Prague in February

Oct 12th, 2000, 05:59 AM
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ian
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Prague in February

Has anyone visited Prague in February, is there snow and how cold does it get. Is there a bus service from the airport to Mala Strana as what I have read about the taxis is very worrying.
 
Oct 12th, 2000, 08:46 AM
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George
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Ian,
I have yet to visit Prague, but plan on it in March/April of next year, and this is the weather information I have found on Prague in February.
This first set of numbers is from 1999, the second will be from 2000.

02/01/99- Snow
High: 26F
Low: 12F

02/15/99- Light Snow/Freeze/Overcast
High: 25F
Low: 12F

02/28/99- Light Rain/Overcast
High: 48F
Low: 32F

02/01/00- Mostly Cloudy
High: 48F
Low: 39F

02/18/00- Light Snow Showers
High: 37F
Low: 26F

02/28/00- Unknown
High: 41F
Low: 28F

Hope this helps!

George
 
Oct 12th, 2000, 09:47 AM
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Hi Ian,

I would say it would be hit or miss on the snow. I would plan for temps to be 30-40F (high). In Feb., it is often very overcast and occassional high polution days, that it seems like you could cut the air with a knife. However, I feel that this adds a bit of mystic to the Charles Bridge and architechture. You truly feel like you stepped back into medevil times.

As far as the bus/cabs... The cabs from the airport are reliable and reasonable. Its the ones in town that you have to watch out for. Although if you are trying to do it cheaply, then the bus/metro is definitely the way to go. I think a 12 CZK ticket (~.30 USD) would get you to Mala Strana. To do so, you take the bus (I think it is #119) to the end of the metro stop. It is actually not bad, if you don't have a lot of luggage... If you are really interested in more details on the bus/metro route, let me know and I will look it up for you.
 
Oct 12th, 2000, 10:39 AM
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We visited Prague a couple of years ago at the end of February. Yes it was cool, but generally dry. We had one evening when it snowed as we waled back across the Charles Bridge (wife thought this was terribly romantic!) Also had one bright sunny day, ideal for walking up to the castle and the Petrin Tower for great views. We had no difficulty with the taxis although English is not widely spoken.

BTW, don't miss the opera and the puppet theatre if you're even half interested in classical music - you'll never forget it.
 
Oct 12th, 2000, 10:41 AM
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Gordon R
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Make that "walked back" - I hate my IR keyboard.
 
Oct 12th, 2000, 02:39 PM
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Ben Haines
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Fodors

Dear Mr Askem,

Sorry, no, but I've been in January. I needed a hat, leather gloves, a thick scarf, an overcoat, two pairs of stout shoes and several pairs of socks, so that my feet were always dry. Then when I went into a museum or a pub I took off layers of clothing. No problem.

For figures you can look at http://www.worldclimate.com/

Otherwise, there's a fair dealof information on net

Events: http://www.praguepost.cz

Links to web sites:
http://www.ncsml.org/links.htm
http://goeasteurope.about.com/travel.../msubmenu2.htm
http://www.netguide.com/Snapshot/Arc...=travel&id=668

Art, architecture, food, cultural experiences, hiking and other matters. http://www.centraleurope.com/country/country.php3
General, including links: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~sever/Czech.homepage.html
Information, travel planning, reservations: http://www.muselik.com/
City guide: http://www.inyourpocket.com
A Czech's webpage: http://www.prague2001.com

Please write if I can help further.

Ben Haines, London


 
Oct 12th, 2000, 06:24 PM
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I visited Prague in Feb. Perhaps we were lucky but we had temps in the 50's and clear, sunny skies. Have a great trip.
 

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