Golden Lane

Golden Lane (Zlatá ulička) gets its name from the goldsmiths who lived here in the 17th century. The narrow and short Golden Lane is popular for its tiny colourful houses built right into the arches of the castle walls. Most houses are from the late 1500s. In the 18th and 19th centuries they were occupied by squatters; later it was the home of the writer Franz Kafka (number 22) and the Nobel-laureate poet Jaroslaf Seifert. Now, most of the houses are converted to shops selling souvenirs.

Location: Zlatá ulička, Prague Castle, Hradčany,
Open: Apr—Oct daily 9-5; Nov—Mar daily 9-4
Admission: 50 CZK (or can be part of your castle ticket)

Golden Lane

Golden Lane (Zlatá ulička) is located on the eastern side of the castle, only a short walk from St. George’s Basilica. This short lane, named after goldsmiths who used to live here in the 17th century, is one of the most picturesque streets of Prague. Golden Lane is very popular …

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White Tower

The artillery tower became a dark dungeon during the reign of Rudolph II. It is situated at the west end of Golden Lane at Prague Castle.   Dungeon in the White Tower The White Tower was built at the end of the 15th century and fundamentally rebuilt in the Renaissance …

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