Prague Weather February Averages, Czech Republic
What's the Weather Like in Prague in February?
February is a cold month to visit Prague in the Czech Republic, but it's a good time to go if you want a bargain on flights and accommodation. The sights are much quieter too and you'll experience Prague as the locals know it. There's also a good chance of seeing snow, which looks beautiful falling on the gothic architecture
February Temperatures In Prague
It's very cold in February but it's heating up compared with January. During this month, the average temperature for the city begins at -1°C, created by highs of 2°C during the daytime and lows of -4°C after dark.
Even though it only occurs on an average of once every ten days, temperatures can sometimes rise above 11°C and drop below -12°C.
The highest temperature ever recorded in February is 19Cº and the lowest is -20°C.
Average Sunshine Hours and Visibility
At this time of year, Prague enjoys an average of four hours of sunshine each day, along with median cloud coverage of 83% (partly cloudy)
Rain In February In Prague
The average monthly precipitation for the city in February is 20mm/1 inch which is spread out between 12 rainy days and 11 snowy days.
Snow In February In Prague
There's a 39% chance of seeing snow in Prague in February, which starts off at 43% on February 1 and drops to 35% by the end of the month.
Prague Hotels in February
Hotel General is perfect for holidaymakers who want to be within easy access of major tourist attractions, but far enough away so they can enjoy a good night's sleep. Located in between the Vltava River and the Andel business region, this five-star hotel provides accommodation in the form of 20 uniquely designed rooms three single, 11 double/twin, three junior suites and three general suites.
The décor of each room and suite was inspired by the lives of famous military leaders and each features free WiFi access, LCD TV, free tea/coffee making facilities and in-room safe. The suites are larger than the guestrooms and come with an additional lounge room with an extra LCD TV, DVD player and in-room computer.
Onsite dining options include the Viva Victoria Gourmet Restaurant which specialises in Mediterranean, Greek, French, Russian and Czech cuisine, alongside the Wine Bar which serves international wines, beers and spirits. Other onsite facilities and services include 24-hour sauna and limo service.
Hotel U Zeleneho Hroznu
History lovers who want to stay in a historical building should check out the Hotel U Zeleneho Hroznu. Located in the Lesser Quarter between Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, this four-star hotel is set inside a 17th century building which boasts original Renaissance vaulting, a Renaissance log room and painted Baroque ceilings.
Here guests can choose between one standard double, three superior double and four superior suites, each of which features period furniture, flat-screen satellite TV, heating and bathroom with complimentary toiletries, bathrobe and slippers.
Onsite dining options include the Délice Restaurant which serves traditional Czech food with a modern twist and a 17th-century gothic wine cellar which hosts wine tastings. Within the hotel you'll also find free WiFi access, complimentary daily breakfast, children's activities and babysitting services.
Hotel Leonardo Prague
When it comes to a centrally-located hotel, it doesn't get much better than Hotel Leonardo Prague. Located in the historical centre of Prague, just steps away from attractions such as the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and the Jewish Quarter, as well as loads of bars, restaurants, cafes and shops, this boutique hotel provides accommodation in the form of standard rooms, family rooms, junior suites and suites.
Each guestroom comes with heating, LCD TV with 60 satellite channels and bathroom with bath or shower and eco-friendly amenities, whilst each of the suites also offer a separate seating area, kitchenette and balcony.
Onsite services and facilities include the Platina Restaurant & Garden which serves classic Czech dishes with a modern twist, bar-lounge, free high-speed WiFi access and private parking nearby.
Unitas Hotel is an equally well-positioned hotel, located close to many churches, museums, art galleries, shops, cafes and bars. This four-star hotel has a long history dating back to the 1700s and features locally-made furniture which represents the Czech history.
Accommodation is provided in the form of classic and superior single and double rooms, each of which comes with free WiFi access, satellite TV with DVD player and in-room safe large enough for laptops. Guests can also enjoy complimentary in-room a la carte daily breakfast, book and DVD library and tea/coffee making facilities on each floor. Although there are no dining options available onsite, there are plenty of restaurants only a short walk away.
Bars and Restaurants
Gourmands won't want to miss the chance to dine at Alcron one of the few restaurants in Prague with a Michelin star. The lunch and dinner a la carte menus are inspired by Czech and European cuisine and feature classics such as ceviche, veal carpaccio, potato-truffle gnocchi, pan-fried duck and Scottish salmon, as well as French cheeses, handmade chocolates and panna cotta for dessert.
