• Golden Lane
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Golden Lane

Type: Architecture

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Colorfully painted cottages line Zlata Ulicka, Czech for Golden lane. This picturesque alley runs along the northern wall of Prague Castle. These tiny dwellings were originally built for the castle...  Read More


  • Museums: "No 22, the blue house, is where Franz Kafka stayed when he visited his sister who lived here. Here he found inspiration for his book: Das Schloss, The Castle."
  • Sightseeing: "Walk up and down cobbled Golden Lane, stop for a moment at No 22, the house where Franz Kafka lived for a while. It is now a bookshop and contains a tiny Kafka museum."
  • Best for Museums Because: Golden lane is an open-air museum and popular among tourists who browse the souvenir shops that line the alley.

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