Old Town Square crowned with
the spires of Tyn Church. Much of Prague's history is preserved
around the Old Town Square in its buildings.
The Golden Lane near Prague
Castle. These cottages were built along the inside of the castle
wall in the late 16th century for the Castle's guards and gunners.
Franz Kafka lived in the tiny house at number
22 during the winter of 1916-17 and wrote his short story collection A
Country Doctor here.
The entrance to Prague Castle. The Castle gates
are crowned by copies of 18th century statues of Fighting Giants
by Ignaz Platzer. Former Czech President Václav Havel helped
design the current uniforms worn by the Castle guards.
St. Vitus's Cathedral is the city's most distinctive
landmark and houses the crown jewels and the tomb of "Good King"
Densely-packed tombstones in the Old Jewish Cemetery.
Founded in 1478 and for more than 300 years, this was only burial
ground permitted to Jews. Because of the limited space people were
on top of
another, up to 12 layers deep. The last burial here was in 1787.
A delightful bronze memorial to Franz
Kafka in the Jewish
Quarter. Kafka spent most of his life here in Prague's Jewish quarter.
He lived across the way, at 27 Dušní Street, and it's
likely that he walked around this quiet square almost every day.