Prague has become one of the biggest travel destination in Europe over the past decade. It’s known for its charm and historical buildings. I for one can testify that visiting Prague is a wonderful experience. The city is super lovely and mesmerizing. It’s one of my most favorite European cities to visit. And I’d really love to revisit. I got a chance to go to Prague on winter and let me tell you, the place is magical. But if even after you heard my description you are still not convinced to visit Prague, I hope these 5 reasons to visit Prague this winter will do. Because Prague is the perfect winter holiday destination.
If you haven’t been to Prague before, get ready. These pictures will make you yearn to pack your bag and book a flight to this lovely capital city of Czechia (Yes, Czech Republic has officially changed its name to Czechia, look it up)
1. It looks like a fairytale
It’s no secret anymore that Prague is a city that came straight from a fairytale. The medieval architectural is retained, making a walk around its neighborhood along its cobblestone pathways makes you feel like you are a fairytale character. The building is pastel-coloured and the dried trees in winter make it feel more like a fairytale.
If you make your way to the Old Town Square that is filled with old time’s charms, you’ll find the famous Astronomical Clock. It’s one of the oldest and functioning astronomical clocks in the world.
But not all part of Prague cast medieval charms. There are some parts that give you a “New Prague” vibes. One of them is this architectural masterpiece located along the Vlatva river. Just in case you get somewhat tired of the old time’s vibe, you can go see The Dancing House.
2. Cruising along the Vlatva river
I am a huge fan of city cruise and almost always I do that in every city I visit. So when I tell you that cruising along the Vlatva river in Prague was really an extraordinary experience, you have to believe me. The winter weather made it even more perfect. The beauty of Prague peeking through a mild fog. It felt magical.
You’ll get the chance to see the whole iconic Charles Bridge and cross it through the cold water of Vlatva river. It was so mesmerizing you’ll even forget about the cold wind.
3. The wonderful Christmas market
Every December, almost all European cities will hold a Christmas market in its city center. Prague has one of the best I’ve ever been to. I don’t know why, but maybe its fairytale vibes that make the Chrismas market felt more magical.
Numerous street vendors join the event from those selling food, craft, cheese, toys and much more. You’ll love being in Prague Christmas market. And better yet, they had two. One is at a small square in the Prague castle and another one is at the Old Town square. Both are worth to visit.
With lights and Christmas tree decoration, you can still feel the Chrismas vibe even when it’s already a week after Christmas. Don’t forget to try Trdelnik, a sweet treat that is Czhecia delicacy. And hot chocolate will keep you warm.
4. The magnificent Prague Castle
A fairytale city is not a fairytale without a castle. Fortunately, Prague has one, a gorgeous one. Prague Castle is a baroque monument that stood on a hill in the south of Vlatva river. It’s also the official resident of the President of Czechia. Back in the 9th century when this building began operational, it was the place where the King of Bohemia ruled. Magnificent is the word that best describes this building.
As it is located up on a hill, you will have to get through a flight of stairs to get there. But trust me, it’s worth every breath you take. When you arrive at the entrance of the castle you’ll be rewarded a breathtaking view of Prague from above. It should be on your bucket list.
5. They have a toy museum!
Okay now, I am appealing to your inner child. If the above reasons don’t cut it to make you yearn to visit Prague, maybe this one does. Within the castle complex before you reach the castle itself, there’s a toy museum with extensive collection of toys. Barbie, Teddy Bear, new toys, old time toys, you name it. They have it all. And the good news is, most part of this museum is free to visit. So if want to take a rest and warm up before seeing the castle after you climb the hill to the castle complex, I’d say go to this museum. I was skeptical at first too. But this place worth your while.
So, do you get inspired to visit Prague? Seriously though, I don’t even need to write the above reasons to make you want to visit Prague. The place is really awesome and pretty and mesmerizing. Enough said. Now pack your bags and book the flight cause Prague is waiting for you.
Have you visit Prague and want to add another reasons to convince people to visit Prague? Let me know in the comment below 🙂