The best self-guided Prague walking tours

4 Jun

The best self-guided Prague walking tours

1) Get inspired by our favourite walking routes and tours

2) The best place to go shopping in Prague

3) Special nature spots to escape to in Prague

4) Do you prefer a professional local tour guide?

There is so much to see, experience and explore in Prague so you may feel overwhelmed when visting, especially if you’re not sure where to go. That’s why we have created this article for you as a guide on how to make the most of your time in Prague.

Do you wish to immerse yourself in the fascinating culture and architecture, enjoy amazing views of the city, take a walk through the scenic parks and gardens or rather go on a shopping expedition? You will find all tips, self-guided free walking tours, maps and more in this article! Enjoy your walk! 😊

1) Get inspired by our favourite walking routes and tours

  • Take a relaxing walk by the Vltava river. We recommend to start at the modern Emmaus Monastery that has been repaired after bombing in 1945 and has a very unique look! Then around the Dancing House that was built by an american architect Frank Gehry, and further towards the Old town, or the historical centre of Prague. Just follow the river flow, watch the swans and little boats (you can rent one!), and off you go, past the building of the National Theatre, the 14th century Charles Bridge and the majestic Rudolfinum… And then across the river and up to the Prague Castle!
  • Or take the “Royal route”. It is a traditional route where the coronation processions of the Bohemian kings used to take place, so one follows footsteps of the Bohemian sovereigns! It starts at the Republic Square where the Royal courtyard used to stand and where the text of the Czech national anthem “Kde domov můj” (Where My Home Is) was written! It continues down the Celetná street towards the Old Town square and the Prague Astronomical Clock. Then over the Charles Bridge and further across the river Vltava and up to the Castle!

However, if you are not a great fan of walking around, you can get ridden around! Just hop on a tram No. 22, 23 or 41 and you’ll be at the Castle in no time and for less than $2.

Tip: When using the public transport, don’t forget to purchase and validate your ticket! (yellow validator can be found inside of every tram or bus, if you are travelling by a metro validate your ticket before using the escalator.)

  • Top Must-see sight is absolutely The Prague Castle

The Prague castle is one of the oldest historical monuments in Prague and according to the Guinness Book of Records, it is the largest castle in the world!

Every year the Castle is visited by approximately 2 million of people, which is about 1⁄5 of the population of the Czech Republic and almost twice the population of Prague, so You can imagine how crowded it can get!

But no worries, we have a tip for you: visit the castle at night or early in the morning. Not only will You avoid the crowds, but the atmosphere will be much better! But don’t come too late, the opening hours are 6AM – 10PM!

Also, the entrance is free, do not let anybody tell you otherwise!

For more information see the official websites of the Prague Castle: Prague Castle for visitors.

2) The best place to go shopping in Prague

Ultimate downtown shopping mall Palladium is a huge modern shopping centre in the centre of Prague where you can find absolutely everything. The mall contains 170 shops and 30 restaurants.

The building is directly connected to the exit of the metro station “Namesti Republiky” on metro’s yellow line (B).

3) Special nature spots to escape to in Prague

Would you like to explore one of the biggest ZOO in Europe? Spend your day in the Prague ZOO where are around 5 000 animals and 10 kilometers of routes for you to enjoy!

Take a walk through a city park Havlicek gardens and admire stunning fountains, ample vineyards, the artificial cave, pavilions, orchards, statues and beuatiful view of the city.

Would you like to enjoy the most panoramic views of Prague while drinking the best beer? Explore the Letna park with its special beer garden!

  • Start your walking tour at „Strossmayerovo namesti“ tram station and walk directly to the park by „Skalecka street“. This way you will get to impressive neo-Renaissance chateau called Letensky zamecek“ with an excellent restaurant and the huge beer garden. At the end of the Letna park is a beautiful „Art Nouveau pavilion“ where you will enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the Prague bridges.

4) Do you prefer a professional local tour guide?

Prague has a lot of myths and history that you might want to know and Europe-Journey can get you a reliable and fun tour guide to take you around the city and tell you everything from A-Z. Check out our unique private walking tours in Prague.

Comments:

  • Joshua
    6. 6. 2020 at 10:28

    Wow! Thanks for helping us with planning our stay in Prague. Prague castle is amazing, I recommend to visit huge and beautiful park called Petrin (there is even a lookout tower!!!). – it is like 5 mins walking from the castle and if you are to tired you can take a funicular down to the city centre for just 1€, we did it and the view was unforgettable. Right next the arrival station is a really good icecream manufactory Angelato, worth trying as well!
    Greetings from Philippines 😎

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