Prague in April
Weather in Prague in April incl. tips on things to do in Prague in April
Spending a few days in Prague in April is a great idea. After a grey winter, the city and the surrounding countryside are starting to wake up, the streets and popular places like Náplavka are becoming alive with visitors and people out for a stroll. Some cafes and restaurants even offer garden seating. No wonder, the warm spring rays can recharge your batteries and lift your spirits. Moreover, April in Prague is traditionally associated with Easter, so many places in Prague come alive with Easter markets and other outdoor events where you can get to know the beauty of Prague better, including local traditions and typical dishes. Just be prepared for the occasional vagaries of the weather - we do not say “April weather” for no reason.
Weather in Prague in April
Weather in Prague in April can be characterized as very changeable. At the beginning of the month you can still experience cold and rainy weather, if not even snow showers. But gradually the temperatures rise, the days become sunnier and more pleasant for outdoor activities. However, it is no exception when the sky is cloudless for a short while, followed by a heavy downpour or even snowfall, only to be replaced by sunshine again. The first storms of spring are no exception. On average, in April in Prague it rains 30-44 mm on average, so packing an umbrella is not a bad idea. On the other hand, Prague enjoys almost 6 hours of sunshine a day in April. The day is also getting longer and longer, and you can see it until 8pm. Which means plenty of time to explore the beauty of Prague and wander the streets.
Temperatures in Prague in April
April is a mild month with pleasant temperatures of around 10°C. The temperatures in Prague in April can climb to 15-20 °C, but be prepared, even temperatures near zero are no exception! However, when the sun starts to heat up, sunscreen comes in handy. Especially at this time of year, the sun's rays can be treacherous, so just don't come away from a pleasant afternoon by the Vltava with a red face.
Things to do in Prague in April
Taste Czech beer at Prague Beer Festival (https://www.pbfest.cz/)
Take the opportunity to sample not only Czech beer and head to the beer festival in Prague's Market Hall, Hall 13, with dozens of breweries from the Czech Republic, but also from neighbouring countries like Germany and Belgium.
Tip for all film lovers: Febiofest
April in Prague is also perfect for film lovers, as the International Film Festival focusing on feature films takes place. You can buy tickets for individual films, but also accreditations for several days.
Get to know Czech Easter traditions
Get to know a bit more Czech culture at Prague's Easter markets... You can find them on Hradčany Square, Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square or even Republic Square. You can buy pomlázky, painted eggs or Easter sweets, as well as mulled wine, hot mead and other delicacies.
Enjoy fun and music during Prague Majáles (https://praha.majales.cz/)
Have fun at the traditional student celebrations culminating in an open-air festival in Prague's Letňany. Czech bands perform on several stages, and there are food and beer stalls and bars on the grounds.
Fancy a bit of sport? Try bike sharing!
Take advantage of the nice weather and cycle through Prague's sights. Don't have a bike? No problem, just use the bike sharing system. You can rent a bike through the app and return it virtually anywhere. A popular trail is as well along the Vltava River, either towards Modřany and beyond, or the other way around the Zoological Garden in Troja.
Public holidays in the Czech Republic in April and opening hours
With the Easter holidays, the opening hours of shops are also changing. On the first Easter holiday, Good Friday, shops remain open, but on Easter Monday, by law, larger shops must be closed. The date of Easter changes every year, so we recommend checking in advance if your planned trip falls on Easter.