The Astronomical clock is located in the Town Hall (Staromestska radnice). The town hall dates back to the 1300s, while the earliest astronomical clock on the site dates back to 1410. The clock was created by Master Hanus. As legend says, he was blinded by the town leaders with hot iron rods placed on his eyes so he would never make another beautiful clock for someone else. If this is how the reward people whose work they liked, imagine how they treated people they hated.
Every hour on the hour, the area around the clock fills up with people. Sometimes you are lucky if you can see a partial view of the clock. I had a love hate relationship with this clock. When we first got to Prague our to...Read More