Fireworks lover? Then Prague is the place to be at the end of the year! There are no restrictions on setting off small fireworks, which you can buy in supermarkets or specialty party stores around the country. So be prepared for a "rain" of fireworks the New Year's Eve (Silvestr). The big official firework display will take place in the evening on New Year's Day.
A couple things you need to know:
When: 1st January 2017 from 6 p.m.
Where: Park Letná around the metronom
Where to go:
- Dvořákovo nábřeží (Riverfront opposite the Letná Park)
- Pařížská Street (Prague's "Champ-Elysées")
- Mánesův Most (Bridge next to Charles Bridge connecting Rudolfinum and Malostranská Metro station)
- Čechův Most (Bridge connecting Pařížská street and Letná Park)
- Štefánikův Most (Bridge connecting Revoluční street and Letná Park)
- Letná Park (Close to Sparta Stadium around ice-skating rings)
- Vítkov Hill (Location of large riding statue of Jan Źižka)
- Riegrovy Sady (Favorite local park at Vinohrady District)
- Petřín Hill (Hill next to Prague Castle with viewing tower)
How long: 11 minutes
- The theme of the whole show is "Dynamic Prague" (7 different phases of Prague starting with morning breakfast in traditional Prague coffee place and finishing up with romantic evening at Petřín Hill)
- There will be background music playing from street radios, or you can tune in Czech Public Radio (94,6 MHz)
- There will be 4,795 fireworks and 236 different effects
- There will also be a laser show shown on the hill below the Metronom with a count-down and the names of the different phases
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