Prague - Another welcomed gay city in Europe
1 August 2021, 22:46:46
Even though Eastern Europe is not extremely well-known for being on the liberal side of the scale, Czech Republic has made some great strides when it comes to protections for the LGBTQIA+ community. Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1962 and civil unions between same-sex couples are a popular thing in the country. There are laws protecting gay people from discrimination which should make you feel safe and secure during your gay holidays.
Personally, I’ve noticed tons of gay travellers who come to Prague for the vibrant culture, cuisine, and medieval-style architecture. Being the largest city in the country, it is perfect for those gay travellers who are looking for incredible city-breaks to experience a place filled with history. You can easily explore the city on foot and visit Prague Castle and Old Town Square. Everything is very close to each other so you can comfortably walk to Charles Bridge, the Old Town Hall, and Astronomical Clock Tower. You will absolutely love the architecture taking on a gothic theme with tons of places to tug at your heartstrings.
The gayest neighbourhood I would recommend you to go to is Vinohrady. It is the center of gay life in Prague and is decorated with rainbow flags, gay bars and clubs, gay-friendly hotels, and many people from the local gay community. If you are looking for an assortment of restaurants, Vinohrady also has some great options for you to try. It doesn’t matter what you’re interested in, Prague has everything for all types of gay travellers.
Whether you’re looking for a chill night with fancy cocktails, an adventure with tons of gorgeous gay men, or just looking to get to know the locals and have a great time, Prague has a buffet of options for everyone. When I say everyone, I mean EVERYONE! Gay, straight, transgendered, whoever you are, Prague will welcome you with open arms.
Before we book a holiday or a flight, check if we need a holiday visa or a transit visa (if we're not sure), just to have as little as possible unpleasant situation. The best you can check is on your embassy ( the origin of your passport), but other sites will also give you some ideas of how strong your passport is for free visa traveling; please check here.
I hope you have a wonderful time there!
Thanks Sami A.F. for pictures, and sharing your experience. Pictures also on this post from pixabay.
When it comes to gay-friendly hotels or hostels, Prague does not disappoint. The entire city can be considered gay-friendly so you can feel comfortable knowing that wherever you stay, you are safe. I would recommend searching for accommodations in the gay neighbourhood, Vinohrady, or around the Old Town Square. Prague does have two gay hotels, but I will only recommend one. You can find it below. I was warned by many reviewers to avoid the other.
Check out the list below of some great websites where you can book your stays for your gay holidays. The first link is one of the best and most popular gay accommodation platforms:
If you need more help, please contact me!
When it comes to the gay nightlife, your best bet would be to stick to Vinohrady, the most popular gay neighbourhood in Prague, and the Old Town area. There are tons of gay bars, clubs, and saunas for you to explore depending on what you like and who you are.
1. The Saints
2. Piano Bar
3. Klub 21
3. Club TerMax
This is a fetish club. Research it well to see if it’s something
you would like
1. Sauna David
3. Sauna Bonbon
These are just a few options that I would recommend but when you’re
walking in Vinohrady or the Old Town area, you will come across many more options for Bars, Clubs, and Saunas. Really, the choices are endless.
Get out there and get exploring!
Prague has one major airport. It is perfect for gay travellers coming from all over the world. It has a hefty schedule of international and domestic flights that will help you reach the wonderful city of Prague very easily.
You can find details about the airport below:
- The airport is around 15km away from the center of the city
- It will take you approximately 35 minutes to reach the center of Prague
- From the airport, you can take Bus Number 119 or 100 to get to Downtown
- You can always take a car which will be more comfortable. However, the price will be far higher
Below are some of the best airlines which connect Europe to the world:
1. British Airways - U.K National Airline
2. Lufthansa- National German Airline
3. Air France- National French Airline
4. KLM - National Dutch Airline
5. SWISS- National Swiss Airline
Some of the most useful sites to book flights are:
If you need more help, please contact me!
Have a safe journey!