February in Prague may seem quiet, but there are still several ways to have fun. The cool temperatures make it the perfect month to work and enjoy the more relaxing side of the city. Read on to see why this beautiful city should become your temporary home in February.
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Why You Should Visit Prague as a Digital Nomad in February
One of the most compelling reasons to visit this European gem during this month is the substantially lower prices for short-term accommodation. With February being part of Prague’s low tourist season, you’ll find apartments and Airbnb options at significantly discounted rates. This cost-effectiveness not only allows you to stretch your budget but also ensures a quieter and more intimate experience as you explore the city’s historic streets and vibrant neighborhoods, avoiding the crowds on hot spots such as the Charles Bridge or the Old Town Square.
Beyond the financial benefits, February’s crisp winter creates the perfect backdrop for focus and inspiration, making it an excellent time for digital nomads to immerse themselves in their work while savoring Prague’s unique charm.
Weather in Prague in February
Like January, February in Prague can also be very cold, with a high of 5°C (41°F) and lows of -1°C (30°F). There may be a few days of precipitation, but rain and snow are light for the month. On the bright side, there are more daylight hours and therefore more time to sightsee during the month. Bring along a few extra sweaters to stay cozy as you explore the city.
Average highest/lowest temperature: 5°(41°F) /-1°C (30°F)
Average rainfall days: 4 days
Snow: there is a chance that snow falls on a few days in Prague in February, but it rarely exceeds a few centimeters.
Sunrise time: 07:36am (February 1st) – 06:48pm (February 28th)
Sunset time: 04:55am (February 1st) – 05:42pm (February 28th)
Daylight hours: 9:19 (February 1st) – 10:53 (February 28th)
Best Things to Do in Prague in February
February in Prague may not be the warmest or snowiest, but there are plenty of fun activities to partake in!
Relax at a Beer Spa
Prague is well known for its beer. With beer spas, you can fully submerge yourself in the culture in a bath of beer ingredients, like hops and yeast. You will be given a private room with large oaks baths and a private tap to enjoy as much beer as you want. The beer spas claim that the baths help with muscle tension, skin rejuvenation, blood circulation and more relaxation benefits. The original beer spa is Spa Beerland in Prague 1. Other popular spas include Original Beer Spa and Beer Spa Bernard.
Cheer on an Ice Hockey Team
Ice hockey is a very popular sport in the Czech Republic. Two professional teams are based in Prague: HC Sparta and HC Slavia. HC Sparta plays at the O2 Arena, the second-largest ice hockey arena in Europe. Schedule and tickets can be found online. To get the full experience, consider stopping at a local bar before the game to get ready, or after the game to celebrate.
Enjoy a Snowy Hike
There are several places to go hiking around Prague for those who enjoy cooler temperatures. Vinořský Park is a nature reserve located in northeast Prague. The full hike will take a few hours, but you can walk past stunning rock formations and make your way to Jenštejn Castle. For those who want a shorter hike, the gardens around the Petřín Tower are a beautiful place to walk. There are several landmarks and you can even go up the tower for a stunning view of the city.
Admire Art in Galleries or Museums
Museums are the perfect place to visit on cold or rainy days. The National Gallery has artwork in seven buildings around Prague, so there is something for everyone. You can also follow the Instagram page @vernissage.cz for updates in English about exhibitions in the city.
Many of the buildings in Prague are also covered in art. The Baroque Library at the Klementinum is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Tours of the Klementinum also include Meridian Hall and the Astronomical Tower. For those who like art nouveau, the Municipal House is a great tour option. The interior and exterior of the building are amazingly decorated.
Masopust is the Czech version of Mardi Gras. The festival begins in mid-February and is the last time to eat meat before Lent. People celebrate with feasts, drinking, and of course, large carnival events. You are sure to see people dressed up in costumes and masks in the streets. Several different celebrations take place in squares around downtown Prague.
Other Things to Do in Prague in February
Here are some other activities to enjoy in Prague during the month:
- Although Czech cuisine is often associated with hearty meals, the winter season provides an ideal opportunity to savor authentic dishes. Begin by indulging in a comforting bowl of soup, followed by your choice from a wide array of regional specialties, including goulash or svíčková.
- Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic day of activities. Start off by being transported to the city of love at Café Louvre. Then take a romantic walk along the river or toward Old Town. Spend the evening ice skating by the Vltava river or on a romantic river cruise.
- There are always amazing musical performances happening in Prague. Operas, ballets and dramas are regularly put on in February. Be sure to check the Prague Ticket Office for upcoming shows and price.
- Visit Prague Castle, the largest coherent castle complex in the world. You can spend an entire afternoon exploring St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Royal Place and Golden Lane. Tours and audio guides are available, but it is easy to enjoy the grounds on your own also.
- Walk around Old Town Square to see some of Prague’s most iconic buildings. The Astronomical Clock dates back to 1410 and is now a landmark in Old Town. At the start of each hour, the clock strikes and the figures start to move. The Gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn sticks out on one side of the square, with towers 80m tall.
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