Prague By Night Private 4 Hour Driven Tour
This tour takes three – four hours and it is a driven or walking tour, in case your hotel is in a historical center.
If you are coming to Prague for a very short time and have only the late
afternoon to see the city, this tour is perfect for you.
„Once a year only, on the day of the Summer Solstice (June 21st), Prague´s St. Vitus Cathedral is the site of a most mysterious happening which is visible from the Old Town Bridge Tower. As it sets, the sun´s rays fall upon the cathedral´s presbyterium, shining precisely on the area where Czech kings and saints lie buried. This effect, which has no equal in Gothic Europe, reflects Charles IV´s deep understanding of the city´s urban lay-out, accomplished by his architects.“ text – Jiri Kuchar – „Praha esotericka“
Prague monuments begin to light up after dark. The first to light up are monuments from the 10th century, then every 3 minutes monuments of a century younger. One minute after midnight the monuments of the 21st century are first to be switched off and every 3 minutes afterwards monuments a century older follow. 1928 is considered to be the first year of this festive floodlighting. The Charles Bridge, Týn Church, Old Town Hall and Prague Castle were illuminated then.
Prague Castle – is illuminated from dusk unitl 1 a.m. in summer and until midnight in winter, on special occasions even longer
Petrin View Tower is lit from dusk through the night until morning.