There was a narrow alley in the castle with low houses. Golden Lane was originally the residence of servants and craftsmen. Later, it was named after many magicians who were king alchemists. The reason why Golden Lane is so famous is that famous writer Kafka once lived here. In 1916, a famous Czech writer, Kafka, a bank clerk, liked the environment here. He rented a house with a door number 22 at 20 kroner a month as a studio, and silently completed the unknown works "village doctors" and "reports to the Academy of Sciences". So every visitor to this alley should go to No. 22 to have a look (inside is very small, it is now a bookstore) and take photos. Most of the other houses have become characteristic shops, but there are also houses that retain the artisans'living and working scenes at that time. When we went, the alleys were very crowded because of the rapid increase of tourists, so we had to rush by in a crowd and couldn't look at them carefully.
One of the most famous scenic spots in Golden Lane is Kafka's former residence, but it is said that the famous Jewish writer only came to live here at the request of his sister, and did not live here for long. Now the pale blue house, marked 22, has been transformed into a small bookstore selling books related to Kafka and the city.
A long narrow lane, once inhabited by servants and craftsmen in ancient times, was later named for the gathering of alchemists for the king. In 1916, the famous writer Kafka lived in room 22 and completed his works "Country Doctor" and "Report to the Academy of Sciences", so Golden Lane is becoming more and more famous today.
Zlata Ulicka is one of the most famous scenic spots in Prague Castle. Tourists are as crowded as Charlie Bridge. No. 22, where Kafka once lived, is now a small and lovely bookstore and sells Kafka's collection of works. Between St. George's Church and the Toy Museum, Golden Lane turns into a small alley and arrives at the Golden Lane with many small houses. It is like a small house in a fairy tale. It is Prague's most poetic and picturesque street. Golden Lane was originally the residence of servants and craftsmen, and later it was named after many alchemists who were king. However, after the 19th century, it gradually became a slum. In the mid-20th century, the original house was redesigned into a small shop. Nowadays, different kinds of souvenirs and handicrafts can be seen in every shop, such as wooden toys No. 16, tin Prague soldiers No. 20 and hand-painted clothes No. 21. The most attractive appearance of No. 19 is the lovely garden house with sparse flowers and trees.
The Golden Lane is just above a high hill in Prague. It's estimated to be 50 meters long. The houses on both sides are very small. They all sell crafts. Outside you can have a bird's eye view of Prague. As soon as Golden Lane comes out, you can see a prison with a skeleton tied there.
Zlata Ulicka is one of the most famous scenic spots in Prague Castle. Located between St. George's Cathedral and the Toy Museum in Prague Castle, it is a commercial street selling handicraft products. It is as busy as Charlie Bridge. During the Roman Empire in the 16th century, many metallurgists lived here, and later this stone brick was called the Golden Lane. The alleys are small, and any building is small and colorful, like the dwelling place of the elves in the fairy tale kingdom. A water-blue house on No. 22 Golden Lane, where Kafka lived more than a hundred years ago, has become a small bookstore.
Part of the Prague Castle Scenic Area we went to just in time for the snowfall to add a different feeling to the seemingly uniqueness of the street. On one side of the Golden Lane, there were all kinds of armor and weapons in the building, and whether it was a platform overlooking Prague's urban landscape or something worthwhile to see.