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Where To Find The Best Viewpoint In Prague — Our List Of 10 Most Instaworthy Places (With Photos)

Prague's top viewpoints

They always say that great views are meant to be experienced, not captured. We strongly disagree with this saying, since one of the best things about traveling is sharing your adventures with friends, family, or even Instagram followers. Luckily, Prague is a city that boasts many picturesque spots that are just waiting to be photographed.

When the view in front of you is red brick rooftops, tangled little side streets and long spears of Prague’s many towers, how can you not whip up your phone on the spot and start clicking away? The iconic viewpoints of the City of a Hundred Spires are bountiful, but where exactly can you find them? Thankfully, you don’t need to be an actual bird to experience a magnificent bird’s-eye view of the Czech capital, but you do need to read our guide in full to get the finest and most useful tips on the best viewpoints of the city.

Prague’s top viewpoints

prague view point

Given the fact that Prague rarely tops the lists of world’s most visited destinations (which is quite a shame, we tell you), it’s no wonder that many first-time travelers rarely know much about this Golden City, or even fathom what it looks like overall. If you’re a literary major, you might know that Prague is the birthplace of Franz Kafka — an unsettling thought if you start to imagine the author’s surroundings that led him to write The Metamorphosis.

We’re here to dispel all myths that might surround Prague’s image in the eyes of the world: The city is one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever visited. So, if you woke up in your hotel room in Prague as a human (and not an insect, the paranoia that follows Franz Kafka readers), your first order of business should be to seek out the nearest viewpoint and watch Prague come to life from above. It’s a magical experience, and thankfully, there are a lot of places you can start with:

Petřín Lookout Tower

Petrin lookout Tower

Address: Petřínské sady 633, Praha 1-Malá Strana
Open: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (longer hours in high season)
Cost: 220 CZK/€9 (extra 150 CZK/€6 for elevator)
Bonus activities: Permanent historical exhibition and house of mirrors (think Divergent, but make it medieval)

When it comes to finding the best viewpoint in Prague, you can’t really beat the spectacular panoramic view of the city and its surroundings from the Petřín Tower. Located on (you guessed it) Petřín Hill, the whole area is a popular spot among tourists. The name Petřín comes from the Latin word “petra”, which means rocks. Fortunately, it doesn’t mean you have to scale some rocky cliffs to get to the desired viewpoint — the hill is actually pretty steep, with paved pathways zigzagging in and out of lush greenery.

For those of us who consider walking a strenuous workout, there are other ways to get to the top of Petřín Hill: You can either go by a funicular (cable car) or a tram. If you come from the city center — just take the 22 tram, get off at Pohořelec station, and you’re practically here! On the downside, these ways of transportation require additional costs. Also, there’s usually a line to the funicular in peak season. So we suggest you make a day out of it and stroll around the park, making use of the photo scenic spots hiding around every corner.

While the grounds of Petřín Hill are beautiful on their own and also free (!), the main attraction on every tourist’s Prague itinerary is the Petřín Tower itself. It’s a scaled-down replica of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and just like its big sister, it takes your breath away. The general admission fee is 220 CZK (€9). Since almost 300 steps of the spiral staircase are no easy feat for an average tourist, you might want to pay additional 150 CZK (€6) for the elevator ride. The opening hours of the tower vary by season, so we suggest checking them out beforehand. Generally, the landmark is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you’re traveling to Prague with kids, it might be a fun time to visit the Mirror Maze attraction in the building near the tower. There’s also a permanent exhibition in the basement of the tower for the history nerds who love to dig deep into the past lives of the places they visit.

All in all, the Petřín Tower gets 10/10 for the unbeatable viewpoint of Prague and 9/10 for the overall experience (we took off a point for the amount of walking involved).

