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Some see a broken stone pillar as evidence that a demon named Zardan visited Prague The history of Vyšehrad goes back to the very foundation of Prague, and the walled fortress-like area on a cliff above the Vltava has accumulated many interesting tales over the centuries. For most of the legends of Prague

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More than 100 spirits inhabit the historical parts of the Czech capital Prague is filled with ghosts, at least according to popular legends. But just how many is an open question. Books of legends agree on several, and others just appear in a single source. Some legends seem to have split

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People can see esoteric treasures plus meet like-minded people Prague, and much of Bohemia, is just filled with mystical and curious places. Finding them on your own and separating the fact from fiction can be a difficult task. There are a number of ghost tours but most just give a brief

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A friendly green vodník used to be a regular in pubs near Kampa Island There is a particular type of Bohemian supernatural being called a vodník, or water sprite. They are related to elves, fairies, leprechauns and similar beings with roots deep back into local folklore and pre-history. In many Slavic nations

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A flaming miser and a top hat wearing beggar wander Prague at night Old Town is quite crowded at night with a variety of headless ghosts, flaming ghosts, otherworldly animals and water sprites, if all the legends are taken at face value. Prague even has its share of skeletons who refuse to

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A small area at the edge of the Czech Republic saw hundreds executed for witchcraft The witch hunting craze hit the Moravia-Silesia region, in the eastern part of the Czech Republic, harder than in any other part of the country. The biggest and best-documented case was the Boblig Witch Trials from 1678 until

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The city's only nosferatu , Dopiječ, unlives in a borrowed grave in Olšany Cemetery Prague surprisingly has few tales of vampires before modern times. Many films, novels, and computer games mention Prague as a nexus of vampire activity, but the actual legends are a bit scarce. And even though some apparent vampire graves have

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