Take in an evening-lit Prague on a river cruise, where you’ll get to cruise along the iconic Vltava River and pass by some of the most renowned, popular sights by water. Glide beneath the famous Charles Bridge, past the staggeringly-tall Petrin Tower on one side of the bank and the architectural beauties like the National Theatre on the other side. This sightseeing tour can be made even better if you book a dining option; accompanied by live music, you can enjoy fine dining and really make an evening out of seeing the highlights of Prague!
In the heart of Prague’s Old Town Square is the Astronomical Clock, one of the Czech capital’s most popular tourist attractions. This interactive clock puts on a daily performance every hour between 9am and 9pm. During the day, the spot is jam-packed with tourists jostling for space and a better view, so why not avoid the crowds by visiting in the evening? You could even enjoy dinner at one of the many outdoor dining options on the Old Town Square beforehand. The last hour for its display is at 9pm, so make sure you’re here with a few minutes to spare so you’re ready for the spectacle. Watch as the skeleton next to the clock starts ringing his bell, before figures of the Apostles shuffle past the window above and peer down onto the scene below; a cockerel then signals the end of the show. What better way to end (or start!) your night? Wondering what to see during your Prague holidays? After taking in the impressive Astronomical Clock, take an evening stroll over Charles Bridge and watch the sunset or the moonlight.
If you fancy having more of a chilled-out evening in Prague, you can’t go far wrong by venturing to one of their many pubs. They’re not all booze-filled pivnices – although there’s plenty of them if that’s your scene – but many are simply easy-going spaces to enjoy decent food and/or drinks to enjoy good company. You can enjoy a laid-back affair at the likes of Lokal, where many locals also like to go. Although there’s a Lokál in the Old Town, head to the one in Karlin if you really want to hang out with the locals. This is one of the best things to do at night in Prague if you want to chill out but still have some fun; as it’s open until midnight, why not make an evening out of it and ask the table next to you if they want to join in?
Get your dose of Czech history after hours at the Museum of Communism. Here, you can learn all about recent Czech history from the early 20th century; there’s a vast range on display, from propaganda memorabilia and film footage to display placards, uniforms and more. In fact, it’s actually located above a casino, which is another late-night option!
It wouldn’t be a visit to Prague without a wacky addition to your itinerary; and the Zizkov TV Tower is certainly that. Standing at 216m tall, this grey, futuristic tower looks like it’s been beamed down from outer space, or as if it’s waiting to return there. Even more uniquely, it’s complemented with giant babies crawling up the side of the tower. Designed by eccentric artist David Cerny, you can see his other giant crawling babies in Kampa Park, by the museum. The TV Tower is open until midnight, so you can spend an evening gazing across the 360-degree view of the glittering city from its observatory. You can also take it easy at the cafe, restaurant and bar there; this is a great way to see Prague by night in one of the city’s more unique attractions...