Prague in May - Weather, Events, and Tips

Guide for May Travel to Prague

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May Weather in Prague

  • Average May temperature: 14ºC / 56ºF
  • May average high: 18ºC / 65ºF
  • May average low: 7ºC / 45ºF

Expect sunshine if you travel to Prague in May, but expect rain, too. The spring rains that Prague sees in May are one of the drawbacks to this otherwise lovely month to travel to Praha.

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What to Pack for Prague in May

Though temperatures are warming up, showers can put a damper on your sightseeing.

Keep this in mind when packing for May travel to Prague.

Don't forget:

  • A water-resistant jacket
  • Waterproof shoes
  • Umbrella

May Holidays and Events in Prague

May 1 (Labor Day) and May 8 (Liberation Day) are nationally recognized Czech holidays. This means some public institutions and attractions may  be closed or operate at reduced hours. Check webpages in advance if you are unsure.

Prague Spring music festival takes place in May. Music performances held throughout the city require advance ticket purchase, so plan ahead.

The Prague Festival of Czech Beer takes place from the middle of May until the end of the month. Take advantage of this event to sample beer from both large and small breweries in the Czech Republic.

Prague's Night of Churches is a free event held towards the end of May. Many of Prague's churches are open to the public and organize concerts, tours, and mass.

The Czech Republic's relationship with marionettes and puppeteering means that Prague makes a good venue for the World Festival of Puppet Art happening this month.

The Khamaro Festival showcases Roma culture, including Gypsy music and dances.

Prague Fringe is a theater festival that everyone--visitors and locals--can appreciate. It takes place throughout the city. Another theater festival, called Mezi Ploti, is held at the Bohnice psychiatric facility.

The Prague Food Festival, which features representation from restaurants throughout the country, is a three-day celebration of Czech food and other cuisines that takes place in the Prague Castle gardens.

Beer and wine pairings for food are also an element of this festival.

Other events taking place during may include the international Book World Prague book fair, the Prague International Marathon, and the International Tattoo Convention.

Tips for Travel to Prague in May

  • Tourist crowds thicken in May as the weather warms. Plan your trip carefully so that you can see major sites like Prague Castle without having to waste time waiting in lines.
  • Spring in Prague sees an increase in scammers, so be sure to brush up on tips for avoiding pickpockets in the Czech capital.

 

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