There are quite a few “most see” places in Prague, one of them are the bridges over the Vltava river that unites the Old town and Lesser town. Most of the tourist brochures about Prague have these bridges on their front page, so you know what I mean. But can you take the same pictures that you see in these publications? Yes you can and in the same place as before, Letná park. With the difference that it’s been safe now since 2020 when the Prague city finished the observation deck overlooking just the places you find in your brochure.
A small and sometimes dangerous adventure
It used to be a small adventure and sometimes also dangerous to take these pictures before, especially after the rain when the ground was all trampled and muddy. Today that’s history, since there’s a wooden platform to stand on. This is really a view to remember, in many ways breathtaking, do you think I exaggerate, I don’t, and if you find your way here you understand why. Of course you will see much more than just the bridges, you will get a very good overall view of the whole city.
Remember the sun
If you make the effort and get yourself up to Letná just for the pictures, remember the sun! Depending on what time of the year you visit Letná, especially in the afternoon you will run into very much backlight, being a photographer myself, I know for a fact that it doesn’t please everyone, so be careful, and as a hint. Why not get to Letná in the early morning, you will have a totally different Prague experience during the early morning hours, and the sun rises behind the Old Town which gives a chance to take some little different shots, the ones you don’t see in your tourist brochure. And also, the mornings are quiet and peaceful, during normal visiting hours, I promise you that you won’t be alone. 🙂
Finally, and this is important 🙂 The total cost of the viewpoint was 800,000 CZK and was fully covered from the city budget. 😉