20 Things To Do In Prague At Night

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The capital of the Czech Republic is a European historical centre that reveals its hidden beauty after dark. Prague lights up its most impressive and important buildings, while its decorated sculptures and statues add to the fairytale feel. When the sun sets, the ‘city of a hundred spires’ is easy to fall in love with. Many spires in Prague are finished with golden-roofed towers adding to the glistening appearance. Head to the walls of Prague Castle for some incredible views of Prague at night.

While exploring Prague after dusk, make the most of the limited number of visitors and discover the city’s biggest attractions. Petrin Tower offers incredible views across the city, whatever the time of day, while the city’s bars, dance halls and music venues fill with people looking to relax and unwind. Whether history, food or tours are on your list, there is plenty of things to do in Prague at night. These 20 ideas are some of the most popular.

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20 Things To Do In Prague At Night

1- Explore Prague by Night on a 3-Hour Dinner Cruise 

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A dinner cruise along the River Vltava is one of the best things to do in Prague at night.

Experience the twilight beauty of Prague from the water on a three-hour dinner cruise.

After boarding your vessel and enjoying a welcome drink, sit back and relax as your boat takes you past illuminated monuments such as Prague Castle and the Dancing House.

On board, diners have a vast and varied Czech and international buffet to dine on.

The menu offers a cold buffet featuring Caprese, a selection of tasty bread, salads, meats and cheeses.

Hot chicken noodle soup is served, followed by a hot buffet of beef goulash, chicken schnitzels and baked potatoes.

Dessert is traditional and includes apple strudel and homemade gingerbread.

While onboard live music plays, and audio commentary in six languages will point out famous landmarks and facts about the locations the boat passes by.

Tickets for the dinner cruise can be booked in advance here and start at £41.42 per person.

Cruises depart from Pier 3, Dvořákovo Nábřeží. Look for the Hotel Intercontinental and the Čechův Bridge for the ‘Prague Boats’ signpost.

2- Experience Jazz at Reduta Jazz Club 

Reduta Jazz Club is the home of Czech Jazz music. The club has entertained locals and tourists since 1957.

During your time at Reduta, enjoy a 2.5-hour jazz performance while sipping on cool beer or colourful cocktails.

Visit the Saxophone Bar for a unique drinking experience; have your beer served from a tap in a golden saxophone.

The evenings are frequently themed in honour of a famous jazz musician or singer. Nights include those dedicated to Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong.

Reduta Jazz Club has no age restrictions making it a quirky and enjoyable evening’s entertainment for families.

VIP tickets are available, which offer a welcome drink and the best seats in the house to be reserved for you and your party.

Be sure to book your tickets online before your trip, as Reduta frequently sells out. Tickets start at £14.26 per person.

Reduta Jazz Club is at Národní 20, Nové Město, 110 00 Prague.

3- Brave a Ghosts, Legends, Medieval Underground And Dungeon Tour 

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The historical centre, Hradcanske Namesti, is perfect for a Prague night ghost tour. The atmosphere is medieval and spooky.

For a spooky night in Prague, spend 70 minutes on a guided tour looking for ghosts, exploring legends and learning more about the medieval city.

Prague claims to have an incredible number of ghosts roaming its streets and haunting some of its older buildings.

On your tour, your guide will introduce the darker side of the city’s history, from medieval times to more modern tales of gore.

Your costumed guide will share tales of murder and magic.

Be prepared to learn about the bloodstained alleys following massacres and murderous events from centuries past.

Ghostly characters introduced on the walk include the Angry Turk from Ungelt and the Golem.

Tickets for this spooky evening walk start at £15.22. Book here.

Ghost, Legends, Medieval Underground and Dungeon Tour meets at the Prague Tour Ticket Office at Male Namesti nr. 11, Praha 1, 110 00.

4- Dine Medieval Style with Unlimited Drinks 

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St. Vitus Cathedral and Charles bridge at night, Prague, Czech Republic.

Enjoy a three or five-course dinner in medieval style and surroundings for a unique and historical evening of tasty food and entertainment.

