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Tips for visiting Prague castle

Prague Castle is one of the top Prague attractions and can be one of your most memorable Prague experiences. Use these tips to get the most out of your visit.

Early visit

Plan the night before to visit Prague Castle early in the morning. If you go early, you can beat the crowd. Prague Castle opens at 9 am Plan to arrive a little before 9. You will notice the crowds gradually thicken over the course of the next two hours.

Allow enough time to visit

You must wait at least 2-3 hours to visit Prague Castle. However, if you find that you want to follow the audio tour, seeing the Prague Castle Complex may take longer. Make sure you have breakfast before you go. You can have lunch in the vicinity of Prague Castle after your visit and digest everything you have seen with hot meatballs or cold beer.

Rent the audio tour

Don’t let past bad experiences with audio tours keep you from renting the one at Prague Castle. The audio tour in English is easily understood, provides quality information, and is comprehensive. (If you’re not interested in the story, it’s almost too exhaustive, but you can fast-forward through what you’re not interested in.)

Buy the photo license

In addition to the tickets and the audio tour, you have the option of purchasing a license that will allow you to take photos inside the buildings that make up the Prague Castle complex. If you have a camera, buy this license. Vitus Cathedral, in particular, is visually stunning, and you’ll be disappointed if you can’t take photos while you’re there.

Visit St. Vitus Cathedral first

St. Vitus Cathedral is one of the most interesting and beautiful buildings in the Prague Castle complex. Visit the Vitus Cathedral before seeing something else. Touring the complex can quickly wear you out, so you should see St. Vitus Cathedral while still having a lot of energy and enthusiasm.

Dress for the weather

Prague Castle is a huge complex of buildings, most of which will only protect you from extreme weather conditions up to a point. If the weather is cold, you will be cold throughout your tour of Prague Castle. If it rains, you will get wet walking from one building to another.

Wear comfortable walking shoes

Comfortable walking shoes must be worn during your tour of Prague Castle. Like all walkways in Prague, the squares and alleys of Prague Castle are paved with bricks, some of which have settled at uneven angles and can become slippery when wet.

Visit on a weekday

Try to see Prague Castle on a weekday. On weekends at Prague Castle we see the worst crowds.

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