Giant’s gate is the main entrance to Prague’s castle and it is located on the west side. From the square before the gate you can see the entire city.
The name of the gate comes from the gigantic figures at the entrance. The statues are copies, since the originals, which were made of sandstone, have been effected by the climate conditions.
Nightime on the Charles Bridge
One of Prague's most popular sights, packed with people all day long, Charles Bridge is a lot quieter after dark and much more atmospheric. Many of the souvenir stalls which ruin the bridge during the day are gone in the evening and it's a much nicer time to visit what is one of Prague's most popular sights. The light from the lamps on the bridge provides a striking contrast to the dark, eerie statues and there are great views of the castle in the background.
I don't believe in it and make my own luck
but touching the dog (on the other statue) or the lady on this one is supposed to bring luck.
My best guess is that this rumor was launched to clean up the statues, first the dog , then the lady, who's next ?
so here is the photo for your to 'touch and get lucky' all for free , no need to go to Prague...
It doesn't matter which kind of luggages or bags you'll bring :) But the best, what you can do for walking through downtown, is to take some backpack in which you can wear a bottle of water. Clothes depend on the season and current weather. Prague has all 4 seasons so for winter: bring warm clothes such as coats, winter shoes, warm hats and gloves - it is snowing and freezing in the winter. For spring: umbrella!!!, jacket, both warm and 'summer' kinds of shoes, pants and shorts, sun glasses and hats. For summer: umbrella, summer clothes, hats, sun glasses, bag for bottle of water. For autumn: umbrella, pants, sun glasses, hats, gloves, jackets If you'll live in hotel, you don't have to bring anything (except your toothpaste and toothbrush, but can buy it there). Be sure to bring cameras and enough number of films and tapes!!! You'll use them all and these items are not cheap over there. Bring sun glasses and all sorts of hats. For the summer and spring you'll maybe need sun lotion. Be sure to bring dictionaries and maps. You can get maps in any information store. You'll need dictionary :)
Art Noveau Genius
The world's first Mucha Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the world-acclaimed Czech ART NOUVEAU artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), is housed in the Baroque Kaunicky Palace in the very heart of Prague.
A selection of over 100 exhibits comprising paintings, photographs, charcoal drawings, pastels, lithographs and personal memorabilia provides a privileged view into the universe of the artist who is most widely known for the posters he executed for Sarah Bernhardt in the fashionable world of fin-de-siècle Paris.