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Post: 9th of August

About the Old town Square

After the death of Vaclav II become the king and he ordered to move the body of his dead brother to the St. Vitus Cathedral.

On the way the carriage suddenly stopped just next to the prison on the Old Town Square. Everyone knew that Vaclav had always protected the innocent, so all the people thought that there might be someone innocent in the prison. So the new kind ordered to see all the prisoners. When all of them were standing on the square out of the blue the chains of one of the prisoners fell down. This was the sign. The new king asked the judge to go through the casa again and the judge found out that this prisoner was innocent!

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Post: 1st of August

About the Prague beer brewing

There was a small mess in beer brewing rights in the middle ages. One on the king´s law said that every Prague citizen is allowed to make a beer and another law said the only citizens living close to city walls can brew. Once the king was coming back from his journey and there was such a big storm so he needed to find shelter. Accidently he knocked on the first door and he was let in. The kind entered the brewery. The brew master welcomed him very well and offered him the beer. The king like that so much and started to talk with the brew master about the production, etc. When he was told how bad the laws are he promised to change it immediately and also ordered to have such a good beer on his table every day!

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Post: 24th of July

About the ghost of the rock

There is a nice small castle close the Baba rock at suburb of Prague where a noble man and his wife used to live. The noble man fell in love with a witch. They used to meet at the rock to enjoy their moments. At some point the noble man promised to witch to get divorced but he never did.

The witch as a revenge cursed his wife and turned her into a tree which is still on the top of the rock. The noble man became a ghost which comes from time to time to the rock to check his wife…

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Post: 18th of July

About the innocent boy

Once upon a time there was a young boy living in Parizska street.  He was not really good looking and that is why he was not very liked by the other people in the local street.

At some point every night the street was haunted by a ghost of a young child violently killed in that area. This ghost was killing other young children and all the people were scared. Once this ghost tried to kill the young boy but did not succeed.  The boy was innocent…The ghost was cursed to kill other children until he finds a single innocent child…The young boy saved the whole street.

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Post: 3rd of  July

About the beloved king

Once upon a time there was a very wise and beloved king. He was famous for his kindness and care for the people of the kingdom. He loved to meet the people in the streets dressed like a poor citizen, wearing a cheap coat. Like that he could talk to people and ask them how they felt and the could tell him honestly what they think about the kingdom. Once the king wanted to buy some fruit on the market. But the merchant sold him totally different amount of the fruit than it was guaranteed by the kings law. The king got mad and asked the merchant to obey the law. The merchant refused with words that he does not care about some poor citizens. After that the king put down his cheap old coat and stood there in his royal clothes…The merchant stopped talking and could not believe his own eyes. The king himself was in front of him… From that time no merchant ever cheated on the market…

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Post: 18th of June

About the ghosts of Spanish merchants

Once upon a time two Spanish merchants arrived to Prague and wanted to sleep at some place. It was kind of late and they knocked on one doors in Tynska street. The owner of the house opened the doors and when he saw two well-dressed and probably rich guys agreed to let them sleep over.

In the middle of the night the owner got an idea. He killed the two merchants took their money and throwed their bodies into his well. From that time the ghosts of the merchants appear sometimes in Tynska street in order to find their money…

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Post: 11.6.2013

About the dead landlord

Once upon a time there was a landlord living in the old Prague. He killed himself in the basement of his big house. After a long time this basement has been rebuilt for apartments. But whenever the new tenants wanted to make some major change in the apartment the old landlord destroyed everything in the night...And no one could even sleep through the night…

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Post: 28th of May

About two young shepherds

Once upon a time close to Prague there was a poor family which had only one sheep. Two young kids were taking care of i and taking it to the close meadows. Once the kids forgot on the sheep while playing together… The sheep fell into the river and were taken away by the stream.  When the mother has seen that and imagined the poverty, she said to her two kids: “ I wish you could turn into stones!” Immediately it happened as she said.  From that time there were two stones in the middle of the meadow. The mother spent there long time crying, begging. But what is once said cannot be taken away….

