Charles Bridge has been one of the most iconic landmarks of central Europe for nearly seven centuries. This route begins on the eastern side of the Vltava River, on a major avenue in Prague's Old Town, and crosses the half kilometer wide river, the cobblestones of the bridge echoing with the many wars, floods and disasters over the centuries. The route ends on Malostranske Square on the western shore with Prague Castle looming on the hill.
Old Town Bridge Tower, Mala strana, Vltava River, Charles Bridge Museum on Krizovnickse Square.
We'll start on the eastern side of Charles Bridge, in Krizovnicke Square next to St. Francis Of Assissi Church.
City trams 17 and 18 run north and south along the eastern shore of the river and the nearest tram-stops are Karlovy lázně and Staroměstská, both a short walk to the starting point of Krizovnicke Square.
Places to stop along the way:
Charles Bridge Museum on Krizovnicke Square (eastern end of bridge), cafes and restaurants on Malostranske Square (Starbucks, Kampa pubs, etc.)
Best time of day:
Early morning or evening, if you want to avoid crowds of tourists. Prague's evening cityscape with the castle rising to the west is truly magnificent!
Pickpockets love the bridge too, so just watch your things! Generally, Prague is a safe city at all hours.
Explore one of the most important quarters of Prague, which is almost entirely unknown to visitors. You will receive a first-hand experience of the industrial past and the recent development. We will look behind the façades and learn about floods... More»
A 16th-century engineering marvel will guide our way from the river to one of Prague's most picturesque parks. On our tour, I will show you some hidden signs of the tunnel below our feet. You will find a beer garden with a perfect view over the... More»
Franz Kafka is one of the most influential writers in modern literature. Both his life and his work are tightly connected to the city of Prague. During this tour, we will visit the most important places in Kafka's Prague. You will see houses where... More»