Activity Summary for Visit Prague Castle
- Built around 900 AD, The Prague Castle, or Pražský hrad, is now the most well known landmark in a city full of historic landmarks.
- Activity Details
- Prague, Czech Republic - March 2010
The Prague Castle, or Pražský hrad, is a Unesco World Heritage Site and is arguably the biggest castle in the world. Built around 900 AD, it is now the most well known landmark in a city full of historic landmarks. Formerly it was here where all the rulers had their offices, including the former Czechoslovakia and present day Czech Republic.
The Prague Castle is situated on a hill overlooking the Vltava River and the Charles Bridge. Here you can enjoy nice views of Prague above the rooftops of the hill. Every hour there is a ceremonial changing of the guard that takes place in the main courtyard in front of the castle (see pictures). Some, but not all of the castle is accessible to tourists. The gardens are open in the tourist months between April to October.
The most enjoyable way to get to the castle is by walking across the Vltava River on the romantic Charles Bridge. There are also several tram lines that will take you directly to the castle.