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19. 8. 2015

The Old Town Astronomical Clock – what is hidden inside

The Old Town Astronomical Clock works with help of many toothed wheels and little wheels that make the individual devices and appliances move. These parts together create the technical centre of the clock on which its function depends completely. Let´s learn more about this sophisticated system now. » More »

Royal Courtyard – Residence of the Bohemian Kings

3. 8. 2015

Royal Courtyard – Residence of the Bohemian Kings

Now we will travel in time back to 14th century when there used to stand a luxurious residence of the Bohemian kings called „Royal Courtyard“ where the Municipal House is to be found in Náměstí republiky today. From the courtyard coronation precessions departed and headed for Prague Castle. We will learn more about this landmark in a while. » More »

Old Town Square

2. 7. 2015

The Old Town Square – modern events

The Old Town Square has always been a place where people were gathering, uttering their opinions and fighting for theit rights. The situation was not different in the

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previous century. At the end of WW2 the Old Town Square was the scene of the resistance against the Nazi regime. Unfortunatelly it was also the place where the communists declared the takeover of the power in Czechoslovakia. » More »

Charles Bridge and Prague castle

22. 6. 2015

Royal Route in Prague – Introduction

Coronation of the new king and sovereign was a very important event for the common people and the entire kingdom because people always connected their great expectations for better future life with the new sovereign. » More »

Palác Golz-Kinských (Golz-Kinský Palace)

12. 4. 2015

Palác Golz-Kinských (Golz-Kinský Palace) in the Old Town Square – description

On our walks in the Old Town Square (cze: Staroměstské náměstí) we will make a stop in front of another architectural gem. The Rococo Kinský Palace, often also marked as Palác Golz-Ki

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(eng: Golz-Kinský Palace), is an important structure looking more like a manor house in the centre of the Old Town. » More »

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24. 2. 2015

Legends of the Old Town Astronomical Clock

Legends have always spread, no matter if true or false. The Old Town Astronomical Clock is not an exception – you will find many similar legends related to this place. Whether they are based on reality

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or not we will leave up to you. Let´s reveal the mystery of the Prague Astronomical Clock together. » More »

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6. 12. 2014

Old Town Hall – development of a historical gem

Every day thousands of tourists hurry to see the building which has been the main view point of the square for centuries. Yes, it is the Old Town Hall with the famous Astronomical Clock. Join us and discover the secret and development of this historical building. » More »

Emperor and czech king Charles  IV. (Karel IV.)

4. 7. 2011

Royal coronation ceremony – Czech kings

Coronation is a ceremonial introduction of the monarch to power. During this act a royal crown is symbolically placed on his head. He receives blessings from the church by oiling his hands by sacred oil. The coronation gradually became the most important event for the whole country. The festive ceremony was attended by significant personalities of the world, namely by the noted kings, church dignitaries and other important persons. Let´s go and see what the whole ceremony looked like. » More »

24. 1. 2011

The Royal Route part five – Hradčany

The royal coronation procession passed along Nerudova street in uphill direction towards the last mounting over Úvoz, from where it transferred along Loretánská street towards the gates of Prague Castle. Yet during its passage through Hradčany district the procession passed many important historical buildings and we will learn about them right now. » More »

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23. 1. 2011

The Royal Route part four – The Lesser Town

After crossing the Charles Bridge the ceremonious procession passed through the Lesser Town Bridge Tower and it continued accross the Lesser Town uphill towards its goal. However, it passed a number of landmarks and matters of interest. that we need to mention. » More »