Prague is one of the most beautiful and picturesque cities in Europe. It’s full of amazing architecture, towers, spires and hills, and is the perfect place to go and explore. The city is good for tourists and photographers and provides plenty of fantastic viewpoints across the city and in the hills.

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Here are the best viewpoints in Prague that are great for taking photographs.

Old Town Hall Tower

The Tower at Old Town Hall provides panoramic views of the city, and in all directions, you will be in for a treat; With the main square and Church of Our Lady before Týn in one direction, Prague Castle in the other direction, and incredible rooftop views from the other sides. At Christmas, this tower makes an even better viewpoint overlooking the Christmas market as seen below. Read my post Photography: Christmas Markets and Lights for some tips.

Best time to visit: Any time. It’s especially nice at night.
Cost: Ticketed
Location: on Google Maps

View from Prague Old Town Hall Tower
View from Prague Old Town Hall Tower

The Old Town Bridge Tower

From the Old Town Bridge Tower, which is at one end of the historic Charles Bridge, you will get views across the bridge towards the Lesser Town and Prague Castle. It’s also a great angle for watching the many thousands of people constantly crossing. This spot I think it particularly good for taking pictures around sunset and the blue hour.

Best time to visit: Sunset/blue hour
Cost: Ticketed
Location: on Google Maps

View from Old Town Bridge Tower
View from Old Town Bridge Tower

The Lesser Town Bridge Tower

On the other side of Charles Bridge you have the Lesser Town Bridge Tower. This makes for beautiful views towards the Old Town, especially in the winter when there is snow on the roofs, or in the autumn when the trees change colour.

Best time to visit: Anytime
Cost: Ticketed
Location: on Google Maps

View from Lesser Town Bridge Tower, Prague
View from Lesser Town Bridge Tower
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Hanavský pavilon and Letná Park

Letná Park provides some of the best views of the skyline. From here you can see along the Vltava River and many of the bridges including Charles Bridge. This spot is particularly good for sunset and the blue hour as seen below. From this viewpoint you will find the Hanavský pavilon which serves as a restaurant. You can find details about the restaurant on their website hanavsky-pavilon.cz.

Best time to visit: Sunset
Cost: Free
Location: on Google Maps

View from Hanavský pavilon, Letná Park
View from Hanavský pavilon, Letná Park

Along the wall around Prague Castle

If you choose to walk up to Prague Castle you will find plenty of great views from the walls such as below. There are walls at both ends of the complex offering a slightly different perspective but my favourite is from near “The Black Tower”. This is also a great sunset spot.

Best time to visit: Sunset
Cost: Free
Location: on Google Maps

View from walls of Prague Castle
View from walls of Prague Castle

Hotel U Prince rooftop restaurant

On Old Town Square is Hotel U Prince. This hotel has a rooftop restaurant providing amazing views of the Old Town Hall and Church of Our Lady before Týn. During the summer months, this is the perfect place to sit outside and eat whilst enjoying the view. In the winter you can also get up here and will be able to get beautiful snowy views, although the outside patio may not be open for dining (please check with the hotel).

To contact or book a reservation head to their website hoteluprince.com.

Best time to visit: Anytime
Cost: Food or drink at the restaurant
Location: on Google Maps

View from Hotel U Prince rooftop patio
View from Hotel U Prince rooftop patio

The Powder Tower

This Medieval tower will provide views towards the Old Town where you will see the Church of Our Lady before Týn, Old Town Hall Tower, Prague Castle and other buildings in the city. At night this view is particularly beautiful when all the buildings are lit.

Best time to visit: Morning/sunset/night
Cost: Ticketed
Location: on Google Maps

View from The Powder Tower, Prague
View from The Powder Tower, Prague

Town Belfy by St. Nicholas Church

One of the best views of Prague is definitely from the tower of this beautiful church. You have to climb a fair few steps to get up but it’s definitely worth it. When going up you’ll be able to visit two viewpoints, with the first being outside, and the second looking through windows. I personally found the higher viewpoint disappointing and not worth the effort as you can’t really get a good view out the windows.

Best time to visit: Anytime
Cost: Ticketed
Location: on Google Maps

View from Town Belfy by St. Nicholas Church, Prague
View from Town Belfy by St. Nicholas Church

Favourite viewpoints

It can be hard to see every viewpoint in one trip. If you are limited for time or only want to see a few viewpoints, then you can find my order below with 1 being my favourite viewpoint worth visiting…

8. Walls leading up to Prague Castle
7. Powder Tower
6. Hotel U Prince
5. Town Belfy by St. Nicholas Church
4. Letná Park
3. The Old Town Bridge Tower
2. The Lesser Town Bridge Tower
1. (favourite) – Old Town Hall Tower

Other viewpoints

Here is another viewpoint that I haven’t had the chance to explore yet, but may be worth you looking into.

The Petrin Observation Tower

Summary

Prague is one of the best cities to visit for travel photography. Having so many great viewpoints around the city makes it so much easier to capture those killer shots. Do you know any other good viewpoints? Please leave a comment and let us know.

Useful Links:

Prague Towers (excluding Old Town Hall): en.muzeumprahy.cz/prague-towers.
Prague Tourism: www.prague.eu.
Czech Tourism: www.czechtourism.com.

Start Booking your trip

To start booking your flights head to skyscanner.net
If you want to travel by bus, a good company is FlixBus which I use all the time.
For accommodation head to booking.com.

 

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8 Comments

  1. ivmalaric

    Yeah l agree, view points in Prague are incredible. But Prague for me was somehow chaotic ?

    • Mike

      Hehe it can definitely be like that sometime especially at Christmas it is super busy. Definitely still a wonderful place to visit though! 🙂

  2. Gokul Raj

    All the view are incredible. This place is so rich in its design and architecture.

  3. niko ( Journal of nomads)

    Prague looks like such a gorgeous city!I never had the chance to visit it before but now it’s definitely on my bucket list!!The architecture is amazing.You wrote a beautiful guide about the best viewpoints in this city and your pictures are gorgeous!Great work!

  4. Hannah @Gettingstamped

    I love Prague, it is easily our favorite city in Europe. Great photos, you really showed off how gorgeous the city is.

  5. Such stunning pictures .. Prague is definitely magical peppered with beautiful architecture and amazing buildings. Thanks for sharing such a cool list . have bookmarked your page for my visit 🙂

  6. I have never been to Prague although many of my friends have . I particularly love the Prague castle. I already envy you that you got the chance to roam around the streets of this beautiful city. It would be quite an experience to just take a leisurely stroll around the city.

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