|Prague Castle is a majestic sight, no more so than when lit up at night. Set high on the hillside overlooking the city, it dominates the skyline from all around.|
Our Prague Castle at Night Walking Tour sets out to discover the darker side of Prague in a fun and enlightening manner.
It is a fast paced trip comprising mostly of historical facts, but with a hint of mystery and legend. We explore the significant periods from Prague's past, from paganism to Medieval alchemy and astrology, and from the Nazi occupation to communism.
We start our tour in the Old Town, from where our guide leads us through the historical centre of the city, over the Vltava River and into the Lesser Town, before taking a tram up to Prague Castle (the ticket is included in the price of the tour).
Up at the castle the tourists have disappeared for the day, and the whole complex takes on a different atmosphere.
We seek out the castle's hidden secrets, walking through the grand squares to view the palaces, churches and ancient monuments, and through Golden Lane, where generations of artisans once lived and worked stretching back to the middle ages.
Hear the legends from the reigns of Good King Wenceslas and Emperor Charles IV. And learn how scientists and magicians from throughout Europe were drawn to Prague to undertake astronomy, alchemy and magic.
From Prague Castle we can also admire the stunning views over the city. In the summer there can be glorious sunsets followed by the city lighting up at dusk. In the winter the city will already be alive with lights.
On the tour we also explore other important areas of Prague: the Old Town Square, Strahov Monastery, Černin Palace, Loreta, Nový Svět (New World), Domeček (secret police and Gestapo prison), St Wenceslas’ Vineyard, the Lesser Town and Wallenstein Palace.
Prague Experience walking tours are led by professional, licensed tourist guides.
The tour is in English as standard. If you require a tour in German, please state it in Special Requests on the booking form.