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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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  • Walking towards the Petrin Hill Funicular, I came across these statues located in a small park. Whoever sculpted these statues did a great job portraying the anguish and sufferings expressed in their ...  more »
  • Worth the hike to get to this location just below the Lesser City. Take the time to walk to the top of the hill as well to see he old wall. These statues are a memorial to Communist victims and quite ...  more »
  • The Petrin Hill funicular road. It is a stunning sculpture that will not let you indifferent and makes you feel a slight idea of what have been the Czechs during the last hundred years. Well worth staying a few minutes looking at trying to assimilate what the artist wanted to convey.
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  • Wall is very visible from the other side of the river. Not worth coming here just to see the wall perhaps, but if you're in Petriny, go past it. Some great views of the castle from the right places. Note that in some places, you'll have to navigate a number of steps, tricky with a pram and impossible with some wheelchairs.
  • 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.
  • Peaceful place of history
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