It’s Prague, Dude.. | Czech Republic

As you know, Prague is a unique place for me. I have so many fond memories from my time when I studied in Czech Republic. And I am glad each time when I can walk for a few days through the pretty streets of the Old Town and Mala Strana. And of course, each time I have to cross the Charles Bridge at least once.

During the day, it makes no to cross the Charles Bridge though and I usually take the less committed bridge a little further north. That also has the advantage that from there you can marvel at the Charles Bridge in all its glory. During dawn, however, the Charles Bridge is absolutely amazing and the various statues welcome you in the silence of a Sunday morning.

Statues on the Charles Bridge

There are many statues on the Charles Bridge. Now I don’t know which one is on the photo (if you do, please comment down below). However there are few stories I’ve heard about those sculptures on the Charles Bridge.

The Charles Bridge in Prague is adorned with 30 statues, each with a unique story. The construction of these statues began in the 17th century and was completed in the 18th century.

One of the most famous statues on the bridge is the statue of St. John of Nepomuk, who was thrown off the bridge in the 14th century due to his refusal to reveal the confession of Queen Johanna. Legend has it that if you touch the plaque at the base of the statue, it will bring you good luck and ensure your return to Prague.

Another notable statue is the statue of St. Luthgard, who is depicted holding a monstrance with the Holy Sacrament. It is said that the statue’s face was modeled on a young girl who was passing by the workshop of the sculptor, Johann Brokoff.

Each statue has its own unique history and adds to the charm and beauty of the Charles Bridge, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Prague.

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus

Nico Trinkhaus is the mind-blind photographer, using cameras to create visions and memories that otherwise would be lost to him.

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