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).
Related: Our detailed 3-Day Guide to Prague
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