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Prague Easter Markets 2024

Would you like to enjoy the beautiful Easter markets in Prague? If you like the Christmas markets, you will for sure enjoy the Easter markets as well. The weather is nicer, the sun will hopefully shine, and you can enjoy local cuisine and buy beautiful objects created in the Czech Republic.

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.

easter market in prague
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. You will find products very similar to those sold at the Christmas markets, but since it is Easter, you will also find more of the yellow color and Easter-themed handicrafts and jewelry for sale.

There are other spring markets in Prague as well, besides the one at the Old Town square. The most famous is located at Wencel square, but you can also find markets at the Peace square, in the castle area, and in some other places.

But, once again – when will the Easter market be arranged in 2024?

Prague Easter market dates in 2024

The Easter market at the Old Town Square

  • The Easter market will open on March 16th, 2024 – Saturday
  • The Easter market will close on April 7th, 2024 – Sunday

The Easter market at the Wenceslas square

  • The Easter market will open on March 16th, 2024 – Saturday
  • The Easter market will close on April 7th, 2024 – Sunday

These are the most famous and popular Easter markets in Prague worth visiting in 2024.

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 ensure you can enjoy all the programs you intend to partake in during your stay.

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What to eat at the Easter markets in Prague?

Once again, you can buy food and drinks at the Easter markets in Prague. In fact, many people find the food stalls to be way more interesting than the other stands. But, what do you need to taste as you visit these markets?

The Czech Republic is well-known for its sausages. These might not be healthy, but they are incredibly tasty. They are normally served with bread. Sometimes the sausage is covered with all sorts of salads, while others just serve them with a piece of bread and either mustard or ketchup.

Prague is well-known for its ham, the so-called ražská šunka. They prepare these in large pieces of ham and you pay for the weight of meat that you buy. In other words, you don’t ask for one piece of ham, but you say you want to buy 200 grams or something like that. The course is often served together with potatoes.

You will also find something called Trdelník at the Easter markets in Prague. This isn’t originally from the Czech Republic but from present-day Romania. It is a sweet dough that is rolled around a stick and grilled. Later it is dipped in cinnamon, cocoa, or walnut. It is sweet, smells wonderful, and tastes evening better.

Another popular product is fried bread, often referred to as lángos. This is a salty dough fried in oil. In the end, it is often covered with garlic butter or with sour cream and cheese. Some also serve it with ketchup, meat, ham, and other variants.

These are just some of the things worth tasting and enjoying at the Easter markets in Prague.

Where to live if you come to Prague for the Easter markets?

It is important to live at a good location if you want to spend time exploring the Easter markets in Prague and also visit famous attractions and enjoy popular activities in Prague. There are many hotels and apartments to choose from, but here you have a few recommendations. These are all located near the Old Town square and the Wenceslas square, making them ideal if you want to live at a central location in Prague.

Below you can find a map presenting all sorts of options with price examples in this area. Would you like some concrete suggestions, keep on looking beneath the map.

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EA ApartHotel

This is an apartment hotel at the Wenceslas square. It is ideal for families who want to live in a place with a fridge, a big couch, and with a much bigger freedom than a hotel room normally gives. There are several apartments to choose from and it has a 24-hour reception, making it feel like a hotel, but coming with the service of a hotel. It is possible to book an apartment with breakfast included.

EA ApartHotel

Iron Gate Hotel

This isn’t a cheap place, but it takes you back in time as you live in a five star hotel with a wonderful classic design on the rooms and the interior. It is located between the markets at the Old Town square and the Wenceslas square, a perfect solution for tourists in Prague. You can book your room with or without breakfast, it is possible to park a car at the location, and there are many additional services available to guests of this hotel.

iron gate hotel

Novotel Wenceslas square

This hotel isn’t at the Wenceslas square but a five-minute walk from the square. As a result, the name is tricking us a bit. But due to the distance, you get a cheaper room than booking a hotel at the actual square. This hotel has a great breakfast, a swimming pool, a rooftop terrace, and other useful services.

Novotel Prague

What about the Christmas markets in 2024?

We don’t know much about the Christmas markets in Prague in 2024 yet, but our guess is that they will open on November 26th 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 in Prague before December 3rd (by then the market will for sure be open).

Date

Mar 16 2024 - Apr 07 2024

Time

All Day

Location

Old Town Square
Old Town Square

Other Locations

Wenceslas square
Wenceslas square
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