If, in the summer, you do not leave Prague for a place somewhere in woods or near waterside, Letná is one of the first lines of defence against intensifying sunlight. In addition to the shade cast by the large trees, there are also a great number of pleasant restaurants and beer gardens, where you can also indulge in some food from a grill, washed down with one, two or more pints of beer. Most people who come to Letná to relax automatically head for the beer garden beside Letná Chateau, where, beside a pleasant restaurant, is also a wooden stall, offering everything that one might need on a scorching day.
The prices of draft Gambrinus, poured wine and a number of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as some food (sausages, pizza) are favourable, so in good weather, the beer garden literally overflows to adjacent Laos, where you can spend a carefree meetin in a picnic style. The ideal atmosphere at Letná comes with the moment when the setting sun illuminates the Old Town and lanterns in the trees light up over the people’s heads.
How to get there?
The shortest way from the city centre is by tram no 1, 8, 12 or 17 to Čechův most tram stop followed with a walk through Letenské Sady. This, however, means climbing the steps up to the metronome. The second option is to take tram no. 25 or 26 Letenské náměstí stop and walk along Nad Štolou or Ovenecká Street past the National Technical Museum to the entrance of the park.