When you get down on one knee, it’s important that your surroundings match the occasion accordingly. European cities often ooze a sense of romance and Prague is no different. There are so many places to propose in Prague that you’re simply spoilt for choice. It has a reputation for being one of the most romantic places to visit in Europe which makes it the ideal place to pop the big question to the one that you love. Attractions include walking along the narrow, medieval streets, cruising along the Vltava River and dining in charming restaurants. I’ve listed below some of the best options I came across on my last visit.
The Top 5 Places to Propose in Prague
1. The Charles Bridge
This Gothic style stone bridge replaced the original Judith Bridge which collapsed during a flood. It connects the Old town to the Lesser town and boasts a huge tower at each end which is lined with thirty stunning baroque statues. During the day it’s buzzing with street musicians and artists and is flocked by tourists because of the fairy-tale view of the city it offers. The famous Prague Castle also towers above it and provides the ideal backdrop for Prince Charming to pop the big question. For a more private proposal, visit the bridge in the early morning or any time during the evening.
Prague has some amazing views, so any location you choose for your proposal will be great! The following video is a great example of what I mean:
2. The Botanical Gardens
This is a very pretty and interesting place to propose. St Clares Vineyard is at the centrepiece and overlooks Troja Chateau. There are peaceful walkways and breathtaking views of the River Vltava from the vineyards which make it a lovely place for a romantic gesture. There are always different exhibits taking place in the Japanese garden and there are live musical performances during the summer months. You’ll be able to enjoy some rare collections of flora and fauna, as well as unusual types of Turkish and Mediterranean flowers and plants. It’s a peaceful space to tell the person you love exactly how you feel.
3. A Cruise along the River Vltava
A romantic cruise for two along this picturesque river is just the ticket for a romantic surprise proposal. You can keep it private or you can join other tourists for an evening dinner cruise. The journey lasts for around three hours so this will give you ample opportunity to try and pluck up the courage to pop the question. As well as admiring the reflection of the glittering city lights on the river, you will also get some fabulous views of Prague Castle, Rudolfinum, St Agnes Monastery and the Charles Bridge. If proposing during the candlelit meal seems too obvious, wait until you reach the castle and then pop out onto the deck and get down on one knee to make your girlfriend feel like a true princess as this guy does in the following video!
4. Old Town Square
If you plan your trip around Christmas or Easter, you can really maximize your experience of the Old Town Square because, during these periods, the square is awash with quaint market stalls selling mulled wine, home made chocolates and assorted souvenirs. Since the 10th century, this square has been the central area of Prague. It features a unique mixture of Gothic and Romanesque constructions such as the Old Town Hall, St Nicholas Church and the Kinsky Palace. It is a very popular place for tourists to gather but it’s more peaceful in the evening and the fact that it looks so stunning when it’s fully illuminated makes it the perfect place to propose.
5. The Summer Star
This building is a real hidden gem which is nestled in a hillside on the outskirts of Prague. The Star Villa is certainly an unusual construction and is considered to be one of Europe’s most mysterious places. It was specifically designed to be built into the shape of a six pointed star in 1555 and seems to have a mystical, surreal quality about it. The vaulted cellar is commonly used for marriage proposals due to its exceptional acoustics. A wedding proposal whispered softly into your lover’s ear can be heard with crystal clarity, as can the reply to the proposal. For that reason, wait until the cellar is completely abandoned before making your move.
Places To Propose In Prague Conclusion
Without doubt Prague is one of the most romantic cities I have visited and it definitely has unique qualities which help explain its romantic reputation. There are super places to eat and drink as well as a host of affordable hotels to choose from. Throw in the stunning architecture and entertaining street life and your proposal should be a truly memorable occasion… Just don’t forget the ring!