"Golden Lane" Golden Lane Tip by Raimix

Golden Lane, Prague: 115 reviews and 185 photos


Golden Lane is known from 15th century, when goldsmiths, servants and craftsmen had opportunity to live here. Later, in 20th century, Franc Kafka lived at one of houses and wrote his work ?Castle?. As legend tells, Emperor Rudolph II allowed alchemists to live here as well, so name ?Golden Lane? probably appeared due to goldsmiths or gold-seeking alchemists.

The oldest house on Golden Lane now is from 16th century. Lane is full of book, souvenir shops. It is really a unique place.

The question is: why these houses are so small? Were people so small before? Maybe it is because of servants (lower class) was living here (lower class ? lower life conditions)? And?maybe houses are small to create an inspiring feeling for artistic people (eg. for Kafka)?

Address: Zlata ulicka.
Directions: Prague Castle.
Website: http://%fc%s4%cb http://www.hrad.cz

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 31, 2010
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