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Iconic Prague Castle: An Audio Guide Covering the Ancient Complex

Be enchanted by this ancient castle complex in the Lands of the Bohemian Crown
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Audio Guide Details
Duration
1 hour
Product Type
Audio Guide
Venues
  • Prague Castle
  • St. Vitus's Cathedral
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Audio Guide Description
Embark on a riveting journey through Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle complexes in the world. On this Prague audio guide tour, art historian and Context Travel expert, Katerina Prusova, will guide you through Prague's history and share stories about dynasties, empires, and the people who helped shape the nation. You'll explore the castle's iconic landmarks and find out more about the Czech Republic, or the historical areas of the Lands of the Bohemian Crown.

Starting in Hradcany Square near the Archbishop's Palace, you'll explore the castle complex and its main sights. Katerina will show you the hallowed grounds of St Vitus Cathedral which took 600 years to complete. You'll learn about the Romanesque St George's Basilica, which became the burial place of the first princes of Bohemia since the 900s. You'll also hear about Charles IV, who laid the foundations for Prague's New Town, transforming the city into a European epicenter of culture. Throughout the audio tour, you'll enjoy spectacular vistas of Prague, particularly at the Vyhlídka Na Opyši observation deck where the tour ends. 

On this Prague audio guide tour, you'll:

• Take in the obelisk at Prague Castle, a colossal granite monolith created by Joze Plecnik
• Hear about the public beheading of 27 Protestant rebel leaders in the Old Town Square following their defeat by Catholic Habsburgs
• See the ruins of the Church of the Virgin Mary at Prague Castle, the first structure within the castle‘s complex, built in the 800s by Prince Borivoj
• Learn about Prague's connection to a Slavic pre-Christian cult
• Marvel at the awe-inspiring St Vitus Cathedral, a testament to architectural brilliance and one of the most remarkable cathedrals ever built
• Pass by Golden Lane, an enchanting area with quaint houses that once housed Castle workers
• Find the only private building within the castle complex, the Lobkowicz Palace, now an art museum
• Gain a deeper appreciation for Rudolf II, the Habsburg emperor responsible for moving the imperial seat to Prague, leaving an indelible mark on the city's history
• Discover how one of Europe‘s bloodiest conflicts, the Thirty Years War, started inside the Old Royal Palace

By the end of this hour-long audio tour, you‘ll have a greater appreciation for Prague Castle‘s art and architecture, and the city‘s over 1,000 years of history.

The Prague audio guide tour is fully wheelchair accessible and can be experienced by travelers of all capabilities. The total distance of the audio tour is one mile. This tour does not require a ticket to Prague Castle. 
Meet Your Expert
Katerina

After studying History of Art at Perugia in Italy and at Montpellier and Paris in France, Kateřina Průšová received her PhD from the Institute of Art History in the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University in Prague in 2008. A lecturer at both Charles and Anglo-American Universities since 2009, she is also an official guide of Prague and of the Prague Jewish Museum since 2011, and trains official guides at the Prague Information Service since 2012. Kateřina teaches courses in Art History, Prague Art and Architecture, Alternative Culture, the Jewish Experience in Central Europe, Jewish History, Holocaust, Central European History, and the Cities in Central Europe: Prague, Cracow, Budapest. She is also a lecturer at the National Gallery in Prague and the Gallery of the City of Prague. In addition, she works as a researcher of looted art.

How do I access the audio guide and download it for offline use?
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  3. Select Tour Codes from the menu, then select Enter Codes
  4. Enter your Voucher Code
  5. Select Download Now
Is closed captioning (i.e. subtitles) available?
Yes! All of our audio guides have the option to turn on closed captioning should you have difficulty hearing the expert.

How long does each event last?
Our recorded audio guides typically run for 75 minutes.

How can I share this audio guide with friends or family?
You are welcome to listen together with friends or family, but each person listening to the guide on their own device will need to purchase the audio guide individually.

How long does my access to the audio guide last?
Once you purchase an audio guide, you are welcome to listen to it as many times as you would like. Your access to a purchased audio guide does not expire.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?
Sales for recorded audio guides are final upon purchase. Please contact us at digital@contexttravel.com if you have any questions or concerns about your purchase.

Can I purchase a gift card for a friend who is traveling?
Absolutely! Gift cards can be purchased here. Gift cards are good for 365 days from the date of purchase.

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