Discover the Magic of Prague: The Ultimate Guide to the City’s Top 12 Must-See Wonders

Get ready to be swept away by the unmatched beauty and vibrant energy of Prague, the Czech Republic’s capital city. With so much to see and experience, every street holds its own unique charm. From historic landmarks to stunning architecture, the options are endless. Make sure to pack plenty of memory cards for your camera, as you won’t be able to resist capturing the memories of this mesmerizing destination.

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Welcome to the beautiful Prague!

Discover the Best of the Best in Prague with Our Insider’s Guide. With only limited time to explore this breathtaking city, let us guide you to the must-see sights and hidden gems. From historic landmarks to cultural hotspots, we’ll make sure you don’t miss a thing during your visit to the amazing city of Prague.

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  1. Explore the Majestic Prague Castle
  2. See the Charm of Old Town Square
  3. Stroll on the Charles Bridge
  4. Eat Trdelník
  5. Shop at Wenceslas Square
  6. Experience the Czech Culture through Local Cuisine Tour
  7. Visit the Franz Kafka Head Sculpture
  8. Discover the Petrin Tower 
  9. Indulge in the Best Hot Chocolate
  10. Have Delicious Czech Breakfast
  11. See the Breathtaking Views of Prague from Letna Park
  12. Indulge in the Delicious and Flaky Kremrole

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1. Explore the Majestic Prague Castle

Embark on a journey back in time with a visit to the magnificent Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle in the world. Spanning an area of 70,000 square meters, this castle complex is a town in itself, complete with its own captivating architecture. Get ready to be enchanted by the beauty and history of this one-of-a-kind attraction.

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St. Vitus Cathedral

Take a breathtaking journey to the top of the St. Vitus Cathedral tower, where the climb up its 297 steps will reward you with panoramic views of the city of Prague. Don’t miss this must-visit spot!

prague view from top of st. vitus cathedral

A trip to Prague Castle wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the picturesque Golden Lane. This charming street, lined with vibrant and historic houses, is a photographer’s dream come true. Make sure to capture memories of this stunning spot.

And as a bonus, don’t miss the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony at 5 pm!

2. See the Charm of Old Town Square

Step back in time and experience the charm of the historic Old Town Square, a must-visit destination in Prague. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this bustling square, home to the world’s oldest operating astronomical clock, striking and playing a melodic tune every hour. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness this marvel in action and soak up the vibrant energy of the square.

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Astronomical Clock

Immerse yourself in the captivating charm of the Medieval European era at Old Town Square. With its vibrant and colorful atmosphere, you won’t be able to resist the allure of this popular tourist destination.

To truly enjoy its beauty, be sure to arrive early and beat the crowds to capture stunning photos in peace!

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Loved having the super busy Old Town Square all to ourselves!

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3. Stroll on the Charles Bridge

The most historic bridge of Prague, formerly known as the Prague Bridge, will surely transport you to a fairytale world with its beautiful baroque style architecture.

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Built over the Vltava river, it joins the Prague Castle with the Old Town and provides some stunning views of both sides. The cobblestone path of the bridge gives it the ultimate European vibe as well.

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Prague from the bridge

4. Eat Trdelník from any Street Stand

Indulge in a bite of heaven with these delicate, melt-in-your-mouth rolls of dough! Their unique texture and rich flavor will tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more. Whether you’re a fan of sweet or savory, these irresistible treats are not to be missed.

Savor the delectable crunch of a freshly-grilled sweet treat! This delicacy is made by wrapping sweet dough around a stick and roasting it over smoky charcoal until it transforms into a golden and crispy crust. From the classic cinnamon sugar coating to the more contemporary fillings like juicy strawberries, velvety Nutella, fluffy whipped cream, or even your favorite scoop of ice cream – the options for toppings are virtually endless. Whether you prefer traditional flavors or crave something new, there’s a doughy delight waiting for you!

We found rolling the cake in cinnamon sugar, coating its inside with Nutella and filling it with whipped cream to be the most delicious combination.

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Yummy trdlo!

Found at street stalls throughout the bustling city, these irresistible treats are the perfect addition to any stroll through the charming Old Town Square.

While it may resemble its Hungarian cousin, Kürtőskalács, Trdelník boasts its own distinct flavor, made all the more memorable by its simple, high-quality ingredients. One bite, and you’ll understand why it’s a beloved staple of the city’s food scene.

5. Shop at Wenceslas Square

Wenceslas Square, the pulse of Prague’s shopping scene. Also known as the city’s own version of Times Square, Wenceslas Square is a shopper’s paradise, offering a wide range of popular brands and outlets to choose from. Whether you’re exploring during the day or out for a night on the town, this bustling area is always alive with energy, music, and people.

