Tickets for Prague Astronomical Clock: Skip The Line

Take the time to visit this magnificent 15th-century clock

Provider: Get Prague Guide Michal Vesely

Duration: 20mins
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Skip the line
Smartphone tickets accepted
Duration: 20mins
Skip the line
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Skip-the-line access to the clock tower
Short intro in English on the history of the venue

What's not included

Guided tour

Meeting point

Get Prague Office, Maiselova 5, 110 00, Prague

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  • Get a short introduction in English to the history, significance, and meaning of this remarkable piece of medieval engineering
  • See the famous 600-year-old astronomical clock on your own and skip the long lines to get into its tower
  • Get spectacular views of the City of a Thousand Spires from the top

Waiting in line to visit a clock is a paradox of wasted time folding in upon itself. This skip-the-line ticket gets you right in, so you can visit the Gothic clock tower and see the insides of the world's oldest operational astronomical clock.

Meet your assistant at the Get Prague Guide office to pick up your tickets. While picking up the tickets you'll have a 20-minute introduction about the history and main information on the tower, so once you get there it will feel like you know the place.

Then, visit the clock on your own. Every hour two small trapdoors open and the twelve apostles march out to tell their stories. The Grim Reaper also rings a bell, checking to see whose time has come (unsurprisingly, everyone shakes their heads 'no').

There are also planetary motion, the zodiac and more on the clock - and 75% of its parts are original, like 'from-the-15th-century' original.

You'll get to skip the lines and take the stairs or an elevator up the tower. From there you'll have amazing views over the Old Town Square and the rest of Prague's Old Town.

On your way back down, you can think on the staying power of this clock. It's an appropriate occasion to call to mind the words of English essayist Henry Austin Dobson:

Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, Time stays, we go.

That ought to encourage you to make the most of your time in Prague.

Insider tip

Find The Hanging Statue of Sigmund Freud at the intersection of Husova and Skořepka streets, a 5-minute walk from the Clock Tower. Some say the piece is artist David Cerny challenging the status quo, while others believe it signifies Freud's constant struggles with the fear of his own death.

  • Go to the office of GET PRAGUE GUIDE at Maiselova 5, 110 00, Prague 1
  • You can recognize the ticketing office by the blue-white umbrella logo
  • Show your smartphone voucher to the staff at the meeting point
  • Please be on time, the representative will hold the ticket for max. of 15 minutes after the starting time
  • A staff member will provide a brief introductory presentation before you enter the venue, at which point you will tour the clock on your own
Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00
Thursday 09:00 - 22:00
Friday 09:00 - 22:00
Saturday 09:00 - 22:00
Sunday 09:00 - 22:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00
  • Rescheduling is possible until 3 hours before your visit date.

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Ratings & reviews

85 verified customer reviews
3 reviews
06 Jan 2023
It does save you a lot of time. The queue for purchasing a ticket was huge! So make sure to purchase it in advance
Prague Astronomical Clock: Skip The Line
Patrick,  Ireland Ireland
01 Dec 2022
1st class guide a true gentelman s full range of historical knowledge of historical Prauge.
Prague Astronomical Clock: Skip The Line
Sylvia,  France France
17 Mar 2023
Très bon accueil et un guide sympathique qui nous a donné beaucoup d’informations sur la ville, son histoire et sur le fonctionnement de l’horloge. Je recommande vivement 👍🏻
Prague Astronomical Clock: Skip The Line