Prague Easter Markets in 2020 – All the info you need!

The final date of the 2019 Christmas markets in Prague was on January 6th in 2020. But, people are already hungry for more, and that is why they are getting ready to visit Prague for the annual Easter markets in 2020. But, when will the Easter Markets be arranged in 2020?

The annual Easter market in Prague is located at the Old Town Square in the heart of Prague. This is a square impossible to miss, and it is packed with stands and people during festivals and events such as the Easter market. In fact, it is totally crowded in the evenings, so you do not have to worry about spending your time in Prague alone if you go to visit the Easter market.

Children’s program at the Easter market at the Peace square

At the Easter market, you can taste all sorts of local brew and local food. This is a perfect place to get to know the local gastronomy of the Czech people, and also to buy souvenirs and hand-made products.

But, once again – when will the Easter market be arranged in 2020?

Prague Easter market dates in 2020

The Easter market at the Old Town Square

  • The Easter market will open on March 28th, 2020 – Saturday
  • The Easter market will close on April 19th, 2020 – Sunday

The Easter market at the Wenceslas square

  • The Easter market will open on March 28th, 2020 – Saturday
  • The Easter market will close on April 19th, 2020 – Sunday

The Easter market at Prague Castle

  • The Easter market will open on March 28th, 2020 – Saturday
  • The Easter market will close on April 27th, 2020 – Monday

The Easter market at the Peace square

  • The Easter market will open on March 28th, 2020 – Saturday
  • The Easter market will close on April 13th, 2020 – Monday

These are the most famous and popular Easter markets in Prague that you should visit in 2020.

I guess you should order your flight ticket immediately. It is also wise to plan ahead and book your Vltava river cruise, a local beer dinner, and airport transfers well ahead, just to make sure that you will be able to enjoy all the programs you intend to partake in during your stay.

What about the Christmas markets in 2020?

We don’t know much about the Christmas markets in Prague in 2020 yet, but our guess is that they will open on November 28th and remain open until January 6th. But, this is just a wild guess (based on our experience from the most recent years), so you should not buy your flight ticket already. Or, you can buy your flight ticket, but if you want to be 100% sure, then you shouldn’t arrive to Prague before December 5th (by then the market will for sure be open).

What is the distance between Wenceslas Square and the Old Town square in Prague?

The Wenceslas Square and the Old Town square are very popular squares in the capital of the Czech Republic. They are also popular locations for the annual Christmas markets. But, what is the distance between the two squares? It is easy to walk from the Old Town square to the Wenceslas square on foot? Do you need to use public transportation to move between the squares?

If you haven’t been to Prague before, you might be nervous about the distances. Maybe you want to book a hotel located on the Wenceslas square, but you are worried that is will be far away from the Old Town square? Well, here we will give you the answers you have been looking for.

Map showing the walking distance between the Wenceslas Square and the Old Town square
Map showing the walking distance between Wenceslas Square and the Old Town square

The annual Christmas market has two main locations, the Wenceslas Square and the Old Town square. If you check the map above, you can see that it says the distance is 950 meters and that it should take approximately 10 minutes to walk the distance.

But, it is very important to notice that the final destination on the Wenceslas square is already far into the square. So, if we do the search again, but this time we only want to walk to the Merchants Crown Hotel. This is located at the very beginning of the Wenceslas square, the location of the square nearest to the Old Town Square.

Now the distance between the Old Town Square and the Wenceslas square is only 500 meters.
Now the distance between the Old Town Square and the Wenceslas square is only 500 meters.

As you can see, the ideal distance is 500 meters. So, if you walk the shortest path between the two squares, it should take you about 6 minutes and a 500-meter walk to get from the one square to the other square. And then you can still walk for 6 minutes to get to the other and of the Wenceslas square, but at least you are there.

It can also be nice to know that the annual Christmas market at the Wenceslas square is arranged at the start of the square, the part closest to the Old Town square.


Other cool things to do in the area!

If you are in the area of the Wenceslas square, why not enjoy our authentic Czech Beer dinner which is arranged only a few hundred meters from the square? You can read more about the beer dinner here.

Another idea is to join in on a river cruise in Prague. The tours we can help you arrange have their pick-up point in Na Prikope (the street at the start of the Wenceslas square), meaning they are also very close to the Wenceslas square.

Look around in the Prague Guide and be inspired as you plan your trip to Prague!

Soon time for Christmas Markets in Prague

Christmas is only a bit more than a month away, and that means that the Christmas markets are right around the corner. In Prague they normally open around 4 weeks before Christmas, so that means from the end of November, start of December you can already enjoy these markets where you can find Christmas presents, food, drinks, sausages and all kinds of stuff.

If you want more information about the different Christmas markets in Prague, check out our Christmas Markets page.