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Waymarking in Prague, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 04.784 E 014° 25.788
33U E 459203 N 5547652
Quick Description: You have not yet visited Prague? A walk through the center of Prague.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 7/29/2013 6:00:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMHP0J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 82

Long Description:
Probably no visitor can miss the most famous tourist places during a visit of Prague.

During the visit, you can use the services of professional guides and agencies or rely on guidebooks and maps. This WM describes a typical tourist route, on which it is possible to get acquainted with the main tourist sights in Prague.
And moreover... you have a chance to visit several hundreds of waymarks.

The starting point of this route is the upper part of Wenceslas Square - the main square in Prague. There is also an equestrian statue of St. Wenceslas (visit link) , it is also a frequent meeting place for ordinary people of Prague and it is also an excellent landmark and reference point for all tourists.

Go through Wenceslas Square the longitudinal direction, then continue straight through Na Mustku (visit link) and Melantrichova streets . Melatrichova street will bring you to typically narrow streets of the Old Town. At the end of Melantrichova street is a central point of Old Prague - Old Town Square. Directly in front of you will be a world's unique Astronomical Clock (visit link) . There is also many other landmarks - Old Town Hall (visit link) , The Church Of Our Lady Before Tyn (visit link) , a lot of old palaces 300-500 years old, etc.

The route then leads through a Small Square (CZ: Malé námestí) (visit link) to the Charles Street (CZ: Karlova ulice) (visit link) , which takes you up the further unique in the world - the Charles Bridge (visit link) . While walking across the Charles Bridge you will see a beautiful panorama of Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral (visit link) . St. Vitus Cathedral is on the opposite bank of Vltava river.

After crossing the bridge you will be in the next part of the city - Mala Strana. The center of this part is a Lesser Town Square (visit link) . From this square I recommend you to continue by Nerudova and Ke hradu Street (visit link) to the main dominant of Prague - Prague Castle (visit link) . From the castle hill is a wonderful view of the central part of the Prague basin and on the historical center of Prague (visit link) .

I finish this route here. Everyone can then individually decide what interested him most: the Castle, the Cathedral (visit link) or surrounding castle gardens, medieval streets of Mala Strana and the Old Town, Petrin Hill with tower (visit link) or Stahov Monastery (visit link) , ...

Note
I recommend to go earlier in the morning, otherwise the way is full of tourists (or waymarkers? :-))
Recommended Time for this WayTour: From: 8:00 AM To: 12:00 PM

Stop Coordinates:
50.090215,14.398558


Starting Address for this WayTour:
Wenceslas Square
Prague, Czech Republic


Number of Stops: 13

Website of stops: [Web Link]

Stop Website: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
You must include an original photo showing one of the stops along the tour route.
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