Golden lane is one of the famous scenic spot in Prague castle, located in the northeast corner of the castle area, between the st and Prague toy museum, you will come to this place full of fairy tale. Golden lane narrow winding path with stone pavement, colorful small houses on both sides stand. Historical background, although known as the "gold", this alley is not made of gold, the legend of the holy Roman empire rudolph ii, the emperor was called the alchemist settled here, golden lane and hence the name.
Prague Castle is located on the Beitchen Hill on the west bank of the Vltava River. In addition to the towering St. Vitus Cathedral, the quaint and elegant old palace, the grassy royal garden, and the endless red roof houses on the hillside, I feel that The most fun and down-to-earth is the Golden Lane in Castle Hill. Passing around the St. George’s Church, behind you is the famous Golden Lane, which is an alley paved with bricks. The buildings on both sides are low stone houses, the roofs are not much higher than people, and the door openings are too small. Just bow your head and bend down to get in. The alley is not big, and any buildings are small and colorful, just like the residence of the elves in the fairy tale kingdom. Legend has it that the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II summoned alchemists to settle here, hence the name "Golden Alley". In fact, this was the residence of the craftsmen, servants and guards of Rudolph II. At that time, there were a lot of people and little land, so the houses here were built very small and tall people had to walk in with a cat waist. After the 19th century, it gradually turned into a slum. After the 20th century, many artists began to move here to seek a quiet environment and creative inspiration. The aqua blue house with house number 22 was once the residence of the famous novelist Kafka in his early years. Here, he silently completed the then unknown works "Country Doctor" and "Report to the Academy of Sciences". It is now A bookstore with Kafka's nameplate on the outer wall has become a holy place for book fans to check in. The huts in Golden Lane, the pharmacist's room full of bottles and jars, the exhibition hall full of childlike puppets, and the display windows of a dazzling array of handicrafts, are like magical treasures waiting for you to discover. The No. 12 cabin is connected to Daliborka Tower. You can visit the Weapons Museum by climbing up the narrow building. Along the corridor, various weapons such as cannons, spears, and armors are displayed. Dalibota’s basement used to be a prison, but part of it is now used for exhibitions of torture instruments. The cold and strange torture instruments still exude a bit of chill.
Golden Lane is a street paved with bricks. The street is very narrow. It was originally the place where the royal servants lived.