The winter holidays are a special time in many parts of the world, and Europe is certainly no exception. The many cities with castles give this time of the year an even more magical feel, and one of the best places to visit during this season is Prague. There are so many wonderful things you can do while you’re here during this time of the year, and here are some of the best ways to enjoy this unique time of the year.
Old Town Square Christmas Markets
Christmas Markets are one of the best parts of the Christmas season in Europe, and Prague is home to one of the best. You can visit the many stalls that are full of lovely trinkets, street food, and yummy hot chocolate. You can also climb up the Old Town Tower in order to get a bird’s eye view of the whole market and take it all in.
Walking Along the Vltava At Night
Along with enjoying the beautiful city during the day, you can enjoy walking along the river Vltana, which is especially enjoyable during this time of the day, as you can see not just the twinkling city lights, but also the addition of glowing Christmas lights. We promise this magical feeling will warm you up and make the chilly walk worth it. For an enjoyable walk you can start at the Prague Dancing House and walk all the way to the Charles Bridge.
The Top of Charles Bridge Tower
Speaking Charles Bridge, you should absolutely make the trip up the Charles Bridge Tower for another incredible view of the entire city. However, during this time of the year it’s important to keep in mind that the sun does set pretty early, and so you should try to visit before 4pm. You can also time it properly to make it for sunset!
Christmas Markets in Castle Hill
If you haven’t had enough of Christmas markets, don’t worry, there’s more. You can visit the Castle Hill Christmas Markets which offer more stalls and plenty more to enjoy in seasonal cheer.
Warm Up With Svařák
Of course, walking around during this time of the day is definitely a lot colder than visiting in the spring, but a great way to combat the cold is with Svařák, which is delicious mulled wine that’s similar to German gluhwein. Svařák includes notes of citrus to balance out the sweetness, and it is absolutely delicious.
Sip On Hot Chocolate At Cafe Slavia
If wine isn’t your thing, don’t worry, because Cafe Slavia has just what you need to warm up on a cold Prague winter day. Here you can enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate while enjoying the cafe, which will transport you to a totally different era. Of course, you can also enjoy a delicious slice of cake while you’re here too.