Top Places to See in Prague

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

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))
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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