Strahov Garden Viewpoint

Strahov Garden Viewpoint

Address: Strahovské nádvoří 1/132, Praha 1-Strahov
Open: 24/7 (monastery: 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m., lunch break: noon – 1.00 p.m.)
Cost: free (150 CZK/€6 for gallery or library)
Bonus activities: Monastic library, gallery, and brewery

While you’re checking out the Petřín Tower surroundings, it might be a good idea to pop into the Strahov Monastery on the way to or from the Petřín Hill — it can be one of your stops if you choose to walk approximately one kilometer from Prague Castle in the direction of the Petřín Hill (you can also cover these locations as part of a guided trike tour). Once at the Strahov Monastery, you’ll have the spectacular views of Prague, St. Vitus Cathedral, and also the Petřín Lookout.

Strahov Monastery got its name from the Czech word “strahovat”, which means “to guard”, alluding to its past as a defense point. This place is rich with culture and history. There’s the world-famous Strahov Library, Strahov Picture Gallery, Strahov Monastery Brewery, a restaurant, and vineyards. If you have the time, we recommend checking out the library first. The general ticket price is 150 CZK (€6), but you have to pay extra 50 CZK (€2) to be able to take photos.

You must know, however, that you will not be allowed inside the actual library, as the number of people that can visit it is limited due to the special environment needed to preserve the old foliants. The average tourist can take a peek inside through a roped-off doorway, but if you plan your trip at least six months in advance and have a substantial stack of bills to spare, you can get yourself a private tour of the library halls. We were not traveling that lavishly, but the actual experience was still delightful. To be noted, you can get a deal on the tickets if you buy a combined one for both library and gallery (it will save you 20 CZK/€1).

The actual gem of this place is Strahov Monastery Brewery, which provides not only a wide selection of local beers (25 different varieties, to be exact) and good quality food, but also a terrace with fantastic views of the city. You can enjoy a cold one while hearing the magical sound of church bells from the monastery and marveling at the narrow cobblestone streets lined with trees, red brick rooftops, and green tainted cupolas from above. You can also get one of the best views in Prague while walking through the Strahov Monastery vineyards.

Again, we give this place 10/10 for the views (did we mention that Strahov Garden Viewpoint is also the primary spot for watching the sunrise in Prague?) and 10/10 for the whole experience: It can nourish you physically, culturally, and spiritually. What more could you possibly want?

Letná Park Viewpoint

Letna Park Viewpoint Letna Park

Address: Letenské sady, Praha 7-Letna
Open: 24/7
Cost: free
Bonus activities: Metronome monument and the oldest merry-go-round in Europe

While we’re on the topic of somewhat green-adjacent viewpoints of Prague, let’s not forget the absolute gem of Letná Park — yet another frontrunner for the title of the best viewpoint in Prague. It’s the largest green space in the Czech Republic capital, with arguably the most breathtaking views of the Old Town and the bridges over the Vltava River.

The park is a sought-after destination among tourists of all ages and all walks of life — there is something here for everybody. The main things, of course, are various viewpoints providing unbeatable photo opportunities with panoramas of Prague. There are benches all around the park and plenty of grassy spots under the shadow of firs and willows that can give you solace after a full day of walking around the city.

For a touch of history, and on a more serious note, there’s a giant Metronome standing in place of where a huge Stalin monument used to be, reminding us all of the passage of time and precautions needed to not repeat the past.

One of the other prominent parts of Letná Park is Hanavský Pavilion, which is now a chic restaurant, a bit on the pricey side, but with the best views of the bridges over the river. If you are planning a trip to Prague and wondering where to take the most Instagrammable pictures, Hanavský Pavilion is THE place for you. Enjoy a nice cocktail on the terrace while watching the city below — it’s an otherworldly experience.

For more down-to-earth but still fun activities, the Letná Park’s Beer Garden welcomes tourists to relax, drink some “pivo”, and hang out while watching the sun set over the hill, the last rays of sunshine gleaming off the thousands of city spires.

Letná Park is also home to the oldest carousel in Europe, still functioning and entertaining children with its authentically made Art Nouveau-style horses covered in (get ready for it) real horsehide. You can’t miss this attraction!

