Prague, Czech Republic
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Info. Prague, Czech Republic
Today we’re visiting Prague, where the Czech capital looks magical under a dusting of snow. Prague is known as the ‘City of 100 Spires’. The nickname comes from a 19th-century survey of its many lofty Gothic buildings. The total number is actually closer to 1,000, not 100, and the old city's many spires remain well preserved.
The Church of Our Lady before Týn in the foreground has 18 spires total between its two towers. Behind it is Prague Castle, built starting in the year 870 and currently the world's largest ancient castle. And the Old Town Hall, its clock tower brightly lit on the left of our photo, has an even more impressive timepiece at its base in the city square: The Prague Orloj, the oldest working astronomical clock, which has tracked celestial movements since 1410.