Travelers take great pleasure in the fact that there is never a shortage of things to do in Prague. Even in the winter, a time when many places might be expected to close down or at least limit events, Prague offers a wide range of activities for people of all ages and interests.
Prague at Christmas is, of course, a delight. The famous Prague Christmas markets are open, decorations are everywhere, and strings of lights help to keep the winter darkness at bay. But there is much more to Prague in winter than these markets, attractive though they are.
If you are going to visit Prague in December, weather must always be taken into account when planning your day. If you decide not to travel outside the city for various winter sports (though you certainly can), you’ll probably be spending the majority of your time indoors. Fortunately, Prague offers a great many indoor activities, most of which will continue through the winter. If you visit at a later date, you’ll still find plenty of ways to get out of the cold.
December is a MAGICAL time to be in Prague. With the Christmas markets in full mode, the first snowflakes falling on the remarkable labyrinth-like streets of Prague offering breathtaking views of the city and memories that will last a lifetime.
Mulled wine (svařák) or a hot chocolate will definitely help to warm you up while exploring the markets and outdoor activities, but there is so much more to see and do along with some very special and traditional Czech days that cannot be missed if you are in town.
January reserves to be the hangover of the Festive season. With freezing temperatures averaging -1 Celsius and little natural light hours, the outdoor markets and festivals all hibernating leaving space for more indoor options and Prague doesn’t lack on those.
Luckily, HOTEL RATES ARE AS LOW AS THE TEMPERATURES AND YOU CAN SCORE DEALS SAVING MORE THAN 50% COMPARED TO SUMMER RATES. You will also find less tourists mucking around, meaning little or no lines for the most interesting ventures.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN BEER
If you are looking to warm up, you might want to try the unique experience of a beer spa. The Czech Republic is justifiably famous for its beer (the famous Budweiser brand is Czech), and the liquid is used for a variety of purposes. At a spa, you can sit back in an oak tub, filled not with beer itself, but with malt, brewer’s yeast, and hops. As you soak, you are free to drink as much beer as you like. The spa is said to help detoxify the body, soften the skin (a very important consideration in a harsh Prague winter), aid in relaxation, and support the metabolism. Some spas offer a beer massage; others provide beer bread after the soak. Be prepared to spend at least an hour here. You may also decide on a massage; there is certainly no lack of massage studios in the city! Most of them offer Thai massage, though there are plenty of other types to choose from, including the ever-popular foot massage. The cobblestones, though picturesque, are hard on the feet, and it’s a distinct pleasure to have your aching feet treated to a massage.
Prague abounds in art, and you’ll be spoiled for choice if you want to visit one of the art museums. The Mucha museum gives you an overview of the life and works of Alfons Mucha, one of the country’s most famous artists and a leading figure of the Art Nouveau movement.
For those with children, the Lego Museum downtown will give the young ones – and those young at heart – an opportunity to experience one of the world’s most popular toys. Take a trip to times of pirates, travel to the era of knight´s fights or to a different time galaxy, full of spaceships and the Death Star, wish Mr Yoda "May the force be with you." Visit Harry Potter´s magic world or travel to experience adventure with uncanny Indiana Jones. The website shows photos of the jaw-droppingly intricate Lego creations, along with information on ticket prices, opening hours, and more.
February can be devastatingly cold in Prague, but there’s a bright spot: Valentine’s Day. Furthermore, Prague offers festivals, their own carnival, concerts, magic show, comics fest and culinary feast.
The temperatures average 1 C (33 F) with lows of -1 C (30 F) and highs of 5 (41 F).
Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, is also one of the most romantic.
For a special day with your loved one, you can take a look at what’s on offer at Prague’s historical Estates Theatre. The theater, at which Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni premiered in 1787, stages operas, dance performances, plays, and more. Take a look at the website to find out what is playing next Valentine’s Day. For dinner, many restaurants come with a view – of the river, of the rooftops of Old Town, or of the city’s incredible landscape. You can also combine dinner with a cruise, where you board a boat that will take you along the river, through the heart of the city. Most restaurants offer a special menu for Valentine’s Day, which will be found on their website.
As you can see, wintertime in Prague is full of great events, nice and empty streets to explore and that romantic flair we all need every now and then. Enjoy our super low rates and discover the best deals we offer by booking direct on our website. Just click in here and start panning now.
Here is a little video we found to get you into wintertime mood.
Article written by Erin Naillon and updated by Mauricio Schuler