To sum it up, we give Letná Park the mandatory 10/10 for views (in fact, 11/10 would be an even more appropriate rating); but for the overall experience we give 8/10 and with good reason — the bliss of enjoying the views can be disturbed by swarms of teenage skateboarders claiming the area, an occasional broken glass beer bottle hiding in the grass, and offensive graffiti popping up in all the wrong places. We still recommend visiting the area, because no place is perfect, and you can see past some things for the payoff of the best viewpoint in Prague (free to enter, by the way!).

Old Town Tower on Charles Bridge

Old Town Tower on Charles Bridge

Address: Karlův most, Praha 1
Open: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (longer hours in high season)
Cost: 190 CZK (€8)
Bonus activities: Charles Bridge Museum

The Old Town Bridge Tower is a valuable part of the main tourist artery of Prague. Together with other sights, it creates a suggested itinerary that goes as follows: Starting from the Prague Castle, over the Charles Bridge (including a pit stop at the Tower), down Karlova Street, through the Old Town, and then right to the top of Wenceslas Square, — there, now you’ve seen all Prague’s main destinations!

If you want to avoid crowds of tourists, either steer clear of the area altogether or go exploring in the early mornings or later in the evenings. The Old Town Tower, like most historical spots in Prague, varies its opening hours according to the seasons, so we suggest checking them online before going. The general admission fee is 190 CZK (€8), but you can get the early bird special if you come in the first hour after opening.

The Old Town Bridge Tower is rich with history — it stood strong during one of the last battles of the Thirty Year War, with part of the Tower being damaged as a result. The Tower is a beautiful example of Gothic style architecture, built in the time of the reign of Charles IV. For the architectural newbies, it is generally believed that the structure has a special meaning inside of it, according to four spheres: Terrestrial, lunar, solar, and celestial. We suggest checking out the museum, which is included in the price of the ticket. You can learn tons of interesting details about the tower, like the fact that one of its facades was once decorated with 12 human heads hung in metal cages (yikes!). Pretty gruesome, but what isn’t when it comes to European history? To lighten the mood, when you are almost at the top of the tower staircase, check out the statue of a Key keeper, who is lifting up his skirt!

The view from the tower is a must-see; it’s well worth climbing 138 steps on the narrow staircase. The sunset view will blow your mind, for sure. It’s very romantic and a good place to take a photo. The viewing gallery at the top is shielding tourists from bad weather and you can enjoy looking out onto the streets of Prague, especially later in the evening, when they’re all beautifully lit up and cozy.

The views get the usual 10/10 from us, the Tower gets 9/10 since there’s no elevator inside, and tons of tourists are fighting to get the best picture of the view.

Old Town Hall Tower

Old Town Hall Tower Old Town Hall Tower 2

Address: Staroměstské nám. 1/3, Praha 1-Staré Město
Open: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (longer hours in high season)
Cost: 300 CZK/€12 (extra 100 CZK/€4 for the elevator)
Bonus activities: Chapel, historical halls, and creepy underground system

This viewpoint should’ve been put as the number one best view in Prague, but personally we feel that the more hidden-from-the-tourists spots should come before the usual main attractions that are on every traveler’s itinerary. Still, Old Town Hall Tower, situated in the heart of historical Prague, is a place you should visit at least once in your life. You can’t possibly miss it — it’s a prominent feature of the Old Town Hall and the entire square.

When you buy a ticket, it gives you access not only to the observation deck atop the tower but also to the Old Town Hall’s chapel, historical halls, and intricately connected medieval underground. The whole shebang will cost you 300 CZK (€12), which we consider a steal considering the amount of ground covered and the experiences provided.

The Tower stands at almost 70 meters high, with panoramic views of the city around it. You can see everything from its viewpoint: Týn Cathedral, Saint Nicolas Church, Prague Castle in the distance, and the square below.

During the holiday season, the space at the top offers its visitors to take a peek at Christmas Market from above — all lit up and beautifully decorated square is one of the best night views in Prague.

