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

Charles Bridge (Karluv Most)

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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Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
star-4.5
$30.71 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent way to begin trip in Prague
Our guide was wonderful and knew his history. Very enjoyable tour and great way to begin our time in Prague.
krestawright, Feb 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Prague

star-5
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!
star-5
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.
star-5
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.
star-5
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!
star-5
This was a wonderful walking tour! Our...
Teresa E, Oct 2018
Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
This was a wonderful walking tour! Our guide, Michaela, was extremely knowledgeable and very funny. We had a fantastic day with her! If you can't walk with ease, this will not be a good tour for you. Otherwise, it is full of history and interesting stories.
star-5
Excellent tour guide who introduced us...
Mrs S P, Sep 2018
Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
Excellent tour guide who introduced us to her lovely City - a must do if this is your first or even second/third visit to Prague. You will get to see all of the main sites/hear the history from Roman through WW2 to current. Even if you have been to Prague previously you are bound to learn more by going on this tour. Would not hesitate to recommend.
star-4
Very good guide and tour...she...
Jim W, Oct 2017
Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
Very good guide and tour...she seemed a bit rushed even though our tour lasted a shorter amount of time that advertised. Overall, though, very knowledgeable and thorough!
star-5
We 3 ladies of 70 were delighted...
Ngaire, Nov 2017
Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
We 3 ladies of 70 were delighted with our tour guide Misha. She was very informative and and fun to listen to. The tour gave us an overall picture of Prague and its history. Highly recommended.
star-4
Our guide on this tour was a...
wendywhoo, Oct 2017
Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
Our guide on this tour was a historian and extremely knowlegeable. Initially i found him a little difficult to understand but soon adapted to his accent. He pointed out some interesting and intricate architectural features that would have been otherwise mIssed.
star-5
Our guide was very knowledgeable...
scott, Oct 2017
Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
Our guide was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and a lot of fun! This tour was just the right amount of walking and time for us as well. Highly recommended.
star-5
The tour was fantastic and it was...
Rene F, Feb 2018
Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
The tour was fantastic and it was nice that we were just alone with the guide. This gave us more flexibility.
star-5
What a wonderful tour of Prague, our...
Iona Y, May 2017
Prague Walking Tour of Old Town, Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
What a wonderful tour of Prague, our guide really made it for us. Lots of information on the history of Prague delivered with enough humour to keep the whole group smiling and laughing throughout the tour. Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Prague, it's worth every penny.

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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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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