Anne Anderson Walk

Anne Anderson Walk 

Available day: Wednesday 11 September 2024
Start time: 18:00
Duration: 50 min
Location: Meet at Náměstí Republiky near the Prague Municipal House. The Municipal House will be hosting the Social Evening - more information here. The tour will conclude at the Vltava River, where you can continue on an optional boat cruise.
Price: Free but participants are encouraged to make a donation to the Anne Anderson Award in advance
Accessibility: 1.5km, wheelchair accessible walk, tour conducted in English

Join in this special event that combines sightseeing, social engagement, and philanthropy. Anne Anderson was a contributor to the stream of thinking and effort that gave birth to evidence-based health care. Each year, a walk is held in her honour. Participants make donations to support the Anne Anderson Award, which recognizes and stimulates individuals contributing to the enhancement of women’s visibility and participation in leadership. You can get Anne Anderson merchandise to wear on the walk in advance. This walk is a great way to see the beauty of Prague while supporting a great cause!


 

Meet your tour guide on the Náměstí Republiky where the Municipal House is located.

Starting from Náměstí Republiky, the walk will go past the Prašná brána (Powder Gate), a significant historical structure in Prague. The walk will then go past the Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem (Church of the Mother of God before Týn or Tyn Church). It is the most significant church in Prague, both in terms of architecture and its preserved interior furniture. Its western facade facing the square forms one of the most famous landmarks of Prague.

The walk will continue to the historic Staroměstské náměstí (Old Town Square) in the Old Town quarter of Prague. It is located between Václavské náměstí (Wenceslas Square) and Karlův most (Charles Bridge). The square features buildings belonging to various architectural styles, including the Gothic Tyn Church, which has been the main church of this part of the city since the 14th century. Its characteristic towers are 80 m high. The Baroque Kostel svatého Mikuláše (St. Nicholas Church) is another church located in the square.
We will also see Pražský Orloj (Prague Astronomical Clock), a medieval astronomical clock mounted on the Old Town Hall. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still in operation. The tower of the Old Town Hall is open to the public and offers panoramic views of the Old Town.

The walk will continue along Pařížská street.that runs through Prague's Jewish Town and is the link between the Old Town Square and the Čech Bridge. On both sides of the street stand luxurious apartment buildings, combining in their architecture historicist styles with decorative elements of art nouveau. Pařížská street is the most luxurious boulevard of the Czech capital with a wide range of shops and boutiques of the world's most prestigious fashion brands. 

The walk will end at the beautiful Čechův most on Dvořákovo nábřeží where you will have lovely views of the Vltava River. It’s the perfect spot to continue with a stroll along the Vltava River or continue on an optional boat cruise.

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