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Post: 21 of May

About the inpatient lover

Once upon a time in old Prague there was couple, totally in love... They had an agreement that when the Saint Nicolas Church shows 8 in the evening, they would meet on their secret spot... The young boy was one day so eager to meet his lover that he went to the church few hours earlier in order to change the time and meet his love sooner. When he was climbing up to the clock he fell down from the tower and died on the spot. From that time when the Saint Nicolas Church rings at 8 you can see a person looking form a window in the tower. It is the boy looking for his love...

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Post: 14th of May

About Wenceslas the headsman

Once upon a time one Swedish came to Prague. This Swedish like to fight and kill. One day he got drunk in a pub and started a fight in which he killed a young Czech guy. Wenceslas - brother of the young Czech boy had seen it and wanted to kill the Swedish on spot but the crowd did not allow him… The Swedish just laughed and went away…Next week he killed another man. At this time even the king got mad and had him executed. On the execution the Swedish just laughed and when he saw the headsmen and asked for the name. Wenceslas the headsman answered. The Swedish stopped laughing….

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Post:9th of May

About the dead bride

Once upon a time there was an extremely beautiful girl living in the Jewish quarter.  Every single guy wanted to get married with her. The father was aware of the fact and he wanted to make his daughter happy, so he had chosen the best husband for her. But the beautiful daughter wanted someone else. She was having meetings with a tall guy who always came for her by the boat. Once her love came and her father saw that. The father took his daughter and the lover jumped into the water. The beautiful girl jumped after him into the water. None has seen them again…

2 years later an unknown cat was moving around the old Jewish quarter… It was the beautiful girl. In the water she had been taken by her love – nix, the lord of the water. He took her to his palace and happily lived with her.  She missed her old friends but she was not allowed to meet them again as a human,  that is why she was sometimes coming back home as a cat…

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Post:  2nd  of May

About the helmet of king Wenceslas

 

Every year there was a big celebration on behalf of the birthday of the dead king Wenceslas.  But once, one foreigner living in Prague did not want to celebrate this event…Suddenly out of nowhere a thunder hit his face and this foreigner was blind. He started crying. Someone from the crowd advised to take this foreigner the grave of Wenceslas and give the helmet of king Wenceslas on the foreigners head. After a while people did that and miracle happened – the foreigner could see again. From that time, no one was against the celebrations…

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Post: 23th of April

About the beer from Mala strana

At Mala strana, there was a brewery brewing a secret beer. The brew master did not want to tell anyone the recipe. But his pub was always full of people. One day a stranger appeared in his pub – a guy from Bavaria. The Bavarian man told the brew master that his beer is famous around the world and everyone in Bavaria is talking about that. The brew master was so proud that he invited the Bavarian for a dinner and a beer, of course. He was so pleased that he got drunk and revealed all his secrets. In a year he received a weird gift – beer barrel from Bavaria with beer which tasted exactly like his own…

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Post: 16th of April

About the 27 executed man

21st of June 1621 were 27 man executed on the Old town square. The heads were shown for next 7 years as a threat for the ones who would think of doing anything against the king. The problem is that their bodies were buried in unknown place and their heads 7 years later on a different unknown place.

And since then every year on the anniversary all the man meet on the Old town square and watch the Astronomical clock. If it works well, the Czech lands are gonna work well. If there is even a slight failure or delay it means difficulties for the next year…

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Post: 9th of April

About the children plague

 At one pint the Jewish Quarter was hit by plague but not by an ordinary plague. This kind of plague killed only the children and their spirits appeared in the night around the old Jewish cemetery.

Rabi Loew wanted the find out why this is happening. Once one of the ghosts „went“ around his house and Rabi asked the ghost about its presence. The ghost said that all this is caused by a mother who killed it own child and until the mother is punished children are going to die. Rabi Loew found the women, the woman was executed and from that time no child died because of plague.