This unusual dinner option shares the greatness of medieval Prague with visitors.

Dinner menus vary depending on the course length ordered, however often include a mixture of rich meat dishes and local flavours, with dietary requirements catered for if selected when booking.

While dining, a medieval show is put on to entertain guests. Swordsmen, jugglers and belly dancers perform to the diners in the medieval tavern.

Prices start at £36.11 per person, and tickets include unlimited drinks. Krčma U Pavouka is at Celetná 24-36, 110 00 Staré Město.

5- Sail to Devil’s Channel 

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Cruising the Vltava River to discover hidden spots is one of the interesting things to do in Prague at night.

Like many European cities on the water, Prague has a variety of river cruises that show the city’s beauty from the water. Don’t miss a trip to Devil’s Channel.

The trip takes one hour and shows a lesser-known side of the city.

The small boat has limited numbers, creating a more intimate and personalised cruise experience.

As you head to the Devil’s Channel, the captain will share facts and tales of Prague’s history.

Learn more about the medieval buildings lining the Vltava River as you cruise past them.

While cruises do run all day, book onto one of the evening departures to see the city and its bridges lit up.

Tickets can be booked in advance here, starting at £14.13 per person.

The meeting point for the Devil’s Channel cruise is at Dvořákovo nábř. 901, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město.

6- Learn about Prague’s Hidden Vineyards 

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One of the adult things to do in Prague at night is to go wine tasting. Pictured here is a vineyard at sunset.

Prague’s winemaking history dates back to medieval times, with many vineyards still growing grapes to transform into excellent wines today.

Within Prague, many vineyards are hidden gems that only locals know about. 

On a guided tour of Prague’s Hidden Vineyards, your guide will take you through the Troja Chateau vineyards and to the Grebovka Wine Cellar.

During the tour, knowledgeable guides share the winemaking process and offer samples of a range of regional wines.

If booking on this tour through Viator you will be picked up and dropped back off at your hotel to allow you to enjoy the experience fully.

Tickets can be booked in advance, starting at £146.30 depending on the group booking size.

7- Go On A Tour Of Prague’s Trendiest Breweries

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Eating and drinking in the Old Town Square is one of the popular things to do in Prague at night but make sure to explore the warren of backstreets and lesser-known neighbourhoods.

Prague has many hidden treasures, none more so than its range of culinary hotspots nestled within the city’s coolest neighbourhoods.

If food is your thing, head out on a small group tour of the city’s trendiest areas to sample unique beers and eat traditional Czech beer tapas.

If small groups aren’t for you, private tours are available.

Tours start in the early evening and take in a range of landmarks across the city.

On the tour, five beers ranging from lagers, IPA and stout, alongside three kinds of Czech beer tapas served family style, will be sampled.

Your local guide will also introduce many favourite haunts of the locals allowing you to venture away from the tourist trail to sample some of Prague’s authentic culture.

Buy your tickets for the Czech beer tour here, and pickup from your hotel is available if you’re booking a private tour.

8- Discover Prague’s history in the Communism and Nuclear Bunker 

To truly explore some of Prague’s communist history, head down into a nuclear bunker on a communism tour.

Tours are held in small groups allowing for a more personal and immersive experience.

They begin with a walk through the city to visit important historical locations, including StB Holding Cells and a secret police building.

Following the tour, your guide will lead you into a hidden underground nuclear bunker.

While in the bunker, guides will share the secrets and history surrounding Prague’s Soviet era.

Included in the price of your pre-booked ticket is a photo book and bunker survival guide to take home as a souvenir.

Meet your Communism and Nuclear Bunker tour guide at the Art Passage, Malé Nám. 11, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město.

9- Dine in Style with a Mozart Concert and Dinner 

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The Church of Our Lady before Tyn is far more fairytale-like when viewed at night time in Prague.

For lovers of classical music, booking to experience a Mozart concert alongside an exquisite dinner is a must when in Prague.

Diners will be welcomed into the historical Boccaccio Ballroom, an immense and ornately decorated ballroom and are given time to settle in with a welcome drink.

