Prague’s most scenic walk featuring the city’s best views
Sick of the hordes of tourists that trample through the streets of Prague? Want a relaxed walk with great views? The walk I’ll cover in this post is the absolute highlight of our first month in Prague.
The starting point is the Beer Garden in Letná Park (across from the Old Town). The walk will take you along the hills that skirt the river, giving you great views of the Old Town and, as you go further along, the river, the Little Town, and the Castle District. It’ll bring you to Castle Square and up to the Strahov Monastery where you’ll have more great views. Try to do it in the late afternoon/early evening for the best light. I’ve tried to re-create the entirety of this walk on this map.
We really recommend this walk; you’ll see few tourists and have great views over the city while walking through some pretty parks. As I said, the highlight of our first month in Prague.
Airbnb. We stayed in this apartment for a month, paying CAD 1167 (That’s $900 US right now). Great location, fantastic views (you’ll notice some of the photos above taken of Prague Castle), the apartment was a bit rustic in some ways but fine for our needs. Good value. This other apartment, a block away was more expensive but fantastic (we only stayed one night due to a screw up on dates in the other apartment) . One of the nicer apartments we’ve ever stayed in, totally recommend. If you’ve never signed up for Airbnb, use our link and save $35 on your first stay.
Hotels. A couple of suggestions in the mid-range category: The Blue Oak. It has a perfect location on the castle side of the river. Another very nice hotel at a good price is Dolce Vita Suites on the Old Town side of the river. Both are excellent. A great Budget choice is the Czech Inn Hostel.
We wrote a detailed post on Prague Airport and how to get into the city. Prague’s Airport is officially Václav Havel Airport Prague (code: PRG).
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Love your website it is so full of helpful information for my upcoming trip to Czech Republic (Prague). How long would you say this “scenic walk” took you?
Thank you for your very nice comment! I would say 90 minutes roughly..it’s really not that long a route its just that you’ll end up making a lot of stops along the way.
We actually came back in April and did the walk again. Very pretty.
Enjoy your trip to Prague!
Great shots from a very cool city!
Sand In My Suitcase
Absolutely gorgeous photos! You make us want to pack our suitcases again and head to Prague right now!
WoW these pictures are absolutely stunning ! I have only been to Prague once, it is such a beautiful city. When I go back I definitely want to do this scenic walk
Thank you Freya – yes, its great, one of our highlights here.
Stunning Pictures! Prague is beautiful.
Thank you Mansi!
Reading this made me smile 😀 I lived in Prague for a year and used to run this path almost every morning! Great recommendation.
Thanks so much Dana. I had read about Letna park but didn’t know if there were paths connecting to the castle district. And it didn’t seem to be covered in any of my guides or maps. But it’s really easy and just a gorgeous walk – really enjoyable. Glad to hear that someone who was a local like you would do that as a routine!
Such beautiful images! I think I’d enjoy doing that same walk. Love the lighting at dusk going into sunset.
Wonderful photos you’ve got out of your stroll guys 🙂
Happy you had such a nice herds-free experience!
Thanks Ivanna! Was nice meeting you and Gianni – fantastic day all around.
Michael and Graciela
Very lovely photos – really enjoyed looking at them.