For a view of Prague from above, get high - up in the air, that is. A bird's-eye view of the City of a Thousand Spires will sweep you off your feet and show you the city from a new angle. Check out these elevated vantage points at different times of day - atmospheric conditions will change the mood of the landscape before you from sunup to sundown.
The Astronomical Clock in Old Town Square can be climbed for views over the square. When the clock chimes (you'll see the crowd gather below), you'll have to share the platform with the liveried trumpeteer who hangs over the side and plays a few notes.
From Charles Bridge Tower, which a less popular (and therefore less crowded) vantage point than the clock tower in Old Town Square, you can view Charles Bridge, the Prague Castle, and the entry to Old town.
Climb to the top of Castle Hill and view Prague from above just like Czech kings did in days of old. The walk through Mala Strana (the Little Quarter, located at the base of the Castle District), and the view from Castle Hill is free.
Get a view of Prague from Above from the unusual Dancing Building. Celeste Restaurant, which occupies the top to floors of the building, is as popular for the panoramas out its windows as it is for its food and atmosphere.