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Prague City Trip: Christmas Markets, Chimney Cakes, & More!

Beer, Bohemian dumplings, and the Charles Bridge: The Czech capital Prague has a lot to offer, which makes it very popular for a city trip to Europe. Once you've arrived here, you'll be spoiled for choice - whether it's sightseeing with the beautiful Prague Castle and Prague Town Hall with its Astronomical Clock, a stroll through the small streets of the Old Town or a boat trip on the Vltava. In the evening, you can wander through the many bars, pubs, and inns before hitting the city's nightclubs and discos later in the evening and experiencing a cool party vacation.

When to Go to Prague?

The best time to visit Prague depends on your preferences for climate, local events, and tourist crowds. Here's some information about the seasons in Prague to help you decide when to go:

  • Spring (March to May): Spring in Prague is pleasant, with temperatures gradually rising. Gardens and parks are starting to bloom, making the city very picturesque . Tourist crowds are not at their peak yet, but there can be some showers. April and May are good months to visit if you want to avoid the winter cold and the summer crowds.

  • Summer (June to August): Summer is peak tourist season in Prague. The days are warm and sunny, which makes the city very lively. However, expect large crowds, especially in popular tourist areas. Festivals, open-air concerts and cultural events are numerous during this period. Don't forget to book your accommodation and tours in advance.

  • Fall (September to November): Fall is also a pleasant time to visit Prague. Temperatures are mild, crowds begin to thin out after summer, and fall colors give the city a special charm. The months of September and October are considered the best for a quieter and more comfortable visit.

  • Winter (December to February): Winter in Prague can be cold, with temperatures often below freezing. However, the Christmas markets and decorations make the city magical during the holiday season. If you enjoy the winter atmosphere and don't mind the cold, it's a magical time to visit Prague, especially if you want to avoid the crowds.

Top 10 Alternative Things to Do in Prague

1. Wait At a Pedestrian Traffic Light

Vinarna Certovka Street is located in the center of Prague, not far from Charles Bridge. It is the narrowest street in Prague, only 50 centimeters wide! So it is quite difficult to pass each other there.

There is a story that a tourist once got stuck and that is why the street now has a pedestrian light. Pedestrian safety in Prague is no joke!

2. Walk in the Divoká Šárka Nature Reserve

Divoká Šárka Nature Reserve offers a perfect escape into Czech nature and landscapes. Just a few tram stops from the city centre, exploring the valley is easy in a day: hiking, swimming or even golfing are on the agenda.

Legend has it that Šárka, after whom the park is named, was a warrior who seduced her opponent Ctirad in order to gain control of the city.

3. Have a Drink in an Old Jazz Club

Prague's jazz scene is very diverse and promises some great lively nights! Luckily for us, most tourists aren't really interested in it yet.

There are many jazz clubs that offer live music, all in a retro bohemian atmosphere. Here are a few addresses: AghaRTA Jazz Centrum, U Malého Glena and Reduta Jazz Club. As a little anecdote, Bill Clinton is said to have already played the saxophone in the last one!

4. Attend a Concert at the Meet Factory

During the post-communist years, many contemporary artists settled in Prague. One of them, David Černý, famous for his atypical sculptures such as the giant, faceless babies that can be seen in the city centre of Prague, is also the founder of a cultural space, the Meet Factory.

The center brings together art exhibitions, workshops of all kinds, plays and, above all, concerts and musical shows in the alternative movement.

5. Watch an Old Movie Outdoors at Kasárna Karlín

Kasárna Karlín is located in the heart of the Karlín district. It is a huge cultural centre that occupies a former military barracks. It opened in June 2017 and houses an open-air cinema, a bar, a café, a sculpture garden and a contemporary art gallery, Karlín Studios (free admission).

The place welcomes a crowd of Czechs and expats of all ages. Its large outdoor courtyard is a great place to sit down and sip a coffee or share a few beers with friends.

As for the open-air cinema, make sure you come well in advance, as seats are rare. They show films from all over the world, all with Czech subtitles of course. The cinema regularly offers old French classics, so before your next visit, don't hesitate to take a look at the program!

