Thanks to its 25 hectors the place was predestined for ‘events of major importance’ even in bygone days: Indeed, it was here that the famous Czech king Ottokar II of Bohemia held his coronation feast, several armies camped in the area; not so long ago the communist leaders chose the place as a venue ideal for staging their megalomaniac First of May parades and other army extravaganzas. Even these days the place sometimes becomes a scene of various meetings with more or less political context. In 1990, it saw a mass served by Pope John Paul II, and later on the area resounded with several rock concerts. Recently Letná has become a regular host to the theatre and music festival Summer Letná.
The local beer garden is an ideal location to spend time sipping beer, watching world go by whilst admiring the fantastic view of Prague’s tower studded rooftop vista. It is to be found in the eastern part of the extensive park generally called Letná alias Letenská pláň (Letná plain). The park itself is an uplifting haven that boasts a variety of mature trees, a varied mixture of shrubs and a lovely long avenue of sycamore trees.
Virtual Prague - Letná Orchards
Appreciate the beauty of Letná Orchards with the aid of panoramic pictures
WC: YES in the restaurants
Attractions:: extensive area suitable for leisure time activities, for all age categories, dogs YES, possible to spend all-day, culture events
Children and sport
Cycle paths: YES
Sports ground: : NO; for sport activities possible to use lawns, in-line skates rental - YES 2x: Skala sport, tel.: +420 605 258 670, +420 220 571 721, rental in the building AC Sparta, tel.: +420 603 938 328, smallish ground for football, paid tennis courts in the premises LTC Slavia Tel.: 777 789 140
Playground: YES, altogether 4, by the Letenský zámeček (Letná Chateau), 2 x in the neighbourhood of the tennis courts, by the Hanavský pavilon (Hanava Pavilion).
How to get to the park
Public transport:Letenské náměstí (Letná Square) and Sparta tram n. 1, 8, 15, 25, 26, 51, 56, Čechův most (Čech's Bridge) tram n. 12, 17, 53, Chotkovy sady (Chotek Orchard) tram n. 18, 20, 57, metro Hradčanská
GPS location:50°5'41" N, 14°24'57" E
Parking: YES, by the street Kostelní
Road surface: asphalt
Operator: Capital City Prague
Opening hours: all-year-round
PDF map available for downloading (PDF, 447 kB)
- 21. May 2009
- 21. May 2009
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