Prague Castle

You cannot visit Prague without visiting its most famous landmark. Founded in the 9th century by Prince Bořivoj of the Premysl dynasty, the castle grew arbitrarily as subsequent rulers made new additions. All Czech rulers have had their residences at the castle except for the country’s first post-communist president who preferred the comforts of his own home. The castle now stands at almost seven football fields long, proceeding east to west through three courtyards. The information, while detailed, gives a basic overview of the opening hours and admission prices; see the castle website for a more information.

Information Centre Telephone: +420 224 373 368

Opening Hours

Prague Castle
•    5:00am – 12:00 midnight in the summer season (April 1st – October 31st)
•    6:00am – 11:00pm in the winter season (November 1st – March 31st)

The official rooms used by the Office of the President of the Czech Republic are open only two days of the year: the first Saturday after May 8 and the first Saturday after October 28. The Changing of the Guard Ceremony takes place every hour at the castle gates. At noon in the First Courtyard, there is a salute and flag ceremony.

Castle Gardens
•    April to October: 10am to 6pm
•    May to September: 10am to 7pm
•    June to July: 10am to 9pm
•    August: 10am to 8pm

Historical Monuments (open daily except Christmas Eve)
•    9:00am – 6:00pm in the summer season
•    9:00am – 4:00pm in the winter season

While there is no charge to enter the grounds, the historical monuments require a ticket to enter. These include the Old Royal Palace (closed from March 31 till April 30), the exhibition "The Story of Prague Castle", St. George's Basilica, Convent of St. George - National Gallery closed till May 6, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, Prague Castle Picture Gallery, Powder Tower.

Type of Ticket                                      Full Admission    Discount    Family Admission
Prague Castle – long tour                         350 Kč              175 Kč        700 Kč
Prague Castle – short tour                        250 Kč              125 Kč        500 Kč
Exhibtion ‘The Story of Prague Castle’        140 Kč                70 Kč       280 Kč
Prague Castle Picture Gallery                     150 Kč                80 Kč       300 Kč
Powder Tower                                         70 Kč                40 Kč       140 Kč

Children under the age of six are free.

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Charles Bridge
Franz Kafka Museum
Jewish Cemetery
Jewish Museum and Old Jewish Cemetery
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