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The Best Places for Panoramic Views in Prague

Prague is full of magical views | ©Thomas Depenbusch / Flickr
Prague is full of magical views | ©Thomas Depenbusch / Flickr
There’s no better way to photograph Prague than from up above. With its fairytale red roofs and its many towers, it makes sense to head to one of these viewpoints for the best shots of the city.

Old Town Hall Tower

Building
View from the tower
View from the tower | © Karen Bryan/ Flickr
There’s no better place to get a pic of Old Town than from the Hall Tower. In winter, this spot gives you the best view of the Christmas market, and at night, you can catch the beautiful lights of the square and the Týn church across the square. Space is tight inside the tower, and it gets very crowded around sunset time, so keep that in mind if you want space.
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Vyšehrad

Building, Park
Vyšehrad is on the banks of the Vltava River
Vyšehrad is on the banks of the Vltava River | © Sergey Dzyuba / Alamy Stock Photo
A historical fort right over the river, Vyšehrad offers great views of both the water and the city. You’ll easily find the best spot just by walking around – it’s right next to a metal map that identifies some of the buildings you see in the distance.
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Old Town Bridge (Charles Bridge) Tower

Climb 138 steps to the top of the tower for the best views of the bridge and the other side of Prague across from the Vltava River. There’s rarely a crowd here, so no waiting times and the mid-14th-century tower itself is a wonderful spot to discover.

View of the bridge from the tower  ©Nitin Vyas/ Flickr

Petřín Hill

Petřín Hill offers several chances for great photography. To reach the top, you can take a funicular car (sit on the left of the car for the best views) and take photos as you go up. Once at the top, there are several great viewpoints. Or you can climb to the top of the Petřín Observation Tower for an even higher view of the city.

View from Petřín Tower  ©Daniel Zimmermann / Flickr