Prague Gay Travel Guide & Map 2022

Upcoming Events in Prague

|  16 June 2022
Pride Business Forum 2022: annual LGBT business conference, incl. award ceremony LGBT Friendly Employer and Pride Business Forum Hero.
Tickets: 500-1500 CZK
10:00 Ė 16:00 @ Hilton Prague Old Town (V Celnici 7)
|  8 – 14 August 2022
Prague Gay Pride 2022: seven days with concerts, exhibitions, debates, shows and entertainment.
|  9 – 14 August 2022
Prague Bear Summer 2022: long bears weekend in the Czech capital, with parties, beach, sauna, barbecue, lunch and Prague Pride parade.
|  26 September – 1 October 2022
Prague Fringe Festival 2022: annual festival for English-language performing arts, incl. theatre, comedy and cabaret.
|  3 – 10 November 2022
Mezipatra 2022: annual gay and lesbian queer film festival in the capital of the Czech Republic.

About Prague and its gay life

Prague, picturesquely situated on the Vltava River, is the capital of the Czech Republic. In the 14th century it became the heart of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation under Emperor Charles IV and a center of art, culture and politics. This period saw the establishment of the first university in Central Europe, the laying of the foundation stone for the St. Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle, the building of the Charles Bridge and the creation of the New Town.

For centuries, Prague has been a melting pot for Czech, German and Jewish culture. Around 1900 it was the home of many artists and writers, including Franz Kafka, Max Brod, Rainer Maria Rilke and Franz Werfel, to name but a few.

Today's cityscape is dominated by buildings from all major periods of art history: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Art Nouveau, and even Cubism, which uniquely found its way also into architecture only here.

With its history, the rich cultural heritage and the romantic streets in the Old Town, Prague had always been an attractive destination for travellers. But after the Velvet Revolution of 1989 it became one of the most visited and talked about cities in Europe. Partly because it was cheaper than traditional, overrated destinations, but mostly because of its special charm from past centuries.

This charm didn't get lost during World War II and the following communist period, and it didnít suffer as much from the modernization of the 1950s and 1960s as many other European cities did. Many buildings, though, were in bad shape by the end of the 1980s. In 1992, the UNESCO included the historic center of Prague in its list of World Heritage Sites, which is now almost perfectly restored.

Nevertheless, as amazing, unique and fairytale-like Prague might be, hopefully the city will not rely exclusively on its old charm in the future.

As you can see on our Gay Map Prague there is no gay epicenter in Prague. But as the Vinohrady district tends to become the hedonist's and stylish quarter of Prague you will find most of the gay bars and clubs there.
Annual highlights and queer events in Prague are the sports tournament Prague Rainbow Spring in May, the Prague Gay Pride and Prague Bear Summer in August and the queer film festival Mezipatra in November.