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Planning a city trip to Prague soon? Let the fun start today! Our free travel guide will tell you which sights to see, where the best shopping spots are and which local specialties you should definitely taste. Our guide is also packed with practical information and tips about public transportation, local habits, weather conditions and more.

Please note: due to corona measurements, opening times, prices and other specifics may temporarily be adjusted, while making reservations for visiting some sights might be mandatory.

Here are some tips from our travel guide to Prague. You can download the full guide here.

1. Charles Bridge

For 400 years, this was the most important connection between the old city and the Prague Castle. The Charles Bridge was built in 1357, has a length of 621 metres and a width of 10 metres. A total of three towers are surrounding the bridge. Be sure to take some time to admire the tower near the old city, as whispers can be heard sometimes that it is one of the most beautiful gothic constructions in the world. You will also see 30 statues, most of which in baroque style.

 

2. The old city square

The old city square is the heart of the city. Here you will  find the old city town hall, the astronomic clock of Prague, the impressive gothic Tyn cathedral, the baroque Saint Nicholas church and a collection of cheerfully coloured houses and cosy cafes.

The old city square has been existing since the twelfth century and many of the important moments in the history of Prague took place here: happy announcements, but also beheadings.

In front of the old city town hall you will see 27 crosses carved into the stones. These crosses are a reminder of the (failed) Protestant riot in 1621. The 27 leaders of the riot were later executed at the old city square.

 

 

3. Petřín

Petřín is a hill with a height of 130 metres. The name Petřín stands for “rock” and originates from the Latin word petra, “rock”. For many centuries, stones were excavated here and used as building blocks for all the buildings in Prague. The Hladová zed is a medieval wall surrounding Petřín and definitely worth a visit. But above all, Petřín is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Walk through the park or the rose garden to completely unwind. You can get up the hill by cableway for 1.21 euro and your entrance ticket is valid for 90 minutes. At the top of the hill, you will  find a watchtower that looks a bit like the Eiffel tower in Paris. While standing on the viewing platform of that tower with a height of 60 metres, you will have a view of Prague which is comparable with the view you have standing on the Eiffel tower in Paris.

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