How to enjoy Easter in Pilsen?

Easter is the largest Christian holiday around the world and many traditions and symbols go along with it. This year, Easter Monday falls on April 1, making the last weekend in March the ideal time to experience the celebrations in Pilsen. With the four-day weekend, you might feel like you’ve had enough of braided Easter whips, baking sweat bread, and colouring eggs, meaning you can choose something else from our Easter programme. In this article, we’ve got tips for you on how to enjoy Easter in Pilsen to the fullest. And don’t hesitate, Pilsen truly has something special planned this year!

Easter markets and fairs in Pilsen

Republic Square will come alive once again. Alongside the Advent market, the Easter Market is one of the most beautiful, and it’s all thanks to the St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral, which will be surrounded by stands with never-ending amounts of budding spring flowers, multi-coloured Easter eggs, and Easter whips. The more than thirty stands will offer Easter specials, warm mead, and, of course, products made with love by local craftsmen. You can visit the market on the main square from April 21 until Easter Monday. Plus, farmers’ markets are held every Saturday afternoon on the square between the City Hall and the cathedral, where you can buy regional food from local producers.

You can even visit a chateau for its Easter market. Specifically, the one in Křimice, where an Easter market will await you, graciously put on by the local landlords’, the Lobkowicz family. The market will open to visitors on March 29 from 13-17h. Also, you can tour the chateau interiors with Ms. Elizabeth Lobkowicz at each half hour.

Spring is also upon us at Kozel Castle, where a craft fair will be held on Easter Sunday and Monday from 10-18h during the Spring Festival.


Easter for children

Children are sure to enjoy Easter spent at the Techmania Science Centre, which has prepared a special theme “Easter Eggsperimenting”.

And because animals also love to celebrate Easter, you can take the whole family to Farm park u Toma, where you can enjoy the extended weekend full of diverse activities. For instance, you can look forward to the entertaining Easter walking path, which includes an Easter egg hunt with eggs hidden by the long-eared Spring Festival mascot, as well as a commentated feeding, which children always enjoy.

The Pilsen Zoo will then offer fun for children, with four days full of traditions and folk art at the Lüftnerka Farmhouse. Kids can get excited for the displays of traditional Easter skills, handcrafted traditions related to the Spring Festival, and the family educational path contest, complete with winnable prizes.

Visit an exhibit and enjoy Easter brunch

But if there’s anything you’re not allowed to miss, then it’s surely the Light Scapes installation by Yasuhiro Chida inside the Pilsen Diocese’s Museum of Ecclesiastical Art. This artwork by the Japanese artist examines themes like space and the void, silence and sound, light and darkness, peace and commotion. The piece enchants both demanding professionals from the world of visual arts and those who enjoy letting go and being swept away by the power of contemporary art.

Pilsen is slowly but surely becoming a gastronomy powerhouse, spurred on by a steady supply of new businesses, many of which offer a special Easter menu. One such menu can be found at both Hospoda na Spilce and the bistro Fred. On Saturday and Sunday, the Czech-Italian wine bar Vineria Symposio will have a special brunch prepared for you, before inviting you back on Monday for its Easter menu featuring young wines. If you don’t make it for breakfast during the weekend, however, you can still head over on April 1 to the hotel Courtyard by Marriott for its special Easter brunch.