You might think that our score system is rigged, but you don’t understand — the views of Prague, with its towers, spires, and rooftops, are always a 10/10 experience, no matter the viewpoint. The Old Town Hall Tower gets another 10/10 score for being the only medieval tower in Prague that is fully wheelchair-accessible. We support inclusivity in all its forms and hope that other historical monuments will follow suit in the future, at least to their predisposed capacity.

Lesser Town Bridge Tower

Lesser Town Bridge Tower

Address: Karlův most, Praha 1-Malá Strana
Open: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (longer hours in high season)
Cost: 190 CZK (€8)
Bonus activities: Small tower museum

Charles Bridge, or Karlův most, is the place in Prague most loved by tourists. It can get pretty busy during the day, so an introverted traveler might want to step inside one of the two historical towers standing guard on either side of the bridge. On the one side, it’s the Old Town Tower (the one we’ve already got acquainted with above); on the other, Mala Strana, or the Lesser Town side, it’s the Lesser Town Bridge Tower. It’s not as impressive as its sister, with a height of just 43.5 meters and an undecorated exterior, but some tourists prefer to check out this one first.

The Lesser Town Bridge Tower is actually two towers connected at the top. The smaller one is older and not open to the public, the bigger one is the newest addition to the structure, and is the one you can climb for a reasonable admission ticket of 190 CZK (€8). There is a viewing gallery inside of it, but interestingly, not at the top of the tower. You can have panoramic views of the Charles Bridge hustling and bustling with tourists from the height of 26 meters, which is perfect if you suffer from vertigo or fear of heights. There is a small museum inside, which is included in the price of the ticket.

The view of the bridge from the tower is a fine one, but we have to be strategic with the scores, so only 8/10 from us. The whole experience is 10/10, since the Lesser Town Bridge Tower is easy to climb, with some wide landings on the wooden staircase that give you a chance to rest and catch your breath.

Side note: If you plan on exploring both the Old Town Bridge Tower and the Lesser Town Bridge Tower, then consider getting a combo ticket — it’s a pretty good deal!

Terasa U Prince

Address: Staroměstské nám. 29, Praha 1-Staré Město
Open: 9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Cost: Menu here
Bonus activities: Food, glorious food!

When googling “best restaurants in Prague with a view”, you, without a doubt, will get Terasa U Prince as the first link. Situated on the rooftop of the U Prince Hotel (from €170 per night), the restaurant is a dream: Gourmet food options, refreshing cocktails, and an outdoor terrace called Bubble Point View. It’s a uniquely coveted viewpoint that provides sights of Prague’s most popular destinations, including the Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock, and Prague Castle.

The European cuisine here is a tad expensive, but the restaurant makes up for it with spectacular views of Prague’s Old Town. We suggest making a reservation in advance, since this upscale dining experience is extremely sought after by Prague visitors, and the outdoor terrace tends to fill up fast. It’s partly insulated, so the guests can enjoy the atmospheric ambiance and the admirable city views as late as October. The place is also incredibly beautiful at sunset.

The views get 12/10 and the overall experience gets 8/10. While we personally didn’t have a problem with the staff, most visitors of the restaurant claim that the service has gone downhill in recent years. Visit at your own risk and keep an open mind!

Náplavka Farmers’ Market

Naplavka Naplavka 2

Address: Rašínovo nábřeží, Praha 2 – Nové Město
Open: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Saturdays only)
Cost: free
Bonus activities: Fresh-grown produce and live music

Have a Saturday free and want to experience a more down-to-earth view of Prague? Come to one of the first Prague farmers’ markets on the Vltava River — Náplavka. You will have an amazing view of Prague Castle across the river and Vyšehrad Castle up above. The market is working every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with live music entertaining the customers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You can stock up on locally grown produce, and eat your way through traditional Czech cuisine, sampling delicious baked goods ranging from freshly baked pita and homemade hummus to kolaches and potato pancakes. The market isn’t big, so you’ll spend no more than two hours strolling around and buying food and souvenirs. Local’s tip: Arrive around 8:30 a.m., before the chaos ensues.

