When you purchase tickets to Prague Castle
, you'll also have the option of renting the Prague Castle audio tour.
Advantages of the Prague Castle Audio Tour
The audioguide, as it's called, is a valuable convenience for visitors to Prague Castle
. Both the quality of the audio and of the information it offers are high. Unless you arrange for a tour guide in the language of your choice in advance, the audio tour is your only option for learning more about the sights and structures of Prague Castle because most features aren't labeled in detail.
The audio tour of Prague Castle covers both the external and internal details of Prague Castle. The section that explains the artworks and history in St. Vitus Cathedral is especially interesting. Another advantage to renting the audioguide is that you won't have to wait in line to see the cathedral, one of the most popular buildings in the complex.
Disadvantages of the Prague Castle Audio Tour
The only disadvantage of the Prague Castle audio tour is its unwieldiness. If you're trying to juggle a camera, bag, and the audio tour, as well as present your ticket for entry into the castle's structures, the audioguide can be a nuisance. If you don't bring a bag, wear clothing with pockets large enough to stash the audioguide when not in use. The audioguide is about the side of a large TV remote.
How to Rent the Prague Castle Audio Tour
You can rent the audioguide at the information centers in the 2nd and 3rd courtyards of Prague Castle. You'll have to leave a set of keys or an ID card at the audioguide rental desk until you return it after your tour.