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Golden Lane, Prague

(3.6/5 based on 750 reviews on the web)
Shop for souvenirs, visit medieval attractions, or simply take a stroll along Golden Lane, lined with quaint and colorful townhouses bearing witness to some famous names. Legend has it that 16th-century alchemists had to journey here to find a reaction to produce gold, so the street is also affectionately known as the Street of Alchemists or Alchemists' Alley. Writer Franz Kafka lived at No. 22 for two years, and Nobel laureate Jaroslav Seifert called the lane home in 1929. Today the little houses mainly host souvenir shops, as well as a medieval museum of armory within a 14th-century fortification. Visitors can also see Dalibor Tower, a former dungeon. Use our Prague tourist route planner to visit Golden Lane on your trip to Prague, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Prague Castle is the rest in this place, it's a cute place with a colorful image, all these houses now a gift shop, franz kafka lived on this street for two years, even though you were only to be criticized as well as entrance fee high all the way to Prague.
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  • Impressive Street what you a small impression what life used to be. During the day is a ticket which is only available with a combination ticket for other attractions. After the afternoon seemingly free entrance. In the afternoon, however, it was already busy, let alone in the afternoon or for example in the summer. Advisable so early.
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  • After presenting your ticket you walk in to the street of really quaint houses each slightly different to the one next to it. They are a mixture of little craft/souvenir shops and houses left as they ...  more »
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  • Very touristy. Probably one of those things to have to have done and tell your friends about. The picture outside of number 22 (the house Kafka lived in) is mandatory. We took a long walk up there and it was more the journey that was worth it.
  • Was a very fortunate discovery! Had tons of preconceptions that it will be boring and expensive. Instead it was incredible!
  • I can't believe they charge admission to a street. Seems nice, but why admission? Really?
  • 250 Kč for the cheapest ticket to get into the Golden Lane. For us, the most interesting thing was shooting an ancient crossbow. And the collection of medieval armour. But there are lots of other things to see here.
  • Tourist trap par excellence. The exhibits have little to do with the history of the Golden Lane houses. And there are more authentic picturesque little streets nearby, like Nový Svět.