is a majestic sight, and 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 by Night Walking Tour sets out to discover the darker side of Prague in a fun but enlightening manner.
This fast paced trip mixes historical facts with mystery and legend, and covers the main periods of Prague's past from Paganism to Medieval alchemy and astrology, to the Nazi occupation, and Communism's secret police.
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.
To make the ascent to Prague Castle easier, we then take tram up to the castle (a ticket is included in the price of the tour).
Up at Prague Castle the tourists have disappeared for the day, and the whole complex takes on a different atmosphere.
We seek out hidden secrets at the castle, walking through the grand squares, past the palaces, churches and ancient monuments, and through Golden Lane where Franz Kafka once lived, and before him generations of artisans worked, stretching back to the middle ages.
At this elevation, Prague Castle also affords us the best views over the city. Depending on the time of year this can be glorious sunsets followed by the city lighting up at dusk, or the city already alive with lights under a dark, starry sky (weather of course permitting!).
As well as Prague Castle, during the tour we visit the Old Town Square, Strahov Monastery, Černin Palace, Loreta, Nový Svět (New World), Domeček (Secret Police and Gestapo prison), the Powder Tower, St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, Golden Lane, St Wenceslas’ Vineyard, the Lesser Town, Wallenstein Palace and more.
Prague Experience walking tours are in English and are led by professional, licensed tourist guides.