NARROWEST -- Street in Prague... / Nejužší pražská ulicka...
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 05.276 E 014° 24.573
33U E 457761 N 5548574
Quick Description: In Lesser Town of Prague, hidden among medieval houses, you can find and visit the city's narrowest street, which is for fun equipped with traffic lights...
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/4/2010 2:28:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM8B1M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 256

Long Description:

Lesser Town of Prague is one of the most picuresque and romantic parts of the city - it surrounds Prague Castle and it is "overfill" by jewels of Baroque and Renaissance architecture. One of streets there, is the most narrow (50 cm ) street in Prague....

Tiny street is so narrow, that it was equipped by traffic lights in order people wouldn’t collide. Maybe two dogs could sidetrack, but they have to be really very small dogs. If you are square-shouldered or well... fat, you shouldn’t enter the street at all – you can get struck. Street is steep, full of stairs, doesn’t have a name, but have two traffic lights. It leads from "U Luzickeho seminare" street to the Certovka restaurant, offering spectacular view of Charles Bridge.

Most of the tourists see the street as an attraction, so they push the walk button, take a few pictures and when they go, they don’t take the light seriously, so in the end they push with somebody so close only lovers usually do that. "One time, one really corpulent German tourist got stuck" remembers the owner of Certovka Restaurant. "She couldn’t go up or down. The personnel tried to push her back to the street, but in vain. In the end we had to soap her, so she would slide more easily. She just had to go somewhere else for her lunch."

[from MF Dnes newspapers]

Type of documentation of superlative status: web sites. local newspapers and Prague guidebooks

Location of coordinates: western entrance to the street

Web Site: [Web Link]

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