Prague Walking Tour: A Fun Day Activity For Kids

 

Get lost in Prague is a game suitable for kids of the age of six or above. It is designed as a city tour game with some riddles and interesting facts about the city of Prague. Playing a game is a great way to explore the city and its most famous sites.

 

There are 10 sites located not far from one another, marked with the numbers from 1 to 10. Use a map to locate the sites and solve the riddle when you reach each site. Take your time to explore the beautiful city of Prague and let the game be your tour guide for the day.

 

1. THE POWDER TOWER

How high do you think the highest part of the tower is?

 

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The Powder Tower is one of the original 13 city gates in the Old Town. The tower was intended to be an attractive entrance into the city, instead of a defensive tower. The gate was used to store gunpowder in the 17th century, this is where the name Powder Tower or Powder Gate comes from.

 

2. OLD TOWN SQUARE

What are today’s positions of the sun and the moon?

 

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On the square, there is a famous medieval astronomical clock. The clock mechanism has three main components: the astronomical part, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details; statues of various Catholic saints stand on either side of the clock and a calendar part with medallions representing the months. Every hour there is a show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures.

 

3. OLD TOWN BRIDGE TOWER

Find one difference between this tower and the tower located on the opposite side of the bridge.

 

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If you climb the 138 steps located inside the tower, you reach the gallery where you can see the bridge from a bird’s perspective. On the opposite side of Charles Bridge, guarding the entrance to the Lesser Town is the similar looking Bridge Tower.

 

4. CHARLES BRIDGE

How many statues are there on the bridge? Take a photo with one of them.

 

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Charles Bridge is a historic bridge that crosses the Vltava River. Its construction started in 1357 under the rule of King Charles IV. The legend says that the construction of the bridge began at 5:31 am on 9 July 1357 with the first stone being laid by Charles IV himself. This exact time was very important for Charles because he was a strong believer in numerology and believed that this specific time would make the bridge more strong. The bridge was completed 45 years later in 1402.

 

5. LENNON WALL

Do you know any songs from The Beatles? Try to sing it.

 

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The Lennon Wall was once a normal wall, since the 1980s it has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles’ songs. John Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist who co-founded the Beatles, one of the most successful bands in the history of popular music.

 

6. NICHOLAS CHURCH

How many stairs lead to the main door of the church?

 

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The Czech name Praha is derived from an old Slavic word“práh” which means “ford” or “rapid”, referring to the city’s origin at a crossing point of the Vltava river that flows quite fast in this part.

 

7. HRADCANSKE SQUARE

What is the highest building in Prague that you can see from the viewpoint?

 

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In the past, there were protective trenches around the castle. After the trenches were filled up, the Castle and the square have been connected. Now, on the southeastern side, the square transforms into the Prague Castle ramp, which offers one of the most beautiful views on the Lesser Town, the Old Town and the New Town on the other side of the river, as well as other parts of Prague.

 

8. PRAGUE CASTLE

How many guards are there guarding the gates to the castle?

 

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By Yair Haklaiderivative work: Ludwig Schneider, via Wikimedia Commons

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Prague Castle is a castle complex that was built in the 9th century. Today, it is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle in the world, occupying an area of almost 70,000 square meters. The castle is among the most visited tourist attractions in Prague attracting over 1.8 million visitors every year.

 

9. VITUS CATHEDRAL

What is around the statue that stands in front of the church?

 

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St. Vitus Cathedral is the largest and most important church in the country. It is located inside the Prague Castle. Inside the cathedral, there are many tombs of Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors.

 

10. GOLDEN LANE

How many different colors are there on the facades of the buildings on the street?

 

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Golden Lane is a street located inside the Prague Castle. The street consists of small houses, painted in bright colors. Originally, the street had houses on both sides, but one side was demolished in the 19th century. The lane was built in the 16th century, to house castle guards. The street takes its name from the goldsmiths that lived there in the 17th century. Many of the houses are now restaurants and souvenir shops.

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