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Charles Bridge (Karluv most)

Even when it's groaning under the weight of sketch artists, jazz musicians, trinkets and tourists, there's no resisting the charm of the Charles Bridge ('Karlův most' in Czech). Its 500 meters (1,640 feet) link the Old Town with Castle Hill and provide some of the best views of the city and of the graceful river Vltava. 

It was built in the 15th century to replace the older Judith Bridge, which had been swept away by floods. The Charles Bridge (originally called the Stone Bridge - the name was changed in the 19th century) has proved remarkably resilient. Some say it's down to the eggs mixed into its mortar.

What makes the bridge so special is its rows of blackened baroque saints, each attended by angels and lions and followers. The statues emerging from the mists of a Prague dawn is one of the loveliest sights of the city.

If you want to make sure you come back to Prague, touch the statue of St. John of Nepomuk (he was martyred by being thrown into the river from the bridge). It's supposed to bring good luck, too.

Practical Info

The Charles Bridge links the Old Town and Castle Hill over the river Vltava. 

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Prague in One Day Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 329 Reviews

Discover the magic of Prague, a modern and vibrant city full of energy, on this introductory tour of the Czech capital. Perfect for first-time visitors, this ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.19

Prague Night Tour and River Vltava Dinner Cruise

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 152 Reviews

Tour the magical city of Prague at night by coach and boat, and dine in comfort while cruising along the River Vltava. It's the perfect way to see Prague at ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.92

Small-Group Prague City Walking Tour Including Vltava River Cruise and Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

See some of Prague’s top attractions and hidden gems on a full-day tour of the city! Explore must-visit sites like Wenceslas Square and the Old Town by foot, ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.02

Prague Castle Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 88 Reviews

Uncover the secret of the magical Golden Lane, gain insight into the St George's Basilica ancestral convent on this walking tour of the renowned Prague Castle! ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.37

Prague Segway Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Riding a Segway offers you the extraordinary experience of walking through Prague without walking - but gliding on board a Segway Human Transporter! On this ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.30

Prague Vltava River Afternoon Tea Cruise

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 49 Reviews

Acquaint yourself with Prague on this relaxing afternoon cruise along the River Vltava. Sample cake and sip a coffee or tea as you take in the beauty of many ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.64

Prague Vltava River Lunch Cruise

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 18 Reviews

For the perfect introduction to Prague, take a relaxing lunch cruise on the Vltava River taking in some of Prague's most breathtaking sites. Your two-hour ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.37

2-Night Prague Experience with City Highlights Tour

Spend two nights in the colorful Czech capital, Prague, enjoying 3- or 4-star hotel accommodation, a 3.5-hour city tour by coach and an arrival airport ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights

From USD $229.14

Prague Ghost Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Experience Prague’s spooky side on a nighttime ghost walking tour. Hear the spine-chilling stories that the city hides in its streets and solitary alleys. Walk ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.57

Prague City Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Get your bearings in the romantic city of Prague on this comprehensive two-hour coach tour. This tour is perfect if you have limited time in Prague, the City ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $24.55

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