There is usually some snow in Prague before Christmas and then again in January , February , and even March, but every Prague winter is different. The good news is that January and February are Prague’s least touristy months, so you may be able to book your trip at the last minute and come to Prague during a snowy spell.
The best times to visit Prague are the spring and early fall when the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds . Because of the city’s generally chilly climate, the warmer summer months (average high temperatures hover in the low to mid-70s) see the largest influx of tourists – which means higher hotel rates.
Prague . In Prague , 525 mm (20.5 in) of rain or snow fall per year. Since the amount of precipitation falling during winter is not high, snowfalls are frequent but generally not abundant.
Prague Weather in October : Temperatures noticeably cool in October with autumn now in full swing. As the high average temperature does drop quite a bit, to 13°C this month, exploring outdoor sights is still likely to be pleasant with a warm sweater and perhaps a scarf.
The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 77°F and low of 58°F. The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 17 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest day of the year is January 20, with an average low of 26°F and high of 36°F.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clothes that you can wear during both day and night will be best. Consider jeans and a variety of light tops for the day walks. Prague is best explored on foot thus consider a solid pair or two of closed toed shoes. Add a light sweater or jacket to your for potentially chilly evenings.
But don’t worry if you forget your shaver at home, it will not cost you much more in Prague . Classic Czech meals in restaurants for locals cost less than for equally filling meals in other western countries. For $5 US you can enjoy a hearty lunch of pork, sauce, six dumplings and a half litre of beer.
Prague is famous for well-preserved castles, Baroque and Gothic cathedrals, medieval squares, dreamy bridges, nightlife spots, and a lively arts scene. It’s known for its centuries of history and cultural heritage, where the medieval heart of Europe can be felt in its cobblestone streets.
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 currency in Prague is the Czech Crown (CZK). Some hotels, shops and restaurants accept Euros as well, but many only take Czech Crowns.
Take along sweaters or a light waterproof jacket that can be layered over cotton tops or heavier sweaters. Have both weights on hand as basic layers so you can deal with swings in the temperature either daily or over your visit. Ankle boots or other comfortable walking shoes are a must for touring.