Charles Bridge, Prague

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    Charles Bridge

    by littlesam1 Updated Aug 10, 2004

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    Good luck for those two guys in hats.

    Favorite thing: There is much written about the Charles Bridge. There are articles about the various statues on the bridge. There are stories about this history of the bridge itself. And then there is the tourist whimscial information. Notice the two guys in hats. They are touching the statue in the picture. According to legend you are to touch this statue for good luch when crossing the bridge. The statue has a very worn area that is very shiney from all of the hands that touch it daily. Once more they guys in hats fall victim to being just typical tourists.

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    Charles Bridge

    by shuen Written May 2, 2004
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    Favorite thing: While at Charles Bridge, its worth paying 12-18KC to climb up either one of the two towers at both end of Charles Bridge. The view above looking down at Charles Bridge is magnificient.

    Not many tourists took up this option while I was there the last time.

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    Charles Bridge ornamentation

    by mrclay2000 Updated Dec 19, 2003

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    madonna and child, Charles Bridge

    Favorite thing: Some of the statuary on the Charles Bridge is entertaining in itself. If you stop a moment a realize that little details are worlds of their own, your trip and your album derive more from your close attention. While most of the figures are Biblical, there are scenes of Turks in battle, and a separate column just south and off the bridge devoted to Roland and his golden sword (almost beneath the Judith Towers).

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  • EARLY MORNING

    by johnbrum Written Nov 21, 2003

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    Favorite thing: A VIST TO CHARLES BRIDGE IS A MUST .IF YOU ARE THERE IN WINTER IF YOU GO EARLY IN THE MORNING THERE ARE VERY FEW PEOPLE ON THE BRIDGE IT GIVES A DIFFRENT ATMOSPHERE TO WHEN THE BRIDGE IS BUSY. BUT WHENEVER YOU GO THE ATMOSPHERE IS GREAT!

    Fondest memory: THE HISTORY, THE BUILDING, THE BEER!

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    Morning in the Kampa

    by yooperprof Written Sep 14, 2003

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    only missing the gondolas

    Favorite thing: The "Little Venice" of Prague - this area was deluged in the terrible flood of 2002, but has been scoured, scrubbed, brushed, repainted, tucked and firmed and bolstered. Let's hope that such a flood never happens again!

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    KISS on Charles Bridge

    by OlenaKyiv Written Jul 7, 2003
    Lovely Kiss

    Favorite thing: I think that the sweettest thing which never die and is going through ages making people smiling and jealous, envy and mad, crazy and kind is KISS of Lovely couple. That is what saves our world, that is what continues our generations :-)

    Fondest memory: I would like it last forever

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    Stroll on Charles bridge

    by extrajoce Written Mar 10, 2003

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    Charles Bridge - looking towards Mal�� Strana

    Favorite thing: Karlùv most in Czech, this is one of the most famous attractions of the capital. Looking towards Malá Strana, one can see the castle perched on top of the hill. As you walk along, there are many beautiful statues, and the bridge is pedestrian only, adding to its charm. Centrally located on the royal walk, it is unique and can not be missed.

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    More on the Charles Bridge

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Charles Bridge detail

    Favorite thing: Not all the statuary on the bridge is devoted to religious subjects (there are three Madonnas thereon and many saints). Some are even comical, some gruesome, and others historic. See for yourself when you marvel at every statue. The bridge would be an enchanting place just because of its age, location, styling and its wonderful medieval anchors at either end, but while upon the bridge itself, the statues form the most charming escort.

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    Get Lost!

    by Krumlovgirl Written Dec 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: My favorite thing to do in Prague is to lose myself. It might sound odd, but I almost never travel with a map there. I love to get up early in the morning, armed with nothing but my camera and my daypack, and just wander around aimlessly. I have come across so many interesting things this way. I use the Charles Bridge, Our Lady of Tyn, and Wenceslas Square as my landmarks and eventually find my way back to my pension when it starts getting late.

    Fondest memory: My best memory of Prague has to do with an intereesting cab driver. I had missed my train to Munich by mere seconds and was very upset as I stood on the tracks. So upset, in fact, that I cried. For you see, I had a plane to catch and that was the last train to Munich that day. As I stood there wondering what to do, this cab driver came up to me and offered to drive me to the German border for $20. He said that he could outrun the train and that I could catch up with it in Pilzen. He was right. He did and even carried my luggage up on the train for me when we got to the station. That was the nicest thing anyone did for me on that trip, especially considering that cab drivers in Prague get a bad rep.

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    Charles Bridge

    by marktynernyc Updated Dec 12, 2002

    Favorite thing: The Charles Bridge is wonderfully mysterious at night - the statues silhouetted against the night sky, the murmuring Vltava. It almost seems like the statues shift their gaze or gesture just ever so slightly at night time - “obscure ghostly beauty”. During the day a totally different mood pervades the Bridge.

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    Charles Bridge (Karlov Most)

    by piersend Updated Nov 28, 2002

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    View from the Old Town side Tower

    Favorite thing: Charles Bridge is fantastic, you will find several people along the lenght of the bridge selling gifts, trinkets and even portraits, there's quite a good Jazz band too. You can for a small fee climb up to the top of the towers at either end of Charles Bridge, its worth it for the view.

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    Charles Bridge

    by katmag Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The Charles Bridge is a fun place to congregate at. It has some beautifu views, and is lined with statues. There are lots of street vendors set up on it too, so you can continue spending your money as you walk. :)

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    Charles Bridge

    by Imbi Written Nov 1, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The best approach is to walk from the Old Town, across the ancient Charles Bridge (Karluv most). For over four hundred years, this work of art, built by king Charles IV in 1357, was the only link between the two halves of Prague. Admire the sculptures and avoid the persistent hawkers as you walk across.

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    Visit Karol's Bridge .(...

    by Ania1 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit Karol's Bridge .( magnificent medieval architecture) this is the place of all artists. Painters (also portrait-painters), musicians, poets and dancers can cause us to spend there much more time than we planned.

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    Charles Bridge

    by Deus_ultima Updated Sep 1, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a walk on Karluv Most (Charles Bridge) where you'll find a lot of ex-pat's and artist selling all kinds of art. Also it offers a beatifull view of the Palace on top of the hill.
    (Pass by again later at night to see the palace lit up!)

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