When I was little, very often after my mom picked me up from kindergarten we would go to this place because it was close. It’s basically nothing more than a street with view over the railway yard with tracks leading from the Main train station (Hlavní nádraží) into three tunnels where they disappear in the depths of Prague underground. Then they reemerge on the other side of Vinohrady to either continue to Praha Vršovice station or Smíchovské nádraží but that’s a different story.
As a kid I was fascinated how the long snakes of trains first peeped out of the station’s shadow, then slowly slithered through all the crooked railway switches to get swallowed by the huge black holes in the stony wall. And I still am. The best place to watch these dramatic scenes is right over the tunnel orifices. Don’t be surprised – the trains can also come out from the tunnels. If you’re lucky, you can spot Pendolino, the flagship of Czech Railways’ fleet.
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