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Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)
Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

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11,049 Reviews
Free admission
Karlův Most, Prague

The Basics

Most Prague tours make a stop at the Charles Bridge; although it’s easy to visit independently, tour guides will provide detailed explanations about the statues, which each has its own story. If you’re still craving more information, visit the Charles Bridge Museum on the east bank. Prague river cruises depart from the foot of the Charles Bridge on both sides of the river.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Prague

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You Feel Like You're There!
Rita_C, Apr 2021
Live Stream Tour of Prague's Charles Bridge and Old Town
This is an incredible tour with two amazing guides. You really feel like you are there, in person, walking along the Charles Bridge and visiting Old Town Prague. And Bonita and Vadim are so knowledgeable, you learn so much about the history and unique culture of Prague. We really enjoyed our tour and can't wait to visit in person. Thank you!
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Excellent way to begin trip in Prague
krestawright, Feb 2020
Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
Our guide was wonderful and knew his history. Very enjoyable tour and great way to begin our time in Prague.
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Good relaxed tour
francisjohnneal9, Feb 2020
Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
Only five of us on the tour so it was a great personal experience. Guide very professional and knowledgeable. 3 hours wizzed by. Highly recommended if you want to learn history of Prague.
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Perfect walking tour
REBECCA C, Oct 2019
Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
We had a wonderful experience with our guide, she was very knowledgeable, answer our questions, a perfect experience.
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Historian George
DiandraCalifornia, Oct 2019
Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
George gave us a special Prague Historical tour according to our preference. We mentioned our interest in history and he shaped his tour accordingly with information on church history, Jewish history, rulers, building architecture periods, pointed out statues and shared so many stories. It was so amazing! It was only my husband and I on the tour so very exclusive experience. Seriously worth it!
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Michaela was excellent!
Tim969696, Dec 2019
Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
Can't say enough good things about my tour guide, Michaela! She was enthusiastic, knew her history, and took the time to answer questions as we went. The tour was engaging and interesting, and I got a lot of good pointers on where to spend the remainder of my time in Prague. My only feedback: It was a bit hard to find the starting place for the tour. There were a lot of other tours also holding up Umbrellas around the corner from the clock tower, and I spent about 10 minutes looking in the wrong place before circling back and finding the right tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Charles Bridge is a pedestrian-only footbridge—bikes, Segways, and vehicles are prohibited.

  • Wear comfortable shoes if you plan to explore Prague on foot—the city is full of cobblestone streets and hills.

  • The bridge is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

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How to Get to There

The Charles Bridge links the Old Town and Lesser Town over the Vltava River; it’s about a 10-minute walk from Old Town Square or a 15-minute walk from Wenceslas Square. The closest metro station is Staroměstská (Line A) on the east bank of the river, but numerous trams also run along the riverside and stop near the bridge.

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Trip ideas


When to Get There

It’s almost impossible to avoid the crowds along the Charles Bridge, especially in peak season (July and August), so your best bet is to visit early in the morning or late in the evening. If you’re hoping to capture a dramatic photograph of the bridge, arrive around sunrise, when the lighting is perfect and the views tend to be crowd-free.

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A Prague Walking Tour

The Charles Bridge is ideally situated near Prague’s UNESCO-listed historic center. Start your walking tour in the Old Town, where you can watch the hourly display of the Astronomical Clock, stroll around the historic Jewish Quarter, and admire the Tyn Cathedral. Then cross the Charles Bridge into the Lesser Town and stop at the John Lennon Wall before climbing Castle Hill to visit St. Vitus Cathedral and take in the views from Prague Castle.

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