The hotel’s cable car NH Praha

It connects two hotel buildings over the public part of Mrázovka Park, the lower one of which is located at the junction of Duškova and Mozartova Street and the upper part of the Sokol area on Mrázovka Hill. The track is 156 meters long. The elevation is 51 meters (205-256 meters above sea level). Maximum conveying speed is 2.5 m / s (9 km / h), driving time 90 seconds. A single cab with a capacity of 12 people runs along the steel beam. It is self-service by passengers, just like ordinary lifts. The device was designed by the Austrian manufacturer of lifts and lifts Doppelmayr.


Quarry Velká Amerika („Great America“)

Great America is a limestone quarry on the territory of the municipality of Mořina in the district of Beroun in the Czech Republic in the Protected Landscape Area of ​​Český kras. It is the largest of the group of local quarries. The size of the quarry is about 750 × 150 meters. The depth of the quarry is between 67 and 80 m. The bottom is at an altitude of 322 m (6th mining floor), with no other fracture in the group reaching this floor. Up to an altitude of 335 m (5th mining floor, west half of the bottom of the quarry), the quarry is flooded with a free-flowing lake. The quarry forms an impressive canyon and is a popular tourist destination. There were recorded Czech films, such as The Journey to the Southwest (1989), Limonádový Joe, Little Mermaid, Micimutr and others.

The Devil’s Column on Vyšehrad

According to the most famous legend, the column on Vyšehrad was carried by the hell himself when he and the local priest set himself to bring Vysehrad from the St. Vitus Cathedral. Petra in Rome pillar before the priest is satisfied with the Mass. The priest, with the help of St. Petra won the bet and the angry devil hit the column on the roof of the church of St. Peter and Paul at Vyšehrad. The roof pillar broke and broke into three pieces. It is also depicted in the Baroque frescoes in the church of St. Peter and Paul. The legend, first published in 1700, was published by Jan F. Hammerschmidt.


the knot of friendship

Node on house No. 11 called The node located in the Úvoz street near the Mala Strana and Hradčany districts is made of stone. It is located on a building called Vinný domek – there was a press and a bakery of the Strahov Monastery. It is not meant to be loosened, but rather ties. As a symbol of friendship, the sculptor Josef Klimeš created a friend for his family. The Diorite node in Úvoz means the strength and toughness of human relationships. Most passers-by consider him one of the house characters that have been here since ancient times, but a mistake. The knot was excavated only twenty-three years ago in 1977.


Lidice massacre

The Lidice massacre was a complete destruction of the village of Lidice, in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, now in the Czech Republic, in June 1942 on orders from Adolf Hitler and Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler. In reprisal for the assassination of Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich in the late spring of 1942, all 173 men over 15 years of age from the village were executed on 10 June 1942. Another 11 men who were not in the village were arrested and executed soon afterwards, along with several others already under arrest. The 184 women and 88 children were deported to concentration camps; a few children considered racially suitable for Germanisation were handed over to SS families and the rest were sent to the Chełmno extermination camp where they were gassed to death.

Memorial to the Children Victims of the War, Lidice

The Memorial to the Children Victims of the War, Lidice is a bronze sculpture by Marie Uchytilova in Lidice, Czech Republic. It commemorates a group of 82 children of Lidice who were gassed at Chełmno in the summer of 1942 during the Second World WarWork began on the memorial in 1980, but it was not until 2000, ten years after Uchytilova’s death that it was completed by her husband. The “Garden of Peace and Friendship” adjoins the memorial.

Battle of White Mountain

The Battle of White Mountain was an important battle in the early stages of the Thirty Years’ War. It was fought on 8 November 1620. An army of 15,000 Bohemians and mercenaries under Christian of Anhalt was defeated by 27,000 men of the combined armies of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor led by Charles Bonaventure de Longueval, Count of Bucquoy and the German Catholic League under Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly at Bílá Hora (“White Mountain”) near Prague. The battle marked the end of the Bohemian period of the Thirty Years’ War and decisively influenced the fate of the Czech landsfor the next 300 years.

Franz Kafka Statue

The eleven-metre-high statue is a 21st-century technical marvel of Prague. Forty-two moving panels form the face of the great Czech writer Franz Kafka. The statue by David Černý stands at the Quadrio shopping centre and combines art with modern technologies and the traditional “golden hands” of Czech craftsmen. Watch the Metamorphosis, wait for the right alignment of the panels and discover Kafka.

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