Still standing, the Charles Bridge was constructed back in 1357 and to this day remains a popular tourist attraction. However, be wary and don't assume protection. Despite being lined with statues of saints, this bridge is also lined with pick-pockets.

 

At about the center of the bridge you will find the most famous and oldest statue; the statue of St. John of Nepomuk.
St. John was killed after being thrown from this bridge where he subsquently drowned. Notice the bright gold at the base of his statue and take a second to rub it for luck. It is believed that in doing this it will bring you not only good fortune, but also ensure that you will one day return to Prague.

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