Prague Weather January Averages, Czech Republic
What's the Weather Like in Prague in January?
January is the coldest month of the year for Prague, Czech Republic. But because it's not the most popular time to visit you'll get better deals on flights and accommodation. The sights are less crowded too, and this beautiful gothic city also looks magical in wintery weather.
January Temperatures In Prague
This figure rises to 1°C by the end of the month, created by highs of 2°C during the daytime and lows of -4°C after dark.
Record-breaking highs and lows in January in Prague
The warmest temperature ever recorded in Prague in January is 16°C and the coldest January was a bitterly cold -20°C.
Average Daylight Hours in Prague in January
The length of the day is increasing, with a difference of 1:05 hours of daylight between the start and the end of the month. The shortest day is January 2 with 8:10 hours of daylight, while the longest day is January 31 with 9:15 hours of daylight.
Average Sunshine Hours And Visibility In January
Prague enjoys an average of three hours of sunshine every day, alongside median cloud coverage of 89% (mostly cloudy).
Rain In Prague In January
The average monthly precipitation for the city at this time of year is 20mm/ which is divided between 15 rainy days and 11 snowy days.
Does It Snow In January In Prague?
There's a 44% chance of seeing some light or moderate snow in January in Prague. So make sure you pack accordingly.
How Windy Is It In Prague In January?
Wind speeds range between light and moderate breezes throughout the month.
Prague Hotels in January
Hotel Pod Vezi
Hotel Pod Vezi is one of the highest rated hotels on TripAdvisor and is perfect for history lovers. Made up of two historical buildings of 12 and 16 rooms situated within the UNESCO-protected area of Prague, this hotel provides accommodation in the form of classic, superior, standard and deluxe rooms, as well as suites. Each guestroom comes with private bathroom with bath and toiletries, flat-screen satellite TV, heating and free WiFi access, whilst the suites offer a separate living area with sofa bed, desk and chair.
Onsite services and facilities include Restaurant Pod Vží which serves local and international cuisine and Café Creperie which serves freshly made crepes, with many more attractions nearby, including the Charles Bridge and several bars, restaurants and shops. Children under the age of six also stay for free when accompanied by an adult.
Travellers who want to explore Prague during their holiday should consider Hotel 16. Located within the heart of the city close to shops, art galleries, museums and theatres, this four-star boutique hotel provides luxury accommodation in the shape of single rooms, double rooms and junior suites.
Each of the guestrooms comes complete with high-speed WiFi access, complimentary buffet breakfast and afternoon tea, heating, 24-hour room service and TV with international channels, whilst the junior suites also offer a separate lounge area with sofa bed and desk. Within the hotel you'll find a bar open 7am-10pm, with a wide selection of bars, cafes and restaurants within walking distance in the city.
For something a bit more modern, try La Ballerina. Located just steps away from the Vitava River, Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square and the Frank Gehry Dancing House, this urban hotel is equipped with the latest technology and provides accommodation in the form of deluxe guestrooms and suites.
Each guestroom comes with private bathroom with luxury amenities, tea/coffee making facilities, free WiFi access and satellite TV, whilst the suites offer all this plus a separate living area with queen-size sofa bed for an extra guest. Onsite services and facilities include complimentary daily breakfast, Ballerina Lounge Bar with free tea, coffee, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks; guests can also use the spa and wellness centre set within La Ballerina's sister hotel just a 15-minute walk away. Thanks to its central location, the hotel is close to many bars, cafes, restaurants and shops.
Red & Blue Design Hotel
Red & Blue Design Hotel is the perfect combination of rich history and modern technology. Situated on the border of the historical centre of Prague, just a ten minute walk from Charles Bridge, this hotel is set inside a building which was constructed in the 1900s and renovated in 2009. Accommodation comes in the form of 52 designer rooms, each of which comes with free WiFi access, tea/coffee making facilities, large flat-screen TV and views of a nearby park. Within the hotel you'll find a large café-bar which serves complimentary daily breakfast, with plenty of other supermarkets, shops, bars, cafes and restaurants within walking distance.
