The luxury fireworks display will be launched from Letenské sady from the Metronome. The best view will therefore be from Dvořákovo nábřeží in the area in front of the Na Františku hospital, at the mouth of Pařížská Street, in the first half of Čechův Bridge, from Štefáník Bridge, from Riegerovy sady and from some places in Mánesova and Čechova streets. But where should you go if you want to sit somewhere warm while having a celebratory drink?
We don’t have good news. As the aforementioned locations indicate, the ideal view would be from the boats anchored on Dvořákovo nábřeží. However, the excellent Jazz Boat only opens at 8 p.m. and the Beer Boat is closed that day. The coffee shop at Vítkov could offer a wonderful view, but unfortunately closes at 6 p.m.
And so we have three options. The first is the luxurious Intercontinental Hotel. If you reserve a room with a view of the river and Letenské sady, you will enjoy a luxurious 11 minutes, with the fireworks display in the palm of your hand. The second is the nearby Botel Albatros, where you can view the fireworks from a cosy cabin. The third is to dress warmly and set out to one of the outdoor locations with some mulled wine in your hand. And what about taking a row boat or paddleboat onto the Vltava River? The fireworks display lasts for 11 minutes, after which you can sit and get warm in your favourite coffee shop, restaurant or bar anywhere in Prague.
This year’s deluxe fireworks display will be unique. Not only will it celebrate the coming of the New Year, but it will also commemorate 100 years from the founding of Czechoslovakia. And so you can look forward to the Czech colours: red, white and blue. It will last for 11 minutes and will cost Prague approximately CZK 1 million. It will commemorate the Prague Uprising in 1945, the Prague Spring of 1968 and the Velvet Revolution in 1989. You can look forward to enormous, 18-metre tall red columns and unusual effects.