Where To See the Best Views of Prague

Prague is full of magical views | ©Thomas Depenbusch / Flickr
Prague is full of magical views | ©Thomas Depenbusch / Flickr
Photo of Diana Bocco
21 February 2020

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
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View from the tower
View from the tower | © Karen Bryan/ Flickr
If you want a photo of the Old Town, you’ll want to head for 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, so keep that in mind if you want space.

Vyšehrad

Building, Park
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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.
View of the bridge from the tower | ©Nitin Vyas/ Flickr

Petřín Hill

Natural Feature
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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
These recommendations were updated on February 21, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.