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Things to do at night in Prague

Explore the best of Prague after dark

There aren’t many other European capitals as beautiful as Prague. The Czech capital is home to a number of beautiful buildings spanning the years in a variety of styles, which can be admired by river cruise, foot or from observation lookout points. While it’s a striking city to explore, the sights – and experiences – are made even more stand-out when you take it all in at night. Many museums, observatory towers and attractions stay open until late, meaning that you don’t have to squeeze your itinerary into the main bulk of the busy day. Read on to discover some of the top things to do at night in Prague.

  1. Enjoy an evening river cruise
  2. Watch the Astronomical Clock’s last hour of the day
  3. Spend an evening playing card games at Lokal
  4. Have a late-night history lesson at the Museum of Communism
  5. Gaze across the city from Zizkov TV Tower

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1. Enjoy an evening river cruise

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!

Vibe: Sophisticated sightseeing.

Don’t forget: Get an even clearer view by stepping out onto the deck outside – just remember a jacket!

2. Watch the Astronomical Clock’s last hour of the day

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.

Vibe: Iconic attractions without the crowds.

Don’t forget: Simply strolling around the Old Town Square is one of the most pleasant things to do in Prague.

3. Spend an evening playing card games at Lokal

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?

Vibe: Local scenes.

Don’t forget: Say jeste jednou, prosim for another round!

4. Have a late-night history lesson at the Museum of Communism

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!

Vibe: A recreation of Czech politics now long gone.

Don’t forget: There are statues and busts of various Communist figures.

5. Gaze across the city from Zizkov TV Tower

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...

Vibe: Futuristic feels.

Don’t forget: You can stay at their hotel – but be sure to book in advance, as there’s only one room...

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