Travel Tip: Pisek Stone Bridge, the oldest bridge in the Czech Republic

in traveltip •  2 years ago 

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Welcome to my Travel Tip series where I promote some of the most beautiful places, interesting landmarks and impressive architectural sites of my homeland, the Czech Republic.

If you are a regular visitor of my blog, you probably know that the Charles Bridge in Prague is the most famous, visited and photographed Czech bridge. However, it is not the oldest one. To see the oldest bridge of the country (and one of the oldest in Europe), you must head out to the picturesque historic town of Pisek that is located some 110 km (70 mi) south of Prague.

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Source: Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons)

Built as early as in the 13th century, probably during the reign of the king Premysl Otakar II, the Pisek Stone Bridge is 110 m (361 ft) long and it spans the Otava River in the center of the town.

The bridge is colloquially known as the Deer Bridge because, according to an old legend, the bridge was supposed to be named after the first person to cross it and to everyone´s surprise, the first living being to do so was a deer that emerged from nearby woods.

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Source: Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons)

We might never know whether the legend is true or not but there are no doubts the Pisek Stone Bridge is an impressive piece of medieval architecture and you shouldn’t miss it if you happen to be around this place.


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Tomas
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Its really crazy that the bridge is still functional after all this time! It truly is a miraculous thing!

Good old days! Nothing like today.... Our ancestors were smart people! Have a great night. Tomas

Haha very well said,totally agreed.we new generation are destroying more than preserving or creating.

This bridge is majestic and i think i have seen bridges like that in movies only, the rust and the color reflects its long history.Charles Bridge Is still standing talk and strong even after this many years which just comes to show how good the architecture must be. The town looks pretty. Would love to visit such a marvelous history.

Yes, that's absolutely correct... the entire city of Pisek is beautiful and well worth a visit!

Like wine, it gets better as years grow older..Nothing more is said after this promise.. :) @czechglobalhosts

Well said:).......

old is gold how perfectly establish till now, thanks for sharing.

Absolutely... goes hand in hand with Deer Bridge!

Yes Tomas, i always wait for your this post because being a cultural student to know the cultural aspects of your country give me some positive energy :)

I am really thankful to for the history you provided for your readers and i am really amazed to know that after almost 500 years this bridge is still constant with full of it's beauty

Built as early as in the 13th century, probably during the reign of the king Premysl Otakar II, the Pisek Stone Bridge is 110 m (361 ft) long and it spans the Otava River in the center of the town.

Thanks for the wonderful architectural treat :) :)

Glad to hear you enjoyed the post!

No jo pěkný most, který měl už tolikrát namále (např. povodně z r. 2002), že je až s podivem, že ještě drží pohromadě...

I don’t think visiting all the places in one holiday day will be possibly .......cause in your posts only there many many places to go which have caught my eyes and soul........ This bridge is beautiful and strong.a good example of how good your country architecture and styling was.... our ancestors have given us soo much.....i like your post alot @czechglobalhosts

I love your posts about Czech Republic, i think there are endless attractions in Czech Republic after following you. Those place are a beauty and the things a piece of art. Anyone would love to have their pic taken on that bridge. It’s soo old and nostalgic looking .thank u.

Nice post and beautifull photos. It reminds me when I was there with my wife. we spend a really good time.

amazing photography of bridge...👍

Amazing place great photograph I am planning to visit Prague thanks for share.

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Nice post

İt is useful info. Thanks, for sharing

That bridge looks impressive :) thanks for share

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Hola amigo. En primer lugar quiero decirte que me parece genial la idea de Travel Tip y en segundo lugar interesante el origen del nombre del Puente de los Ciervos. No pongo en duda que un BAMBI haya sido el primero en cruzarlo. Saludos y estaré pendiente. Gracias

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What a beautiful bridgue. It is really Awesome.

MUY LINDAS FOTOS, GRACIAS POR COMPARTIR ESA GRAN INFORMACIÓN. TE SIGO Y TE VOTO AMIGO. SALUDOS, BESOS Y ABRAZOS.

That's a really cool legend! It's unbelievable how the bridge is still fully functional 800+ years after it was created. It must take some pretty advanced mathematics to calculate how it must be built, so this is really impressive for such an old one.

Promoting your own city is one of the best thing we can give back to the city against what it has given to us in form of house, memories, family :)
I really like your travel series :)

Hiya, just swinging by to let you know that this post made the Honorable Mentions list in today's Travel Digest!