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It's blazing hot in Prague - is it okay for men to wear shorts?

With recent (and predicted future) temperatures exceeding 90 degrees F, I was interested in hearing from some folks who are currently in Prague as to whether a lot of men are wearing shorts? I will be in Prague in a few weeks and if this hot weather persists I dread having to wear long pants to run around the city. Not planning to go to the opera or other places where one might be expected to dress up a bit; just probably going to museums, cafes, pubs, etc. Thanks.

Posted by
15680 posts

OK, EVERYBODY under 40 is wearing shorts these days in Europe. Didn't make to Prague, but in Pilsen they were the choice of clothing, especially for the International 20 something beer drinking crowd.

Posted by
6549 posts

Go for it on the shorts. If I'm burning up, I'm miserable. I would think the temperatures will be moderating in another 2-3 weeks.
And don't forget to stay fully hydrated. The beer in Prague is about the only thing that's really cheap there--and it's extremely high quality stuff. (That comes from a non-drinker.)

Posted by
4637 posts

Of course it is OK. But better would be avoid it right now. AC very rare. Unfortunately not in my hotel. It was 103 degrees F.
39.2 C. I was going around in subway - it's cool there and into modern shopping malls where there is AC. No AC on buses or streetcars. I certainly did not enjoy that heat. True - beer is very cheap in Prague. But almost everything else is cheaper than let's say in London, Paris, Rome, Vienna etc. Prague is slightly more expensive than Warsaw or Budapest.

Posted by
15680 posts

BTW, did you know the brand of pretzels served on Aer Lingus are "Penn State"? They're actually made in the UK.

Posted by
2483 posts

wear shorts, wear what you like, my mate posted a pic on facebook today (he lives just to the north of Prague it was 48C in direct sunshine and was too hot to even walk to the pub so he was sitting in his daughters paddling pool cooling down and drinking beer, don't think his daughter or his wife were happy about it.

Posted by
14131 posts

I just looked at my photos from Vienna in June this year during a heat wave and a lot of men are wearing shorts - yeah, many are tourists or under 40, but if it flies in Vienna, why not in Prague too?

I suggest you wear long pants to visit churches, though.

Posted by
3308 posts

Same as Vienna...it's mostly tourists there in the central part of town and you'll see all sorts of attire...

Posted by
671 posts

Alan: Thank you for sharing the link. Very helpful!

Posted by
1111 posts

We were there in May, husband was already wearing shorts..he's always hot. And he is 59. And he was not the only "over 40" male doing so! Wear what you are comfortable in, nobody knows who you are, and nobody really cares. Enjoy yourself!

Posted by
671 posts

Thanks everyone! And Sam, maybe the Aer Lingus pretzels are so named because PSU opened the 2014 season in Dublin with a last-second win against Univ. Central Florida? Also, Pennsylvania is home to numerous companies that make pretzels and potato chips, so maybe a PSU alumnus traveling to the game made a deal with Aer Lingus to provide the pretzels.