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
• 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.
• 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.