Prague in February
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Handling the Weather and What to Wear
Prague in February is historically the coldest time of the year and it’s not uncommon to get periods of minus 10 degrees Celsius in the city. As with January, the clothing advice is to have thermal leggings available to you (they don’t take up much room in the bag and will significantly prevent cold legs and feet) or at a minimum, thermal socks. Gloves and a hat are useful for combating wind-chill and sunglasses will help if snow is blowing around. The ground will be frozen so thick-soled boots are advised and take small steps to avoid slipping either on ice or grit. If it’s windy then consider using lip balm to stop cracked lips.
Eating and Drinking
Visiting Prague in February you’ll find the Christmas Markets will have gone by now so there are fewer places on the squares to buy hot drinks except in craft markets. Check the Prague Markets and Hot Street Food post for what to expect and tips. Take a look at the Pay by Weight post to understand how that works here. There’s my Six Hot Alcoholic Drinks post to keep you warm and there’s also my Why we don’t eat Zebra post. Restaurants will be serving thick Czech-style potato soup so look out for that. Check my top six Czech food picks for an introduction to the year-round classic meals and for more info look at the Czech food page.
There are no state holidays in February
Things to Do
This section covers Things To Do in Prague so as well as the stuff below also take a look at the Culture page for specifically booking tickets for Theatre and Concerts. Also check my Skip the Line post which will explain what to expect plus save you some time and money.
Livingpraguetours is my own offer of City Walking tours. I’m British and I’ve lived here for 23 years so you can look forward to a wealth of local and historical information delivered in Native English and I limit scheduled tours to groups of six. Private tours available. Old Town, Jewish Quarter, Lesser Town, Prague Castle, WW2 and beer tasting. Hundreds of excellent reviews from previous clients.
ActiveCzech offers a widespread selection of local things to do and as the name suggests it focuses on more of the “adventure” activities like flying, skydiving (real and simulated), ballooning, driving, shooting, sports, shooting etc. It offers gastronomy options, food/drink tours, beer spa and more relaxing stuff like spa and massage etc. Generally it’s fun stuff to do for everybody young and old, solo travellers to groups and families.
GetYourGuide offers a widespread selection of local things to do largely based around touring so it covers regular walking tours, food tours, river cruises, organised folklore/medieval dinners, blacklight, pub crawls, segway, eScooters, bike and e-Bikes. It also covers half-day, all-day and overnight trips outside the city. Includes tour detail/operator and client reviews.
Permanent Exhibition. Langweils Model at the Prague City Museum. There’s other stuff there as well but I recommend a trip here on any cold day.
Permanent Exhibition. Karel Zeman Museum. Remember the days before CGI and digital film effects. Well Karel Zeman blazed that path. Great place for adults and kids to see how basic special effects were achieved in the early 20th Century. http://www.muzeumkarlazemana.cz/en
Permanent Exhibition. Invisible. It’s possibly the strangest 90 minutes you’ll ever spend and much of it in total darkness. Welcome to the world of the blind and this is definitely something that will make you reassess your life. http://neviditelna.cz/en/ book online to find a tour in your language.
Whole month. Ice Skating is in operation at the base of the TV tower (Tower Park). Including skate rental it’s about CZK150 for two hours. Cafe/Bar on-site.
Whole month. Ice Skating at the Franciscan playground by the riverside about 200 metres from the Hotel Intercontinental. http://www.hristenafrantisku.cz/brusleni.php . It’s CZK50 to hire skates and a deposit of CZK500. If you look at the website it’s the text “bruslení pro veřejnost” which means skating for the public. If you want the cafe then best choose Tower Park above.
Whole month. Tuesday to Sunday at the New Town Hall showing an art exhibition by a guy called Ivan Brtna. http://www.nrpraha.cz/en/program/. CZK50 entry.
Whole month. The Grand Restaurant food festival continues throughout the month. You buy tickets online and redeem based on the restaurant where you want to eat. Not just in Prague. https://www.grandrestaurantfestival.cz/
Whole month. In the 50th anniversary year of the deaths of Jan Palach and Jan Zajic, Museum Kampa looks at the reponse of the the artistic community to those events between 1969 and 1989. http://www.museumkampa.cz/vystava/janpalach/
February 10th to 16th. Cirkopolis runs a week of acrobatic events mostly at Palac Akropolis and Ponec Theatre. Ticketed online and anything left at the door. https://www.cirkopolis.cz/?lang=en
Until February 15th. Lovely little exhibition linked to the wider “Silent World” with photos around the world with animated additions by Eliška Podzimková. https://www.prague.eu/en/event/22355/the-destinies-in-silence
Until February 24th. Ice Skating on Letna Park. Free entry if you have your own skates or you can rent skates there. Heated drinks tent. Free instruction based on availability.
Until February 27th. Czech Press Photo exhibition at the Karolinum (next to the Estates Theatre). https://www.prague.eu/en/event/21950/the-best-of-czech-press-photo
February 26th (for three weeks). Student Design (STUD) comes to the New Town Hall. Free to enter to see the latest arts and technical ideas.
February 27th. A 6-course degustation event at the Kalina Kampa restaurant with courses accompanied by a selection of champagne, wine and cognac. Excellent value, reservation required. Details on the Kalina Kampa page.
Coming to Prague in February, you may find the odd multi-site food festival in progress but in general it’s limited to internal events. During the day you have many museums, galleries and internal attractions to visit. Check my Jewish Museum page, my Museums page and my National Gallery page for additional info. In the evening you’ll find the National sport of Ice Hockey will be played so if you can’t make it to a game then at least you can watch it on TV. If you are going to Prague Nightlife venues and coming and going in “club wear” then make sure you have a taxi waiting when you go outside. My No Stress Guide to Using Prague Taxis will help you avoid any issues.
There are several places of varying quality that offer wellness services from massages to saunas etc. Most of the Thai massage places do not require a reservation and can get you off a cold street for 15-30 minutes. Check the Wellness page to see options.
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