When to Visit Prague

by SmarterTravel Staff

Prague can be an ideal vacation destination almost anytime of year. The most popular time to visit is in the summer, when the weather is warm, albeit a little damp, and many musical events take place.

The least popular time to go is during the much colder winter, except for the Christmas season when many holiday-goers enjoy the snow-covered city and festive events. Spring and fall are pleasant times to visit as there are fewer crowds and the weather is decent.

  • high season: July to August
  • low season: November, January to February
  • shoulder season: March to June, September to October, December

Weather Information

Prague experiences a temperate climate. Summers are the warmest months, with average high temperatures in the 70s, but this time also receives the most rainfall. Spring and fall are cooler, with varying average high temperatures between the 40s and 60s. The coldest months are December through February, when average high temperatures can drop into the 30s.

Crowd Information

Prague's annual events attract large crowds, especially in summer, including the Royal Silvering of Kutna Hora in June, Rock for People from April through June, and the Summer Shakespeare Festival from June through September.

Closure Information

Most hotels, shops, and attractions remain open throughout the year.

When to Save

The most expensive time to visit is during the high season. The best time to save money is during the low season months.

Information provided by Czech Tourism New York.

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