Prague (Czech Praha), capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. City with over a thousand-year history, was established and developed at the intersection of strategic routes connecting key centres on the European continent. Often called the City of a Hundred Spires because of its many churches and towers, Prague is the chief commercial, industrial, and cultural center of the Czech Republic. Unlike much of central Europe, the city was not seriously damaged in World War II (1939-1945) and remains one of the most beautiful cities on the continent. Since the fall of Communism in 1989, Prague has become a major tourist attraction through all Europe region.
Look!  A canoe on the Vltava!  And a reduced copy of the Eiffel Tower (60 m high, Petrin Look-out Tower) built in 1891.
The most lively part of today's Prague is Narodni Steet and Na Prikope Street, making together with Vaclavske Namesti (Wenceslas Square) the so-called Golden Cross.  On the background is The National Museum, a neo-Renaissance building designed by architect Josef Schulz in 1885-90.
View of Karluv Most (Charles Bridge) from Hradcany (Prague Castle)
Awaiting Astronomical Clock stirking the hour in Old-Town Hall, Old-Town Square.  The clock dates from the beginning of the 15th century; on the hour, a procession of the Twelve Apostles appears in the window in the upper part. In the lower part are 12 medallions with the signs of the zodiac, created by Josef Manes.