Alchemy and Mysteries of Prague Castle

During this 3-hour night walking tour you will have the chance to see Prague Castle and its surroundings in quiet without the crowds. Hear how scientists and magicians were attracted to Bohemia during the unique reign of Rudolf II, and how alchemy, magic and astronomy have placed an important part in history. Enjoy the castle grounds and famous ‘Golden Lane’ as you avoid the daytime crowds and distractions, and as night falls enjoy the spectacular views the city has to offer from the largest castle complex in the world. This tour is a mixture of legends and historical facts, taking you to one of Prague’s most enchanting areas.

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$32

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Duration

3 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Professional English or German speaking guide
    • Small-group walking tour
    • Entry/Admission - Golden Lane
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • No entry to St.Vitus Cathedral
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Prague Trips & Tickets, Tynska 7 Prague 1, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    The tour begins in front of the building Tynska 7, Prague 1

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Staromestske namesti, StaromEstske nam. Stare Mesto, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    Hear about Prague’s alchemists and their noble discipline.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Church of Our Lady before Tyn, Staromestske Namesti 604 Stare Mesto, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    One of the most impressive Prague churches

    Pass By: Kinsky Palace, Staromestske namesti 606/12, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    Rococo building of National Gallery in Prague

    Pass By: Jan Hus Monument, Praha 1 Staromestske Namesti, Prague 11000 Czech Republic

    One of the most important Czech monuments. Jan Hus became a symbol of dissidence and a symbol of strength against oppressive regimes.

    Stop At: Parizska Street, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    Enjoy the narative about the wasteful lifestyle at the glorious court of Rudolph II. Who financed the extravagant life full of luxury?

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: The Old-New Synagogue, Maiselova 18, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    Hear the legend of Golem - one of the most famous Prague's legends and you should not leave Prague without hearing it.

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Pass By: Old Jewish Cemetery, Široká 3, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia

    Pass by the most impressive part of Jewish Ghetto

    Pass By: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, nám. J. Palacha 1/2, Staré Město, 116 38 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia

    See one of the original four faculties of Charles University in Prague and its historical building.

    Pass By: Rudolfinum, Alsovo Nabrezi, 12, Prague 11000 Czech Republic

    Neo-renaissance Czech culture center

    Stop At: Manesuv most, Prague 11800 Czech Republic

    Admire the Charles Bridge by twilight. Top astrologers were consulted by Charles IV. to make the bridge survive centuries. Enjoy the most beautiful panoramic view of Prague Castle, the best location to take a photo of the entire Prague Castle.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Malostranske namesti, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

    Take a tram to the Prague Castle District.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler, Keplerova, Prague Czech Republic

    Hear the story of two famous astronomers Jan Kepler and Tycho Brahe. What brought them to Prague during the reign of Rudolf II? Was Tycho Brahe murdered?

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: Strahov Monastery, Strahovske Nadvori 1/132, Prague 11800 Czech Republic

    Visit the Strahov Monastery, the Library and a brewery where the monks were brewing “Holy beer” devoted to their patron St. Norbert. Listen to dark stories of the Devil´s bible and a stolen treasure by the Swedish army.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Strahov Monastic Brewery, Strahovske nadvori 301/10, Prague 118 00 Czech Republic

    The 12th century monastic brewery. You can buy the “Holy beer”

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Cernin Palace, Loretanske nam. 5, Prague Czech Republic

    Current Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the history of the building. In front of the building is a place, supposedly the former gate to Hell - is it still accessible? Where are the roots of this legend?

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: Loreto, Loretánské nám. 7, 118 00 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia

    See the exterior of this pilgrimage destination with its precious treasure and listen to the legend of Santa Casa where baby Jesus was born.

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: Klášter Kapucínů, Loretánské nám. 99, 118 00 Praha 1-Hradčany, Czechia

    The oldest Capuchin monastery in the Czech Republic. The monastery was a thorn in the side of Prague´s Protestants from the start, including Tycho Brahe, whose observatory lay not far from the monastery. What happened next?

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Novy Svet, Prague Czech Republic

    See the remainders of baroque ramparts and the only preserved timbered house in the historical part of Prague. Pass by the house where Tycho Brahe lived and worked in the year 1600.

    Duration: 8 minutes

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

    See the monumental Prague Castle at night!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Garden Na Baste, Prague Castle-IV. Courtyard, Prague 119 00 Czech Republic

    Go and climb up to the centre and stand in the middle… It is possible to project one’s voice like never before.

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Stop At: Mihulka Powder Tower, Vikarska 2 Within Prague Castle Area, Prague 119 00 Czech Republic

    It is one of the most important buildings besides the Summer Palace for alchemists in Emperor Rudolf’s era.

    Duration: 3 minutes

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

    The highlight of the tour - St. Vitus Cathedral and its construction that lasted 1000 years.

    Duration: 5 minutes

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

    The basilica is the final resting place of St. Ludmila, one of the first Christian martyrs in Bohemia.

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: Golden Lane, Daliborky 30/38, Prague 119 00 Czech Republic

    See the Golden Lane with its picturesque houses, painted in bright colours, without tourists! Hear the legends of alchemists or famous prisoners residing in here.

    Duration: 8 minutes

    Stop At: Daliborka, Zlata ulichka u Daliborky 13, Prague 119 00 Czech Republic

    Here we can see the late gothic tower, and it’s called Daliborka. It was built as a prison. According to legend, there was once imprisoned a knight named Dalibor of Kozojedy who had revolted against serfdom.

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Stop At: St. Wencesla's Vineyard, Prague 1, 118 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia

    Walk through the oldest vineyards in Prague that was reputedly cultivated by the patron saint of the Czech nation, Duke Wenceslas. The area is exceptional because it is a piece of land in the middle of the city that has been preserved in its original appearance.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Prague Trips & Tickets, 7, Týnská 627, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
    Return Detail :
    Malostranská, Malá Strana, 118 00 Prague 1, Czechia
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour does not enter the interior
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Children up to 6 years of age are free of charge
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by McGee's Entertainment, s.r.o.

Activity ID: V-7434P7

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