No wonder we were drawn back to this shopping hub almost every day of our trip!

wenteslas square prague shopping district

6. Experience the Czech Culture through Local Cuisine Tour

Food is an integral part of every travel experience and a window into a destination’s unique culture. And when it comes to Czech cuisine, there’s a wealth of flavor and history waiting to be explored. To fully immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the city, we highly recommend taking a food tour.

You’ll be guided to hidden gems, away from the tourist traps, and given the chance to taste the most authentic and delicious local dishes. Your knowledgeable guide will share the fascinating history behind each dish, giving you a deeper understanding of the city’s cuisine and culture. So why settle for mediocre meals when you can indulge in the authentic taste of Czech culture? Make sure to book a food tour!

We feel really excited whenever we do a food tour! In Prague, we went with Prague Food Tour company on their “Scrumptious Food Tour”. During this 4 hour tour, we were guided through four amazing eateries where we tasted the most delicious local Czech dishes we could imagine! The dishes included kolache (a doughy pastry that holds a portion of fruit in the middle), local Czech beers, Becherovka (the famous Czech herbal liqueur), pickled cheese, steak tartar, fruit dumplings and so much more!

We had an absolute amazing time during the food tour and learned a lot about the Czech culture as well. We suggest you try it out too!

7. Take a Photo with the Franz Kafka Head Sculpture

Discover one of Prague’s most unique and modern works of art, the Franz Kafka Head. Made up of 42 independently rotating layers of stainless steel, this mesmerizing sculpture offers a constantly changing, multi-faceted perspective with every glance.

Located in the bustling shopping district of the city center, the Franz Kafka Head is an amusing sight to see and a must-visit for all art enthusiasts. Plus, with its central location, you’ll have no trouble finding this iconic landmark. So why wait? Snap a photo and take a piece of Prague’s vibrant art scene back home with you.

Franz Kafka head prague

8. Discover the Petrin Tower – A Stunning Eiffel Tower Lookalike in Prague

Nestled in the heart of Prague, the Petrin Tower is a breathtaking blend of Parisian charm and Czech elegance. As you stroll from Prague Castle towards Mala Strana, you’ll be greeted by a towering structure that resembles the iconic Eiffel Tower. But don’t be fooled, this stunning structure is not a gift from Paris – it’s the Petrin Tower.

Take the elevator or climb the stairs to the top of Petrin Tower for panoramic views of Prague and its surroundings. Immerse yourself in the unique blend of history and culture that make this tower one of the city’s must-see attractions. Prepare to be enchanted by this gem of Parisian charm in Prague.

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Petrin Tower

Nestled on top of the Petrin Hill, the Petrin Tower is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Get ready for a scenic 10-minute hike through the lush, thick trees to reach the tower. Cars are not allowed on the hill, so you’ll be able to fully immerse yourself in the serene environment and enjoy the natural beauty.

Once you reach the tower, be sure to tackle the 299 steps for a panoramic view of Prague. The effort is well worth it, as the views from the top of the Petrin Tower are breathtaking. So, grab your hiking shoes, and book your visit to experience one of the most stunning views of Prague.

prague view from top of petrin tower
Prague from the top during dusk!

9. Indulge in the Best Hot Chocolate at Choco-Cafe, Prague

Located in the heart of the historic Old Town Square, Choco-Cafe serves up the best hot chocolate in Prague. With over a thousand varieties of rich and luscious hot chocolate to choose from, it’s the perfect destination for any chocolate lover.

Sip on a warm and comforting cup of hot chocolate in a cozy, charming atmosphere. Whether you prefer classic hot chocolate or something more adventurous, Choco-Cafe has something for everyone. So, treat yourself to the ultimate chocolate experience and visit Choco-Cafe.

hot chocolate cup

They also have some delicious cakes and pastries, but what you also shouldn’t miss while you’re there are their Horice Rolls. It’s looks quite like a cannoli but tastes so much better!

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Horice Rolls

It’s made up of a round and hollow cookie, which is filled with sweet cream and you dunk it in warm melted chocolate as you eat it. My mouth is watering again already!

10. Have Delicious Breakfast at Cafe Louvre

Step into a world of historical charm and indulgent breakfast at Cafe Louvre. This beautiful cafe, located in the heart of Prague, boasts over 100 years of history and an enchanting art deco interior.

