When is the best time to visit?
Prague’s weather can change quickly. Summers are usually in the low 20s Celsius, but it can also be quite chilly or hot and sticky. Winters are mild with temperatures close to freezing. Although snow is rare, so are sunny days in January and February. July is the rainiest month and February the driest.
The best time to take a flight to Prague is in September and early October to make the most of the last vestiges of summer whilst avoiding hordes of fellow visitors. An added benefit is that you can find cheap flights to Prague during this time, due to decreasing demand.
Prague is most beautiful in the spring through to the autumn. May brings with it the Prague Spring Classical Music Festival, musicians and music lovers’ alike fly in from all over the world to attend. As one of the cultural highlights of the year, Prague Spring, showcases an array of music, including, opera, symphonies and chamber music, as well as more contemporary performances, such as jazz. Events are held in historical churches, theatres and buildings across the city.
Tourists flock to the city from May until July, while most locals leave for the holiday period. It may be a slightly less authentic Czech experience but beautiful nonetheless.
Outside of this period, expect Christmas and Easter to be busy, and be prepared for gloomy weather and some closed attractions between November and March.
The demand for flights to Prague drops significantly in September and October, thanks to the beginning of school terms, and as a result so do the prices. Whilst good deals on short-haul flights to Prague are often available year round, you’ll find the cheapest flight prices in the city from these months onwards.
Find a cheap flight to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Visitors will discover a city of gold-topped towers and red roofs, decorated gates and statue-lined bridges, cobbled squares and walled courtyards. It's where good King Wenceslas looked out, where the 1968 Prague Spring was put down and where the Velvet Revolution took place in 1989. Prague is also a city of atmospheric pubs serving world-famous brews, opulent Viennese-style coffee houses, and traditional beer halls serving hearty Czech fare.
The Vltava River splits Prague in two - into Stare Mesto (Old Town) and Mala Strana (Lesser Quarter). Charles Bridge, the 14th-century bridge lined with 30 blackened statues of saints, including Wenceslas, connects the two.
Stare Mesto is the original settlement, where the sights include the Old Town Square and Old Town Hall Tower with its Astronomical Clock, St. Nicholas Church, and the Gothic Church of Our Lady before Tyn.
Prague Castle and Mala Strana are on the other side of the river. The castle has three courtyards and the Gothic St Vitus’s Cathedral. The guard changes on the hour with a fanfare at the midday change.