Charles Bridge in Prague is one of Europe's oldest stone bridges, tourist magnet, and main landmark of the Czech capital. It connects the Old Town to Malá Strana (lit. "Little Side") and is accessible only for pedestrians.
The bridge is built upon 16 arches, and features numerous statues of saints. The most famous one is of Saint John of Nepomuk, who is said to have been thrown in to the river Moldova right where his statue now stands. Each of the statues has its own history and enough interesting details to fill several books. There are towers at both ends of the bridge. Old Town Bridge Tower can be visited, and provides a great view over the city and the surrounding sights.
Charles Bridge is usually filled with a variety of street musicians and souvenir stands. Besides, visitors enjoy an excellent view of the river Moldova, with Prague Castle on the one-hand side and the National Theatre with its golden roof on the other. During the day, the bridge is usually filled entirely with tourists. A tip for early risers: watching the sunrise on a mostly empty Charles Bridge is a magical experience.