With everything in full bloom, August is a beautiful time to explore Prague. There is plenty of time to enjoy the sights after productive days of work. Keep reading to discover why Prague should become your office and oasis in August.
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Why You Should Visit Prague as a Digital Nomad in August
Although August in Prague is hot, it is still an amazing time to experience what the city has to offer. There are several outdoors activities to enjoy, like swimming in a lake or paddling down the river. Larger events are sure to leave a lasting memory, like the Letní Letná circus and Prague Pride Fest. Spend hot days enjoying a picnic or unwinding at a local beer garden for the true Czech summertime experience!
Weather in Prague in August
Like the preceding months, Augusts in Prague are hot. Average high temperatures reach up to 26°C (79°F) and even the lows are still comfortable around 14°C (57°F). Rain is a little less likely than in the previous months, but still pack a rain jacket or umbrella just in case. The days are long, leaving plenty of time after work to relax and enjoy the weather. Be sure to wear sunscreen and stay hydrated to fully enjoy your summer days in Prague!
Average highest/lowest temperature: 26°C (79°F) / 14°C (57°F)
Average rainfall days: 7 days
Sunrise time: 05:30am (August 1st) – 06:15am (August 31st)
Sunset time: 08:45pm (August 1st) – 07:49pm (August 31st)
Daylight hours: 15:15 (August 1st) – 13:34 (August 31st)
Best Things to Do in Prague in August
Summers in Prague are hot, but there are many activities to help you stay cool in the heat.
Take a Dip in the Water
Summers in Prague are hot, so many people spend their afternoons in outdoor pools. The largest lake in Prague is the Hostivař Reservoir in Hostivař Forest Park. This area has a pier, refreshment kiosks and a restaurant. For a pool closer to the center of Prague, try out Podolí Swimming Stadium, with large indoor and outdoor pools. The Motol swimming pool is a large natural pool with some of the best water quality in Prague. Whichever pool you choose, swimming is a great way to spend your free time in August.
But Czechs also like to keep it simple. Don’t be surprised to find people swimming in any lake around the country!
Paddle Around the River
If you are looking for some fun in the heat, consider renting a kayak. Kayak Beach Bar is a popular spot along the river. Along with kayak rentals, paddleboarding and volleyball are also available in the summer. There are guided kayak tours available on the river, but it’s easy to relax and have fun on your own too.
Be Awed at the Circus
The Letní Letná festival comes to Prague each summer with a new contemporary circus show. Acrobatic performances and choreographed theatre take place in circus tents and an outdoor stage over several days. The performances build upon traditional circus while adding in artistic direction and a message. Artists from all over the world come together for this impressive festival. Don’t miss seeing this one-of-a-kind spectacle!
Spend an Evening in Manifesto
Manifesto Market is a unique urban market in Prague. There are several places to eat, ranging from Italian to Indian to Japanese. The kitchens and bars are open into the night, making it the perfect place to relax under the lights in the city. Manifesto also holds several fun events throughout the week depending on the season. The venue is fully cashless, so remember to bring a card and enjoy the space!
Celebrate Prague Pride
Prague has been holding its pride festival every August since 2011. The festival lasts a week, and there are several discussions and events held throughout the city to celebrate. The largest celebration happens on Saturday with the pride parade. Thousands of people attend and dress up for the annual occasion.
Other Things to Do in Prague in August
There are several other fun activities to do anytime during the month:
- Spend the afternoon enjoying a picnic in one of Prague’s many parks. Whether you pack your own food or grab takeout, there is always somewhere beautiful to enjoy it. Park Parukářka sits on a hill with great views over the city. Havlíčkovy Sady is inspired by the Italian Renaissance, as seen by the fountains, pavilions and sculptures spread around the park. There are several places to enjoy a picnic in this unique park.
- Unwind at a local beer garden in the evening. Letna Park is popular due to its amazing view over the Vltava River, and there is a nice beer garden. Located in the historic Vyšehrad, Na Hradbach is a popular beer garden with the locals. Plenty of covered tables and the view make this a good spot for relaxing. Riegrovy Sady is a beautiful area where you can also grab a beer.
- By taking a stroll down Náplavka, you are sure to find something fun to do. A large farmers’ market is held here every weekend and there are several floating bars to try. On some summer nights there is even dancing with live music.
- Catch a film at an outdoor cinema underneath the stars. Several venues offer free admission, like Sunset Cinema in Nusle and the summer cinema at Meet Factory. For a small fee, movies are also shown at Žluté lázně and Kasarna Karlin. Refreshments are often available for purchase.
- Renting a bike to explore the city is an inexpensive way to see new places and get some exercise. Companies like Nextbike and Rekola offer rentals for little cost through their mobile apps. Suggested bike routes can be found online, or you can create your own.
ABOUT NOMAD MONTH
We’re Mathias and Eva and we’re the creators of Nomad Month. We come from Belgium and Spain but have found our home in Prague, where we run an international coworking space together.
Nomad Month was born from our desire to invite remote workers from all over the world to join us in Prague for a few weeks and experience the city like a local while they focus on their work. By participating in a Nomad Month program, you’ll be part of a community of professionals from over 25 different countries and discover all the hidden gems in Prague. Nomad Month takes care of everything else: booking your accommodation and giving you access to the best-rated coworking space in town, along with other perks of being a Nomad Month participant.
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