Charles Bridge (Karlův most) at night

Sunday, April 08, 2007 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

The first bridge over the river Vltava was built in 1170. It crumbled in 1342 and a new bridge, later called the Charles Bridge was built in its place in 1357.

The Charles Bridge is is gorgeous however it heaves with heaves with people during the day. Try early morning for a less crowded walk, or go at night for a truly romantic stroll, with fairytale views of the Prague skyline, dominated by magnificent Prague Castle. Charles Bridge is not just a tourist attraction. It's the main pedestrian route linking the Old Town with Mala Strana, and then onto Prague Castle itself. During the day, souvenir stands and street musicians line the bridge; look out for the jazz band, who can be particularly entertaining. It featured in Mission impossible. This photo was taken from a location used quite a lot during some of the early scenes of the film.