Shooters Island, Prague

4.5
#10 of 25 in Nature in Bohemia
Nestled under one of the city's many bridges, Shooters Island attracts romantic souls with its old-time atmosphere, shaded green lawns, and scenic views of the old town. Often compared to Venice, the island owes its name to longbow and crossbow shooters who used to train here in the 15th century. In the 19th century, the island witnessed a busy social life filled with balls, concerts, and cabaret performances. Today, visitors come for the many cultural events, including open-air theater screenings, concerts, and free parties. A park covers most of the island, but the north bank boasts a small beach from which you can watch swans or go paddleboarding. Take a look at our Prague trip itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Shooters Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • July 10, 2017
    On a long walk through the centre of Prague, this was the place I felt most relaxed all day. Although it was reasonably busy, it still felt peaceful. The boats going past either side, the beautiful ar...  more »
  • June 23, 2017
    The island is located in the Center. A short walk from the National Theater. Super place for a picnic. The Park is clean. A lot of trees. I definitely recommend.
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  • May 9, 2017
    Perfect to visit on a sunny day and take you food with you. It sometimes holds fairs or small free concerts, other activities during local celebrations.  more »

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