Prague, Czech Republic // What To do & Things To See
SIGHTSEEING IN PRAGUE
THE CASTLE & GOLDEN LANE
It's a small street, but as you can see, so photogenic!
OLD TOWN BRIDGE TOWER
Located at the base of Charles Bridge on the Mala Strana side is the Old Town Bridge Tower. In my opinion, this is the best view of Prague from above. because it provides a 360 degree view of the city. Admission is about 5 USD per person but be prepared to climb a lot of rickety stairs. Once you make it to the top, it's very cool!
You can't miss this major landmark because it connects Old Town to Mala Strana, but I have to mention it!
Like Paris, Prague has their own Lovelock Bridges. One is located at Lennon Wall and the other is under Charles Bridge. To get to the Charles Bridge one, walk about halfway across the bridge, and take the stairs down. Along with the Lovelock Bridge, you'll find down there Cafe Restaurant Márnice, as well. We didn't eat there but had a drink at a table over the river.
RIVER CRUISE TO DEVIL'S CHANNEL
Just across the street from Restaurant Márnice and the Lovelock Bridge is a stand to to buy tickets and the entrance for the Prague's Little Venice Canal Cruise, though, I suggest buying tickets in advance. This is a great way to see the city from a new perspective, and unlike the larger river boats, these smaller boats can fit through the narrow canals. It's also informational. We learned that most parts of the Vltava River are only a meter deep. Who knew?! This cruise is 14 Euro per person and is 45 minutes. The ticket includes one beer.
There is also a Prosecco Cruise that piqued my interest but we ran out of time. It is 23 USD per person and is 1 hour.
If you stay at Four Seasons Hotel Prague, they offer a prosecco river boat cruise for 56 Euro per person or a private cruise for 340 Euro per hour. Each cruise is 50 minutes and the private cruise includes a bottle of prosecco, water and homemade pretzels.
THE ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK
Last but not least, stop by the infamous Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square. You should definitely get up early for this one as it gets extremely crowded! Every hour on the hour, the clock will play music and put on a little show. At 605 years old (at the time this article was written), it's a sight to see.
Unfortunately, I did not get any pictures of this park because I was enjoying my Pilsner in the beer garden while taking in the sweeping views of Prague. If you have time, this was definitely enjoyable. It's quite far away, so you'll have to take the metro and walk a bit but the views are worth it.
This is another spot that is kind of a hike to get there but the views are gorgeous. As I mentioned before, my husband and I got married in Prague in 2014 and we had our rehearsal dinner here. I remember the food to be good, nothing spectacular, but the view of Prague certainly made an impression. This restaurant is actually a vineyard so be sure to get a bottle of the local wine! Also, you'll need to make a reservation with a table on the terrace.
GOLDEN STAR HOTEL
I mentioned this in a previous post of my favorite Prague hotels, but I wanted to note that this hotel is in walking distance to Villa Richter and Old Town Square. This makes it my favorite because we could get almost everywhere on foot from the hotel. If you want more information on this darling hotel with breakfast included, read this post.