Prague is a magnificent city with a rich history and breathtaking architecture. Walking around the Old Town is one of Prague’s perks (despite the crowded streets!): it allows you to enjoy the Gothic buildings, which were not ruined during wars or invasions. Most of the Czech citizens and expats get to admire such city views daily while going to school, university or work. But if you really had to cherry-pick or were in Prague only for a few days, where would you go? We decided to inspire you with the top 5 places where you can get some spectacular views of Prague! 1. Letna Gardens The first place, which has a great view of the entire Prague, is Letná Gardens.
The Battle of Bila Hora, which ended so quickly for the Czech Protestant troops, had a grim and gory aftermath the following year. Visitors to the Old Town Square in Prague may wonder at the sight of 27 crosses set into the cobblestones in front of the Old Town Hall, around the corner from the Astronomical Clock. The reason is that, on June 21, 1621, 27 noblemen who had taken part in the Estates Uprising were put to death there. At the time of the executions, the Old Town Square looked very different from the view everyone enjoys today; drawings of the event show an area that is barely – if at all – recognizable. The square was packed with
The Czech Republic is a new country, formed with the separation of Slovakia on New Year’s Day, 1993. This is known as the “Velvet Divorce”, a nod to the country’s Velvet Revolution of November 17, 1989. In past centuries and millennia, this area was a part of various countries. The current Czech Republic has been overrun by the armies of many different nations, and it has been occupied time and time again – such as in the time period from 1938 to 1945, when Nazi Germany marched in and settled down, only leaving after seven years and millions of deaths. In the 17th century, the Czech lands (as they were then known) were under the rule of the Holy Roman