Best Time for a City Trip to Prague

Prague is a popular city trip and the streets in and around the centre are crowded much of the year. Especially spring and autumn are popular seasons for a city trip to Prague. July and August are the hottest months with temperatures (sometimes) soaring above 30°C (86° F). Winter months are cold, but the bonus is that the city looks magical with a dusting of snow.

Christmas in Prague

Christmas and New Year are perfect if you do not mind the cold. The cultural season is in full swing and Christmas markets are dotted all over the city. The biggest is at Old Town Square with plenty of mulled wine to keep you warm.

What to Pack

Comfortable shoes are most important because you will do a lot of walking on cobblestone streets. High heels will get caught in between the cobbles. Casual clothing will suit most occasions. When attending an opera, a classical concert or dining in a smart restaurant, men wear suit and tie. There is no special dress code for women as long as it is not too casual.

Prague City Trip Highlights

1. Hradcany or Prague Castle is the seat of government, the headquarters of the Czech president but also home to Prague’s main tourist attractions: St Vitus Cathedral, the medieval old palace, picturesque Golden Lane and numerous museums and galleries. Buy your tickets online to avoid the waiting line.

2. Charles Bridge with a continuous stream of visitors and the occasional Czech. Listen to the buskers and buy hand-made souvenirs.

3. Old Town Square is the best place to sit in summer in one of the outdoor cafés or restaurants. In winter the square is full of atmosphere with the Christmas market in full swing. Follow the crowd at the hour and you will end up in front of the Astronomical Clock. Sit on the steps of the Hus Monument and marvel at the architecture of the houses ringing the square or simply do a bit of people-watch over a glass of Pilsner Urquell.

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