Find out the secret of Charles Bridge and return to Prague one day!

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Find out the secret of Charles Bridge and return to Prague one day!

Do you want to return to Prague some day? Do not forget to touch the statue on this bridge! 

A legend says that if you touch the statue of a dog at the base of the statue of John of Nepomuk (sv. Jan Nepomucky), you will return to Prague.

The most famous sculptures on the Prague Charles Bridges:

  • John of Nepomuk – created by M. Braun, F. M. Brokof.
  • Christopher – created by Emanuel Max. St. Christofer was strongman who came from Canaan. He served God – he carried on his shoulders pilgrims to the other side of the wild river. He carried also Christ who has taken the form of a small child. So this scene shows the sculpture.
  • Francis Xavier – Ferdinand Maxmilián Brokoff formed the statue 23 years.
  • Ludmila with a little Wenceslas – St. Ludmila has in her left hand veil, through which she was strangled, her right hand pointing in the Bible in which a little Václav is learning to read.
  • Vincenc Ferrer and St. Prokop – designed by Ferdinand Maxmilian Brokoff
  • knight Bruncvík – Bruncvík owned a magic sword, which, according to legend, at his request itself knocking heads enemies. He buried him on the Charles Bridge – it has picked St Wenceslas in the place where his horse’s hoof breaks ground on a bridge on the way to help the Czech country. Sword destroying enemies and will bring peace in Bohemia.
  • Ivo – created by Bernard Braun. St. Ivo is patron of lawyers.
  • the Holy Crucifix and Calvary – crucifix, the first bridge ornament, stood here already during the reign of Charles IV.
  • Cyril and Methodius – sculpture expresses the missionary activity of of the missionaries and the idea of Slavic unity.
  • Barbara, Margaret and Elizabeth – created by John Brokoff. The sculpture of “holy virgins”.
  • John the Baptist – patron of the the Hospitallers – Knights of Malta, has at the left side crucifix and shell, reminiscent of the Baptism of Christ
  • Vitus – St. Vitus is the patron of the Czech country.

John of Nepomuc statue


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