Where to Find the Best Views in Prague
With scenic overlooks and a history dating back more than 1,000 years, Prague is rich with sweeping views and photo ops. Whether you head to Prague Castle to see the Old Town, or wander the hills in the Bohemian countryside, here’s where to find the best views in and around Prague.
Inspired by the iconic Eiffel Tower, Petřín Tower is the go-to attraction for visitors seeking unobstructed views of Prague. Whether you visit the tower on a city walking tour, or stop by after checking out Strahov Monastery, be sure to walk up the 299 stairs—or take the elevator—for views across the city.
One of the largest castle complexes in the world, the stately Prague Castle is a top attraction, for good reason. Tour the historic building, savor views across the city to the Vltava River, and snap a photo of Prague’s famous red tile roofs.
From an up-close look at the Charles Bridge to views of Prague Castle, no trip to Prague is complete without a cruise on the Vltava River. Whether you opt for a luxurious dinner cruise or choose a daytime canal boat ride, the river is an ideal vantage point from which to see the historic city.
Venture out into the Bohemian countryside for views of vineyards and villages dotting the rolling hills. Along with wine tastings and lunch, most tours stop at notable rural sights, such as historic graveyards and medieval castles.
Hike in the Country
For some of the best views in and around the Czech Republic, spend a day hiking in the wilderness. From the rocky cliffs of Wild Šárka Natural Reserve, to the verdant Saxon Switzerland National Park, numerous day trips whisk you out of Prague to enjoy views of the landscape.