As you enter Cafe Louvre, you’ll be transported back in time by the vintage photos of the cafe from the early 1900s. Savor a delicious breakfast surrounded by the cafe’s rich history and elegant atmosphere. So, book your table and start your day with a truly memorable breakfast experience at Cafe Louvre, Prague.

Strudel at Cafe Louvre

We absolutely enjoyed having their delectable strudel with our cappuccinos, as we admired their interiors.

And, did you know that Cafe Louvre was a favorite hangout of none other than Albert Einstein? You’ll even have the opportunity to purchase Einstein souvenirs in the lobby.

11. Take in the Breathtaking Views of Prague from Letna Park

Discover the breathtaking cityscape of Prague from Letna Park, a scenic oasis located on the Vltava river embankment of Letna Hill. As one of the best vantage points in Prague, Letna Park offers panoramic views of the city, including all of its famous bridges.

Relax and people watch while taking in the stunning vistas of Prague. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful escape from the city or a place to take stunning photos, Letna Park is the perfect destination. So, pack a picnic and make your way to Letna Park for an unforgettable experience.

view of prague bridges from letna park

The park also has one of the best beer gardens in Prague, which is aptly named as the Letna Beer Garden. You can chill out here for hours, sipping on fine Czech beers, eating greasy Czech street food, and taking in the stunning views of the city.

Capture as many pictures as your heart desires!

12. Indulge in the Delicious and Flaky Kremrole from Lukáš Skála Cukrář

Discover a new level of indulgence with Kremrole, a mouthwatering pastry found at Lukáš Skála Cukrář in Prague. Though similar in appearance to Cream Horns, Kremrole stands apart with its flaky and delicate pastry and fresh, light cream that will melt in your mouth.

Each bite of Kremrole is a symphony of flavors and textures, making it hard to stop at just one. Whether you’re a fan of traditional pastries or looking to try something new, Kremrole is the perfect treat. Visit Lukáš Skála Cukrář in Prague and discover the art of delicious pastry-making.

cream roll photo czech food pastry prague

We fell in love with Prague the moment we stepped foot on its streets. To us, it is a city that has it all. From its breathtaking architecture and bustling squares to its charming atmosphere and mouth-watering cuisine, Prague truly is a fairyland come to life. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of wonder and enchantment, and experience the true definition of a fairyland city!

Whether it’s winter or summer, there’s never a bad time to visit Prague. So why wait? Get ready for a truly unforgettable experience and pack your bags for a trip to this charming city now!

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45 thoughts on “Discover the Magic of Prague: The Ultimate Guide to the City’s Top 12 Must-See Wonders

    1. I’ve never been to Prague, but it looks so great..! I will definitely love it here.. Thanks for sharing photos..!

  1. We did the first six. I love Prague, and now we have an excuss (the other six items) to go back.

  2. Aside from the huge castle which I want to take a selfie, That chocolate smoothie is tempting me! #Someday

  3. I have been to Prague in April and did almost all of the things on your list. I had lunch at Cafe Louvre and it was so delicious! 🙂

  4. This city looks beautiful! There are many elements of the buildings, especially the clock tower, that remind me of part of Switzerland. Also, all that food you tried looks amazing!!

  5. I’ve always loved old buildings that have a Gothic type architect feel to them, that castle is absolutely gorgeous.

  6. I love Prague, I have been 8 times yet I have never seen the Franz Kafka head!? Now I will have to go back for a 9th time 😀

  7. I have heard so much about Pragues beauty but I haven’t seen to many picture. I could spend days just taking in the architecture and of course I would have to do a food tour.

  8. The one thing I regret missing when I visited Prague was the Dancing House. Did you get to see it?

  9. I want to visit soon . Man, the food looks so delicious. I am tempted to taste those I screams and rolls. And the monuments are beautiful

  10. I loved Prague!! I didn’t have a chance to shop at Wenceslas Square, I’ll have to add it to my list for the next time

  11. Prague is a beautiful city and you’ve captured so many of the special. hings about it. Good advice about the clock! It gets SO crowded. Being short, it was difficult seeing around tall people’s heads even with the clock being so high.

  12. I’m a foodie so definitely, you’ll find me at the food and drink spots. It would be so nice to enjoy all the local Czech food, I would also love to bring home dome Czech recipes as souvenirs. Anyway, the Bridge and Old Town would be really good photo spots.

  13. I cant believe you got a picture in the old town square with no people! It was so packed when I visited

  14. Prague is a wonderful city to visit, so much history and great food. It looks like you had wonderful weather for your visit.

  15. This place looks absolutely beautiful. I would love to visit all of these places someday.Prague is a beautiful city and you’ve captured so many of the special.

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