An off-season month for tourists, March is the perfect time to visit Prague and experience the city like a local. After busy days of work, there is plenty to explore on the cobblestones streets. Keep reading to see why this historical city should become your temporary home in March.
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Why You Should Visit Prague as a Digital Nomad in March
Warm weather starts to come out again as winter comes to an end this month. March is also a less popular month for tourists, so you can enjoy less crowds during your stay. Experience local culture, enjoy beer at a local brewery or purchase produce at one of the many farmers’ markets. Spend the weekend exploring the city on a sightseeing river cruise or by attending that St. Matthews Fair. If you are hoping to see more of the country, take a relaxing weekend trip to cities like Karlovy Vary or Cesky Krumlov.
Weather in Prague in March
March is still a little chilly in the Czech capital. The average high temperature is around 8°C (46°F) and the average low is around 2°C (36°F). There is likely to be a few days of rain, so be sure to pack a waterproof jacket. Light snow is also possible on a few days, but don’t let that ruin your fun. The sun rises early during the month and the days get longer, leaving plenty of time to explore the city!
Average highest/lowest temperature: 8°C (46°F) / 2°C (36°F)
Average rainfall days: 6 days
Snow: there will likely be a few days of light snow, but it’s not guaranteed.
Sunrise time: 6:46am (March 1st) – 6:42am (March 31st)
Sunset time: 5:43pm (March 1st) – 7:32pm (March 31st)
Daylight hours: 10:57 (March 1st) – 12:50 (March 31st)
Best Things to Do in Prague in March
March may seem like a strange time to live in a new city, but there are always fun activities in Prague!
Soak up the View on a River Cruise
Taking a cruise along the river provides a new look into this historical city. The most common type of cruise is a sightseeing tour. These cruises usually last about an hour and pass sights like the Charles Bridge, National Theatre and the Prague Castle. For a longer tour, dinner cruises are also available with multiple courses, drinks and sometimes live music. For a shorter option, cruises on the Devil’s Channel are a good option.
Visit a Local Farmers’ Market
Feel like a local and support local farmers by going to a farmers’ market! One of the largest is the Náplavka Market along the river. Seasonal produce is available along with fresh baked goods and dishes. The Havel Market Square, or Havelské tržiště, is the only preserved market place in old Prague. Local product is mainly sold here with some small souvenirs and crafts. The farmers’ market on Jiřího z Poděbrad square is open every week from Wednesday to Saturday with a variety of food from Czech farms sold. We suggest following Prague Today on Facebook for upcoming markets and events.
Take a Trip to a Nearby City
Although there is plenty to do in Prague, taking a day trip to a nearby city can help you experience more of the Czech Republic.
If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, Karlovy Vary is about two hours west of Prague by bus. This town is known for its hot springs and thermal spa water, so there are a number of treatments you can book. There is also beautiful architecture, with the most iconic being the five colonnades built in different styles.
Beer lovers are sure to recognize the town of Pilsen. A quick 90-minute train ride from Prague, Pilsen is well known for being the birthplace of Pilsner-style beers. Taking a tour of the Pilsner Urquell brewery is a must. Tours include a walkthrough of the brewery. Additionally, you can visit the town square, which often has markets or other events, and the underground museum.
Kutna Hora is a small town east of Prague, but it has a few big sights. The town center is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with the stunning Church of St. Barbara and the Church of Our Lady at Sedlec. The Sedlec Ossuary, or the Church of Bones, is distinct because of its decorations made of bones and skulls, including a large chandelier.
Český Krumlov, often called a fairytale town for its beauty, is a bit further away, but it’s a great option for a weekend getaway. It shares many of Prague features but with less crowds, like cobblestone streets, pastel-colored buildings, a beautiful main square and large castle. Enjoy lunch near the river and visit one of the many museums for a perfect day.
Any of these towns are a great option to make some new memories while in the Czech Republic!
Attend St. Matthews Fair
To celebrate St. Matthew, a fair is held each spring at the Prague Exhibition Grounds in Holešovice. The festival has been celebrated for over 400 years, so it is a Czech tradition. Now the festival is celebrated like a large carnival, with roller coasters, Ferris wheels, food stalls and many more attractions. Don’t miss out on this spring festival during your stay!
Visit a Local Brewery
Czechs drink more beer on average than people in any other country. Taking a trip to a local brewery to learn about the process is a great way to understand the culture. As noted above, the original Pilsner Urquell brewery is in Pilsen, which is easily accessible by train from Prague. The Kozel brewery is also easily accessible for a day trip in Velké Popovice. Through a tour, visitors will learn about the process, taste beer from the cellar, and even get to meet the mascot, Olda the goat. The Budvar brewery in České Budějovice in southern Czechia and the Staropramen center in Prague are also good options!
Other Things to Do in Prague in March
There is no shortage of ways to spend your free time in Prague:
- On the chillier days, exploring a museum is always an excellent activity. Prague has numerous museums, with the most popular being the National Museum and the Franz Kafka Museum. Tours of beautiful places like the Clementinum or St. Nicholas Church are also recommended. If you are an art enthusiast, follow vernissage.cz‘s Instagram account for English updates on upcoming exhibitions.
- Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world. March is often less busy, so you can enjoy the castle grounds without being surrounded by tourists. St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest temple in Prague and a must-see in the city. Wandering the gardens and Golden Lane is also a great way to relax.
- Prague has hundreds of cafes were you can relax and enjoy coffee culture like a local. The neighborhood of Vinohrady has some of the best coffee houses in Prague, like Coffee Corner Bakery and Spižírna 1902. For something closer to the city center, try Super Tramp Coffee or Onesip Coffee.
- Depending on when you arrive in Prague, you may get to visit the Easter markets! Prague is known for its Christmas markets, but this is a close second. The largest market is in Old Town Square of course, but others take place at Peace or Wenceslas Square and the Prague Castle. Each market has its own variation of entertainment, food stands and crafts. Past and upcoming times can be found here.
- After a long day of work or sightseeing, treat yourself to a comforting Czech meal. Beef goulash is a rich meat dish, often served with bread and potato dumplings. A creamy potato soup with dill called kulajda is a must-try for soup lovers. For something sweet after a meal, try kolache or buchty.
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