- Hans Weber
- December 4, 2023
Czechs Beat the Summer Heat with Creative Cooling Solutions
As temperatures soar and the sun blazes, Czechs are finding innovative ways to stay cool during the scorching summer months. In urban areas, residents are seeking refreshing delights such as cold drinks, ice cream, and shade under trees. Prague, for instance, boasts dozens of mist fountains and sprinklers strategically placed to provide a quick cool-down for anyone in need.
However, it’s not just the cities that are feeling the burn. Visitors flock to Lhota, a 25-hectare lake located in the Středočeský region, to enjoy its sandy and grassy beaches and its 7-8 meter deep waters. The lake even boasts a designated nudist beach. Despite record-breaking crowds, the lake’s operators report that the season is off to a good start.
To cater to those who prefer to stay within the city limits, the Prague Waterworks and Sewerage company has installed over 20 mist fountains and 11 water sprays. These sprays can be activated by anyone seeking instant relief from the summer heat. Additionally, self-service water dispensers have been installed at these locations, allowing individuals to refill their bottles with cold water.
Not only are these hydrating mist fountains and sprays refreshing, but they also offer environmental benefits. The fine mist emitted by the fountains helps reduce temperatures and dust levels in the vicinity while increasing local humidity.
For those who prefer to stay dry, numerous water parks and natural swimming areas are available throughout the country. At destinations like Lhota, visitors can engage in various activities ranging from swimming to water sports such as beach volleyball and paddleboarding.
Despite the oppressive heat, Czechs are finding enjoyable ways to embrace the summer months. Whether it’s through the cooling mist of a fountain or a dip in a natural swimming spot, there is no shortage of opportunities to cool off and relax during the hottest time of the year.
Article by Prague Forum