As the leaves turn golden and the crisp autumn air sets in, Prague emerges as a captivating destination for digital nomads seeking a unique and local experience. Keep reading for some practical tips to help you make the most of your stay in the Czech capital while balancing work and leisure.
In this post:
- Why You Should Visit Prague as a Digital Nomad in November
- Weather in Prague in November
- Best Things to Do in Prague in November
- Other Things to Do in Prague in November
Why You Should Visit Prague as a Digital Nomad in November
November, a month of crisp air and golden foliage, reveals the city in a different light. There are many reasons why you should choose Prague as your destination of choice this November. From leisurely strolls along cobblestone streets to discovering the city’s rich history and culinary treasures, Prague offers a myriad of experiences tailored for the digital nomad seeking both inspiration and respite.
Weather in Prague in November
The Czech capital experiences a unique blend of autumnal beauty and hints of winter as the month progresses. Average temperatures range from 8°C (46.4ºF) to 3°C (37.4ºF), and you might expect the first snowfall of the season, with streets covered in a white blanket of snow. Rainfall is relatively modest, with around 5 to 6 days of precipitation, and these typically manifest as brief, afternoon storms, rarely lingering throughout the day. This weather shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying the city, though. As you’ll see further down in this article, there are many ways to experience the city during this time of the year!
Average highest/lowest temperature: 8° (46.4ºF) / 3°C (37.4ºF)
Average rainfall days: 5-6 days
Snow: you can expect the first snowfall of the season in November. However, it’s not a guarantee and it probably shouldn’t last for more than 1-2 days.
Sunrise time: 06:51am (November 1st) – 07:37am (November 30th)
Sunset time: 04:39pm (November 1st) – 04:26pm (November 30th)
Daylight hours: 09:48 (November 1st) – 08:26 (November 30th)
Best Things to Do in Prague in November
Prague’s weather in November can be chilly. Granted. But the city is undeniably beautiful in November, when the city comes alive with the rich and warm hues of autumn. Going for a walk, planning a day trip or trying out local specialties are some of the best things to do in Prague during this season.
Go for a Stroll to Soak Up the Autumn City Vibe
In November, Prague transforms into a picturesque canvas adorned with the warm hues of autumn, and taking a leisurely stroll through the city is a must-do activity. The streets in the Old Town and Mala Strana in the historic center are some of the best places to check out, but other neighborhoods, such as Vinohrady, also have its charm at this time of the year.
If you prefer to be closer to nature (but without having to leave the city), then go for a walk in Divoká Šárka, nestled within the western outskirts of the city. While this serene oasis is a year-round destination, in November the park transforms into a breathtaking tapestry of autumnal colors and it’s one of the best places to visit during this month. A bit closer to the city, you can also enjoy some fall vibes in the Prague Castle grounds. The park along the Brusnice river transforms with the colors of the autumn and the gentle rustling of leaves underfoot.
Celebrate the Struggle for Freedom Day
The Struggle for Freedom Day in Prague is an event that holds great significance and relevance. Taking place on November 17th, it commemorates a historical moment in Czech history when the Velvet Revolution led to the fall of communism in 1989.
On this day, you can expect various ceremonies, exhibitions, and cultural performances to commemorate the country’s journey towards freedom and democracy. Immerse yourself in the nation’s history and don’t forget to check out the iconic Dancing House lit up in the colors of the Czech tricolor flag.
Visit Some of Czechia’s Best Castles
Did you know that the Czech Republic boasts an extraordinary wealth of castles? And the best part about it is that many are easily accessible from Prague. November is a good month to plan a day trip to some of them. Here are some that you should add to your bucket list:
- Karlštejn Castle. This medieval fortress is perched on a hilltop and it’s just 40 minutes away from Prague by train. There are numerous hiking trails in the area around the castle, so it’s the perfect spot for a day out in nature.