Bars and Restaurants
Le Grill Restaurant
Open daily from7am until 11am for breakfast (a la carte and buffet options), noon until 3pm for lunch and 6pm until 10.30pm for dinner, Le Grill Restaurant in the Mark Luxury Hotel Prague has been rated as one of the top restaurants in the city on TripAdvisor.
The menu features a combination of traditional Czech dishes alongside popular international options available in two-course and three-course menus which change monthly according to which fresh products are in season. During winter, the menu focuses on sweet potatoes, dates, turnip, apples and chestnuts all of which are delivered directly from local farmers.
If you're looking for somewhere to escape from the cold during the day, then pay a visit to the glorious Cafe Lounge. This coffee shop and patisserie serves a beautiful selection of hot drinks, cakes and tarts - their hot chocolate is made from melted chocolate and makes a sumptuous mid-afternoon treat, which is certainly worth a try.
Blah Blah Blah
When it comes to live entertainment in Prague, it's tough to beat Blah Blah Blah. Open Sunday to Thursday 6pm-1am and Friday to Saturday 5pm-3am, this bar is located in the heart of the city and is known for its resident band which performs regularly throughout the week.
There is a wide selection of drinks on offer, including draught and bottled beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks and innovative cocktails. There is also a comprehensive bar menu with pub grub and snacks for reasonable prices. Board games are available to visitors and smoking indoors is permitted.
George Prime Steak
If you've really worked up an appetite exploring the city, consider dining at George Prime Steak. Open for lunch noon until 2.30pm and for dinner 6pm until 10.30pm, this American-style steakhouse restaurant serves up top-quality prime steaks in the form of New York strip, filet mignon, rib eye, T-bone and porterhouse, all of which are available with a choice of homemade sauces.
The menu also features a small selection of fresh seafood, fish and lamb for those who fancy a change from beef. The drinks menu is comprised of Californian wines, signature cocktails, spirits, waters, coffees and teas. If you're not full enough for a hearty steak meal, George Prime Steak also boasts a bar which serves smaller dishes, such as burgers, sliders and salads.
Things to do in Prague in January
A trip to Prague isn't complete without exploring Old Town the historic heart of the city.
Established in the 13th century, this town is packed full of sightseeing opportunities, such as the 65m-tall Powder Tower which dates back to 1475, the Municipal House which is the city's most prominent art nouveau building, Celetná Street lined with historically important buildings, the baroque-style Church of Saint James, Estates Theatre which is the oldest in Prague and the gothic-style Church of Our Lady Before Tyn.
During your trip to Old Town, don't miss out on Old Town Square which features a tourist information office, art galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants amongst Romanesque and gothic pastel-coloured buildings.
To find out more about the history of Prague and its people, visit the KGB Museum. Open daily from 9am until 6pm, this museum features a collection of personal items which belonged to the first people of the Soviet state. Some of the most interesting pieces include Trotsky's murder weapon, the death mask of Lenin, the equipment from the KGB laboratories and the radio from Beria's cabinet.
The major highlight of the museum is the photo exhibition which shows you what life was like through the eyes of a KGB officer in 1968. Guided tours of the museum take place in various languages including English several times each day and include detailed descriptions of the items on display, as well as fascinating historical stories.
If the weather is too cold to stay outside for long in Prague in January, seek shelter at the Hurricane Factory. This attraction is home to the only wind tunnel in the Czech Republic and is where you can discover what it's like to float around in the air and experience the sensation of a hurricane.
If you're up to the challenge, you'll get to step inside a glass flight chamber 4.3m wide by 14m tall and feel the force of air flows up to 270km/h the genuine speed of a hurricane. Anyone aged five and above can take part and there are several ticket types available including single flight tickets and family packages.