Prague: Most Haunted City in the WORLD!
Trip Start Jan 2008
34Trip End May 2008
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Prague is known as the most haunted city in the world and we decided to go on a ghost tour of the area and learn about all the legends associated with the hauntings. The story tour began at the Astronomical Clock, a beautifully crafted clock has an amazing story behind it. It is one of few astronomical medieval astronomical clocks still in existence
The next place our guide took us was the entrance to the catacombs. The city of Prague is built atop a series of tunnels. When the city came under siege all the citizens of Prague would flee to this entrance and escape under ground. The tunnels where so vast and with so many down there crammed in and no light as well as little oxygen; many died in these tunnels under the city
On this tour we also learned about Gothic Architecture and the reasons buildings where built the way they are. Czech people believed that if a demon saw its own reflection it would be frightened and run away. This is why there are so many frightening figures on Czech buildings. They also have spikes on them to let the demons know that the people here are willing to put up a fight, as well as warriors with swords drawn ready to attack any intruders.
Prague has many strange stories. There is one that takes place in a church where a man was attempting to take a piece of the gold Madonna and she latched down onto his arm. The man's screams woke the priests and they had to sever the man's arm to get it free. That man went to jail then came back to work for the church for his remaining years. This story is actually documented by Prague's historians.
We learned about the story of Golem the creature created by Rabbi Judah Loew created Golem, a large creature made from clay and energy from the earth to protect the Jewish people within Prague's ghetto. Golem was created on a river bank in Prague by the Rabi through ancient Jewish chants
Wow I've typed a lot of crazy stories/legends about Prague. I just find them so interesting and I want to remember it all after the trip. The last two involved the Old Town Square. A child was ground up and put into the mortar to create a political building here in Prague. They did this because the building kept falling down and an old man told them that the killing of a child is what had to be done. This is the same building where the begining and end of communism was announced. The diplomats that ordered that the child be killed all met untimely deaths and it is believed that the old man who told them to kill the child was the devil himself. To this day people have sighted a child in the halls of the building or hearing ones laughter. There where also many hanging that occurred in the Old Town Square so it too is thought to be haunted.
Prague is awesome and creepy... hope you enjoyed these crazy stories as much as I did. I wanted to write them all down so I remembered their significance.
Love to my friends and family <3