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Post: 3rd of April

About the jealous Turk

Prague because of its central location has always been in the middle of the merachants paths. Once one Turkish merchant came to Prague and fell in love with a Czech girl. He proposed a marrige and asked the girl to be faithful and wait for him in Prague so that he could go back to Turkey and arrange some things. The girl forget very soon her promise and married another guy. When the Turk came back to Prague and saw that he cut the girl´s head off and buried it in unknown place. Since that time the ghost of girl is walking around Prague searching for it…

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Post: 26th of March

Mysteries of the astronomical clock

Once upon a time it happened that a prisoner was looking at the astronomical clock and have seen that a bird got caught by one of the moving characters on the clock. The poor prisoner thought that this could be the bad sign meaning that he was supposed to spend his whole life in prison. Fortunately at the very next hour the clock started to move again and the bird was released. The next day the prisoner was released…

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Post: 19th of March

About the ghosts of the Czech lords

27 Czech lords were executed in 1621. Their heads were  hanging on the Charles bridge and eleven of them were hanging on the bridge for ten more years!!! Than they were secretly buried… The ghosts of the lords appear sometimes on the bridge, walking…

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Post: 13th of March

Slipper made of bread

Once upon a time there was an countess living in one palace. She was known for the need of having all fancy and up to date things. Like for example she was taking  a bath in champagne. And once she decided to have slippers made of bread. When the devil saw that, he took her directly to hell and she lost the slippers on the way… From that time she is walking around the palace looking for the slippers…

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Post: 5th of March

About the Monks who turned into dogs

Once the head of Emauzy which is an Cathedral was walking with his dogs. On his walk he met three monks having their lunch. The monks felt disturbed by the dogs, so they and threw the bones from the chicken they were having for lunch on the dogs. The head of the Cathedral said that the monks were worse than the dogs and cursed them. And what happened-all the monks turned into dogs. From that time they are walking with the head of Emauzy as dogs…

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Post:26th of February

About the flaming ghosts

There is a certain place in Prague where there are many flaming ghosts…One of them is a fiery dog which is on a leash by a headless man…The fiery dog is according to the legend the spirit f the wife who cut of his head to get his money. The man hid his money in time. So know they are both wandering around Prague trying to indicate where the money is, so that they could be saved!

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Post: 19th of February

About the begging skeleton

Long time ago, there was an doctor living close to Ovocny trh in the Old Town. This doctor was obsessed by skeletons. He had his loyal servant who was incredibly tall. The servant liked to enjoy his life by drinking and eating but he never had enough money to have enough of that. So he made a deal with his master: the master would give him as much food and beer he needs  in return of his skeleton after his death. Unfortunately the servant died the first night of the deal…So the ghost of the servant is walking around the Old Town and is begging for money to pay off his skeleton back…

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Post: 13th of February

The ghosts of the Czech lords

Do you remember that in 1621 27 Czech lords were executed and 12 heads were shown in the Old Town Tower?  After 10 years the heads were buried. But the ghosts of the lords appear there again in the night, walking through the tower…

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Post:5th of February 2013

About the very strange statue in the Saint George´s Basilica

There is the very strange statue of a girl in the basilica. There was a very jealous sculptor who had a beautiful mistress. Once after he came back from his travels he was told by someone who hated his family that  the mistress was unfaithful. The sculptor got mad and murdered his mistress immediately. After her body was found out he was sentenced to death. After that the sculptor had his last wish. He wanted to make a sculpture of his mistress in order to immortalize her. That is why you can see lizards, frogs and snakes on the statue…

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Post: 29th of January

About a water Sprite at the Prague castle

The water Sprites live usually near running water. And even though there not a running water near the Prague castle, there is one water Sprite living. He guards the water, but not the running…His name is Paklt  and whenever anyone wanted to talk to him, he just disappeared in the castle walls…wet walls…

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Post: 22th of January

About the secret picture society

Very close to the Charles Square there is a house called U Hubálků. A very secret society used to meet here. The members were having their portraits hanging on the wall. The members were coming to the meeting in a very special way – while sleeping their bodies stayed at home. One of the men´s wives found out and wanted to make her husband stop attending these meetings. So she went to the house and tried to rip off the picture of her husband with a knife. Accidently she cut the picture across. When she came back home her husband was cut across…She went crazy and since that time she is haunting in that house…

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Post: 15th of January 2013

The Karlov ghosts of murder

There was an officer working in the castle of Karlov. A beautiful girl was in love with him. But unfortunately her father decided to give her to a merchant. The merchant wanted to get rid off the officer so he hired a gardener working in the castle to kill the officer. The gardener did kill him and buried him. Since that time he had no piece. The officer’s ghost was haunting him, sometimes the gardener could not control his steps and his legs would take him to the scene of murder…The gardener dies very soon from his misery…

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