Stairwell Charles Bridge - Prague, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 05.201 E 014° 24.519
33U E 457695 N 5548436
The connecting staircase of Kampa Island and Charles Bridge
Waymark Code: WM18753
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 06/12/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
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On the right side of Charles Bridge, there is an interesting staircase that connects Charles Bridge with Kampa Island.

Until 1785, it was not possible to directly access Charles Bridge from Kampa. The residents of the island had to first cross Certovka Stream and enter the bridge from Mostecká Street. In that year, a wooden staircase was built to facilitate transportation to the bridge for the island's residents and aid in evacuation during the frequent floods that affected Kampa.

The current neo-Gothic stone staircase was designed by architect Josef Kranner and built in 1844 under his supervision. It came just in time, as the following year another flood occurred, but the residents of Kampa could already be seen laughing from Charles Bridge, having easily ascended the new stairs.

This staircase and the surrounding areas of Kampa Island are popular settings for filmmakers and various television shoots.
Location City and Country: Prague, Czech Republic

Name of Location or Landmark: Kranner Staircase

Location or Landmark website: [Web Link]

Puzzle or 3d model Manufacturer: Fine Art America

Puzzle or 3d model Manufacturer's Website: [Web Link]

Puzzle Type: Cardboard 2 dimensional

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