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Prague Castle Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking for things to do around Prague Castle? Try our tourist scavenger hunt to walk through and around Prague Castle while discovering its many palaces and churches!
In fact, it will take you from Prague Castle and its monuments to the Church of St. Benedict, then to the Senate, by way of several museums, palaces, and churches. We offer challenges at every step. Often, challenges will tell you where you are going next and a bit of local history and advice.
It takes 2-3 hours to complete, do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 20+ challenges, games and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.

per adult from

$47

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Duration

2 to 3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • 20+ Challenges on this scavenger hunt
    • Scavenger Hunt you do on your smartphone (mobile site, not an App).
    What's excluded :
    • Internet is required on your smartphone for this activity - WiFi is not enough.
    • Entry/Admission - Malostranská
    • Entry/Admission - Old Times Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Estonian Embassy in Prague
    • Entry/Admission - Black Tower (Cerna vez)
    • Entry/Admission - Lobkowicz Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Rosenberg Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Empress Maria Theresa Entrance
    • Entry/Admission - Old Royal Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Chapel of the Holy Cross
    • Entry/Admission - Bretfeldovský palác
    • Entry/Admission - Museum Montanelli
    • Entry/Admission - Embassy of Romania
    • Entry/Admission - Waldstein Palace (Wallenstein Palace)
    • Entry/Admission - Pedagogical museum of J. A. Comenius in Prague
    • Entry/Admission - The Gardens Below Prague Castle
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Malostranská, Malá Strana, 118 00 Prague 1, Czechia

    This metro station is the closest to Prague Castle. It opened in 1978.
    Prague Castle is on the hill nearby.
    Close to:
    - Narondni galerie Praha
    - Old Times Museum
    - Embassy of Belgium
    - Winged Lion Memorial


    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Zalhara, Unnamed Road, 118 00, Malá Strana, 118 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia

    Welcome to the Wallenstein Gardens.
    This was once a riding school. It is part of the Wallenstein Palace complex which houses the Senate of the Czech Republic. Your scavenger hunt will end near here.
    Close to:
    - Herkulova Fontana
    - Malostranska Metro
    - Narodni Galerie Praha
    - Old Times Museum
    - Embassy of Belgium
    - Embassy of Poland
    - Wallenstein Palace

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Old Times Museum, Valdštejnská 150/4, 118 00 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia

    The building on the left, on Valdstejnska, is the Old Times Museum dedicated to fashion and accessories from the Victorian and Edwardian periods (1850 to 1920).
    Close to:
    - Malostranska Metro
    - Narodni Galerie Praha
    - Embassy of Belgium
    - Old Castle Stairs

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Estonian Embassy in Prague, Na KampE 1, Prague Czech Republic

    Behind the Old Times Museum is the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium.
    Close to:
    - Malostranska Metro
    - Narodni Galerie Praha
    - Embassy of Poland
    - Old Times Museum
    - Old Castle Stairs

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Old Castle Stairs, Staré zámecké schody, 118 00 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia

    You'll climb the old castle stairs from Pod Bruskou to the Black Tower and nearby observation point above the city.

    Stop At: Vyhlidka u Cerne veze, Jirska, Prague 119 00 Czech Republic

    Observation point at the top of a hill, next to Prague Castle's entrance.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Black Tower (Cerna vez), Ceske Budejovice Czech Republic

    This entrance to Prague Castle is called the Black Tower.
    The Black Tower is one of Prague's oldest buildings, dating to 1135. It was the eastern gate of the Roman fortification of Prague Castle.
    Its name is because of the fire that ravaged the castle in 1541, because its walls remained black for many years.
    However, it was called the Golden Tower in the time of Emperor Charles IV (1316-1378) in the 14th century. At that time, its roof was covered in gold leaf.
    This tower has long served as a prison, like the other towers of Prague Castle.
    Close to:
    - Observation point
    - Lobkowicz Palace
    - Rosenberg Palace
    - Daliborka

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Prague Castle, Hradcany, Prague 11908 Czech Republic

