Prague has many nicknames, one of which are the City of 100 Spires and the Golden City. Experience both at a new exhibition on alchemy in the Malostranska Bridge Tower on the Lesser Town side of Charles Bridge. Not only will you learn more about the golden period of alchemy and Rudolf II in Prague, you’ll get superb views of Charles Bridge and Prague Castle.
“Each level is different,” said Jiri Lopata, the operations director for Prague Towers. “The first level is an alchemist’s workshop; the second level shows the two sides of alchemy — material and spirits.”
In between the levels, there’s a walkway that connects the tower with a second tower on the other side of the bridge. From there, you are looking directly down at the bridge’s customary bustle. Your reward when you reach the top is unparalleled views across the river to Old Town, of Prague Castle and its gardens, and of the Mala Strana neighborhood.
Prague Towers runs seven towers across the city; giving hardy visitors the opportunity to see the top of the city from different vantage points.
“Each tower has a different view of Prague and each one has something better,” Mr. Lopata said. “Petrin has Mala Strana and the Old Town. At St. Nicholas tower it’s like [having] Mala Strana is your hand.”
Each tower features an exhibition. The tower at St. Nicholas Church has an exhibition on spy equipment and a former spy room used during the Communist era, while the Old Town Tower Bridge offers an exhibition on the history and mysticism of Charles Bridge and Charles IV.