Náplavka, apart from having nice views of the Vltava River, is also an amazing place to people watch. Where else can you see locals getting their morning coffee and chatting up food vendors while their kids run up and down the riverbank, waving to the holidaymakers having a little boat day? It’s a pleasant and relaxing experience, with a hint of a homely atmosphere in a foreign country.

While it may not be the best viewpoint Prague has to offer, we still give Náplavka Farmers’ Market 9/10 for the riverside panoramas, and 100/10 for a nice Saturday spent outside.

Powder Gate Tower

Powder Gate Tower

Address: Nám. Republiky 5, Praha1-Staré Město
Open: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (longer hours in high season)
Cost: 190 CZK (€8)
Bonus activities: Small history exhibition

You’re probably wondering how many towers can be in just one city. Known more widely as the City of a Hundred Spires (honorable mentions also include 500 spires and 1000 spires), the Czech Republic capital is also famous for being a city of 100 towers, so try to keep up with the last tower on your search for the best viewpoint in Prague — the Powder Gate Tower (Prašná brána).

The meaning of the name Powder Gate Tower is twofold: Powder — because it was once used as gunpowder storage; and gate — well, because it was once one of the 13 entrance gates to Prague's Old Town. Additionally, the Tower is still the starting point for the Coronation or Royal Route to Prague Castle.

Visually, the Powder Gate Tower is not an inviting building — it’s done in a late Gothic style and looks ominous and even a little bit haunted. Not helping the case is its stone exterior, which has acquired an almost black color over time, giving the impression that the tower was smoked by fire.

Powder Gate Tower looks a bit like the Old Town Bridge Tower because they’re built in a similar style. Its height is 65 meters, with a viewing gallery accessible via almost 200 steps of a narrow spiral staircase stopping at 44 meters’ mark.

The general admission fee is the usual 190 CZK (€8) and an early bird special applies here as well. When you ascend the stairs to the observation deck, there is a small exhibition that gives you insight into the rich history of the tower.

Even though the climb to the deck is quite steep, the view is worth all the effort. We recommend visiting the Tower in the morning for a nice and bright view of the Old Town Square, the Old Town Tower on Charles Bridge, and the Castle. If you come later in the afternoon, these sights won’t look as good in pictures as they do in the morning.

The view is 10/10, the experience is 10/10 — it’s a spectacular landmark with a nice view on its own, plus, there’s a beautiful building of Prague’s Municipal House adjacent to it.

Vyšehrad Park

Vysehrad Park

Address: Vyšehradské sady, Praha 2-Vyšehrad
Open: 24/7
Cost: free
Bonus activities: Medieval basilica, cemetery, and fortress walls

Last but definitely not least stop on our “where to find the best view in Prague” quest is the famous Vyšehrad Park. Vyšehrad is located slightly off the main tourist routes, which makes visiting it a more exciting experience.

Like other parks on our list, Vyšehrad Park is a free viewpoint. Covering a large area, the park is a safe harbor compared to the bustling city center. The views of the Vltava River and the city opening up through the trees are impressive. You can sit on a bench and watch the sunset after a full day of exploring. The Park also contains some sites worth visiting: The remains of old castle walls, St. Peter & Paul Church with its two spires being seen from many points in the city, and the adjacent cemetery where many famous Czech artists are buried. There’s also an old 11th-century rotunda, many monuments, and a few cafes that are nice to check out as well.

Big old trees and landscaped gardens are a nice background for a day getaway from the city for everybody — tourists and locals alike. We recommend taking the time to explore the inside of the Church and to wander around the cemetery, maybe recognizing the names of famous people, among whom are Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, and Alfons Mucha.

We close off our scoreboard with 11/10 for the views and 11/10 for the experience. Visiting Vyšehrad Park on one of your last days in Prague could be a cherry on top of an amazing trip.

You can use our map of all the places we’ve mentioned to compile your own Prague travel itinerary.

