20. Prague – World’s Most Incredible Cities

Discover why Prague in the Czech Republic ranked #20 in our countdown of ‘100 Most Incredible Cities in the World’.


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Prague got its nickname the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ back in the 19th century from Czech writer Josef Hormayer.

Allegedly, mathematician Bernard Bolzano wanted to check this statement and counted up to 103.

But a more recent count came to more than a thousand.

Did you know?

Prague was the only Central European city that largely escaped bombing during WWII because Hitler loved its beautiful architecture and had it in mind for Nazi Europe’s art capital.

However, towards the end of the war, on 14 February 1945, US bombers mistook Prague for Dresden and inadvertently bombed it.


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