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Vysehrad

Vysehrad (Czech Republic)

Practical information on Vysehrad

  • Romantic
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Castle and fortress
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
15 minutes by metro from Prague station
When to go
In spring or summer
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Vysehrad

Olivia Merlen Seasoned Traveller
20 written opinions

Vysehrad, which means "castle on a hill" overlooks the right bank of the Vltava in Prague. It's a place that is often, mistakenly, forgotten by tourists.

My suggestion:
You should go round the catacombs which house the originals of the statutes on the Charles Bridge.
My review

When I lived in Prague I often went walking in Vysehrad, which is very pleasant in spring or summer. It's a bit out of the centre but it's worth a visit.

I suggest you take the number 21 tram from Národní Divadlo. Once you've gone alongside the Vltava and seen the extraordinary Dancing House on your left, get off at Vyton. Here you are at the foot of Vysehrad hill. Climb the staircases which lead to St Peter and St Paul Church and the cemetery. While you are wandering around this peaceful spot, among the tombs and trees, you can look for the names of famous people like Dvorak, Smetana or Mucha. I'm sure you heard of them when you were preparing your trip to the Czech Republic...

When you leave, take the underground (line C) to the centre of town and you can finish your day on Wenceslas Square in the National Museum.

Timothée D. Seasoned Traveller
271 written opinions

Located on a rocky promontory along the Vltava River to the South of the New Town district, Vysehrad is home to an impressive fortress from the 10th century, as well as an important cemetery.

My suggestion:
The district below Nusle, under the urban highway, is one of the historic haunts of the working class and the Roma people in Prague and is worth a look for its somewhat sleazy atmosphere.
My review

According to various legends, Vysehrad fort is the place where the first settlement areas of the city of Prague probably took place. This is also where you'll find one of the Czech Republic capital's oldest sites - its fortress with imposing red brick walls, more than a thousand years old. Inside its high walls, you'll find a beautiful park with chestnut trees, a particularly dark-coloured neo-Gothic church and a cemetery that is home to the tombs of famous Czechs like Karel Capek, Dvorak and Mucha.

Despite the historical aspect of the Vysehrad district, je dois admettre que je n’ai jamais été particulièrement convaincu par ce lieu dont il émane, selon moi, assez peu de ce que l’endroit était auparavant. I must admit that I've never been particularly impressed by this place which, in my opinion, gives off very little of what the place once was. The main asset remains its beer garden, located along the fortress, offering amazing views of the city.

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