Traveling to Prague in the winter has many benefits.... and the beauty of the city is magnified in the snow!
Prague is a magical city no matter when you visit, and while the warm days of summer are very inviting for most tourists, traveling to Prague in the winter has many benefits for those willing to brave the colder days.
The excitement of Christmas is in the air in December which also brings the wonderful Christmas markets in Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square and other nearby locations. Many unique vendors are there selling anything from traditional food and drink (including gluhwein), to hand made ornaments, decorated eggs, Bohemia crystal, and other traditional Czech items.
If you happen to visit when there is snow on the ground, the photo opportunities abound! The unique beauty of Prague in the snow is simply breath taking. Anywhere in Old Town and Malastrana will offer countless unique snowy photo shots, and photos from the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle are priceless.
You may encounter some dreary gray days in the winter with shorter daylight hours, but with excellent airfare and hotel deals, and far fewer tourists, a trip to Prague in the winter is well worthwhile!