What Fall is Like in Prague

I’ve spent the past three days in Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and Fall is in full swing.

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The trees are ablaze in orange, red, and yellow hues, and they are especially resplendent in the park around Vila Grebovka called Havlíčkovy sady. As a Texan who doesn’t get much of an autumn season, I am appreciating every single moment of this.

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Located in the Southeast part of the Prague, the Villa is a former private home and vineyard, now headquarters of an international policy institute.

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Prague is very hilly, and the park and villa cover a hillside with sweeping views towards the heart of the city.

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Below the villa are grapevines, which make for a beautiful sight in any time of day but especially during Prague’s traditional morning fog.

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Pine trees, crisp autumn air, two cute restaurants with spectacular patios, a charming playground made entirely of wood, and lots of linking pathways are just a few things to look forward to.

The park seemed to be a hot spot for locals, and I witnessed three different photo shoots taking place while we were there–a bride and groom, a baby and his parents, and a pregnant woman and her husband. Everyone out enjoying the weather and Fall colors.

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I’m staying at this Vila with women involved in the George W. Bush Institute Women’s Initiative Fellowship. Every morning, Insaf, the Tunisian fellow I mentor, and I have taken a walk around the grounds to stretch our legs and enjoy the crisp autumn air.

The first morning we found this unique grotto.

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This park has a little bit of everything.

Insaf and I both work on environmental initiatives and we have loved the chance to get out in nature right in the middle of the city.

Right before a little shopping in Winceslas square…

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Another one of my favorite ways to see the city and experience the outdoors is by paddleboating the Vltava River, which cuts right through the heart of the city. A must-do!

1 Reply to "What Fall is Like in Prague"

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    Courtney October 26, 2015 (11:17 am)

    Looks absolutely incredible! Enjoy!

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