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the prague castle fortified sand gate as seen from outside the old city wall in 1750

The Sand Gate

The Sand Gate Prague was a fortified city up until the 1880s. On my Walking Tours I can point out where the various city wall gates used to be, what they were called and who might have used them. I can even show you what they looked like, describe the dimensions and generally paint a … Read More

prague st vitus cathedral viewed from the presidential office in the third courtyard of prague castle

Prague ST Vitus Cathedral

Prague ST Vitus Cathedral If you’ve read the post about Legend of ST Vitus then we arrive at the year 925 and Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia (later to be known as Good King Wenceslas) is gifted a relic (bones) of ST Vitus by Henry the First, King of Germany (if you thought that was nice … Read More

two men disguised as chimney sweeps either side of a huge pair of red shorts

A Pair of Red Shorts

A Pair of Red Shorts Every now and again there has to be a line drawn and some consequences dished out. This is a true story about an outlandish protest and an equally outlandish but ultimately petty response. This post will help you understand why sometimes you see a pair of red shorts hanging above … Read More

illusion art of man pushing another man out of a window

Prague Defenestrations

Prague Defenestrations Defenestration comes from the German word for window i.e. Fenster. the act of throwing someone or something out of a window. expulsion, riddance, ejection, exclusion – the act of forcing out someone or something; Oxford English Dictionary The First and Second Prague Defenestrations As far as throwing people out of windows goes then … Read More

prague lobkowicz palace concert room with covered chairs and stuccoed wall details

Prague Lobkowicz Palace

Prague Lobkowicz Palace Classical Concert Venue It’s a question I’ve been asked many times. What is your favourite Prague classical concert venue? For large scale impact I have three favourites but for a small venue there’s only one, the Prague Lobkowicz Palace. Where is the Prague Lobkowicz Palace? Be careful, although this is the most … Read More

karlstejn castle

Prague Karlstejn Castle

Prague Karlstejn Castle If you are looking for a trip outside of Prague then Karlstejn Castle is an option as a half-day, whole-day or overnight stay. I’ll describe why you might want to visit, options for what to see in the area and how to get to and from it. Staying in Karlstejn When I … Read More

entry sign to the saint wenceslas vineyard prague castle

Prague Castle Vineyard

Prague Castle Vineyard Let’s say it’s a warm sunny day and you’ve spent time exploring Prague Castle. You’ve just finished with Golden Lane and you’re wondering which way to go now. Your view will be drawn to your left where the scenic view over the city can be found. But during the summer season April … Read More

Prague Castle Tours

Prague Castle Tours and Tips If you are coming to the city then you’ll certainly be spending some of your time exploring Prague Castle. At more than 77,000 square metres it’s the largest working castle complex in the world as well as being one of the oldest. There are several types of Prague Castle tours … Read More

Saint george basilica, prague castle

Saint George Basilica Prague

The Romanesque Saint George Basilica If you think that the construction of the Old Royal Palace and the associated All Saints Chapel was the first church, then the Saint George Basilica was second church in the Prague Castle complex. Built in the Romanesque style (monumental and plain) in the year 920 it stayed largely the … Read More

Prague Castle

Enjoy a Walk Around the Prague Castle This page summarises the different Prague Castle Attractions i.e. the buildings and the courtyards on a specific route. This is really for people who want to self-guide. If you want options for organised tours then I give tips and make some recommendations on the Prague Castle Tours post. … Read More