Prague is a very green city, which I find particularly important. In the downtown there are quite a lot of parks while the outskirts are full of woods and forests. One of the nicest is the hardwood forest at the foothill of Chuchle, in the Southwest of Prague. By legend, it is a magical place and under one of the trees near the cemetery there is supposed to be a treasure chest…
It is a great spot for a family walk or a picnic. You can also find a so-called “mini zoo” there, which was originally a first-aid station for wounded or ill animals. But then came the idea of making it a place you where you can actually present these animals to the public. Thus, the runs and cages were built and now you can find all sorts of deer, boars, owls, wild cats or even a bobcat.
My very favourite place is the somewhat hidden church with a surprisingly large cemetery. This spot offers a nice view of the river and a part of Prague. It is very silent and often feels even somehow deserted.
Chuchle forest is very comforting in the summer. In the fall you will find all kinds of colourful leaves but you may have most fun there in the winter. If you manage to rent a bobsleigh or something like that, the hill will make for a perfect place to use it…
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