In the morning after our arrival in Prague, we first go to the train station to buy a ticket for the bus to Germany.
After the debacle with the bus in Warsaw, we want to make sure where exactly the bus leaves. Later we will take the DB bus to Mannheim. Departure point is directly in front of the train station.
A good opportunity to take a few film shots of the worth seeing station concourse.
Our next destination is the Charles Bridge, and so we take the metro to the station Staroměstská.
But first, we pass the Rudolfinum, a concert hall and a gallery, which is the seat of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.
Built between 1876 and 1884, the Rudolfinum was under the patronage of Crown Prince Rudolf. Together with his ancestor, Emperor Rudolf II, he gave the Rudolfinum its name.
From here we have for the first time a view of the Prague Castle on the Hradschin with the St. Vitus Cathedral.
The Hradschin was actually the 4th Prague city. This part of Prague lies next to the castle.
We reach the Old Town Bridge Tower, the entrance to Charles Bridge.
The Catholic St. Francis Serafin Church and the Catholic St. Salvator Church surround the square in front of it.
Next to the St. Francis Serafin Church is the Charles Bridge Museum and opposite the Torture Museum with its medieval torture instruments.
In the middle of the square stands the monument to Charles IV, one of the most important emperors of the Holy Roman Empire in the Middle Ages. He lived and resided in Prague. In his reign, Prague blossomed into the Golden City.
The monument was erected in 1848 on the 500th anniversary of the founding of Charles University. Charles IV was the author of the Golden Bull, which regulated the election of the Roman-German king.
Having arrived at this point, we wonder if a Sunday in the middle of August is the right time to visit the Charles Bridge.
Densely packed streams of tourists pass by and make it impossible to take decent videos here. That’s why we stop here and decide to come back the next morning at 7 am.
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