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prague calendarium hand painted astrological graphics in concentric circles

Prague Calendarium

Prague Calendarium When people see the Calendarium they think that they are looking at the Astronomical Clock. Actually the Clock is above it and was there first. The Calendarium was added around 80 years later. The first mention of the Calendarium is in 1490. What Does It Do? Although it is far less technical than … Read More

Sedlec Ossuary – Bone Church

Sedlec Ossuary On this post I’ll give you a bit of the interesting history of the Sedlec Ossuary, answer a few questions that you’ll undoubtedly have and give you some local tips and tricks to save you some time. Sedlec Ossuary – Why Was It Built? In the 13th Century there was an Abbey here. … Read More

prague old new synagogue brick gable

Prague Old New Synagogue

Prague Old New Synagogue The Prague Old New Synagogue is one of 6 synagogues in the Josefov district of Prague 1 (only 5 synagogues are publicly accessible). Where you see references to the Old Town it’s because the Old Town completely surrounds Josefov. Here I’ll give you an introduction and a few tips for visiting. … 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

Gothic buildings on the old town square in prague

Gothic Prague Architecture

Gothic Prague Architecture – The Old Lady of Architecture Humanity has always sought out ways to improve and the Gothic Prague period was no exception. It took basic rules of Romanesque design and applied the latest building techniques. This resulted in construction of some of the most iconic buildings still visible in Prague and includes … Read More

Prague New Town Hall viewed from Charles Square

Prague New Town Hall

Prague New Town Hall If you are planning a trip to Prague then for sure you are going to be exploring the Old Town but don’t forget that the New Town is also nearly 700 years old as well. Many people associate the New Town with places like Wenceslas Square or the railway station but … Read More

Charles Bridge Iconic Jewel of Prague

Charles Bridge – Historic and Iconic Jewel of Prague Strange that one of the Prague points of interest that most people know about or have read about is really only a place that you’ll use to get between other famous attractions in the city. When you first take a look at your Prague tourist map … 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

St Vitus Cathedral Prague rear aspect at night

Saint Vitus Cathedral Prague

A Look at the Saint Vitus Cathedral Saint Vitus Cathedral was not the first church in the area, that was the Church of Our Virgin Mary. Neither was it the first church at the Prague Castle, that was the current Saint George Basilica. But you have to admire the way that it has developed over … Read More

prague astronomical clock

Prague Astronomical Clock

The Wonderful Prague Astronomical Clock Imagine a guy turning up at your office with an idea for putting a huge clock on the outside. It’s going to cost loads of money, it’s going to break down a lot and only 3 people in the next 400 years will know how to fix it. Well the … Read More