- Konopiště Castle. Set against the backdrop of a serene lake and surrounded by lush gardens, this castle showcases a mix of architectural styles, from Neo-Gothic to Renaissance.
- Křivoklát Castle. This gem of Czechia’s historic landscape stands proudly atop a forested hill overlooking the picturesque Berounka River. This medieval fortress, founded in the 12th century, is a splendid example of Gothic and Romanesque architecture.
- Kokořín Castle. This picturesque castle, founded in the 14th century, is perched on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by lush forests. Don’t just settle for visiting the castle. We definitely recommend going on a hike in the area too.
If you’re up for a weekend getaway, you can add these two other castles to the list, which are a bit further away from Prague: the magnificent Český Krumlov Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Hluboká nad Vltavou, a Neo-Gothic castle in South Bohemia.
Explore Prague’s Coffee Scene
From quaint, hidden gems to bustling coffee hubs with a view, Prague’s diverse coffee world is a haven for coffee lovers. We’re sure you’ll have no trouble finding good cozy cafés in pretty much every corner.
The neighborhood of Vinohrady boasts a large number of them and some are among the best coffee houses in Prague. Some of our favorite are Coffee Corner Bakery, Dos Mundos and Spižírna 1902, which stands out for its beautifully decorated walls. But the list could be much longer.
If you’re searching for something closer to the historic center, we recommend Skautský institut. Located in the heart of Prague’s Old Town Square, it’s yet quite a hidden gem and a popular spot for locals. Other good coffee houses are Super Tramp Coffee, in a cozy courtyard, and Mlýnská kavárna (Kampa), which features a bridge adorned with a picturesque water mill by its side.
Savor Regional Specialties
Cold months are the perfect opportunity to embrace the warmth of traditional dishes. Seek out local taverns and quaint restaurants for a taste of regional specialties, and don’t forget to pair your meal with a glass of Czech beer. One of the dishes that every visitor should try is the iconic goulash, a hearty stew of tender beef or pork, simmered with paprika, onions, and served with dumplings. Another favorite is the succulent roast duck, often accompanied by sweet and tangy red cabbage and bread dumplings or knedlíky, a very popular side dish in Czech cuisine. Svíčková, featuring marinated beef sirloin in a creamy sauce, is a beloved comfort food, served with a dollop of tangy cranberry sauce. And last but not least, tatarák is another culinary delight for lovers of raw meat.
If you wander around the streets of the Old Town, you’ll probably come across dozens of stalls selling trdelník, a sweet pastry spiral typically dusted with sugar and cinnamon. While it’s not a Czech traditional recipe, it’s hard to resist the temptation!
Other Things to Do in Prague in November
Here are some other things to do in Prague in November:
- Most Christmas Markets start running towards the end of November, so it’s a great opportunity to take in the Christmas atmosphere and warm up with a glass of mulled wine.
- Witness the lighting of lanterns at the iconic Charles Bridge, the only bridge in the world that is still illuminated by gas light. From the end of November until the day before Christmas, a lamplighter dressed in a traditional suit lights every lamppost on the bridge, one by one. Definitely something you won’t find anywhere else!
- In Prague, saunas and wellness centers are abundant, offering a perfect way to unwind and recharge after a day of work. With options like Sauna Spot and Sauny Vltava along the Vltava River, you can enjoy picturesque views while indulging in this age-old tradition of saunas and cold plunge pools.
- Exploring a museum is an excellent indoor activity to consider! Prague boasts numerous museums, including the National Museum and the Mucha Museum, to name but a few. However, the city also offers a wealth of other captivating venues, like the Klementinum Baroque Library in the Old Town. For art enthusiasts, we suggest keeping an eye on vernissage.cz‘s Instagram account for English updates on upcoming exhibitions.
- Attending an ice hockey match or an opera performance, two very affordable activities. Check out Sparta Praha’s website for game schedule and tickets, and book your seats at the opera on the Národní Divadlo’s website.
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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