Praque in February?

Old Jan 1st, 2005, 05:10 PM
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Praque in February?

I was curious if anyone has been to Prague in the winter. I am thinking of going in February and am concerned the very cold weather will interfere with thoroughly enjoying the sites. I would appreciate any advice.
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Old Jan 1st, 2005, 05:20 PM
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I was there during the first week of last March. It was still wintery, snowfall the first day, temps in the 30sF while we were there except for one day when it made it into the low 40s. I imagine that Feb would be a few degrees colder; for historical temperatures, take a look at

However, we loved Prague, even though we were bundled up and wore boots. The first day with the snow falling was a little discouraging to long walks, but after that we had sunshine with the cold.
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I also went to Prague in the begginning of March and loved it! The first day snowed and was cold as hell. But the rest of the days were manageable. I'm not sure where you are from, but I lived in NYC area before I left and found it to be quite similar.
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I have also been in March and found the days were surprisingly warm and bright. I think that we were just lucky it was that warm though.

Personally I would go to Prague when there are fewer people which means avoiding the summer months. When I was there in March I felt the Charles Bridge and Old Town areas couldn't be more crowded so it must be much worse in the summer.

As long as you don't mind wrapping up well against the cold, I think you will be fine.
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I always go in late winter. Its much emptier, far fewer stag parties (although they are there all year round now, but if you choose your bars well you'll easily avoid them in winter) and the city is breathtakingly beautiful in the cold. If you are lucky enough to get snow, all the better. I've only ever (in many many visits) known it rain once, but the snow gives everything a "Narnia" feel. You'll definitely have to wrap up warm, but it will be worth it!
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Old Jan 3rd, 2005, 03:25 PM
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we always choose winter to travel to eurpoean capitals.
but we went to prague one easter and were snowed on .. so.. i wouldn't delay my trip because of the cold! we got it when we weren't expecting it!
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Apart from the castle you'll be pretty much "hopping" between attractions so that shouldn't be a problem. Coming in the winter only affects gardens and castles as the castle season starts in April and many gardens will also be closed or have reduced hours. Any tour company offering a "Castle tour" between November and March will almost certainly take you to Sternberk (next to the Prague Castle). Lots of other stuff at

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I'd go to Prague at any time of year! There's always something different to see each season and plenty indoors if it rains. We've been in high summer - very hot - at Easter - rain - and between Christmas and New Year - below freezing and loved it every time.
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