What Steps to Climb for the Best Aerial Views of Prague
Prague is one of the most well-preserved cities in Europe, untouched by the wars and well-maintained. Some might say a little too maintained; a lot of the older buildings have an unexpected shine to them, but that's all a matter of opinion. As far as photography goes, our camera didn't seem to mind the blue skies beyond the pastel colors.
On a nice day, Prague shines from the clock tower at Old Town Square all the way across the Charles Bridge to Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. The best place to take it all in is at the top of said clock tower, which for $5 (100 CZK) gives you a bird's eye view of the square and out over the town.
As you see in the photos, the perspective really lets visitors take in the colors and grand architecture of the buildings. The last two photos are from the shore near the Charles Bridge.
The only catch with visiting Prague in the summer is that, like a lot of places in Europe, it gets quite crowded. Even going up to the top of the clock tower is a lemming-like operation, so be prepared on that front as summer is peak season. But we suppose that is the price you pay to see Prague at its best.
[Photos: Will McGough]