Three-, four- and five-course meals are available. Weekend brunch is prepared right in front of your eyes, with dishes such as Black Forest ham, roast duck and salmon carpaccio all made to order in stations scattered throughout the restaurant. Alcron also hosts cooking classes for adults, children and groups throughout the week, led by the head chef.
If you're in the mood for a good cocktail, pop into Hemingway Bar. Inspired by Ernest Hemingway, this bar focuses on some of his favourite drink ingredients, namely rum, absinthe and Champagne so much so that Hemingway Bar claims to have the most extensive range of absinthe in the whole of the Czech Republic.
Here you'll also find more than 200 varieties of rum, some of which you can enjoy as part of a rum tasting experience if you pre-book, as well as a great selection of Champagnes, including some well-known brands and some hardly-known names from small producers. Despite all this, Hemingway Bar is best known for its cocktails, made by experienced bartenders with ultra premium spirits and fresh fruit juices.
K the Two Brothers
Satisfy your curry craving by spending an evening at K the Two Brothers. This restaurant specialises in authentic Indian cuisine, with classic dishes such as tandoori kebabs, rogan josh curries, tikka masala curries and bhuna curries all appearing on the menu along with traditional side dishes, such as rice, raita and naan bread.
Traditional Indian desserts, including variations of ice cream and rice pudding, are also available, as well as a vast selection of spirits, cocktails, wines, Champagnes, beers, soft drinks and coffees.
Things to do in Prague in February
Families with children won't want to miss the chance to visit Prague Zoo. Open daily from 9am until 4pm during February, this zoo is home to a huge number of exotic animals, including gorillas, komodo dragons, polar bears, camels, kangaroos, tigers, aardvarks, penguins and hippos.
Some of the zoo's highlights include the Bororo Reserve with children's play area, giant salamander house, elephant valley, Indonesian jungle and the children's zoo where you can interact directly with some of the zoo's residents. There are several full-service restaurants, fast food kiosks and picnic areas throughout the zoo, as well as gift shops where you can buy souvenirs and help fund Prague Zoo's animal conservation projects.
Old Town Square
The Old Town Square is one of the most-visited attractions in Prague's Old Town. This square dates back to the 12th century and is full of historical attractions, including Romanesque, baroque and gothic buildings which line the space previously used as a market, the Prague Astronomical Clock, Old Town Hall Tower, Tyn Church and the St Nicholas Church.
In the centre of the square you'll find the Jan Haus statue which was erected in July 1915 to mark the 500th anniversary of the day he was burned at the stake. The best thing to do here is to climb to the top of the Old Town Hall Tower and soak up the views of the square below then head back down and take it easy in a local café whilst people-watching.
The only building in the Prague Castle complex privately owned, the Lobkowicz Palace is a great place to spend a cold February day in Prague. Here you'll find the Lobkowicz Collections the largest privately owned art collection in the Czech Republic which features paintings from famous masters spread out amongst 22 galleries.
Some of the highlights include work by Velázquez, Cranach, Brueghel the Elder and Canaletto, as well as a display of royal and family portraits, rare decorative arts which date back to the 16th and 20th centuries, manuscripts from Mozart and Beethoven, and fine porcelain displays.
Visitors are given a free audio guide on arrival which is narrated by the Chief Curator and two generations of the Lobkowicz family. The Lobkowicz Palace is open daily from 10am to 6pm and you'll receive a discount if you buy your tickets online in advance.
To learn more about the history of Jews in Prague and around the world, spend a day at the Jewish Museum. Open daily from 9am until 4.30pm in February, this museum was established in 1906, making it one of the oldest Jewish museums in Europe.
Inside you'll find six Jewish monuments the Maisel Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall and Spanish Synagogue each of which is full of artefacts from synagogues around the world. There is also a newer Old-New Synagogue monument which still hosts religious ceremonies.
If you're short on time, the most popular monuments to visit are the Old-New Synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery, although queues tend to be shortest for the Spanish Synagogue. In addition to the permanent Jewish artefact exhibitions, the museum also hosts temporary displays and events, so be sure to check the website to see what's on during your trip to Prague.