Prague at Night- Photo Series

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My favourite time of day to explore Prague was late at night. After dark, the crowds of tourists disappear, but the city is still very much alive.

Seeing Prague’s important monuments and buildings lit up against the dark night sky, added an element of romance to an already fairytale-like city. We happily wandered the streets of Prague’s Old Town and Castle Quarter, passing by other couples out for a romantic late night stroll.

The only thing that would have made our night in Prague more romantic was if I wasn’t so busy taking photos. I couldn’t help myself- I wanted to have a lasting reminder of this beautiful city!

Prague at Night

Here are some photos of Prague at night to convince you to go for a late night walk during your visit to Prague. | Prague at Night- Photo Series

The Municipal House, home to the Smetana concert hall. | Prague at Night- Photo Series

Looking up at the Church of Our Lady before Týn. | Prague at Night- Photo Series

Old Town Hall | Prague at Night- Photo Series

Walking along the river. | Prague at Night- Photo Series

Prague Castle | Prague at Night- Photo Series

Prague Castle as seen from Charles Bridge. | Prague at Night- Photo Series

Street leading up to Prague Castle. | Prague at Night- Photo Series

St. Vitus Cathedral | Prague at Night- Photo Series

Charles Bridge | Prague at Night- Photo Series

Malá Strana Bridge Towers on Charles Bridge. | Prague at Night- Photo Series

Charles Bridge | Prague at Night- Photo Series

Charles Bridge

Tips for Visiting Prague at Night

  • The grounds of Prague Castle are open until midnight, but try not to be there at closing time. We were ushered out to the north gate, which meant we had to take the long way back around to Charles Bridge. The path was very dark and not lit up in most places. Eventually the sidewalk ended and we had to walk for a bit on a steep, twisting road- not very safe, especially at night.
  • Charles Bridge is a must visit at night. Even at 1:30 am, there were still people hanging out on the bridge, but it wasn’t even close to the jam packed crowds that congregate there during the day.
  • If you’re planning on taking night pictures of Old Town Square, remember that the lights go out at 2:00 am (at least they did when we were there on a Saturday night). I just got my camera set up on my tripod and then all of a sudden everything went dark!
  • A relaxed way to experience Prague at night is on a dinner cruise. Here is a trusted site where you can book a 3 hour Prague by Night dinner cruise.

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  • Frank - Hi Rhonda – hey where are you guys right now? We’re in Prague and I was just getting set to post on a night tour we took here (a Ghost Tour). If you’re ever in the same city we could maybe meet up for a beer?
    Great pics!
    Frank (bbqboy)July 17, 2014 – 4:50 pmReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - We’re home in Edmonton, getting ready to leave for Alaska in a few days. Yes, we should meet up if we ever cross paths! We wanted to do the ghost tour in Prague but ran out of time (and energy). Can’t wait to read all about it!July 17, 2014 – 4:56 pmReplyCancel

  • Frank - Shame, would have been nice to meet you. I’ll post in sometime tomorrow.
    Alaska – ooohh, that should be fun!July 17, 2014 – 5:03 pmReplyCancel

  • Milena Yordanova - Brilliant photos! Prague is so romantic at night.July 18, 2014 – 1:30 amReplyCancel

  • Laura @Travelocafe - I love this night shots… really lovely pics.July 18, 2014 – 3:05 amReplyCancel

  • Emma @ Everyday Postcard - Beautiful photos! I have to agree, I liked Prague during the day but I fell in love with the city at night.July 19, 2014 – 11:08 pmReplyCancel

  • Claudia - WOW, nice shots!August 8, 2014 – 10:42 amReplyCancel

  • Marsha - Great pictures at night. I now wish I had returned especially to the Charles Bridge late at night. I was there in the evening when there was oodles of people. This seems so peaceful. I love night pictures!!August 14, 2014 – 11:41 amReplyCancel

    • Rhonda Krause - Thanks! Charles Bridge was definitely more pleasant late at night, once the crowds had gone. I had so much fun photographing Prague at night!August 14, 2014 – 12:12 pmReplyCancel

  • Uptourist - The buildings in Prague are so beautiful. It is like they are lit from the frames. So beautiful.March 25, 2015 – 11:28 pmReplyCancel


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