Charles Bridge , Prague. Prague’s popular sightseeing destination and one of the most beautiful bridges in Europe. Charles Bridge is a stone Gothic bridge that connects the Old Town and Lesser Town (Malá Strana). It was actually called the Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) during its first several centuries.
You can travel there by tram (to “Malostranské náměstí” tram station), or walk from Prague Castle. On the other side, the bridge leads to the “Křížovnické” Square and then “Karlova” street – ending at the Old Town Square. The nearest tram station is “Karlovy lázně”. You can go to Charles Bridge anytime.
The love lock bridge is a popular attraction for tourists and locals in Prague . One can find a cluster of this romantic symbolism on a small pedestrian bridge in the Mala Strana district below Prague castle.
Vltava River , German Moldau , river, the longest in the Czech Republic, flowing 270 miles (435 km).
Contents 1.1 Statue of St. Ivo . 1.2 Statues of saints Barbara, Margaret and Elizabeth . 1.3 Statue of the Lamentation of Christ. 1.4 Statue of St. Joseph. 1.5 Statue of St. Francis Xavier. 1.6 Statue of St. Christopher. 1.7 Statue of St. Francis Borgia . 1.8 Statue of St. Ludmila.
From December 1st to December 23th, between 16:00 and 17:00, a lamplighter passes through the Charles Bridge . He will begin to lit the historical gaslighting with a burning wick on a long rod nearby the Old Town Bridge Tower. Then, he will continue in the Lesser Town direction and return back.
As the only means of crossing the river Vltava until 1841, Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city’s Old Town and adjacent areas. This land connection made Prague important as a trade route between Eastern and Western Europe.
Since 1870 the bridge has been called Charles Bridge. It is built of sandstone blocks, flanked at each end by fortified towers (Lesser Town Bridge Towers, Old Town Bridge Tower ). From 1683 to 1928, 30 statues of saints were carved to decorate the bridge, the most famous of which is the statue of St John of Nepomuk.
There can be found 17 bridges in total over the Vltava river in Prague . A unique feature of Prague’s bridges , is that they are set rather close together and thus offer unique perspectives – there can be seen simultaneously a variety of bridges .
Prague is famous for well-preserved castles, Baroque and Gothic cathedrals, medieval squares, dreamy bridges, nightlife spots, and a lively arts scene. It’s known for its centuries of history and cultural heritage, where the medieval heart of Europe can be felt in its cobblestone streets.
The idea is simple: a couple crosses the bridge and puts a padlock on a section of the chainlink fence. The lock represents their love, and it will stay there for all of eternity. They then dramatically hurl the keys to the lock into the body of water under the bridge .