10 Best Thing to do in Prague during Spring


 

Prague is a beautiful city to visit any time of the year. In the winter, you’ll be able to ice skate at one of the many rinks, taking in the Christmas lights and holiday markets. The weather is warm and sunny all day long, perfect for taking a boat trip along the Vltava River in the summer. 

However, spring is arguably the best time to visit Czech’s capital city. With fewer tourists than the summer months, but better weather than the in-between seasons, the springtime offers plenty of outdoor activities, cultural attractions, and beautiful architecture to explore during your next vacation.

Explore Old Town Square

Old Town Hall Prague By A.Savin -Wikimedia

With so many historical buildings located in one space, Old Town Square is possibly the most famous landmark in the city. Featuring plenty of outdoor restaurants, the Astronomical Clock, and Old Town Hall, you can spend a full day exploring this ever-crowded tourist destination.

Make sure you stay to listen to the Astronomical Clock, the oldest standing clock in Europe. Listen to the infamous ring while you stare at the beautiful 15th-century architecture of the long-standing tower. 

Walk across Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge (Karluv most) is a famous historical bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague – By Jorge Lascar – By Jorge Láscar from Australia – Karlův most (Charles Bridge), CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31952024.

Another infamous landmark in the city, Charles Bridge, connects Old Town and New Town. Built in the mid-14th century, this bridge is filled with vendors, tourists taking photos, and locals who want to get one of the best views of both sides of town simultaneously. Watch the boats drift by on the Vltava, making sure to get a photo with the striking statues lining the sides. 

Admire the Jewish Quarter

Ceremonial Hall in Prague Jewish Museum – By By Chmee2 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2088871

The Jewish Quarter, known as Josefov, is situated between Old Town and the Vltava River. In the 13th century, Jews were forced to leave their homes and settle in one neighborhood, forming what we now know as the old Jewish quarter. Learn about the important history of this religious group in Prague by paying homage to the hardships they faced. 

Visit Prague Castle

Prague Castle at Dusk – By Andrew Shiva / Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29032210

Wander through Prague’s castle complex, taking note of the Castle, Basilica of St. Geroge, Golden Lane, and St. Vitus Cathedral. This castle is the set of Czech rules and is the official residence of the president of Czechoslovakia, cementing an important place in the country’s history for centuries to come. 

While you’re at the complex, visit St. Vitus Cathedral, a fairly new architectural structure completed less than 100 years ago. Then, wander through Golden Lane, admiring the brightly-colored houses, paying homage to the writer Franz Kafka who lived here for 2 years. 

Take Photos in Front of the Lennon Wall

John Lennon Wall 30 Years of Freedom – By Nostrifikator – Nostrifikator [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

Ever heard of the Reds? If not, chances are you have heard of a song by The Beatles. This infamous Scouse band, hailing from Liverpool, has an entire wall dedicated to one of its’ band members – John Lennon. The wall is covered in Lennon and The Beatles graffiti, lyrics, pictures, and quotations from those who want to respect one of the most famous bands of all time. 

Learn about Communism

Museum of Communism School – By By Chemical Engineer – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=68968981

Czechia is a country that is rich with history, since the country was a communist nation for just over 50 years during the mid and late 20th-century. During the communist rule, over 200,000 Czechs were arrested, killed, and attempted to leave the country to save themselves and their family. 

Cruise down the Vltava

Vltava River, Church of Saint Nicholas at Mala Strana, Mala Strana Bridge Tower, Basilica of the Assumption in the Strahov Monastery – Ввласенко [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]

Spring in Prague is known for sunshine and a cool breeze – perfect weather for cruising down the beautiful river. Experiencing the city from a different vantage point lets you see the crowded tourist attractions from a more relaxed perspective. 

Drink a few Pilsners

Jorge Láscar from Australia [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)]

Prague is known for its beer, beer gardens, and locals who love to drink beer. Czechs claim to have some of the best domestic beer in the world – and what better place to start your drinking than the capital city of Prague?

We recommend setting aside a full day to explore the various beer gardens, with some located in parks overlooking the New Town, with others situated right in the heart of Old Town, giving you an excuse to sit outside, soak up the sun, and have a few sips of cold beer.

Walk the streets of Mala Strana

Nerudagasse – By By Wolfgang Sauber – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10673619

Across the river from the busy Old Town, Mala Strana was built in the 17th and 18th centuries, featuring beautiful baroque architecture, fantastic views of the Vltava, and authentic Czech restaurants.

Explore the Prague nightlife

Karlovy Lazne – By By Oliver H – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=80220970

The nightlife in Prague is something that can’t be missed. Even if you’re not a party animal, going out at least once to explore the local bars, listen to live jazz music, or celebrate all night at an industrial nightclub, this bustling city is the perfect place to let loose and enjoy a vacation.

Prague has something for everyone. With cultural attractions, outdoor activities, traditional restaurants, and beautiful architecture, spring is the ideal time to take a few days off work and head here to relax and have fun.