6. Stroll through Nový Svět

Nový Svět is the name of the long, winding alley that starts near the castle and then crosses several quiet little streets with art galleries.

It was once a poor neighborhood and its architecture has remained relatively modest. This is where all its charm lies: cobbled streets, old street lamps and charming little shacks will take you back in time.

Don't forget to stop by Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, a beautiful baroque church and cloister.

7. Visit a Local Farmers Market

Far from the tourist crowds of the Náplavka and Prague 1 markets, we suggest you visit the Jiřák Market on Jiřího z Poděbrad Square. It is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the day and on Saturdays from 8:00 to 14:00.

Very typical, you can taste all kinds of local dishes!

8. Stroll through the Holesovice district

Trendy and hipster, this dynamic district in the north of Prague is well worth a visit! Street art, cozy little cafes, designer boutiques, you won't be bored.

A good address, the Cross Club, another artistic and multi-cultural space in Prague. You might wonder if it's not a Czech specialty!

Choice of: café, restaurant, gallery, cinema, and above all concerts!

9. Visit the Strange Speculum Alchemiæ Museum

It is actually an alchemy laboratory dating back to the 16th century. Hidden in the basement of a library, it was accessed by rotating a small statue.

Inside the laboratory, grimoires, strange flasks, skulls and other animal remains await you. The place was most certainly used to concoct magic potions, love potions, elixirs of immortality and many other oddities.

At the time, alchemy was a controversial science and so research was conducted in complete secrecy. Underground tunnels provided direct access to the castle and outside the city if the need to flee became urgent.

10. Visit a Nuclear Bunker

Built in the 1950s in the middle of the Cold War, the Bezovka fallout shelter (or Parukářka after the hill) is still in perfect condition. It is also today an unusual place that has some surprises in store!

In fact, the largest bunker in Prague, it now houses a museum of the history of the Cold War. Designed to house 5,000 people, the place is a real labyrinth, so much so that if you want to visit it, you will have to book your place in advance so that a guide can accompany you: gas masks, medical kits and uniforms will be part of the visit.

On Parukářka Hill you will also find an open-air bar, Beton Beach, partly sheltered by the bunker, the exterior of which is covered in graffiti. Very popular with Prague residents, Parukářka Park also hosts several festivals in the summer. Don't hesitate to inquire about the dates before your visit.

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Where to Stay in Prague?

Prague offers a variety of neighborhoods , each with its own unique characteristics and charms. Choosing where to stay depends on your preferences for atmosphere, activities, and proximity to major attractions. Here are some of the most popular neighborhoods you might consider staying in Prague:

  • Staré Město (Old Town): The Old Town is one of the most iconic districts in Prague. You will be close to the Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock and the Charles Bridge. Cobblestone streets, historic buildings and lively squares characterize this district. However, expect higher prices due to the popularity of the area.

  • Lesser Town: Located below Prague Castle, Lesser Town is a picturesque neighborhood with cobblestone streets, baroque buildings, and a romantic atmosphere. It's a great choice if you enjoy historic architecture and panoramic views of the city.

  • Nové Město (New Town): This district is more modern than the Old Town, but it still houses important sights such as Wenceslas Square and Na Příkopě Street, a lively shopping street. Nové Město offers a range of accommodation options and easy access to public transport.

  • Vinohrady: This residential area is known for its tree-lined streets, parks and relaxed atmosphere. Vinohrady is home to many trendy cafes, bars and restaurants. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a more local and quiet environment.

  • Hradčany: Right next to Prague Castle, Hradčany is an elegant and quiet neighborhood. You will be close to the castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and other attractions. The narrow, cobbled streets offer a charming atmosphere.

  • Smíchov: Located on the west bank of the Vltava River, Smíchov is an up-and-coming neighborhood with more affordable accommodation options. You'll have access to restaurants, shops, and Kinsky Park, which is great for strolls.

It is recommended to choose a neighborhood based on your interests and preferences. Also, be sure to consider the proximity of public transportation to easily move around the city.

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Prague During Christmas Time

Christmastime in Prague is truly magical. Check out the Christmas Markets around the city, watch a Christmas film by entering through the Narnia wardrobe, and warm up with a glass of Svarak or roasted chestnuts.