The best time to visit Prague
We must admit, we get asked this question a lot. “When’s the best time to visit Prague?”. Really though it should be considered a trick question, as each season shows the city in a different light and provides it’s own reasons for coming or staying away depending on your own personal tastes and wants from a holiday in the Czech Republic.
To help you with your planning, we decided to create a guide to what you’ll find in Prague all year round.
For many, particularly locals, Spring is the time when Prague really shines. Winter, with it goes the cold weather, recedes quickly leaving behind both pleasant and increasingly longer days once the clocks have changed. This is a great time for hardcore as the longer days won’t hit you so hard – join us for one of our walking or cycling tours to get the most from the city.
Down by the river is also a great place to be during Spring, and our Enchanted Night Stroll and River Cruise is a great way to see the best of it. You’ll hear all about the city’s magic, beauty and romance and get to take some perfect photographs as well.
Or, if you fancy catching a glance of the city from one of the best vantage points in the city, take a trip up to Letná Beer Garden where all the locals like to hang out. You won’t be disappointed.
Czech summers get hot, and the streets fill to the brim with tourists. Prague at the height of the year is better suited to those that want to hop from terrace bar to terrace bar sipping on the finest beer the country – and indeed some might say – Europe has to offer. Speaking of beer, join us for a brewery tour if you fancy finding out just what goes into the local brew and why it’s so well regarded the world over.
Summer is also a great time to get out the city completely. Popular day trips include the eery Bone Church in Kutna Hora, the idyllic Cesky Krumlov, and the ever relaxing Karlovy Vary Spa Town
Views from beside the river and from up at Prague Castle will take on a new beauty as the trees turn golden and the sunsets become long and drawn out. As the swarms of tourists recede, some measure of calm returns to the city and it once again becomes a great city waiting to be explored.
If autumn puts you in a reflective mood as it does for many, you may wish to reflect on how life was in Prague during communist times. Things looked and indeed were quite different back then and if you join us for our Hammer & Sickle Walking Tour, we’ll give you the hows, wheres, whens and whys of it.
We’d be lying if we didn’t say that Prague gets cold in the winter – think sub-zero cold. While your hands and ears might complain, a walk around the city will feel quite magical, particularly towards Christmas when the city will be decorated and people in a festive mood.
Christmas also means Christmas markets which, like many other places in Europe, are quite enchanting to behold and stocked aplenty with great local food and drink treats. New Year’s Eve is spectacular as well, with a great big firework display to ring in the new year.