Prague Castle, originally built in the 9th century, is the largest ancient castle in the world, home to the Bohemian Crown Jewels and the current official home of the President. There are numerous gardens, churches, residences and even a vineyard within the castle grounds – and visitors may see the Changing of the Guards.
The Gothic-style Charles Bridge is lovely for a romantic stroll any time of day (or night). The main bridge in Prague, the historic bridge crosses the Vltava River and is embellished by 30 statues and statuaries of various saints.
Týn Church, also known as The Church of Our Lady before Týn, dominates the Prague skyline with its over 260 foot towers and Gothic spires. Inside, Prague’s oldest pipe organ (built in 1673) and Baroque altarpiece from 1649 always impresses visitors.
Constructed many centuries later -- from 1992-1996 -- the equally iconic Dancing House is striking in its jarring, daringly modern lines – made all the more so set against the backdrop of historical Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings. Constructed by Vlado Milunic and star architect Frank Gehry, Milunic’s original design of a building with both static and dynamic flow, was meant to symbolize what was then Czechoslovakia’s transition from a communist regime into a free and parliamentary democracy.
Explore Prague as an extension of our Christmas Markets on the Danube, Iconic Christmas Markets, Blue Danube Discovery, Romantic Danube, Melodies of the Danube, Magna on the Danube, Grand Danube and Legendary Danube itineraries.