Prague Attractions What to Do and See
Prague attractions include an ancient castle, a dancing house, giant crawling babies, cobbled streets and, of course, beer! Of all European capitals, Prague is a hidden gem and the perfect under-the-radar city. The capital of the Czech Republic is an appealing destination for culture-minded, active or lazy travelers. Prague is a compact city yet there is much to discover in the maze of cobbled streets, alleys and squares. It is tempting to fit all Prague sights in one trip but take it easy!
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Prague Attractions: Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Prague is in late spring or early autumn when the weather is mild and often sunny. Another advantage is that there are fewer visitors this time of year. July and August are the hottest months. In winter it is often cold during the day and freezing at night. Snow in November is an exception but snow in January is quite normal as it is the coldest month of the year. Prague is very beautiful when snow covers the roof tops and streets of the city. In winter sunrise is at about 8 am and sunset at a quarter past four.
Prague Attractions in Winter: Christmas Market
Christmas in Prague is an unforgettable experience. Festive decorations grace the streets and squares. The Christmas Market at Old Town Square is an intimate affair and very much a family outing. Wooden huts decorated with holly and twinkling lights display their wares, from wooden Christmas decorations to woolen hats and shawls. The Christmas Market is the best place to sample mulled wine and eat trdelnik, pastry roasted over an open fire and sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. Other gastronomical delights are Prague ham, palacinky (French crêpes) and langose (deep fried pizza sprinkled with tomato ketchup and grated cheese). Try at least one of these winter drinks: svarak (mulled wine), medovina (mead), becherovka (herb liquor), hot chocolate and grog (rum, hot water, lemon juice and sugar)