    Prague Castle is actually a complex of several palaces, halls and churches. It was the seat of power for the kings of Bohemia, the Czech Republic and the Holy Roman Empire.
    The President of the Czech Republic resides here at the castle. We’ll point out his place further on. According to the Guinness Book of Records, this is the largest of the ancient castles occupying nearly 70,000 square meters (750,000 square feet).
    On our scavenger hunt you'll learn much of its history and solve a few challenges along the way.
    Close to:
    - Black Tower
    - Observation point
    - Lobkowicz Palace
    - Rosenberg Palace
    - Daliborka

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lobkowicz Palace, Jirska, 3 Prague Castle, Prague 119 00 Czech Republic

    It was built in 1550 by Jaroslav de Pernstejn (1528-1569).
    Today it is a museum with the largest collection of private art in the Czech Republic. This collection includes both paintings and original music scores by several great masters such as Handel, Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.
    Close to:
    - Black Tower
    - Rosenberg Palace
    - Daliborka

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Rosenberg Palace, Jirska Street 3, Prague Czech Republic

    The Rosenberg Palace housed the Theresa Institute of the Noble Ladies. It was a convent for poor women from noble families. It operated between 1753 and 1918.
    Close to:
    - Black Tower
    - Lobkowicky Palace
    - St. George's Basilica
    - Empress Maria Theresa Entrance

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Empress Maria Theresa Entrance, nam. U Svateho Jiri 119 00, Prague Czech Republic

    In 1742, Prague was besieged during the war of Austrian succession. It was then badly damaged. In 1748, when Maria-Theresa was declared Empress, major renovations began. This entrance is part of the reconstructions.
    Close to:
    - Lobkowicky Palace
    - St. George's Basilica
    - Rosenburg Palace
    - Prague Castle
    - Mihulka Powder Tower
    - Presidential Palace
    - St. Vitus Cathedral
    - Old Royal Palace

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: St. George's Basilica, Prazsky hrad, Prague 119 08 Czech Republic

    St. George's Basilica, founded in 920 by Vratislaus I of Bohemia in the Romanesque style. It was largely rebuilt following a fire in 1142.
    Today it is mainly used as a performance hall and museum.
    Close to:
    - Lobkowicky Palace
    - Empress Maria Theresa Entrance
    - Rosenburg Palace
    - Prague Castle
    - Mihulka Powder Tower
    - Presidential Palace
    - St. Vitus Cathedral
    - Old Royal Palace

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Old Royal Palace, Hradcany, Prague 119 08 Czech Republic

    Some sections are Gothic in style while others are Renaissance.
    The Vladislav Hall is the largest in the country and is used for inaugurations and other important ceremonies.
    Also in the old Palace you can see a copy of the Czech crown.
    Close to:
    - St. George's Basilica
    - Empress Maria Theresa Entrance
    - Prague Castle
    - Mihulka Powder Tower
    - Presidential Palace
    - St. Vitus Cathedral

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Statue of Saint George, Prague Castle, Třetí nádvoří Pražského hradu, 119 00 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia

    The statue of Saint George on horseback was created in 1373 by Transylvanian sculptors Martin and George de Cluj.
    Saint George (died 303) was a soldier of Greek origin, a member of the Roman Praetorian Guard under Emperor Diocletian. He died a martyr, refusing to give up his Christian faith. He has been particularly revered by the military for a long time since the Crusades.
    Close to:
    - St. George's Basilica
    - Empress Maria Theresa Entrance
    - Prague Castle
    - Mihulka Powder Tower
    - Presidential Palace
    - St. Vitus Cathedral
    - Old Royal Palace

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: St. Vitus Cathedral, III. Nadvori 48/2 Prague Castle, Prague 119 01 Czech Republic

    Its construction began in 1344 and ended in 1929, in the Gothic style. However, its origins date back to 925 when a rotunda was erected to house a relic of St.Vitus.
    It is the seat of the Archbishopric of Prague and is in fact dedicated to St.Vitus, St.Wenceslas and St.Adalbert.
    Close to:
    - St. George's Basilica
    - Empress Maria Theresa Entrance
    - Prague Castle
    - Mihulka Powder Tower
    - Presidential Palace
    - Old Royal Palace

