Touring Prague in mid-November

by Jana
(Wiesbaden, Germany)

Are the crowds significantly reduced as the weather in Prague turns colder?

What sights (like the Nostalgia Tram) are not available after October?

What sightseeing tips do you have for rest stops and food when the weather is wet or cold?

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November in Prague with a Few Tips
by: Martina,

From our un-scientific Prague tourism eyes, it seems that YES, crowds are really reduced in November (and February). I think November in particular is a great time to visit because accommodation is significantly cheaper and the cold isn't as bad as the real winter months.

Most sights and attractions are open except the majority of gardens in Prague will be closed in November. The weather will also dictate if certain tours and river cruises are available.

Of course, November is an ideal time to enjoy Prague's numerous cafes, warm drinks and treats inside. But be sure to hit the local spots, not the standard franchise ones. At least that's our take!

We suggest planing your day according to sights AND a cafe or restaurant that you can find nearby each attraction. For example, go to the castle in the morning (less people) and then spend a few hours there depending on your mood. From the castle, you can walk down to the cozy Kafíčko Cafe near Charles Bridge for a warm drink and strudel or find a variety of restaurants in this area for lunch.

If you carry on a bit further you might try the hidden Mlýnská kavárna (Cafe in a Mill) which is located at the southern tip of Kampa Island - a unique find. For more ideas you might download our Mala Strana Guide here.

Or what about a good cup of tea? There's nothing like sitting over a cup of hot tea in one of Prague's tea rooms. The easiest to find might be the one on Wenceslas Square called Dobrá Čajovna (Good Tea Room). It makes for a great oasis when it's cold out.

When you're out and about don't miss the warm and tasty treat, trdelník, that's sold in street stands. This doughy roll is baked on a rotisserie and its delicious smell is intoxicating as it turns golden brown before your eyes. When done, it's rolled in sugar toppings like cinnamon and crushed nuts.

There will be plenty of hot drinks outside too. Svařák (hot wine or mulled wine) is a tourist and local favorite. It's usually flavored with cloves, cinnamon and sugar.

Well these are just ideas off the top of my head. If you need more help, please contact us directly.

We hope you enjoy Prague. Feel free to come back to this page and let us know how your trip went.



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