Prague is beautiful during all four seasons of the year. In Summer it is warm and busy, in Autumn it is cool and calm, in Spring it is sunny and blossoming, and in Winter it is festive and snowy. Each season comes with it’s own seasonal activities and treats. In this post you will learn 5 great things about Prague in the Winter.
1. Hot Mulled Wine
Mulled wine is somewhat of a Christmas Tradition in the Czech Republic. During the winter months it is sold from stands and stalls which are set up in the squares and on the streets. It is usually enjoyed outside and is a great way to warm up in the cold.
2. Less Crowds
If you want the city to yourself then Winter is the perfect time to visit Prague. There are less crowds and tourists. It is the perfect time to explore all the city has to offer. The restaurants, museums, and castles are less crowded and the hotels have much more availability. You can stroll down the Charles Bridge and enjoy the sights without being pushed and shoved by crowds. It is also a great opportunity to enjoy the company of the local Czech people.
3. Winter Sports
Winter sports are widely popular in Prague during the cold months. Czechs are known for staying active during all four seasons and Winter is no exception. If you enjoy skiing or snowboarding then Winter is the perfect time to visit Prague. If you enjoy watching sports, then attending an ice hockey tournament is a good option for you.
4. Lower Prices
Hotel rates lower in the Winter due to less tourists. It is much easier to find low prices and good deals during the cold months than it is during the other more popular seasons. There is also more availability at hotels, theaters, and less crowds at the museums.
5. The Christmas Market
The Christmas Market is an excellent place to enjoy the festive Winter atmosphere. You can browse stalls selling traditional handicrafts and wooden toys and sample hearty Czech foods and drinks. The main Christmas Market is held in Old Town Square. It is open daily and offers a wide variety of foods and entertainment. They have stands selling roasted ham and sausages, mulled wine, cakes, and sweet pastries. They also have stables with sheep, donkeys, and goats, and, at the center of the square, a large brightly lit Christmas tree.