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Karlův most

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  • JR56

    Charles Bridge (Karlův most). Construction began in 1357 after its predecessor, the Judith Bridge, built around 1160, was destroyed in a flood in 1342. Its name was initially simply "Stone Bridge" (Kamenný most) or "Prague Bridge" (Pražský most.)
    It has only been called Charles Bridge since 1870. It stands on 16 pillars and is 516 m long. A gate tower rises above the first pillar on the old town side; it is considered to be one of the most beautiful Gothic towers of all. The other 15 pillars are decorated with sculptures on the left and right. But this was not the case from the beginning either: the sculptures were not erected until after 1700.
    There are two towers at the bridgehead on the Lesser Town, the smaller of which is said to come from the Judith Bridge. There is a tourist information office in the larger tower, which can also be climbed like the Old Town Bridge Tower. Both towers are open daily from 10 a.m., in winter until 7 p.m., in summer until 10 p.m., admission 75 CZK each.
    Charles Bridge is a pedestrian bridge only, and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations. Between the almost incessant stream of visitors there are always souvenir dealers. Very often it is painters who market their artistic products here. And it's probably also one of those places where you have to reckon with unwanted changes in ownership.
    de.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Prag/Altstadt

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    • September 30, 2019

  • Sachsen Onkel

    Beautiful architecture, as an overall impression, as well as the individual sculptures. Really very busy, so I can only pass on the tip to visit them in the morning, which is worthwhile in any case.

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    • February 9, 2017

  • RadlerJan

    An absolute must, connects the old town with the Lesser Town. Great views.
    More information: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlsbr%C3%BCcke

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    • August 3, 2020

  • R 🐺 & G 🚶‍♀️on Tour

    Karlův most, one of the most beautiful bridges I have ever crossed. It is also nice in the early morning before the traders set up their goods, because then it is almost deserted.

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    • September 1, 2020

  • Cathrin

    The walk across the Charles Bridge is often accompanied by music from street musicians. But there are also some artists who sell their pictures and engravings with motifs from Prague, for example, or you can also have a portrait painted of you.Where there are so many tourists at once and it is so narrow, pickpockets are of course not far away. Just be careful and carry your backpack forward if necessary.

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    • July 4, 2022

  • Hohnebostel 🚔👮🏻‍♂️🕵️‍♂️

    Landmark of the city. The 14th-century bridge is an imposing arched bridge over the Vltava River. The Coronation Walk of the Bohemian kings also crossed the bridge.

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    • June 23, 2018

  • Sebastian

    As a person who lives now for some time in the city I can only recommend in the morning very early if you want to see everything in peace.

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    • December 29, 2016

  • FRANK.V

    Here on the bridge, people in Prague meet. This bridge has been connecting for hundreds of years.
    If you go over it today and take some time, you can almost experience the centuries. You just walk on an ancient path and you are amazed what people were able to achieve back then. Today's bridges have reached the end of their useful life after 40 years.

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    • September 2, 2017

  • David

    Definitely visit early in the morning! I can only agree with the previous speakers.

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    • June 7, 2017

  • pfälzer

    Incredible mood in the evening

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    • June 25, 2017

  • Hohnebostel 🚔👮🏻‍♂️🕵️‍♂️

    Landmark of the city. The 14th-century bridge is an imposing arched bridge over the Vltava River. The Coronation Walk of the Bohemian kings also crossed the bridge.

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    • June 23, 2018

  • Der Heidjer Radler

    The foundation stone was laid on an optimal date calculated by astrologers: July 9th 1357 at 5:31 am. The numbers written one after the other result in the series 1-3-5-7-9-7-5-3-1. From 1383 it let itself pass, but it was not finally finished until almost 20 years later - after 45 years of construction. It is the longest Gothic bridge in Europe, measures 516 meters, is almost 10 meters wide and is supported by 16 pillars. A total of 30 sculptures with 58 statues and reliefs are lined up here, including apostles, inquisitors, church scholars, martyrs, patrons, seven angels, a handful of sinners, four unbelievers, three kings, two lions, a stag, a dog and a weeping devil .
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    But you don't have them all to yourself. Every year, as many pedestrians cross the Vltava as the population of the Czech Republic: around 10.5 million. That is an average of almost 30,000 people a day.

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    • January 26, 2020

  • Tina Sierpinski

    Beautiful architecture, unfortunately only on the few days to truly enjoy, if the view is not completely covered by tourists.

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    • August 31, 2018

  • Andy

    It is one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe: The Charles Bridge over the Moldau. Delimited by two towers, it is only open to pedestrians and is very busy almost 24 hours a day. A must for every visitor to Prague, if only because the view over the river and the castle is simply great from here.

