Old Town Square

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The unrecognized Old Town Hall

What actually is there behind the Old Town Hall walls? That is a frequent question that will come to you during your walk through Old Town Square (czech: Staroměstské náměstí). We will help you solve this puzzle today and believe that you will be pleasantly surprised. » More »

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The Old Town Astronomical Clock – calendar board

Underneath the astronomical dial of Staroměstský orloj a gorgeous, historically very precious calendar is to be found. Besides the signs of the Zodiac the calendar determines the individual days and months but also the significant church holidays. The calendar contains allegories with pastoral theme. We will explain now how the whole calendar works. » More »

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Old Town Astronomical Clock – the astronomical dial

Understanding all the functions of the Old Town Astronomical Clock(czech: Orloj) is very difficult. With help of its numerous components, indicators and symbols it is not just possible to determine the time but, for instance, also the current Zodiacal sign, positions of the Sun or Moon and many more facts. To help you understand the Old Town astronomical Clock better we will teach you to recognize some of its functions. » More »

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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 »

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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 »

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Schierův dům – basic information

Schierův dům (Schier´s House)On the corner of Staroměstské náměstí (eng: Old Town Square) and Pařížská street we can find Schierův dům (eng: Schier´s House)  which ranks among the oldest new buildings and dominating houses of the whole Staroměstské náměstí (eng: Old Town Square). The house decorated by a number of statues from the noted Czech artists used to be a place where the Prague writer Franz Kafka had been staying. » More »

Palác Golz-Kinských (Golz-Kinský Palace)

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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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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Old Town Square – Marian Column and Prague Meridian

Historical pictures of Staroměstské náměstí (Old Town Square) look a bit different compared to its current appearance. It is mainly caused by the missing Marian Column which used to stand it the middle of the square in the past. We will also learn about the Prague Meridian which used to serve for masuring time. » More »

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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 »


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