The city of Prague is located on several hills, and that’s why you have an incredible view of the city in most places. In this article, I’ll share my 5 favorite viewpoints in Prague.
Prague Castle (Pražský hrad)
Prague Castle is the must-see in Prague. It’s a huge complex on top of a hill, and a great place to wander around. To get there, you have to climb some stairs and make sure to look back. The view of all the red roofs and towers in Prague is amazing. Nearby, you’ll find a Starbucks, which has several terraces. A great place to relax and enjoy the view.
Petrin Hill (Vrch Petřín)
Petrin Hill can be found nearby Prague Castle. There’s a huge park, which is a great place to relax during your city trip to Prague. From here, you’ll have a great view of the Old Town and Prague Castle. A perfect place to do some Prague photography! On the hill, you can also go up on the Petřín-tower (which looks a little like the Eiffeltower), which is an even better viewpoint. Visit this website to take a virtual tour in the tower and you’ll see how awesome the view is.
South of the historic city center, you’ll find Vyšehrad, an old fortress on a hill. There’s a park on the hill, a beautiful cemetery, a cathedral and you can go for a walk on the old fortress walls. From here, you’ll see a lot of the beautiful red rooftops of Prague, the river Moldau and if you’re lucky, you can also see Prague Castle. It’s a little further away from the city center than the other viewpoints, that’s why you won’t see a lot of other tourists here.
Letná Park (Letenská pláň)
Would you like to take the perfect picture of the Moldau river with multiple bridges? Then Letná Park is the place to be. This is another big park on a hill and from several places, you’ll have a great view of the place where the river Moldau makes a turn.
Old Town Bridge Tower (Staroměstská mostecká věž)
The view from the Old Bridge Tower is my personal favorite in this list of most beautiful viewpoints in Prague. I discovered this place during my fancy business class trip to Prague. The tower is located at the world-famous Charles Bridge. This bridge is always very crowded, but at the tower, it’s nice and quiet. When you walk around the tower, you’ll have a 360 view of the city and it’s incredible. Visiting the tower is not free, I paid about €4 to get to the top in 2018. But it was totally worth it!
What are your favorite viewpoints in Prague?
Read more about Prague
I used these travel guides when I traveled to Prague and found them very useful:
If you’d like to know more about how to get around in Prague and other practical tips, I would suggest reading this article: Travel guide Prague: tips & tricks for your first visit. Are you planning to go to Prague for a weekend? Check out What to Do in Prague in 2 Days.