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The mysterious spectres wander the same small group of streets The area around Prague Castle has quite a few frightening apparitions. Two of the most unsettling are at Jánský vršek, just down some steps from Nerudova Street. The tale may have been one story a long time ago, as some parts overlap,

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One of the most elaborate portals in Prague leads to a long-closed tunnel complex Most old European cities have a network of underground tunnels, often now walled up and forgotten. They were made for various reasons, including defensive escape routes, a resting place for collected skeletons, and even cold storage for

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Bones from 40,000 plague and war victims are in creative sculptures The ossuary at Sedlec is generally called the Bone Church, and for good reason. Bones from tens of thousands of people gathered over many centuries have been put into unique decorative designs. The full name is the Cemetery Church of

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