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Old Canonry, Třetí nádvoří Pražského hradu, 119 00 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia

    Close to:
    - St. George's Basilica
    - Prague Castle
    - Presidential Palace
    - St. Vitus Cathedral
    - Old Royal Palace
    - Chapel of the Holy Cross
    - Matthias Gate

    Pass By: Obelisk at Prague Castle, Třetí nádvoří Pražského hradu, 119 00 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia

    Close to:
    - St. George's Basilica
    - Prague Castle
    - Presidential Palace
    - St. Vitus Cathedral
    - Old Royal Palace
    - Chapel of the Holy Cross
    - Matthias Gate

    Stop At: Chapel of the Holy Cross, Druhé nádvoří Pražského hradu, 119 00 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia

    Beyond the fountain is the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Built in 1763, during Maria-Theresa’s reign, and became the treasury of St.Vitus Cathedral in the 20th century.
    Close to:
    - Prague Castle
    - St. Vitus Cathedral
    - Old Royal Palace
    - Matthias Gate
    - Wrestling Titans
    - Statue of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
    - Archbishop Palace

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Matthias Gate, První nádvoří Pražského hradu, 119 00 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia

    The Matthias Gate is the ceremonial portal to the west of Prague Castle.
    It was completed in 1614 during the reign of Emperor Matthias I (1557-1619).
    Matthias I is also a Habsburg, born in Vienna. He was Roman Emperor, King of the Czechs, Hungary, Croatia and Moravia.
    It was during his reign that the seat of the throne of the Holy Roman Empire was moved from Prague to Vienna.
    Close to:
    - Prague Castle
    - St. Vitus Cathedral
    - Old Royal Palace
    - Chapel of the Holy Cross
    - Wrestling Titans
    - Statue of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
    - Archbishop Palace

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Wrestling Titans, První nádvoří Pražského hradu, 118 00 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia

    Opposite the door is the front gate of the castle. You can see Titans fighting. They were placed here in 1761. On the other pillars of this fence, one can see symbols of the Austrian Empire.
    Close to:
    - Prague Castle
    - Chapel of the Holy Cross
    - Wrestling Titans
    - Statue of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
    - Archbishop Palace
    - Schwarzenberg Palace
    - Church of St. Benedict

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk Statue, Massachusetts Ave &, 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA

    He was the 1st president of Czechoslovakia, after the first world war. He held the post from 1918 until 1935.
    The Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed at the end of the war and Masaryk was elected and recognized by the Allied Countries. Masaryk was one of the first to worry about Adolf Hitler's reign over Germany long before the Second World War.
    He is as revered here as George Washington is in the United States.
    Close to:
    - Prague Castle
    - Chapel of the Holy Cross
    - Wrestling Titans
    - Archbishop Palace
    - Schwarzenberg Palace
    - Church of St. Benedict

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Archbishop Palace, Hradcanske nam. 56/16 Castle Square, Prague Czech Republic

    Close to:
    - Prague Castle
    - Chapel of the Holy Cross
    - Wrestling Titans
    - Archbishop Palace
    - Schwarzenberg Palace
    - Church of St. Benedict

    Pass By: Schwarzenberg Palace, Hradcanske Namesti, 2, Prague Czech Republic

    Close to:
    - Prague Castle
    - Chapel of the Holy Cross
    - Wrestling Titans
    - Archbishop Palace
    - Schwarzenberg Palace
    - Church of St. Benedict

    Pass By: Toskansky Palac, Hradchanske namesti 186/1, Prague 118 00 Czech Republic

    Close to:
    - Prague Castle
    - Chapel of the Holy Cross
    - Wrestling Titans
    - Archbishop Palace
    - Schwarzenberg Palace
    - Church of St. Benedict

    Stop At: Church of St. Benedict, 3, Hradčanské nám. 184, 118 00 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia

    To your left is the Church of Saint Benedict, erected in 1353 in the Baroque style, although it does not look like a church.
    It belongs to the Carmelite convent which is behind it.
    Close to:
    - Prague Castle
    - Matthias Gate
    - Wrestling Titans
    - Archbishop Palace
    - Schwarzenberg Palace

