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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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  • Read the history prior to visiting so you can appreciate the art and what it symbolises. I visited the memorial during the day and evening and personally I preferred the evening not just for the photo...  more »
  • Near the Újezd stop these sculptures are a monument that remembers the pain and the sad past of the Czech Republic. It is very near the station where the funicular is taken to Petrin
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  • The most powerful memorial of the victims of the communist era. It is like a performance smelted of iron.  more »
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  • Worth the visit ! Really inspiring and not too crowded with tourists!
  • 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!
  • Nothing to see...
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