Alchemy and Mystery tour of Prague

Praha, Czech Republic

Experience hosted by Hana

3 hours, Hosted in English and German

What you'll do

This tour will cover a little part of the Old Town but mostly we’ll focus on the other bank of the river, the Lesser Town and most importantly the area known as Hradcany, which is the whole area round about the castle. On this tour, we will go back to the times, where alchemy and astronomy played a big role in shaping Prague. Starting at the Old Town Square, you will hear about an ancient branch of natural philosophy - alchemy, and Golden Age in Bohemia. Moving to Paris Street, we will get the first look on the ruler Rudolph II. Then we will move to the Old New Synagogue, where Golem – the protector of the Ghetto, was supposedly hidden. Crossing the Mánes Bridge you will get a spectacular view of the Castle. We take a tram to Pohořelec stop, where we will learn about astronomers Johannes Kepler and Tycho de Brahe. At Strahov Monastery from 12th century you will hear about the Devil’s bible, monks who brewed the beer and at the viewpoint we will talk about our pagan ancestors. Moving on, we will pass Černín Palace and Loreto, before entering the New World, where we will see the house Tycho de Brahe lived. As we aprroach the Castle, we will discover a small amphitheater inspired by ancient Greeks. Last hour we enjoy the castle grounds, famous ‘Golden Lane’ with its tiny houses and the tower where Edward Kelly was imprisoned. Passing the St. George's Basillica we leave the castle.
This tour will cover a little part of the Old Town but mostly we’ll focus on the other bank of the river, the Lesser Town and most importantly the area known as Hradcany, which is the whole area round about the castle. On this tour, we will go back to the times, where alchemy and astronomy played a big role in shaping Prague. Starting at the Old Town Square, you will hear about an ancient branch of natural philosophy - alchemy, and Golden Age in…

What's included

  • Tickets
    The ticket for the tram is included in the tour.

Meet your host, Hana

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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We are a group of professional tour guides with a passion for periods of Prague’s history, which are today associated with creating the magical atmosphere the city has - the Golden Age of Bohemia. We all studied history at university and we have been certified and licensed tour guides. We all have been guiding for more than 5 years. We speak fluent English. Our biggest passion is the mysterious side of the castle’s history, the alchemy, magic, and some of the gruesome events as well. We’ve explored the most famous mystic places in Prague and all around the Czech Republic. We always try to find secret symbols and hidden points of the city, which help us understand the context, and sometimes uncover the mystery of the city. Now we are excited to share what we have found out and all our knowledge about dark past of Prague with you.
We are a group of professional tour guides with a passion for periods of Prague’s history, which are today associated with creating the magical atmosphere the city has - the Golden Age of Bohemia. We all studied history at university and we have been certified and licensed tour guides. We all have been guiding for more than 5 years. We speak fluent English. Our biggest passion is the mysterious side of the castle’s history, the alchemy, magic, and some of the gruesome events as well. We’ve explo…
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Where you'll be

Take a journey with us from the cobbled streets of the Old Town, across the river through the Castle District, where you will visit sites such as the ancient Strahov Monastery, majestic Loreto and Cernin Palace. Walk the magical winding streets of the ‘New World’ as night descends upon the city. Enjoy the castle grounds as you avoid the daytime crowds and distractions, and as night falls enjoy the spectacular views from largest Castle complex.

2 reviews

Michal
September 2021
Highly recommended. I enjoyed Prague at dusk and then at night. What an atmosphere! Very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Very interesting tour with lots of historical facts which I didn’t know about.
Arthur
October 2019
Great information with poor delivery

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

comfortable shoes

bottle of water