Top Places to See in Prague

Top Places to See in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic (B)

Once the historical capital of Bohemia, Prague is now the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic with 1.3 million people. We arrived in the fifth most visited European city via bus from Nuremberg which was the fastest mode of public transportation. The bus dropped us off at the main train station, Praha, which interestingly used to be called the Wilson Station, after American president Woodrow Wilson!

Woodrow Wilson was a leading supporter of Czech and Slovak independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He recognized the sovereignty of a defacto government modeled after the US constitution which was set up by Masaryk who was in US exile. Soon the Czechs and Slovaks joined together to form the independent Czechoslovakia in 1918.

Masaryk became the first president of Czechoslovakia, and in gratitude for Wilson’s support, he named the train station for him. Ten years later, a bronze statue of Wilson was erected outside the station. It remained until 1941 when the Nazi party tore it down. During the Nazi occupation, the name of the station was also changed. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top Places to See in Prague
Guide Location: Czech Republic » Prague
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Praha Train Station
  • Hotel Kings Court
  • Kolkovna Celnice
  • Nostalgie Restaurant
  • Cacao Prague
  • Americky Bar
  • Good Food
  • Republic Square
  • Museum of Communism
  • Municipal House
  • Powder Gate
  • Na Příkopě
  • Wenceslas Square
  • Havelské tržiště
  • Old Town Square
  • Jan Hus Monument
  • Church of St. Nicholas (on Old Town Square)
  • Church of Our Lady before Týn
  • Charles Bridge
  • Church of St. Nicholas
  • Nerudova Ulice
  • Three Fiddles
  • Golden Horseshoe
  • Hradčany Square
  • The Prague Castle
  • Romansque Basilica of St. George
  • National Gallery
  • Zlatá Ulička
  • St. Vitus Cathedral
  • Jewish Town Hall
  • Old-New Synagogue
  • Jewish Museum
  • Old Jewish Cemetery
  • Kafka Monument
  • Celetná Ulice
  • the LEGO museum
  • Wax Museum
  • Chocolate Museum
  • Sex Machine Museum
  • Alchemist Museum
  • Torture Museum

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