Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Tower Combo Tickets

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Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Tower Combo Tickets

Do you know a famous astronomical tower in Prague with a bizarre history is located next to Prague Castle?

Prague Castle is a castle complex with many architectural buildings and the Prague Astronomical Tower is a clock that displays time and astronomical information.

By booking this 2-in-1 pocket-friendly combo, you will get fast-track access to Prague’s two must-visit attractions.

As you pick your tickets, an expert guide will give you a 15-20 min introduction in your preferred language about the history and significance of both attractions.

Then, you are free to admire Prague Castle and the Astronomical Tower at your own pace.

These Prague Castle and Prague Atsronimcal Tower combo tickets cost just €40 and also give you priority access to the Charles Bridge Museum.

You can also choose your preferred date and time slot for visiting each attraction.

The Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Tower Ticket Includes:

The Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Tower Ticket Includes:
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Prague Castle entry with skip the line access (valid for 2 consecutive days)

A short introduction of Prague Castle by your host in English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, and Czech languages.

Skip-the-line access to the Astronomical Clock Tower

A short introduction about the clock tower and its history in English on the history of the venue

Clock Tower Audioguide (if selected)

Additional admission to the Charles Bridge Museum

The Combo Ticket Price: €40

Prague Castle Tickets Price:

Visitor’s AgeTicket Price
Adult ticket (17+ years)€18
Child ticket (6 to 16 years)€8
Infant ticket (0 to 5 years)€4


Prague Astronomical Tower Tickets Price:

Visitor’s AgeTicket Price
Adult ticket (16+ years)€22
Child ticket (5 to 15 years)€15
Infant ticket (0 to 4 years)€6

Meeting Point:

You can meet the host at Prague Castle’s III Courtyard, located next to St. Vitus Cathedral and look out for an open blue and white umbrella.

Meeting Address for Prague Castle: III. nádvoří 48/2 119 01 Praha 1. 

After reaching the clock tower, you can meet the host at the ticket office and identify them with a blue-white umbrella logo.

Meeting Address for Clock Tower: GET PRAGUE GUIDE at Maiselova 5, 110 00, Prague 1

After meeting the host at the meeting point, you can directly show your smartphone voucher, get a brief introduction and be ready to go!

Know Before You Go:

  • You must reach the meeting point at least 10 minutes before starting the visit.
  • These combo tickets do not include a full guided tour of the attractions; they only include an introductory presentation before you enter the venues.
  • You can reschedule your combo tickets until 3 hours before the date of your visit.

How to Reach Prague Castle from Prague Astronomical Tower

Prague Castle is located in Prague 1 and the Astronomical Tower is located on the Old Town Hall in Prague.

Both attractions are located just 1.5 kilometers apart on a walking route. However, on the driving route, they are about 5.2 km apart.

You can walk, take the metro or take a taxi to reach the clock tower.

By Walk

The walk from the castle to the tower will take approximately 20-25 minutes or more, depending on your speed.

On the way, you can also enjoy stunning river views on Mánesův most.

To walk to the Clock Tower, you can exit the castle from the Na Opyši Entrance of the castle and head east on Jirska:

  1. Turn left onto Na Opyši street
  2. Turn right onto Pod Bruskou, then again right onto Valdštejnská
  3. After walking a while again, turn left toward Kláro
     
  4. Continue onto Klaro, then on the Mánesův most,
     
  5. After a while, turn left onto Kaprova and continue
  6. Take the next left and then right on Mikulášská
  7. Turn left toward Staroměstské nám and continue on this route
  8. The Astronomical Tower will be on your right.           GET DIRECTIONS

By Metro

Alternatively, you can also take the Green Line A Metro from Malostranská station and get off at Můstek station.

After getting off, you can walk to the clock tower, which takes 5-7 minutes to cover a distance of 500m. GET DIRECTIONS

By Taxi

Taxis/Cabs are readily available in the city.

If you have luggage or want to travel comfortably, you can also take a taxi to get from the castle to the tower.

About Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Tower

These are the two most visited attractions in the country. Let’s know more about them:

Prague Castle

Charles Bridge Museum
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Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world, occupying an area of 70,000 square meters.

The complex has many incredible attractions, like St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica and many palaces, churches and towers inside.

It is also the official office of the President of the Czech Republic.

With 1.8 million annual visitors, the castle tops the list of most visited attractions in the country.

Pro Tip💡 
Want to enjoy an informative visit to Prague Castle? Read some must-know tips for visiting the castle beforehand and make your experience memorable!

Prague Astronomical Tower

Prague Astronomical Tower
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The Prague Astronomical Tower is a medieval astronomical clock.

It is also called the Orloj, showing the relative positions of the Sun, Earth, Moon and other Zodiac constellations.

It was first installed in 1410, making it the third oldest astronomical clock in the world that is still in operation.

However, there is a dark history associated with its formation.

People believe that the person who made Prague’s astronomical clock tower, Hanus Carolinum, was blinded by the Old Town councilors using a hot poker.

The councilors feared that he might build a similar clock in another city, making it less special.

Charles Bridge Museum

The Charles Bridge Museum is a historic museum in the city that was founded in the 13th century.

Inside the museum, visitors can explore displays showcasing ancient bridge-building techniques, masonry, and carpentry. 

The museum also tells the history of Charles Bridge and contains detailed models of the Charles Bridge and Judith Bridge, dating back to 1172.

One of the highlights includes old photographs depicting flood damage to Charles Bridge in 1890, when three arches collapsed and were swept away.

Adjacent to Charles Bridge, the museum extends into the original Crusaders hospital and Church of the Holy Spirit. You can also visit them after visiting the museum.

Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Tower Opening Hours

Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Tower Opening Hours
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The Prague Castle Complex opens daily from 6 am to 10 pm. However, the opening hours of its different buildings vary depending on the season.

Prague Castle Building Winter Timings
(1 Nov to 31 March)
Winter Timings
(1 Nov to 31 March)
Historic Buildings 9 am to 5 pm9 am to 4 pm
St. Vitus CathedralMon-Sat: 9 am – 5 pmSunday: 12 pm – 5 pm
Last Entry: 4.40 pm
Mon-Sat: 9 am – 4 pmSunday: 12 pm – 4 pmLast Entry: 3.40 pm
Great South Tower of St. Vitus Cathedral10 am to 6 pm10 am to 5 pm
Exhibition halls10 am to 6 pm10 am to 6 pm


The historical buildings of the castle include the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, and Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower. Read more.

Prague Astronomical Clock Tower Opening Hours:

The opening hours of the clock tower also vary depending on the time of year.

Months Timings
January to MarchTuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 7 pm
Monday: 11 am to 7 pm
April to DecemberTuesday to Sunday: 11 am to 8 pm
Monday: 9 am to 8 pm

Charles Bridge Museum Opening Hours

Charles Bridge Museum is open year-round at 10 am and closes between 6 and 7 pm, depending on the time of the year.

Months Timings
October to April10 am to 6 pm
May to September10 am to 7 pm

Note: The opening hours of these attractions may be affected due to any unforeseen situation. It is advised to check the official sites before visiting.

Book your Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Tower tickets now!

FAQs

1. How far is Prague Castle from the astronomical clock?

Prague Castle and the Astronomical Clock Tower are located just 1.5 km apart on a walking route.

However, on the driving route, they are approximately 5.2 km apart.

2. How to go from Prague Castle to Prague Astronomical Tower?

You can walk to the tower via the Na Opyši route or the Green Line A metro.

Alternatively, if you have luggage and want to reach comfortably, taking a taxi is another option to consider!

3. What is included with Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Tower tickets?

The Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Tower combo tickets include skip-the-line entry to both attractions and a short host introduction.

Besides this, you can also enjoy additional admission to the Charles Bride Museum.

4. How much do the combo tickets cost?

The Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Tower combo tickets cost just €40 for adults. Children and infants can avail of more discounted rates.

5. Can I reschedule my combo tickets?

Yes, you can flexibly reschedule your combo tickets until 3 hours before the date of your visit.

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