Prague audio tour: Charles Bridge: Royal Route Part II

Charles Bridge: Royal Route Part II

Walking Tour

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15 mins
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0.5mi

About the Tour

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.

Tour Producer

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Rod Grover

A Canadian actor (film and theater), artist (visual and voice), writer and teacher living in Prague for decades. Pastimes of reading, writing, swimming and cycling.

Major Landmarks

  • Old Town Bridge Tower

  • Charles Bridge Museum

Directions to Starting Point

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.

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Tips

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!

Precautions

Pickpockets love the bridge too, so just watch your things! Generally, Prague is a safe city at all hours.

Comments

I liked this tour a lot. It was easy to follow and well narrated, and I feel as though I learned a lot about the bridge. It was about the right amount of time, but I would’ve appreciated even more! I feel as though I got a lot more out of the bridge than people who are walking across it looking for Instagram-worthy shots. Highly recommend.

Posted by Regina , almost 2 years ago
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Charles Bridge: Royal Route Part II