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Hunger Wall, Prague

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Originally intended to help defend Prague Castle and Mala Strana against attack, Hunger Wall stretches through Petrin Park from Strahov to Ujezd. It was built between 1360 and 1362 on the orders of Charles IV in a time of severe famine. Enjoy a stroll through the park along the length of the mighty wall, and admire the strength and history of this ancient fortification. The construction work helped provide a livelihood for the some of the city's poorest residents, hence the structure's unusual name. It underwent repairs in the 17th, 18th, and 20th centuries. Plan your Hunger Wall visit and explore what else you can see and do in Prague using our Prague trip planner .
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  • The grounds themselves are enjoyable to walk around. However, there is a severe lack of signage. Several times did we walk past the hunger wall, for example, without evening realising we had done so. ...  more »
  • I had no idea what this was so I googled it and it was pretty nice you should check this out it is of the normal route  more »
  • The Hunger Wall is a unique monument to the suffering caused by the Soviet regime that inflicted so much pain and suffering of any country in occupied and to the really horrible communist regime it im...  more »
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  • Not worth looking for. Boring. But nice views from the six. Nice chill area nearby. Pick up a few tall cans on the way it's ight
  • You will pass by this easily if you are on your way to Petrin hill. If not, there's not a lot of point to come here. They really hate the communist.
  • this place is definitely worth visiting! less crowded than other tourist spots in prague, however, equally interesting!
  • This wall has a long history behind it, but nowadays it separates gardens and Petrin from the town.
  • Nice park

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