3Experience the Charles Bridge
Probably the most famous bridge in Central Europe, the Charles Bridge was once the only way to cross the Vltava river that runs through the Czech capital. There are many more bridges now, but none come close to the Charles Bridge in terms of beauty and grandeur. With guard towers at each end, thirty baroque-style statues along its length and stunning views of Prague Castle, strolling over Charles Bridge would be a great experience even without all the artists, singers and entertainers you’ll find here.
4Watch the spectacle of the Astronomical Clock
Beautiful and fantastically detailed, the medieval clock on the side of the Old Town City Hall is the oldest functioning astronomical clock in existence. There’s a charming clockwork procession of figurines called the ‚Walk of the Apostles‘ every hour, with a skeleton (representing death) tolling a bell as the apostles parade past. The show has become one of Prague’s most popular attractions and always draws a crowd.
5Check out the Dancing House
The Dancing House is a unique and strikingly modern building that really stands out in such an historic city. Designed to resemble a pair of dancers, arguments still rage over whether the Dancing House should ever have been built. But the controversy has only increased the profile of the building, which is now one of Prague’s must-see sights.
6Take in the view from Petrin Hill
The observation tower at the top of Petrin Hill is a rough 1/5 scale model of the Eiffel Tower, and it’s probably the best viewpoint in the city. On a clear day you can see for many miles over Prague and beyond, or you can avoid the 299 steps to the top of the tower and enjoy a view that’s nearly as good from the top of the hill instead. Petrin Hill is a fairly steep climb, but there’s a funicular train running to the top if you don’t feel up to the hike.
7Visit the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn
A twin-towered, many-spired Gothic church in the heart of Prague’s Old Town, the Church of Our Lady Before Tyn is a well-loved landmark that’s open to the public. The opportunity to wander around the church’s stunning Baroque interior shouldn’t be passed up – how often do you get to visit the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s castle?