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100_0450.JPG100_0447.JPG100_0445.JPG100_0444.JPG100_0443.JPG100_0441.JPG100_0440.JPGPrague is the capital of the Czech Republic. Prague has the name enchanted city, it has over 1000 years of history.-- The river is the Vitava and regularly floods even though dams have been built upstream. ---Prague castle is perched on a a rocky ridge, so take a tram.---Tyn Church has twin towers and a golden effigy of the virgin mary. Church founded in 1385. The organ is from 1673 and oldest in Prague.--- Charles Bridge over the Vitava river is crowded with tourists, viewing the 30 statues on the bridge wall. The old Town bridge tower can be climbed.----Prague Astronomical Clock is on the southern wall of the Town Hall in Old Town Square. Clock dates from 1410AD.. Crowds watch as 4 figuares are actuated on the hour.---Wenceslas Square is main part of Prague is more of a wide street than a square,750 m long.-------ON 16 JAN 1969 STUDENT JAN PALACH SET FIRE TO HIMSELF ON WENCESLAS SQUARE, TO PROTEST ON INVASION BY SOVIET UNION IN 1968.THERE IS A SMALL GRAVE.----------THE MAIN RAIL STATION (Haiani Nadraz ) is just round the corner from Wenceslas Square.. There is a Metro station here.-- The second rail station is Nadrazi Praha-Holesovice.-------Czech beer claims to be the best in the World.

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