Winter in Prague is very cold with temperatures often reaching freezing point. The chance of snow is quite high, which is great if you’ve always wanted to experience a beautiful white Christmas . Prague weather in December is very cold with temperatures dropping as low as -3°C at night.
Low Season (Mid-November through mid- December , early January through mid-March): Late fall and winter is the low season in Prague . This is the best time of year to visit for the biggest discounts and few (if any) crowds.
Prague is one of the most stunning cities in Europe, with the added bonus of being budget-friendly AND having Christmas Markets that stay open after New Years.
The 10 Best Things to do for Christmas in Prague The Old Town Square Christmas Markets. Walk the Vltava River at Night. Climb to the top of the Old Town Tower. See the Swans on the Vltava River. Climb to the top of the Charles Bridge Tower. Christmas Markets at Castle Hill. Indulge in a Hot Chocolate from Cafe Slavia.
The rate of violent crime is low and most areas of Prague are safe to walk around even after dark. Be careful on Wenceslas Square. It is usually packed with tourists and the crowds make things easy for pickpockets. There have also been cases of trusting “love-seekers” being robbed of all their money at night .
The Prague Christmas Markets are open daily at the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. A ‘winter wonderland’ awaits, for visitors to soak up the festive atmosphere, browse the stalls, and enjoy Christmas carols, hearty food and local drinks – photos.
Top 10 Things to Avoid in Prague Sightseeing. Wasting Time Waiting for the Cuckoo. Charles Bridge in the Middle of the Day. Getting around. Getting Pickpocketed on the 22 Tram. Getting Ripped off by Taxis. Shopping and money. Tacky Souvenir Shops. Rip-off Exchange Offices. U Fleku’s Pushy Waiters. Wenceslas Square Sausages. Restaurants on Old Town Square.
Prague can be a very cheap city to visit but it can also be very expensive . It depends where you pull out your wallet. Because there are so many tourists and almost all of them visit the same few sites, it is just good business sense for a shop or restaurant owner to raise their prices and collect as much as they can.
For most of the tourists (I mean especially western Europeans, US) Prague should be cheaper (probably much cheaper ) than at home. But be careful, there are many places where they want your money and don’t shy to ask for two or three times higher prices than is common.
The Prague Christmas markets are open every day , as are restaurants , bars, sights and attractions, theatres, opera houses, churches and concert halls.
Budapest is a significantly larger city than Prague with roughly 1.7 million inhabitants over 1.2 million. Prague feels like a very compact city where most important sights are within a very short distance. The winner of this category is Prague , because all its beautiful sights are so easily accessible.
Ten Things to Buy in the Prague Christmas Markets Medovina. A traditional local tipple, medovina – which translates to “honey wine” and is effectively Czech mead – will have you feeling deliciously medieval. Sausages. Christmas … Trdelnik. Svarene Vino. Glass Ornaments. Puppets. Embroidered Lace. Purpura.
An average tourist will spend around 2500 CZK (100 EUR) per person per day . The lowest daily budget can be as low as 900 CZK if you stay at hostels, eat takeaways and use public transport. If you stay in private accommodation, eat at average restaurants but control your budget you can get by on 2500 CZK a day .
Prague is very walkable . If you dropped from the sky and landed in Old Time Square you would be in a good position to walk everywhere interesting within 30 minutes. The city sits in a valley split in half by a river and surrounded by rolling hills. The encircling hills forced compactness on the city builders.
To really see Prague, it’s best to visit for four to five days . That will allow you to see all the main sites and get a sense of the city’s culture.