Running in Prague
Running in Prague is something that’s recommendable for everyone. Regardless of your fitness condition, there’s always a perfect route for running in Prague. The one I decided to take for this running guide is a little more challenging, but rewards with stunning views of the city and a lot of nature not far away from Prague’s beautiful old town!
I was definitely lucky that morning in July when I decided to go running in Prague.
- Distance: 6 Kilometers
- Jogged altitude: 120 Meters
- Calories burned: 350-450
- Month: July
- Weather: Sunny
The sun was shining and the temperature was just right for running. Only my GPS was having problems once again, but I fixed it after approximately 500 meters of running.
Starting at The Mark Prague, I was instantly in the heart of the old town. Not far away from several major attractions.
From the Powder Tower into nature
Literally steps away from my starting point, I encountered the beautiful Powder Tower, one of Prague’s most beautiful buildings which is located right next to the Municipal House (definitely worth admiring, too!).
At this point, there are several other beautiful buildings for which you should keep an eye out.
As it was my plan to get to the other side of the Vlatva, I jogged along one of the larger streets on the border to the old town which had nice houses on both sides, too.
Crossing the Stefanikuv Most already allowed beautiful views of the river and the city, but that was only the beginning.
Beautiful nature, stunning views
On the other side of the river, you’ll instantly see several stairs leading up to the Letná, a hill overlooking the old town and even larger parts of Prague.
This is where running in Prague got a little challenging as there are not only several steps, but rather several stairs with dozens of steps each.
Nevertheless, you won’t feel the pain as you are rewarded with stunning views of Prague which are getting better the higher you get!
When you finally reach the top of the hill, you’ll also have the pleasure to enjoy a large park you definitely wouldn’t expect so close to Prague’s Old Town!
Bridges, water and Prague’s Old Town
Even though you can’t enjoy the amazing views of Prague’s Old Town all the time as there are several trees covering the nice views, at some point or another you’ll have the pleasure to enjoy absolutely great views of the bridges which connect the two larger parts of Prague’s Old Town with each other.
An especially great spot to do so is the Prague Metronome which has a rich history on its own. At this spot, there’s also some special art to admire.
After the Metronome, I just kept following the park and got closer and closer to another important attraction in Prague: The Castle!
Castle and War monument
I was a little unlucky when running in Prague that the Summer Palace and the beautiful Belvedere Gardens where closed that early in the morning.
Nevertheless, you may enjoy photos of this area in our City Review! The closing also meant that I wasn’t able to go back to the Old Town through the castle, but that didn’t bother me too much as we were to explore the castle later on anyway.
Instead, I took a route down a very interesting street with cobblestones, along several beautiful buildings to finally reach the war monument which is quite impressive.
Back home through the Old Town
Something I decided to not do while running in Prague is crossing the usually totally overcrowded Charles Bridge.
Instead, I enjoyed stunning views of Charles Bridge and the surrounding buildings.
Another advantage of crossing Manesuv Bridge instead is that I was able to admire the philharmonic and the academy of arts which both are very impressive buildings.
On my way back, I couldn’t resist to check out the Old Town Square to take some more amazing pictures. If you want to learn more about this part of Prague, you should definitely read our city review! From the Old Town, it was not far back to the hotel again.
Overall, I can just fully recommend this running route as it was more than just enjoyable. Great weather, great views and a great city!