Železniční Most Prague

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Železniční Most – Trainspotting and feeding swans

You can spend your time in the rushing city and feel like you are in an old movie. Sitting at the bank of the Vltava river, feeding swans, transpotting, watching Vyšehrad – yes, all of this together.

Železniční most, an old railway bridge, crosses the Vltava river right under Vyšehrad church, one of the oldest parts of Prague, and connects it with Smíchov, the old industrial part of the city. Železniční most was built in 1900-1901 and it is probably the only bridge in Prague without an official name.

And, surprisingly, under this noisy bridge, this is the place where you can relax in the company of water animals. Swans, ducks, coots, sometimes even nutrias – and all of them nice and used to people. I like to sit there, especially before rain, and watch the clouds coming and going.

When it’s a hot summer day, you can even refresh yourself in the Vltava river if you can make the way to the water through the birds. But be warned: its temperature is more on the cold side.

It’s also easy to get to the other side of the river – you can use the ferry and enjoy the old-school way of transport.

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Hořejší nábřeží 5, Prague

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)