Visiting Magical Prague in Winter

 Once I read a beautiful story…

An old man was sitting in front of the gates of a town. A stranger approached him and asked:

– I’ve never been here. What are the people who live in this town?

– What were the people in the place where you come from? – said the old man.

– Selfish and vicious. That’s why I left. – said the stranger.

– You will find the same people here. – said the old man.

A bit later another stranger approached the old man and asked:

– I’m just arriving. Tell me, old man, what are the people here?

– Tell me, friend, what were the people in the place where you come from? – the old man asked.

– They were warm and friendly. I had many friends there. It was hard to leave them.

The old man said:

– You will find the same people here…



I was told I can’t enjoy Prague with all the crowds, that it was full of junkies and pickpockets that will make me feel uncomfortable, that Prague is overrated…

Call me naïve but I had the best time in Zlatá Praha.

I told you the story about the old man and the two strangers on purpose. With the right mindset you can make your stay as pleasant as you desire.

I didn’t mind the crowds. Yes, there were many people in Prague. But it is common sense. After all, you came in Prague to see it! Why would you complain of others who did the same. Just enjoy your time. 

And that is exactly what I did.

Yes, I had doubts in the beginning. When I was at home, checking the weather forecast for a few days later, I was almost depressed. My January Saturday in Prague was going to be ruined by the cold mist… 




When I wake up a few days later, I immediately regret my initial disappointment. I couldn’t ask for a better day in the Golden City! I bet Prague is gorgeous during the blazing summer, but I’m also sure that winter makes the city even more beautiful… 

My first impressions of Prague are for a city made for dreams and fairytales (okay, maybe I am naïve). Walking around the Old Town, on Charles Bridge and the paved streets leading to the Castle was a must so I wouldn’t miss that for anything in the world. After all, I have only one day in Prague and I had to make the most out of it…



The day was perfect for testing our photography skills… In the morning it was snowing as it was the end of the world but after a couple of hours it stopped and everything was so calm… 




You can find a few places in Prague with great aerial views of the whole city. The first one is in Prague Castle. You can buy tickets to the Great South Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral. But be ready to climb more than 290 steps in order to enjoy the view from the top. It’s tiring but it’s worth the efforts! 




The second place we went for a gorgeous view was the Old Town Hall Tower in the center of Prague’s Old Town. It was just as mesmerizing as the first one. The bonus here was the view from the small windows on your way to the top of the tower…






one day in prague


I must say that Prague is not made for just one day of exploration and you should expect many people in the central parts. But with enough eagerness and the right mindset you can make the most out of your day and experience the essentials of the Golden City like I did…


one day in prague


I hope you are already convinced that Prague is gorgeous during the winter days. But I have one more secret to tell you: it is even more magical during the night… Let me show you!






We even had the chance to listen to the great voice of Jakub Ondra singing one of my favourite songs – “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz… 








Our trip to Prague was part of 3-day #EuropeDayTrip adventure with Daytrip – a company that provides transfers between European cities with local drivers and customized itinerary. You can basically travel from one city to another and visit places of your choice instead of taking a bus or a plane.

I really love the idea behind the platform. And even this was a press trip, all opinions are my own. I will even go beyond and say that if you choose them and have a bad time, blame me! 

Anyway… the point is I really enjoyed Prague for just one day and you can too. In the next few days I will share some tips on what to see for 24 hours in the Golden City, how was my day trip from Vienna to Prague and how did I stay connected during the whole trip.

If you want to read those stories, follow me on Facebook and Instagram and I promise I will make everything I can to share the best tips for visiting Prague with you. 

Have you been to Prague during winter? What was your experience?

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Travel blogger and tourism graduate from Bulgaria, working in the field of Digital Marketing and PR for travel brands.

Latest comments
  • Nice post and beautiful pictures!! 🙂 ok, I might be saying that because I am Czech and I love Prague, but really… I enjoyed reading about your positive experience! 🙂 I haven’t been to Prague much with the snow, but I definitely need to go 🙂 enjoy the rest of your journey! 🙂

  • I was planning to spend this last weekend in Prague too but had to cancel in the last moment. Too bad as I’ve missed a lot, it looks so stunning in the winter time!! No matter what people say Prague is always a good idea! I’ve been there over 30 times I guess and it never gets boring!

  • Hi Maria,
    It’s Ayumi who had travelled from Berlin to Prague. Prague with snow is so beautiful!!
    I’m looking forward to reading your experience from Vienna to Prague 🙂

    It was great to meet you in person and hope to meet you again in Europe!


  • Gorgeous photos, I’m happy you enjoyed Prague! I visited once during the summer and it was love at first sight, recently I’ve been thinking more and more about returning 🙂

  • Love the picture with the red car! So pretty <3
    Very happy you enjoyed Prague – it's one of my favourite cities!

  • Great set, lovely photographs.

  • My wife and i lived 4 years in Prague. The city and the people there are fantastic, we love the city, and we go there as often we ca.
    Does’nt matter if it’s summer , winter spring or autum.
    From Denmark

  • Lovely photographs and stories. I LOVE Prague!

  • I went to Prague just a few days before Christmas so -of course- it was packed but I loved it too!! Such a magical city.

  • Gorgeous photo series! <3

  • No way, were we in Prague at the same time?? I was there straight after new year, during the snowfall. I ADORED it!!!! Fantastic pics!

  • I went in December for the Christmas market. It wasn’t snowing yet, so the weather was beautiful. Looking at your photos now though makes me wish it would have been snowing!

  • The Prague castle is unique in that is can boast of encompassing several types of architecture, starting with the 9th century Romanesque styled st.Georges Basilica,

    The St. Vitus cathedral is a combination of 13th century Gothic architecture by King Charles IV and 1890s neo-Gothic on the entrance side.

    The big rectangular windows of the Vladislav Hall- which served as the throne room, were the first Renaissance architectural element in Prague dating to the early 15th century.

    In the 1780 Empress Maria Theresia, decided to give the castle an architecturally unifying face, by remodeling the the outer parts of the main castle in a restrained style of Baroque, called Theresian Baroque.

    And finally in the 1920s, when the newly formed Czech republic was taking root, the first Czechoslovak president T.G Masaryk had parts of the castle remodeled in an late Art Nouveau and Art Deco style, and example is the door way to the president office , visible on the 2nd courtyard.