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Super-easy evening walk topped with the Walpurgis Night celebration (AKA burning of the Witches) in the village outside of Prague.
DIFFICULTY: SUPER-EASY (suitable for people who are new to hiking and want to build up their stamina)
MEETING TIME & LOCATION: Monday April 30 at 5:15 pm, Prague Main Railway Station, in front of the Ticket Office
This is dogs and children friendly event!
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The celebration of Walpurgis Night is an ancient tradition which is very popular in the Czech Republic and many other European countries. In the eve of the 1st of May people gather around large bonfires outside of villages to celebrate the arrival of spring. The roots of this custom come from pagan celebration of spring and exorcism of evil spirits later influenced by the Inquisition.
We will meet on Monday 30th of April 2018 at 5:15 PM at the Prague Main Train Station in the ticket hall. Photo of the meeting point is below.
After getting off the train, we will walk some 5 km in the forest and along the river and around 8:00 pm join the locals at the bonfire. We will stay as long as we want and then take train back to Prague. The celebration takes places very near from a train station with direct trains to Prague every 30 minutes.
DIFFICULTY: SUPER-EASY (suitable for people who are new to hiking and want to built-up their stamina)
What to bring with you: Litacka or 24 CZK ticket for Prague public transport, comfortable walking shoes, warm jumper or overcoat (it’ll be cold after the sunset), camping mat or something similar to sit on.
INSIDER TIP: Take a pocket knife for making yourself a grilling rod from a branch. You will be able to buy a “špekáček” (little fat sausage) on the spot or you can bring your own. Or if you’re a vegetarian, bring yourself some veg to grill or bake in the ash, like potatoes.
PRICE: 200 CZK or FREE with the Discovery Pass!
Includes the train fare one way from Prague-Kolovraty to Senohraby, myself as your guide and the meetup organization fee. You’ll need to buy the train ticket from Ctyrkoly to Prague individually as per your preference of staying for the bonfire or travelling back to Prague straight after the hike. (You will buy the ticket from the conductor on the train).
I look forward to hiking and BURNING witches with you!
P.S. This is dogs and children-friendly event!