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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge

Charles Bridge

234 reviews
Sights and Museums, Bridge
Ranked #1 in Prague things to do
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Malostranske náměstí, Prague 118 00 Czech Republic
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Joining the Lesser Side with Old Town, the Charles bridge is famously the best spot for viewing the Prague Castle. Thousands of people traverse this cobbled bridge every year in search of magic, ... Read more
bohemia, and possibly the good-luck plaque at the 16th statue (in the sequence of 30 on the bridge). Maybe there is something to it; the bridge was laid under superstitious circumstances, at a precise date and time (believed to be lucky-- Year 1357, July 9 at 5:31 pm), and it has withstood the ages, invasions and wars. Find street performers, salesmen, and a pleasant view of the city and Prague Castle from this iconic eastern European landmark.

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Columbia

The Charles Bridge is a nice bridge to walk along, but it is jam-packed with tourists, artists, and groups. I would rather look at it from afar but walking it is something you must do if you're in Prague.

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Vancouver

Beautiful bridge! I believe here you also have you touch some metal sculpture that everyone else has made shiny.

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La Crosse

Absolutely stunning! Just avoid eating trdelnik while on the bridge or you’ll more bees

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Los Angeles

Overall, this is on most people's list when visiting Prague/Praha.

Pro tip: Avoid the summer crowds and go late Autumn/ early winter.
It will be dreary/raining but less crowded.
If you go during peak times, they recommend early mornings.

As part of most old town tours, this bridge connect Old Town with Mala Strana.

The bridge is mostly free to walk across. On the Old Town side, you can pay to climb up on one of its towers. I think it was several euros.

When I went it was drizzling and cold (around 50 degrees F), so
other than large groups of tourist, it was partially crowded.

Overall, it is free and part of most walking tours, so it is worth a visit.

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Gelsenkirchen

Prag is THE town to visit! Nice nightlife, bars with delicious cocktails and eating and live music... the Carlsbridge is full of life and love! Great!

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Hollywood

Majestic Charls bridge so gorgeous! People are playing music and view is just breath taking ! I would love to go back

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Darlington

One of those places you have to visit, the architecture is beautiful. Only issue is it's always crowded!

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Lincoln

A lot of art and music on the bridge, stunning views and food on each side, including trdlnik. Can be very crowded but it is worth it! The history connected with this bridge is amazing and everything is beautifully built.

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Washington, D.C.

Walking on this bridge makes you feel like you are in a fairy tale city. Can't miss this.

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Charles bridge is within walking distance from our Apartment.
In 5 min you can walk to Minicipal House and Powder tower (gate to Old Town).

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The San Francisco Bay Area

The Charles Bridge is a must see while in Prague. If you have Rick Steves book, he gives an excellent description of all of the statues along the bridge that really adds value to your stroll.

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Ottawa

Quite crowded with tourists but the views are absolutely spectacular! Lovely to take a stroll down or for some truly entertaining people watching

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Delemont

Beautiful views from the bridge! During the weekends, it gets crowded and filled with small street vendors.

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Singapore

Most famous bridge in Prague. Wonderful to stroll along and listen to the buskers. Looks beautiful at night. Great views from both gate towers.

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Klang

The Charles Bridge is a famous historic bridge that crosses the Vltara River in Prague, Czech Republic. The Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city's Old Town and adjacent areas. This"solid-land" connecction made Pragueimportant as a trade route between Eastern and Western Europe.

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Glasgow

One of the most famous sights in Prague and it is clear to see why. Everything from the approach, the cobbles, the gate tower and the statues are interesting and fascinating to look at. The bridge gets very busy so beware pushy tourists but there are some great artists selling their paintings and handicrafts along the bridge.

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Salzburg

Simply amazing!! I love the historic feeling this bridge is filled with! It's good to have a guide with you, which can explain all of the wonderful sculptures and tell you exciting stories!

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Katrineholm
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The Charles Bridge is a must see even if it's crowded with tourists all year through.

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Merriam

Crowded! Shoulder to shoulder crowded! If you want to see this in peace, get up early and you can have the bridge to yourself.

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Worms

Awesome place! Nice view of the prague Castle! Good place to take nice pictures at night!

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