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Bretfeldovský palác, Nerudova 240/33, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana, Czechia

    This is the Bretfeldovsky Palace with its superb entrance, built in 1765 in the Baroque style.
    Close to:
    - Church of the Virgin Mary
    - Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Church of the Virgin Mary - At the Theatines, Nerudova 247/22, Malá Strana, 118 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia

    It is the Church of the Virgin Mary, of the Order of the Theatins, built between 1691-1717 in the Baroque style.
    Close to:
    - Bretfeldovsky Palace
    - Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old
    - Museum Montanelli
    - Gingerbread Museum

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Museum Montanelli, Nerudova 250/13, Prague 118 00 Czech Republic

    It’s a museum of contemporary art.
    Close to:
    - Bretfeldovsky Palace
    - Church of the Virgin Mary
    - Gingerbread Museum

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Gingerbread Museum, Nerudova 9, Prague Praha 1 Czech Republic

    Close to:
    - Bretfeldovsky Palace
    - Church of the Virgin Mary
    - Montanelli Museum
    - Embassy of Romania

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Embassy of Romania, 5, Nerudova 256, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana, Czechia

    Close to:
    - Column of the Holy Trinity
    - St. Nicholas Church
    - Church of the Virgin Mary
    - Gingerbread Museum

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The Holy Trinity Column, Malostranske Namesti, Prague 118 00 Czech Republic

    This column was erected between 1716 and 1754 and honors the Holy Trinity, the Virgin Mary and the saints. It underlines the people’s gratitude to the Catholic Church for having put an end to the plague which struck Moravia (near here) between 1713 and 1715.
    Close to:
    - St. Nicholas Church
    - Church of the Virgin Mary
    - Gingerbread Museum

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: St Nicholas Church, Malostranske Namesti, Prague 118 00 Czech Republic

    To the east of the monument is the Church of St. Nicholas built between 1704 and 1755. It is also of Baroque style.
    Close to:
    - Holy Trinity Column
    - Gingerbread Museum

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: St. Thomas Church, Josefska 28/8, Prague 118 00 Czech Republic

    The Church of St. Thomas was rebuilt in 1720. The peak above the bell tower is distinctive and easily recognizable when you see the city from above.
    Close to:
    - Holy Trinity Column
    - St. Nicholas Church
    - Prague Ghosts Legends Museum
    - St. Joseph Church

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Waldstein Palace (Wallenstein Palace), Valdštejnské nám. 4, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana, Czechia

    The Wallenstein Palace houses the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.
    This is the western end of the complex that you saw at the very first stop (small garden with statues).
    This palace was built between 1623 and 1630 by Albrecht von Wallenstein (1583-1634), Duke of Mecklenburg. Albrecht was the commander-in-chief of the imperial forces during the 30-year war. Fearing his popularity, Emperor Ferdinand II (1578-1637) ordered his assassination, but survived him only 3 years.
    Close to:
    - Wallenstein Gardens
    - Gardens below Prague Castle
    - Pedagogical Museum of JA Comenius in Prague
    - Kolovratsky Palace

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Pedagogical museum of J. A. Comenius in Prague, Valdštejnská 161/20, Malá Strana, 118 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia

    This museum was created in 2011 by merging the JA Comenius Museum dating from 1892 and the Educational Library dating from 1919.
    Close to:
    - Wallenstein Gardens
    - Gardens below Prague Castle
    - Waldstein Palace
    - Kolovratsky Palace

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The Gardens Below Prague Castle, Valdstejnska 158/1, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    Close to:
    - Wallenstein Gardens
    - Waldstein Palace
    - Kolovratsky Palace
    - Pedagogical Museum J.A. Comenius

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Klárov 51, Malá Strana, 118 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
    Departure Time :
    4/18/2020 - 10/21/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Embassy Of Poland In Prague, 8, Valdštejnská 153, 118 00 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Activity done in small groups of 6 max. No need to touch anything, or enter anywhere.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Activity ID: V-152849P35

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