Czech Republic Hlavní město Praha Praha

Golden Lane

A historic street in Prague Castle, known for its colorful tiny houses and past residents like Franz Kafka.

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Golden Lane is a small 16th-century street in Prague Castle that was originally built to house the castle’s guards, but later became a hub for goldsmiths in the 17th century (hence the name). The quaint, colorful buildings here are some of the last remainders of the castle’s small-scale architecture.

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Golden Lane Guides

  • Prague’s best historical highlights

    travelfreak (Jeremy Foster)
    Unlike many other European cities, Prague escaped World War I and World War II relatively unscathed and undamaged from falling bombs and other destruction. The result is a nearly perfectly-preserved historic Old Town, and plenty of other still-standing neighborhoods around it. Castles, cathedrals, Gothic bridges, and even giant clocks are all part of the city’s far-reaching history, and so you’ll learn a thing or two while visiting these important landmarks. This list includes everything from ancient historical sites to medieval structures and slightly more modern pieces of noteworthy architecture, like sleek new buildings and even a graffiti wall where locals once aired their grievances.