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6 Places to Go for the Best Views of Prague

Prague is a stunning city and it looks good from every angle, especially from above. There are so many great vantage points to find, each one with a totally different perspective. During my days here, I’ve been on a quest to seek out the best views of Prague, and it’s been a great way to get to know the city.

Best Views of Prague Old Town Bridge Tower 

The view from the Charles Bridge Tower was one of my favorites. The 1000’s of people on the bridge looked so tiny and it felt peaceful up and away from the chaos below. It seems as though not many people know about this lookout as we were 2 of 4 people up there at the time.

To get to the top you have to walk up 138 steps.

Old Town Bridge Tower Prague

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Old Town Bridge Tower View of Prague

Ticket Prices 

90czk Adults
65czk Students
25czk Children

How to Get Here: 

Metro station: Staromestska (line A)
Tram stop: Staromestska (trams 17, 18)

Petrin Lookout Tower View

Observation Tower 

The Observation Tower is a bit of a trek outside of Stare Mestro (Old Town) but the views are worth it. Located on Petrin Hill, The Observation Tower is 197 ft (60m) tall and was built as a mini version of Paris’ Eiffel Tower.

Petrin Hill Observation Tower
You have to climb 299 steps to get to the top, or you can pay an extra 60czk ($2.5) to take the elevator.

The Observation Tower isn’t as crowded as the Old Town Hall Tower but they did pack people in pretty tight at the top. The tower also sways a little, so it might not be good for those scared of heights.

Petrin Hill Lookout Tower View

Ticket Prices

120czk Adults
65czk Students
65czk Children

To Take the Elevator Up
60zk Adults / 30czk Children

Plan your trip in conjunction with a visit the monastery and make an afternoon out of it. Near the monastery is The Strahov Monastic Brewery, whose beers are brewed by monks! If you’re hungry, there’s a restaurant called Peklo. We didn’t eat there, but had a few monk brewed beers and we loved the atmosphere.


How to Get Here

To get here, take the tram stop to Ujezd (trams 12, 20, 22) and ride the funicular railway up the hill. The railway is part of Prague’s public transportation network and you can use your same tram ticket.Letna Beer Garden View

Letna Beer Garden 

Our favorite beer garden in Prague with a fantastic view of the city, Letna Beer Garden is a must visit. Grab yourself a beer, sit down at one of many wooden benches to take in the panoramic view.  We loved heading up here just before sunset to watch the sky turn colors and the sun go down over this beautiful city.Letna Beer Garden

Letna Beer Garden, Prague

How to Get Here 

Tramp Stop: Letenské náměstí (trams 1, 8, 12, 25 or 26)

Related Post: Letna Beer Garden: Our Favorite Spot in Prague

Prague Old Town Hall Tower View

Old Town Hall Tower 

One of the most popular views in the city, so be prepared to elbow your way in for a photo. The Old Town Hall Tower lets you view Prague from 4 totally different perspectives.

Prague Old Town Hall Tower View

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Ticket Prices

130czk Adults
70czk Students
30czk Children

Money Saving Tip: If you buy your ticket online it costs 110czk and you can skip the line!

To buy online click here

How to Get Here: 

Metro station: Staromestska (line A)
Tram stop: Staromestska (trams 17, 18)

Related Post: Prague Travel Tips: 11 Things I Learned 

Charles Bridge, Prague Karlovy Lazne Tram Stop

We came across this one by accident. You can get a beautiful view of the Charles Bridge and Mala Strana along the river and next to the Karlovy Lazne tram stop.

Karlovy Lanze Tram Stop, Prague

How to Get Here: 

Tram Stop: Karlovy Lazne (trams 17, 18). Or, it’s just 2 minute walk from Charle’s Bridge.

Best Views in Prague Letenske Sady (Letna Park)

This is one of the best views of Prague, and it’s the one on all the postcards.This was the hardest spot for me to find, but I wasn’t leaving the city until I did.  Turns out it was in Letna Park, where we spent just about every afternoon.

Letna Park View of Prague

Very close to this lookout is the Metronome which offers another great (and similar) view. When we were here, Prague’s Pride afterparty was happening so they had a DJ and food stands. I’m not sure if it’s a regular occurrence but it made the atmosphere really fun.

Letna Beer Garden is a short walk from the metronome where you will find #3 on my list of The Best Views of Prague.

IMG_2288How to Get Here:

Walk across the Manesuv Most bridge and you will see a concrete staircase. Take the stairs all the way up (there are a lot), and turn left. After 1-2 minutes of walking you’ll see the view.

Do you have anything to add? Leave the location for your best views of Prague in the comments!

Comments (1)

  • Loved Prague! This is a great post, clearly I’ll have to go again to check out these viewpoints!


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