The Lesser Town Bridge Tower (Malostranská mostecká věž), Prague Castle (Pražský hrad) and the Charles Bridge (Karlův most) at Sunrise, Prague, the Czech Republic

Charles Bridge at Dawn, Prague, the Czech Republic

The Czech capital Prague is one of my favourite cities in the world and Charles Bridge is of my favourite places there. Usually it is very crowded, tourists from all over the world flock there. […]

Prague, the Czech Republic - Detail of the Prague Astronomical Clock a.k.a. Orloj

Detail of the Prague Astronomical Clock a.k.a. Orloj, Czech Republic

Orloj (pronounced “orloy”) is the Czech name of the Prague Astronomical Clock. It was installed in the 15th century on the southern wall of the city hall in the Old Town Square in the Czech capital Prague. It is one of the oldest astronomical clocks in the world and the oldest one still in operation. Its Czech name is derived from the Latin word for clock – horologium.

The Czech Capital Prague is often called "the Golden City".

The Golden City

To me, Prague is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Maybe even the most fascinating and the most picturesque. The Czech capital has several nicknames and one of them is “the Golden City”. I researched the origin of this nickname and found several explanations.