This new interactive Google Map put together by Magic Bohemia shows the locations of more than 100 spectres around the Czech capital

Have you heard of the Headless Horseman of Liliova Street?

How about Perun, a pagan spirit that haunts Charles Bridge and is said to drown swimmers underneath?

Or Dalibor, a violinist who was tortured at Prague Castle in what is now known as Daliborka Tower. Legend says you can still hear him playing the violin if you’re nearby.

You can learn more about these ghosts – and over 100 more – at a new Google Map created by Baba Studio, a company that organizes magic tours of Prague and produces decks of Prague-based Tarot cards.

Their Ghosts and Legends of Prague Map details the precise locations many of the popular legends surrounding Prague – not only ghosts, but legends involving alchemy, hidden treasures, Prague’s churches, and much more.

The map items are ranked by how popular they are – i.e., how often they are mentioned in books about Prague legends. Items on the map in yellow and orange are the most popular; blue the least.

Some of the more popular legends include the aforementioned headless horseman at Liliova, a countess who made shoes out of bread during a famine and was dragged to Hell (she haunts Černín Palace), the Knight Bruncvík, who hid his sword in Charles Bridge and is ready to defend the country with a ghost army.

Of course, there’s also the Golem of Prague, made out of clay and brought to life with a magic formula to protect the Jewish community. His piece can still be found, the legend says, at the Old New Synagogue in Josefov or the Jewish Cemetery in Žižkov.

Check out these legends and many more in the Prague Ghosts and Legends map below:

Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee

The versatile Danny Lee has been living in Prague and writing about the Czech capital for the past 15 years. You've probably read his work in the past without even knowing it.
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