A walking tour through the Old Town is a must do when visiting Prague! There are many free tours on offer where an experienced and knowledgeable guide, walks you through the historical city of Prague. Starting in Old Town Square, you will receive an informative background of the Powder Tower, Astronomical Clock, Old New Synagogue and Jewish Quarter, Charles Bridge and more.
The Powder Gate also known as the Powder Tower is one of the original city gates and one of the 13 entrances into Prague's Old Town. Construction on the gothic style building commenced in the 11th century. The tower was used to store gun powder in the 17th century and that's how it earned its name. If you are game, climb the 186 steps inside and be rewarded with the incomparable views of the Old Town.
The Prague Astronomical Clock is a phenomenal artwork that was assembled over 600 years ago. To this day, the clock is still functioning in its original from, apart from a few minor adjustments. There are four clock faces which include the background that represents the earth and sky, the zodiacal ring with all twelve zodiac signs, the old Czech 24 hour time and roman numerals. Every hour on the hour the clock chimes, the bells rings and the figures of apostles perform.
The Jewish Quarter is a deeply moving part of the tour. The Old New Synagogue is just one of the sites you will see here. You will pass by the Old Jewish Cemetery where over 90,000 Jewish people are buried. Learn the history of this once 'ghetto' area and the experience of those who were forced to live there.
Construction on the Charles Bridge began in the 14th century and connects the Old Town of Prague with the Lesser Town. The gothic style stone bridge is a lively hub of activity during the day as jewellery makers, painters, musicians and street performers occupy the bridge and entertain those who are passing by. If you are planning to walk across the famous bridge, it is recommended to do so in the evening when it is less crowded.
The only way to experience the true essence of this historical and culturally rich city is to visit yourself, so add these attractions to your bucket list and be sure to Czech them off! Auto Europe has your car hire in Prague covered so give Auto Europe Australia a call on 1300 656 601 or visit online on our booking engine.