Prague Weather May Averages, Czech Republic
What's The Weather Like in Prague in May?
Is It Good To Visit Prague In May?
With cool temperatures and a high chance of rain, you'll need to take warm clothing with you, such as jackets, jumpers and jeans, if you plan to holiday in Prague in May, as well as some waterproofs or an umbrella if you want to spend a lot of time outdoors.
Is Prague Warm In May?
At this time of year, the average temperature for the city starts off at 11°C, created by highs of 16°C during the daytime and lows of 6°C after dark. Although it only occurs on an average of once every ten days, temperatures have been known to rise above 26°C and fall below 1°C in Prague in May.
Warmest and Coldest Mays In Prague
The hottest temperature ever registered in the city at this time of year is 30°C and the coldest is -1°C.
May Sunshine Hours In May
Over the course of the month, Prague enjoys an average of ten hours of sunshine every day.
How Much Does It Rain In May In Prague?
The average monthly precipitation for the city in May is 69mm which is divided between an average of 17 wet days.
Is Prague Windy In May?
During May, typical wind speeds fluctuate between light air and moderate breezes, rarely reaching anything stronger.
Prague Hotels for May
If you want to stay close to the Vysehrad Park, consider the Rezidence Vysehrad. Situated in a quiet part of the city, just steps away from the park which is full of walking and jogging routes, this hotel provides accommodation in the form of business suites, executive suites, executive deluxe suites and presidential suites.
The most basic rooms feature balconies, kitchenettes and sofa beds, whilst the presidential suites also come with two living rooms and a large terrace overlooking the city. Onsite you'll find the Fine Café Restaurant which serves Mediterranean food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Asian-style massages, sauna, gym with cardio equipment and weight training, secure underground parking and free WiFi access.
Appia Residences is located in Lesser Town, close to Prague Castle and only a ten minute bus ride away from the city centre where you'll find a wealth of cafes, bars, shops, restaurants, art galleries and museums. This centrally-located four-star hotel provides accommodation in the form of double deluxe rooms, junior suites and grand apartments, each of which is bigger than the last.
All rooms come with free WiFi access, Nespresso machine and private bathroom with eco-friendly toiletries, whilst the junior suite also comes with a kitchenette. The grand apartments can sleep up to four and come with two bedrooms, living room with sofa bed, kitchenette and private bathroom. Onsite services and facilities include daily complimentary breakfast served in the ancient onsite restaurant, underground parking and sauna.
For top quality accommodation at an affordable price, consider Hotel Alwnyn. This renovated four-storey four-star hotel is located within walking distance of the Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Square of the Republic and several railway stations, making it the ideal base from which to explore the city.
Here guests can choose between 24 comfort and deluxe rooms, each of which comes with free WiFi access, LCD TV and handmade Hästens bed, whilst the deluxe rooms are more spacious and also feature a seating area with sofa and coffee table. Onsite dining options include Restaurant Amoseli which serves European and Czech dishes, as well as the Lobby Bar which serves teas, coffees, soft drinks and alcohol from noon until 1am. Other onsite services and facilities include massage room, sauna, free fitness centre and free parking.
Jungmann Hotel is another popular mid-range hotel in Prague. Located in the heart of the city on the dividing line between Old Town and New Town, this four-star hotel is within easy access of a plethora of historic attractions such as Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square as well as several cafes, restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Accommodation comes in the form of 12 double rooms, each of which features free WiFi access, LCD satellite TV and private bathroom with shower. Although, onsite services and amenities are limited to complimentary daily buffet breakfast, ground floor café and laundry service, this is reflected in the cheap rates.
Bars and Restaurants
Carnivores won't want to pass up the chance to visit Nase Maso a restaurant which proudly serves only the finest quality beef and pork from local Czech farms. Although the menu here is small, everything is made from the best ingredients and prepared by experienced and passionate chefs, so whatever you order, it's bound to be amazing. Popular dishes include roasted pork belly, butcher's hamburger and grilled entrecote, as well as their huge assortment of sausages which are made onsite. The drinks menu is limited to beer, still water and apple juice. In addition to the main restaurant, Nase Maso also runs a small shop where you can purchase all the main ingredients that go into the dishes.
Zdenek's Oyster Bar
On the other hand, seafood enthusiasts will be more at home at Zdenek's Oyster Bar. Voted as one of the best fine dining restaurants in the Czech Republic, this eatery serves a wide variety of caviar, seafood tapas and seafood platters, alongside larger seafood and fish main courses, such as grilled turbot and bouillabaisse risotto. There are two non-seafood options available beef tenderloin and pork belly as well as fig cake and ice cream for dessert. There are ten different variations of mussels to choose from, each of which can be served with a mignonette, sweet and sour, shallot, horseradish or lemon sauce.
If you're more thirsty than hungry, try U Kunstatu. This beer gallery is located in the centre of Prague and serves more than 50 different varieties of local and international beers. The menu has been created to tie in with the drinks and features small nibbles such as marinated cheese, beer cheese, salami and sausage. Every day a 90-minute beer tasting takes place at 6pm during which you'll have the chance to try the best Bohemian craft beers alongside a variety of traditional Czech specialities.
Things to do in Prague in May
Vysehrad is one of Prague's most-visited and most impressive buildings. Sometimes known as "the castle on the heights", the fort was built around the 10th century and is situated in a hill overlooking the Vltava River. In addition to the fort, here you'll also find a huge garden full of historical attractions, such as statues, ancient wells, cemeteries, churches, chapels, basilicas, cellars, houses, ancient ruins, shrines and gates, as well as more modern attractions, such as a children's playground and an open-air theatre. There are various walking trails you can follow which will show you the park's best attractions, as well as several cafes.
Another castle worth visiting during your holiday is Prague Castle. The most important monument in the Czech Republic, this castle was most likely founded around 880 and according to the Guinness Book of Records is the largest castle in the world, covering almost 70,000m2. The structure is a UNESCO-protected site and is comprised of palaces and Roman and gothic religious buildings. Some of the castle's highlights include the changing of the guard which takes place daily at the courtyard at noon and at the castle gates every hour between 7am and 8pm. Prague Castle is open daily from 5am until midnight throughout May and guided tours, as well as self-guided audio tours, are available to book at the entrance.
May is the time when the flowers are at their most colourful in Prague, making it a great month to visit the city's Botanical Gardens. Here you can explore all sorts of exotic spaces, including the Vineyard of St Claire, the Japanese Garden, Peony Meadow, the Mexican collection of frost-hard cacti and several open-air exhibitions. The highlight of the gardens is Fata Morgana a tropical greenhouse which covers 1,750m2 and is considered to be the best in Europe. During May, the Botanical Gardens are open from 9am until 7pm every day and guided tours in English are available if you phone or email in advance.
Air Museum Kbely
Prague's Air Museum Kbely is free to enter, making it perfect for travellers looking for a cultural experience on a budget. Based in a former military airport in Prague-Kbely, this museum was established in 1968 and is the largest of its kind in Europe. There are around 275 aircraft on display in total, 85 of which are indoors, 25 of which are outside, 155 of which are stored in depositories and ten of which are fully operational planes which are still in service. Several of the planes on display are unique in the world, such as both variations of the Me 262 Schwalbe. Throughout May, the Military Museum Kbely is open daily (except Mondays) from 10am to 9pm.