Romantic Vysehrad: Vyšehrad translates to “The High Castle” and is said to be Prague’s first Castle Vyšehrad is seen as the mythical birthplace of Prague, although this is still an ongoing debate between archaeologists and historians.
According to an ancient legend, Vyšehrad was founded in the 10th century by Princess Libuše, legendary ancestor of the Pemyslid dynasty and the Czech people as a whole. As stated earlier, according to some archaeologists and historians, Vyšehrad might have been built before the original Prague castle, as early as the 9th century. Vyšehrad is a popular destination for many locals, not only because of its fantastic views over Prague and the sights, but also because it has a wonderful park, where many come to relax and take a romantic stroll. Beside the Park, it has the magnificent Church of St. Peter and Paul, dating back to the 11th century, which all by itself has an intriguing history.
Right next to the church, there is probably the most significant and important cemetery in the Czech Republic. Famous people like composers Smetana and Dvoák, as well as artist, art nouveau painter and designer Alphonse Mucha have been laid to rest here. Even to this day, dignitaries, politicians and other famed people are honoured at this cemetery. The history and mystery of what is Vyšehrad, will intrigue and enchant you!
Meeting/pick-up point: 100 metres behind Old Town Square.
Duration: 2.5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 12pm.
Languages: Dutch and German.