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    • March 27, 2022

  • Cathrin

    The street musicians have already been mentioned. But there are also some artists who sell their pictures and engravings with motifs from Prague, for example, or you can also have a portrait painted of you.

    Where there are so many tourists at once and it is so narrow, pickpockets are of course not far away. Just be careful and carry your backpack forward if necessary.

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    • July 4, 2022

  • Laurenz 02

    There is a beautiful view of the castle from the bridge

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    • July 7, 2020

  • Erdbeergiraffe 🍓

    Due to the collapse of the Judith Bridge after a flood (1342), Charles IV laid the foundation stone 15 years later for the connection between the old town and the Lesser Town, named after him. The bridge withstood storms, natural disasters and wars. At the beginning of the 20th century a tram even ran over it. Today the Charles Bridge can be described as a tourist metropolis. Unfortunately, there is no longer a time of day at which you can get from one end to the other without being disturbed. It is considered the most famous landmark, popular photo opportunity and magical attraction of Prague.

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    • April 17, 2021

  • 2CoinsTravel

    Highlight of every Prague trip. If the bridge is too full of the adjoining banks, you can take a picture of the bridge better than on the bridge itself.

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    • September 20, 2018

  • Janine&Björn

    Nice view of the Vltava and the old town

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    • May 17, 2018

  • RadlerJan

    Always beautiful, beautiful views.
    More information: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karlsbr%C3%BCcke

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    • August 3, 2020

  • Tommy L.

    Best early in the morning. The bridge isn't that crowded yet

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    • July 16, 2021

  • Andy

    It is one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe: The Charles Bridge over the Moldau. Delimited by two towers, it is only open to pedestrians and is very busy almost 24 hours a day. A must for every visitor to Prague, if only because the view over the river and the castle is simply great from here.

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    • March 27, 2022

  • JR56

    Sie zählt zu den ältesten Steinbrücken Europas: Die Karlsbrücke über die Moldau. Begrenzt von zwei Türmen ist sie nur für Fußgänger geöffnet und fast rund um die Uhr sehr belebt. Ein Muss für jeden Prag-Besucher, schon weil die Sicht über den Fluss und auf die Burg von hier aus einfach toll ist.

    Die Karlsbrücke (Karluv most) verbindet über 16 Bögen die Stadtteile Malá Strana und Staré Mesto, also die Altstadt und die Kleinseite. Heute flanieren nur Fußgänger über die Brücke, doch das war nicht immer so: Seit 1883 war sie für die Pferdebahn und Anfang des 20en Jahrhunderts auch für die elektrische Straßenbahn geöffnet.

    Gelegt wurde der Grundstein an einem von Astrologen ausgerechneten optimalen Datum: Am 09. Juli 1357 um 05:31 Uhr. Vorbild für die Brücke war übrigens die Steinerne Brücke von Regensburg. Bis ca. 1870 wurde die Brücke noch Prager Brücke genannt.

    Zahlreiche Heiligenfiguren säumen die beiden Ränder der Brücke, wie der Heilige Christopherus, der Heilige Joseph oder Johannes der Täufer. Die bekannteste ist aber diejenige des Heiligen Jan Nepomuk, der an dieser Stelle in die Moldau geworfen wurde, wie es heißt. Die Brücke ist so etwas wie ein Freilichtmuseum, auch wenn zahlreiche Figuren mittlerweile nicht mehr als Original zu sehen sind.
    Auf der Brücke herrscht tagsüber ein belebtes Treiben: Musiker spielen Songs und zahlreiche Händler verkaufen Souvenire und Kunst, Gruppen stoppen, um für Fotos vor der Kulisse der Burg zu posieren.
    Am östlichen Ende befindet sich der Altstädter Brückenturm mit den ein wenig größer als im wahren Leben geratenen Figuren von Kaiser Karl IV und seinem Sohn Wenzel IV. Die Figuren wurden erst nachträglich in den 1380er Jahren zugefügt. Übrigens, auf den Turm kann man hinaufsteigen, von dort oben hat man eine tolle Sicht über die Brücke und den Fluss.
    Auf der gegenüberliegenden Kleinseite gibt es ebenfalls einen Turm, er stammt noch von der damaligen Stadtbefestigung.

    prag.sehenswuerdigkeiten-online.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/karlsbruecke.html

    • September 30, 2019

  • 2CoinsTravel

    The best way to go south on the east bank is to have the bridge and the castle perfect in the photo.

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    • October 21, 2018


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