Best restaurants in Prague with a view

Dinner and a show? How about dinner and a view of the city from above? We hope you’re hungry and intrigued, because this list is mouthwatering and visually appealing, to say the least!

Terasa U Prince

Address: Staroměstské nám. 29, Praha 1

As we’ve already mentioned, this establishment is considered to be the best rooftop restaurant in Prague. It’s very popular with locals and tourists alike. The cuisine is mostly European, and you can try some traditional Czech dishes (pork knuckle was a wild ride of an experience).

The restaurant is not cheap, you might want to consider going here for a special occasion, or, alternatively, just order a drink and a dessert and enjoy a one-of-a-kind view of the Old Town Square, the Astronomical Clock, and Prague Castle. Make a reservation beforehand, as the terrace is small and fills up fast. The terrace has its own viewing zone called Bubble Point View. Take note that the restaurant charges extra for the opportunity to take a picture here.

Mlynec

Mlynec Mlynec 2

Address: Novotneho lavka 9, Praha 1

The restaurant is a stone’s throw away from the iconic Charles Bridge, with a nice view of the landmark opening up from its terrace. The restaurant is also not cheap, but keeping in mind the location, the atmosphere, and the interior of the restaurant, you realize that you pay not only for the food, but for the whole experience.

The food is European, with a few traditional Czech dishes. Mlynec restaurant is famous for having an extensive wine list, so if you’re a wine connoisseur, this is the place for you! Like with Terasa U Prince, you have to make a reservation ahead of time to score a coveted seat on the terrace.

Oblaca Restaurant

Address: Mahlerovy sady 2699/1, Praha 3

The highest located restaurant in Prague on our list, you can find Oblaca Restaurant (literally meaning Restaurant in the Clouds) on top of the well-known Žižkov Television Tower. Before we forget, the elevators inside the tower do not work when there are high winds, so check the weather forecast before going, otherwise, you will have to go up 23(!) floors for a dining experience.

The restaurant is famous for its molecular cocktails, with some of them requiring a waiter to perform a small show. Oblaca is a little cheaper than its previously mentioned counterparts, but still not widely affordable. The panoramic views, in our opinion, make up for everything. It also provides the best night view of Prague.

Marina Ristorante

Marina Ristorante

Address: Alshovo nabrezhi 8, Praha 1

A uniquely located boat restaurant with a spectacular view of the river (obviously), Charles Bridge, and the Castle. The view is exceptionally good at night time. The food is also quite pricey, with Italian cuisine being the most popular among guests.

The restaurant is cash only, so make sure to take out some cash beforehand, as the ATM on the deck has higher service fees than the other ones in town. Also, keep in mind that it can get quite chilly on the water in the evening, though if you’re seated outside they will give you a blanket. But if you’re particularly cold-blooded, we suggest making a reservation for one of the tables inside.

Cloud 9 Sky Bar & Lounge

Address: Pobrezni 1, Hilton Prague, Praha 1

The most stylish bar in Prague, Cloud 9 Sky Bar is based on the 9th floor of the Hilton Hotel (from €170), and served by its own elevator (très chic!). The bar transforms into a club with DJ sets after 10 p.m., so if you like to party, you’re in for a treat!

The view of Prague is amazing from the outside terrace, so you can come early in the evening, have one of their famous cocktails and enjoy one of the best views of the city, or you can come later after getting dinner somewhere else and party till the first light. Overall, the place is generally made for a younger crowd, but it makes an exception for those young at heart!

