- Prague's New Year fireworks are explosive fun

November 29, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can announce that New Year's Eve in Prague is characterised by its extravagant fireworks display, visible across the city.

Several fireworks displays are organised for midnight on New Year's Eve, when revellers can choose to brave the cold and watch them from one of the bridges over the river, or select a warm bar or restaurant that overlooks the waterway.

Top spots to get a good view of the brightly-coloured displays include the Charles Bridge or Prague Castle. Many of the river boats also take tours out, offering an unusual option for New Year's tourists.

People staying in Prague hotels will be up until the early hours of the morning celebrating the New Year with the locals.

More adventurous tourists may want to spend midnight in one of the city's famous squares. In both the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, locals gather to set off their own fireworks and see the New Year in with style.

Those staying in Prague hotels with small children do not have to miss out on the fun. A fireworks display also takes place on New Year's Day at 18:00 local time. Any little angels that did not stay up for the evening's festivities can watch the spectacular aerial display.

Visitors can get the best views from the city centre or the riverside, as the fireworks are set off from Letna, on the Prague Castle side of the capital.

Jessica Reading, head of marketing for LateRooms, commented: "Demand for New Year in Prague is always significant and we recommend that anyone considering attending should book their hotels in Prague as early as possible".