The ballroom is filled with large tables that seat eight people, however, it is possible to upgrade to a more intimate table for two.

A three-course Czech and Austrian dinner is served while singers and musicians from Czech opera houses play famous Mozart pieces.

The concert is split into three 20-minute performances.

Songs and duets from operas ‘The Magic Flute’ and ‘Don Giovanni’ will entertain guests as they dine.

Book advance tickets that include a welcome drink, dinner and the concert.

Mozart Dinner is at Kralodvorska 652/4 Boccaccio Hall, Grand Hotel Bohemia, Prague 110 00.

10- Visit Prague’s Night Markets

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One of the most magical times of the year to visit Prague at night is during Christmas when the Old Town Square is decked out with Christmas lights.

There are many incredible markets in Prague to explore.

From farmer’s markets in the morning selling fresh and local produce to flea markets filled with vintage and antique treasures, there is something for everyone.

Head to one of Prague’s night markets for those wanting to explore the city after dusk.

The markets fill the streets with stalls selling hot and tasty dishes, local delicacies to take away, handmade treasures, souvenirs and clothing.

The night markets are particularly popular during the build-up to Christmas, while the Christmas market centre around Wenceslas Square.

The streets and square are decorated with Christmas lights and ornaments, and stalls serve traditional Christmas foods.

Night Markets are held across the city on varying days. Speak to your hotel or nearest tourism information centre for further details.

The Christmas night market is at Wenceslas Square, 110 00 Prague 1. You can also join this tour to discover Prague’s hidden corners of Christmas decorations (includes food and drinks).

11- Marvel at Prague Castle

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Prague Castle (Hradcany) is one of the largest castles in the world and is a fairytale castle landmark that is all lit up in Prague at night.

Prague Castle is a must-visit landmark and historical location when in Prague, but it’s only open till 4 pm.

Head back to the castle to see a magical transformation after the sun sets.

The castle does open up its grounds on an evening, however, this is done rarely, so make the most of a tour if one happens during your stay.

The castle and its surrounding area is completely lit up with warm yellow spotlights that reveal hidden details in the already ornate facade of the castle.

The lights on the castle make it a beautiful location for a stroll or to admire from an evening water cruise along the River Vltava. Or discover the mysteries and alchemy on this special Prague Castle tour.

Prague Castle is at Hradčany, 119 08 Prague 1.

12- Climb Petrin Tower

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A bottom-up view of the historical iron Petrin Tower in Prague at night.

For those seeking to see the city of Prague not just in a different light but from a different viewpoint, brave a climb to the top of Petrin Tower.

Petrin Tower is often referred to by visitors as Prague’s Eiffel Tower.

Petrin Tower stands at 60m (196ft) and is on top of a hill, offering breathtaking views of Prague night or day.

A well-maintained and beautiful park surrounds the tower.

Within the park is a mirror maze you can explore in the evening.

Close to Petrin Tower are many bars and restaurants to round out your night in Prague.

Petrin Tower is at Petrinske sady 633, Prague 118 00. Get the Prague 2,3 or 4-day card to save money on several attractions.

13- Discover a New World of Animals on a Prague Zoo Night Tour

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Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) in Prague zoo.

Animal lovers staying in Prague on Friday or Saturday nights should stop by Prague Zoo.

On Friday and Saturday, the zoo reopens its doors at 5:30 pm, aimed at families with younger children, and again at 6 pm for night tours.

By attending a night tour of the zoo, visitors are given a rare glimpse into the lives of the zoo’s nocturnal inhabitants as they become more lively.

State-of-the-art technology allows you to observe the animals using thermal monocular cameras and thermal imaging.

To provide an educational and exciting experience, tour numbers are limited so be sure to book tickets in advance.

Prague Zoo is at U Trojského zámku 120/3, 171 00 Praha 7.

14- Catch a Production at Czech National Theatre

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Watching a show in the Prague National Theatre is one of the classic things to do in Prague at night.

The Czech National Theatre is a beautiful historical building that is well worth a visit during an evening in Prague.

Expect to see performances of famous operas and ballets and classical music performances by their in-house orchestra.

