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Unique Technical Treasures of Prague

View from Petrin Hill (Creative Common 3.0 /Andrei Stroe)
View from Petrin Hill (Creative Common /Andrei Stroe)
If you are planning to tour Europe, then you must visit Prague because it is a place with no parallel in the world. There are numerous Prague attractions that draw people from all over the world. The buildings in Prague have a unique architecture.
Gothic cathedrals, Art Nouveau buildings, Romanesque chapels, Baroque palaces, and gardens, they all have the unique architecture that makes it a wonderful place to visit. There are also numerous Prague activities that you can indulge in and have a memorable trip. A few memorable places in Prague are the Rotunda of St. Martin, the Wallenstein Palace, and the Cathedral of Our Lady. The new National Technical Library in Dejvice. and Rank Gehry’s Dancing Building are considered icons of modern architecture in Prague.

Apart from the architectural sites above, you should also visit Prague’s technical sites, seven of which are described below.

Ride on the Prague Semmering
Creative Commons/ŠJů (cs:ŠJů)
Creative Commons/ŠJů (cs:ŠJů)
Ride on Prague Semmering is a scenic journey with pretty views from the windows of the train. This railway line connects Prague's Smichov and Repy stations and is one of the most beautiful railway lines in the world. The railway earned the name Prague summering because it offers an experience similar to the one offered by its namesake in Austria.

Petrin Hill & Observation Tower
This tower was built in 1891 for the Jubilee Exhibition as a mini version of Paris's Eiffel tower. It is 60m tall and sits on the summit of Petrin hill which is 318m high. You can get a magnificent view over when you climb 299 steps to reach the top of the tower.

Sewage Treatment Plant in Bubeneč
Creative Commons/cs:ŠJů
Creative Commons/cs: ŠJů
It is located near the Stromovka Royal Game Reserve and is a unique monument that was not only a wastewater treatment plant but also an example of excellent architecture and engineering. It was built at the beginning of the twentieth century and the city sewage was directed to it, although the capacity of the plant became inadequate soon. This industrial monument attracts filmmakers also.

Prague waterworks museum

The Podoli waterworks museum has a unique industrial architecture and gives you an opportunity to stroll along the Vltava River. The exhibition at the museum gives you an overview of the historic development of Prague's water supply system from before the 12th century to the Renaissance period and also from there to the present time. The museum has a unique collection of water meters, historic artifacts and gives you an idea of when the first water main was built.

Pneumatic post 
Pneumatic post
The Main Post Office building on Jindřišská Street is home to a treasure in Prague's pneumatic post system. Although archaic by modern technology standards, a tour of Prague’s pneumatic post system is certainly useful. It was from here that the first telegram was sent to Lesser Town in 1887 and the last in 2002.

Historical Carousel in Letná Park

This is the oldest wooden carousel in Europe and has been enjoyed by many generations since 1892. It is furnished with 21 life-size horses padded in genuine horse leather and numerous models of 1930s cars. Though not functional, there are plans to restore it.

Railway Bridge
Creative Commons/JörgM
Creative Commons/JörgM
The Smíchov bank of the Vltava river is connected to Výtoň through this railway bridge. The bridge has always been associated with the beautiful, panoramic view of Vyšehrad. It also symbolizes the end of Vltava embankment, which is a popular site during the summer months when farmers and sellers throng it to sell their produce.

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