Letna Park - Visit Like a Local

Prague Letna park popular hang out spot for Prague locals and one of the largest parks in Prague. Today it is mainly famous for its beer garden, Prague metronome, and stunning views.

What to do in Prague Letna Park?

  • Have a beer at the famous Letna beer garden, where hundreds of liters of beer disappear every day in the bellies of its satisfied visitors. 
  • Hang out at the Letna Metronome - skaters' hotspot by day and a dance floor by night.
  • Visit the Hannau Pavilion for more stunning views of Prague.
  • Find the oldest carousel in Europe constructed in 1892.

Facts about Prague Letna

  • Letna was used as the ground for military camps many times, as it provides the best views over Prague Old Town and the Vltava river.
  • In 1955, the largest monument to Joseph Stalin was erected at the edge of Letná Park. It was destroyed in 1962 and the Prague Metronome now occupies the site. 
  • Michael Jackson started the HIStory World Tour in Letna park on September 7, 1996. It was attended by 130,000 people!
  • Historically, Letna has been the sight of a few political protests. The largest one was held on the 25th and 26 November 1989 during the Velvet Revolution, approximately 750,000 people took part in it. The last one happened on June 23, 2019, with more than 250,000 people joining to protest against Prime Minister Andrej Babiš due to his corruption allegations.

How do I get to Letna Park from Prague?

There are two options on how to get to Letna Park.

  • Walk from the Old Town square through the Paris street straight all the way to the Hotel Intercontinental and the river. Cross the river and walk up the stairs and voila, you are in Letna Park. It takes about 15 mins.
  • Take a tram no. 12, 25, 26, 1 or 8 to the tram station Letenske Namesti and walk south from there, It's only 5 mins walk.

Letna Beer Garden opening hours

Letna Beer Garden is opened every day from 11 am till 11 pm. During wintertime, it is closed.

Our Local Guide Tip

  • If the weather isn't warm enough to stay in Letna park for long, you can visit the National Technical Museum which is just 5 min away from there! Another great option is the Prague National Gallery located in Veletrzni Palac. A 15 min stroll through the lovely residential area of Prague 7 and you are there!
  • In case you are traveling to Prague when some epic firework show is about to take place (like on our Independence day on October 28th, or New Year's Eve), Letna is the best place to see the sky lighting up from! 
  • Letna Beer garden closes at 10 PM. Your next stop is Cross Club, 10 min away by Uber. You are welcome ;)

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Author: Valeriia Zahradnikova and Vaclav Zahradnik, Prague guides certified by Prague City Tourism agency. Valeriia and Vaclav have worked in tourism for over 6 years and have guided thousands of Prague visitors.