Prague in July
Handling the Weather and What to Wear
It’s pretty similar to June in that there’ll be many hot days followed by evening storms. There’s really nothing you can wear to offset the storms so just concentrate on what to wear when the storm has passed. So typically that’s what you will normally wear on a warm sunny day. A light windproof rain jacket will substitute nicely for bulkier clothing as you won’t need it very often. Bring sun cream for skin protection. Unless you are out before 7am then expect warm mornings from the start and note the daily forecast. The centre of Prague can be 2 degrees above the forecast high.
Eating and Drinking
A heavy lunch will leave you feeling like you need a siesta. Check my Top Czech Food Picks. Normally I recommend eating Czech food for lunch and a lighter meal in the evening but not for Prague in July or August. I reverse it as I know that walking around in hot conditions after a big meal is not good for you. If you have Czech food in the evening then try and finish eating by 7pm as you’ll need some digestion time before bed. And of course after all that walking you’ll appreciate a drink so find out what to expect from a Czech Beer. There’s also my own Czech Food and Beer Tasting tour if you want to combine culture with a couple of pubs and a nice meal.
Avoid packets of condiments in baskets on tables in the direct sun, especially mayonnaise.
Keep hydrated by sipping at a bottle of water and add a little extra salt to your meals on sunny days to replenish what you are losing as you sweat (helps to prevent headaches caused by dehydration).
Cold soups and consommes are usually replacing the thicker winter soups.
Iced tea/coffee and Frapes will be more popular especially in the afternoons after 4pm when Czechs will be taking a cake break.
July 5th State Holiday of ST Cyril and ST Methodius
July 6th State Holiday of Jan Hus
Things to Do
The rest of the page 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.
Living Prague Tours
Livingpraguetours is my own offer of City Walking tours. I’m British and I’ve lived here for 24 years so you can look forward to a wealth of local and historical information delivered in Native English. I limit scheduled tours to groups of six. Private tours are available on request. All the major sites are covered in the various tours including the Old Town, Jewish Quarter, Lesser Town and Prague Castle which include a selection of “then and now” photos. There are speciality tours like World War Two, Prague Architecture, Beer Tasting and a special Christmas Markets and Traditions tour in December. Hundreds of excellent reviews from previous clients.
Check the offer at https://www.livingpraguetours.com.
Get Your Guide
GetYourGuide offers a widespread selection of local things to do so it covers regular walking tours, food tours, river cruises, organised folklore/medieval dinners and bike tours. It also covers more activity related stuff like ballooning, skydiving and shooting plus half-day, all-day and overnight trips outside the city. Includes tour detail/operator and client reviews.
Check the offer at GetYourGuide
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: Classical music concerts in various Prague locations. Details at https://praguesummernights.com/
Whole month: Jazzboat. What about some contemporary jazz and a scenic cruise combined (option to eat as well). Details on the Jazzboat page.
Until Date TBA. Prague Proms. Various locations in the city with a selection of bands and musical genres. Read more on the Prague Proms post.
July Date TBA. Prague Harley days. The main event is at the Prague Exhibition Grounds in Holesovice but you’ll find pop-up groups of bikers all over the city.
July Date TBA. Bohemia Jazz Festival. Free-to-air jazz on the Old Town Square. Details at http://www.bohemiajazzfest.cz/
Schools are out for summer so ironically there’ll be less people in the museums and galleries due to a lack of school trips.
July 6th marks the death of Jan Hus in 1415 our famous Catholic Reformer. As well as memorial events on the Old Town Square, if it’s a sunny afternoon make sure you get to Bethlehem Square (Betlemské Nám?sti) between 1pm and 3pm to see the message coming from the sky.
Here with older kids? Then maybe they’d like to skip the history and spend an afternoon at the beach. Details on the Zlute Lazne page.
Prague in July sees the start of the mushroom picking season. Just make sure you know what you are doing by reading the Mushroom Picking page.
See a selection of River Tours or check the Jazz Boat page.
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