WALK #8: From Karlín through a hyperloop to Žižkov and its rocket TV tower

Fasten your seat belts, ladies and gentlemen, this walk will take you to Space! I mean almost, just if you use your imagination heavily. 😉

We started this walk in Karlín and used a hyperloop tunnel to Žižkov. Not many people know that inside of this tunnel there is also an entrance to the functional anti-nuclear shelter with a capacity of 1,200 people designed for nuclear war.

Not many people know that inside of this tunnel there is also an entrance to the functional anti-nuclear shelter with a capacity of 1,200 people designed for nuclear war.

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After the hyperloop, we continued to the largest space rocket in Prague. We got to the launch platform of the rocket and passed several squares and churches of the old streets of Žižkov. The rocket is preparing to take off, at least I think so, because there are small engineers attached to the walls, who perform the last check before the final countdown…

Well, the truth is that the rocket is actually a television tower built between 1985 and 1992, designed by the architect Václav Aulický and the structural engineer Jiří Kozák. There have been and still are some disputes about the design of the building and its fitting into the Prague skyline. Some people hate the tower, some people love it. Nevertheless, it is definitely a nice walk from Karlín!

As the last part of the walk, we continued to the garden park Riegrovy sady and from there to the streets of Italy and Spain (street Italská and Španělská). If you like trains, you can admire the views of Prague Central Station from Španělská Street. We ended the walk at the National Museum and Wenceslas Square, thus ending our space journey.

🠊 Walking Path

MAP IN DETAIL – en.mapy.cz/s/nahonereza

Length 5 km • About 1,5 h

Karlín
Žižkov

🠊 Where did we walk?

Křižíková in Karlín (metro or tram stop) 🡲 go through Žižkov tunnel 🡲 Prokopovo square 🡲 Kostnické square 🡲 Sladkovského square 🡲 Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross 🡲 Žižkov Television Tower 🡲 Škroupovo square 🡲 garden park Riegrovy sady 🡲 street of Italy (Italská) 🡲 street of Spain (Španělská) 🡲 Václavské náměstí.

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