Ballets are also regularly performed at the National Theatre.

Due to the ever-changing roster of performances, check the theatre’s website for upcoming productions and book tickets before you travel.

Czech National Theatre is at Národní 2, 110 00 Nové Město.

15- Watch a Performance at Royal Cafe Theatre

For a less formal theatrical evening, head to Royal Cafe Theatre, which is perfect for cinema fans.

The theatre was founded in 1929 and today hosts club evenings, theatre performances, cinematic viewings and private events.

The theatre itself is designed to embrace 1920s glamour with its intimate round tables, small lights and velvet chairs.

The theatre is over two levels, with the upper level reserved for lighting and equipment to allow the shows to be spectacular.

Royal Cafe Theatre is at Vinohradská 48, Praha 2.

16- Make a Wish at Křižík Fountain

The Křižík Fountain is one of the most popular sights in Prague. During the day, the fountain sprays water in formation wowing the crowds.

At night, the water show is accompanied by bright and beautiful lights.

The fountain is even more spectacular with the backdrop of some of the city’s most important historic buildings.

Accompanying the lights and moving water is music that the water appears to dance too.

Over 3000 spray components direct the water into beautiful patterns, turning off and on in sequence to time their movement to the music.

Křižík Fountain is at Výstaviště 170 00, 170 00 Praha 7-Bubeneč.

17- Dance the Night Away at Jazz Dock

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Looking for things to do in Prague at night? History, ghost tours, dining, dancing and cruising a re a few things to get you started. Pictured here is the dancing house.

Fans of jazz and riverside venues flock to Jazz Dock to spend an evening surrounded by music, dancing and a beautiful surrounding.

The purpose-built venue on the river has regular performances of classical jazz and jazz variations with plenty of space to dance.

The building is made from glass, allowing revellers views across the river and those walking past a glimpse of what they are missing out on.

Jazz Dock also serves food and drinks, allowing visitors to spend a long evening with good company and incredible music.

Jazz Dock is at Janáčkovo nábř. 3249/2, 150 00 Praha 5-Smíchov.

18- Delve into History at the Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague

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Exploring history is another thing to do in Prague at night. Here are the National Museum and the statue of Saint Wenceslas.

For a more unusual museum experience, head to the Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague.

The museum is open till 8 pm and serves as an ideal pre-dinner destination or after an early meal.

The museum includes instruments used by alchemists to try to transform common metals into gold and the influence of alchemy on the city.

The museum has collections of old texts, artefacts and samples from the city’s alchemy history.

The laboratory of alchemy master Edward Kelley has been preserved in the attic of the building.

Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague is at Jánský vršek 8, 118 00 Malá Strana.

19- Visit a Folklore Restaurant

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Dining in Wenceslas Square is one of the fun things to do in Prague after dark.

Prague and the Czech Republic are proud of their folklore history, and there are many folklore restaurants across the city.

When dining at a folklore restaurant, expect to be welcomed with enthusiasm.

The restaurants all serve a range of traditional Czech dishes, which are often paired with local beers and wines.

While dining, guests are entertained with folk songs and dances performed by musicians and dancers in traditional Slavic costumes.

One of the most popular folklore restaurants in Prague is U Marčanů. Find out more and book a visit to a folklore restaurant with unlimited drinks here.

20- Be Inspired at Hemingway Bar

Prague is famous for its beers and bar culture. For a more sophisticated experience of this, head to Hemingway Bar.

The famous author, Ernest Hemingway, inspired the bar’s design and creation.

Hemingway spent much of his life in Paris, Spain and London, with these destinations and his experiences in WWI and as a journalist covering the Spanish Civil War inspiring some of his greatest works.

Hemingway never visited the bar that bears his name, however, its creators have taken inspiration from his life, novels and interests to create a welcome and warm space that oozes literary magic.

When at Hemingway Bar, try one of its absinthe-based drinks, including absinthe served simply over ice.

Hemingway Bar is at Karoliny Světlé 26, 110 00 Staré Město. You may also like to join this fantastic pub crawl and visit several bars, pubs and the Karlovy Lazne nightclub.

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