lead, rather than flying to the handler, it flew off into the nearby trees ! Apparently they usually return…….

I did feel a bit sorry for these beautiful birds as it was a hot afternoon and they were out in the sun. From time to time they were taken to a shady area though.

From the Castle there are super views over the lake, and whilst we were there a Wedding party were posing for photographs.

The small café was disappointing as we were asked to find a table, but after about 10 minutes waiting we left as no-one had bothered to come and take our order. Instead we had some refreshments at the reasonably priced shack in the car park just outside the Park

Overall, an amazing location just outside of Prague, and I look forward to returning to see the areas we missed on this visit.
Written June 21, 2015
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Mario V
Mezzegra, Italy214 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
I was here at end of august , beautiful sunny day. There is a magnificent castle and a big and wild wood where you can walk for hours and hours. Take a map or you will get lost.....good luck !!! You are at 30 min. from Prague but you will feel like in a wild wood
Written March 11, 2014
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Chris B
Berlin, Germany87 contributions
Nov 2013 • Friends
If you spend any decent amount of time in Prague, just like any big city, you'll want to occasionally get away from the hustle, even though Prague is good compared to most big cities.

My friend took me to this park on the weekend as a sort of getaway. While I think having to pay to enter a park is a bit ridiculous, this was worth it in the end.

The park is huge, beautiful, and has a cool castle to check out. This was such a nice and relaxing day, the lake is nice, the leaves were just changing, and we had a fantastic day just...walking, talking, relaxing. I'll be back here again!
Written January 4, 2014
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