Travel tips for visiting Prague

Charles Bridge view

Now that we’ve compiled the list of the best viewpoints to visit in Prague and suggested the best restaurants in Prague with a view, here are some general tips to keep in mind when you’re planning your trip to the Czech Republic capital:

  • Always be vigilant! Some people prey on clueless tourists, as they are such an easy target. Be wary of pickpockets and do not leave your possessions unattended.
  • We suggest walking as the main means of transportation to get around the city, as most of the mentioned attractions are near each other. However, if you don’t want to walk a lot, public transportation is your safest bet: There are trams, cable cars, buses, etc. Hailing a cab should be your last resort. Even then, use an app like Uber and don’t get into the taxis lined up in the streets. They will majorly rip you off! Always count the money you’re giving and keep in mind the currency rates.
  • We already mentioned walking, and it might be an obvious one, but wear comfortable shoes! Cobblestones are not great to walk on in heels.
  • If you plan on using public transportation a lot, we suggest buying a 24 or 72-hour ticket that can be used for unlimited rides during the chosen period. Look for yellow machines at public transportation stops to purchase tickets. If you have a paper ticket, remember to get it validated before using at one of the validation machines at a stop.
  • There are a couple of pass options you can look into for navigating Prague’s most notable landmarks: The more expensive one comes with additional coverage of public transport, while this one offers a wide variety of activities already included in the price (a romantic cruise is all the rage with tourists).
  • When dining in a restaurant, make sure to check what they’re charging you for, as sometimes waiters can take advantage of you being a tourist and not knowing the customs. Sometimes the tip is already included in the bill. Also, count your change thoroughly before leaving.
  • Check the working hours of the places you’re going to visit that day and the cost of the ticket. Also, there can be discounts you’re not aware of, like an early bird special, or the reduced price for a combined ticket, so look at the official sites for detailed information.
  • If you want to see the places in their most authentic forms, get up early before the main crowd of tourists appears. Also, avoid Charles Bridge during the day — it is a literal bloodbath out there. Too many tourists. Too many!
  • If we’re talking about avoiding huge gatherings of people, you might as well skip the Astronomical Clock Show. People elbowing you in the side to catch a glimpse of the moving figurines is simply not worth it, in our opinion. Get the Astronomical Clock tour instead!
  • If you need to withdraw money, know that you’ll have better rates doing it at a bank-owned ATM versus at an exchange office. The fees are much more reasonable this way.
  • If you’re wondering where to stay in Prague, we suggest not taking the easy way out by choosing a hotel or an apartment in the city center, but instead look for something in the nearby neighborhoods to get a local feel of the city. Prague 2 (4* Mamaison Residence Downtown Prague, from €105 per night), Prague 10 (a&o Prague Rhea Hostel, from €10 per night), and Prague 7 (4* Kings Residence, from €70 a night) are nice alternatives to Old Town.
  • Steer clear of Wenceslas Street at night, trust us. There are some fishy people lurking in the shadows after midnight out there, the ones you definitely don’t want to meet. Get a ghost evening tour of the Old Town instead, — its way safer, while still retaining that tinge of an adrenaline rush!

The view from Charles Bridge

As for the best things to do in Prague, we suggest checking out these experiences:
🔵 Sightseeing Evening Cruise
🔵 Czech Beer Tasting Experience
🔵 Pub Crawl and International Party
🔵 Guided Electric Trike City Highlights Tour
🔵 Medieval Dinner with Unlimited Drinks

There are tons more exciting activities you can take part in while in Prague, and we suggest browsing GetYourGuide and Viator to find what brings your heart joy when it comes to exploring Prague’s every nook and cranny.

If you want more of our first-hand accounts on Prague’s most notable landmarks, check out our 3-day Prague itinerary. Hint: The city has much more to offer other than its historical center, with plenty of more modern spaces inviting tourists to experience them at their earliest convenience!

Best viewpoints in Prague: In conclusion

Little winding cobblestone streets, red rooftops, marvelous Vltava River, — the city of Prague looks like something straight out of a fairytale! When it comes to other cities, we feel like a couple of viewpoints is more than enough to get a general feel of the surroundings. In the case of Prague, however, one can never get enough of stunning panoramas opening up from multiple points in the City of a Hundred Spires!

We hope that your experience of visiting Prague is a grand one, and we can’t wait to see the pics! If you have any questions regarding best viewpoints in Prague, feel free to leave them in the comment section down below!