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Old Town Bridge Tower Tours and Activities

Old Town Bridge Tower
At the end of Charles Bridge, the Gothic Old Town Bridge Tower marks the entrance to Prague’s Old Town. Flanked by sculptures of St. Vitus and Charles IV, the striking structure was built in the late 14th century. Bohemian kings walked through the tower—considered one of Europe’s most beautiful gateways—on their coronation processions.

The Basics
Many sightseeing tours of Prague pass by the tower so you can admire its Gothic grandeur. If you’d like a closer look, though, the tower is open to the public. Inside, view an exhibition about the design and construction of the bridge and tower, including artifacts retrieved from the bed of the Vltava River. Or, just head to the top of the tower and savor the views of the Old Town and river.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Old Town Bridge Tower is a must-see for history and architecture buffs.
  • You reach the top of the tower via a narrow staircase, inaccessible to wheelchairs.
  • Tickets are available only at the box office in the tower.

How to Get There
The metro station closest to the Old Town Bridge Tower is Staroměstská (on Line A), a 5-minute walk away. Trams 6, 9, 17, 18, and 22 all stop at Národní divadlo, an 8-minute walk from the tower, and bus 294 stops at Mariánské náměstí, a 5-minute walk away. The tower is about a 10-minute walk from Old Town Square.

When to Get There

The tower opens at 10am every day. Closing time is at 6pm, 8pm, or 10pm, depending on the season. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. One of the most picturesque times to visit is just before sunset.

The Architect

The Old Town Bridge Tower was commissioned by Charles IV and designed by the prolific German architect Peter Parler, who was responsible for some of Prague’s most important buildings. You can see more of Parler’s work nearby, including the Charles Bridge, St. Vitus Cathedral, Old Town Hall, All Saints Church, Church of Our Lady before Týn, and Karolinum.
Address: Karlův most Prague 1, Prague 11000, Czech Republic
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Prague Old Town, River Cruise and Prague Castle Sightseeing Tour Including Lunch

Prague Old Town, River Cruise and Prague Castle Sightseeing Tour Including Lunch

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Engulf yourself in all things Prague on this informative and entertaining walking tour and river cruise, including a hearty traditional Czech meal for lunch. Start by exploring the Old Town, indulge in a rib-sticking lunch of Czech fare, and then board a boat to cruise the scenic Vltava River.
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Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and Lunch

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Discover Prague on a comprehensive full-day tour, including lunch and a relaxing Vltava River cruise. With a guide, enjoy a panoramic city coach tour and a walking tour around the exterior of UNESCO-listed Prague Castle. Savor a 3-course lunch at a luxury restaurant and later, take a leisurely sightseeing cruise, passing the Charles Bridge as you enjoy complimentary refreshments. Lastly, stroll around the Jewish Quarter and Old Town to see more highlights.
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Prague Castle and Canal River Boat Tour

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Combine two of Prague’s most popular attractions into one great-value 3-hour tour. Cruise down the Vltava River, passing the UNESCO-listed Old Town and the famous Charles Bridge, then take a walking tour of the Prague Castle complex to visit St. Vitus Cathedral and enjoy spectacular views over the city.
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Prague Scavenger Hunt: Towers, Writers & Rivers

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Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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Prague Private Tour: Old Town Exploration Game

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Embark on a quest through grand boulevards, winding cobblestone streets, and up the oldest castle stairs to discover the secrets of gothic Prague. Along the way, learn about important medieval and new cathedrals, squares, and landmarks. Are you ready? + You will learn the 14th Century history of Prague through the eyes of their greatest medieval ruler and builder, Charles IV + You will begin in Wenceslas Square and walk to the castle, seeing many major city highlights including + Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and St. Vitus + Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt Discover Prague's fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around town. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Explore Prague Old Town by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family.
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Prague Old Town Tourist Scavenger Hunt

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Are you looking for things to do in Prague Old Town? Try our tourist scavenger hunt to walk the old town while discovering its churches, museums, and other attractions! It will take you from the Communism Museum to the Charles Bridge Museum through Old Town Square and Adria Palace. You’ll need to solve challenges at every step. Each challenge will tell you where you are going next and a bit of local history and advice. It takes 2-3 hours to complete, do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 20+ challenges, games and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.
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Magic Christmas Tour in Prague

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Prague Vltava River Sightseeing Cruise

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Drift along the Vltava River through Prague and see the sights from the water on this relaxing cruise. Settle on the outdoor or interior deck, and get grandstand views of top Prague attractions such as Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, and National Theatre. Buy onboard refreshments, and learn about the landmarks and Prague’s history from the informative audio commentary. Upgrade to a longer cruise to sail further along the Vltava past the Vyšehrad Citadel, the stunning Dancing House and other impressive sights.
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This tour allows you to combine a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Prague Castle with a comprehensive overview of the city's highlights and landmarks. During this uting on foot and by minivan, you'll see the Jewish quarter, the Lesser Quarter, and the Old Town, then stop for coffee at Lobkowicz Palace. Opt to upgrade with a Changing of the Guard ceremony viewing.
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Get a comprehensive introduction to Prague on this city tour, which includes a Vltava River cruise. With a professional guide leading the way, you’ll explore Prague’s medieval center, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, and see top sights such as Wenceslas Square, the Old Royal Palace and St George’s Convent. Discover, too, the charming Prague Castle District before cruising Devil’s Stream into the Lesser Quarter, or Malá Strana, one of the city’s most historical districts. Provided refreshments on board the cruise include one drink (beer, lemonade, water, tea or coffee), ice cream in the summer or mulled wine in the winter, or gingerbread.
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Get a comprehensive overview of Prague's highlights and landmarks on this 90-minute walking tour. Follow your guide to the most famous sights as well as some hidden gems; a great initiation for first-time visitors.
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