PRAGUE: POPULAR GOLDEN LANE OPENED AGAIN

Dan Rang - Jun 13, 2011
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Golden Lane at the Prague Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Czech capital. Now, after a year-long closure due to reconstructions the Lane is once again open to visitors.

After more than a year of reconstructions the Golden Lane (Zlata ulicka in Czech) at Prague Castle is once again open to the public. The Lane is one of the city’s major tourist attractions.

The famous Lane was reopened by the Czech president Vaclav Klaus and his wife on the first of June after the biggest reconstruction in its history was finished. Workers had to repair the sewerage that was endangering the foundation of the houses. Some other works were also conducted to preserve the unique Lane. The whole reconstruction cost EUR 1.56 million.

The Lane was inhabited not only in the Middle Ages. Today, tourists can see the place where a well known Prague fortune-teller lived and worked. However, the highlight of the Lane is the house where the writer Franz Kafka stayed time to time visiting his sister. He came several times to get inspiration for his writing.  

Visitors can also look forward to a historical tavern or a goldsmith’s shop. The Lane offers various exhibitions and several souvenir shops with handmade Czech products, reported Czech Press Agency.

Those interested in souvenirs can buy wooden toys, jewels, or pottery. Book worms will be happy to see that in one of the houses, books focusing on Franz Kafka’s work are sold.  Tickets for the Golden Lane cost EUR 10-14.

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