“Vineyards inherently belong to Prague. In the past, there were significantly more of them in the capital city than today. In the 19th century, however, they were closed down and replaced by other crops. Presently, where possible, we renew old vineyards or we create new ones. Visits to vineyards are very popular amongst the residents of Prague and visitors to our city,” Petr Hlubuček, Deputy Mayor of Prague, says.
The first record of cultivated vines on the southern slopes of Vítkov dates all the way back to the reign of the famous Czech King and Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV. The new vineyard in Vítkov is a reminder of the historical use of the area. There is a total number of 686 vines in the vineyard, which spread over an area of more than 1,300 square meters.
The cost of the renovation of the area and the creation of the vineyard, including fences, was 4.2 million CZK and it was fully paid for from the city of Prague’s budget.