Hear the story of the legendhidden in Prague catacombs

Become part of Prague’s mysterious legends! You’re sure to have heard of the Golem or the water sprite of Čertovka, but have you met them yet? Prague Legends is a unique project in the heart of Prague, where mysterious stories come to life. When touring the catacombs, you will become part of these stories, accompanied by actors and interactive effects. This attraction is suitable for families with children. Read the story >>

OPENING ROOM

You have probably heard about them. From the tales of your grandma, or from your parents who were reading slightly scary bedtime stories to you. But if you haven’t, you will certainly hear about them today. Some of you have already seen them. In picture books, in movie fairy tales. And if you haven’t, you will see them today in reality. It does not matter how old you are and if you believe they exist. Whether you want it or not, they even may have hunted you in your dreams as a nightmare. And if they haven’t… (sarcastic smile). Well, you’ll see after today.

Haven’t you ever had a feeling that someone is sneakily watching you? Haven’t you ever felt that someone touched you but in fact you were alone? Haven’t you ever looked to the side when on a bus, tram or metro, your eyes meeting the gaze of a stranger? Do you really think that nothing supernatural exists and everything can be rationally explained? Then follow me. It is time to change your opinion.

MURDERED NUN

It is said that there is nothing worse than a patricide, a child killing their parent. But what if a parent kills their child? They say that from time to time, a murdered nun can be seen in the vicinity of Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia in Josefov. She takes many forms. There are witnesses who were scared by her bloodied looks and ear-tearing screams. At another time, she appeared smiling, with an almost anguished look of a woman unhappily in love. By the way, can a nun be happily in love? We tried to find out.

In the sixteenth century, a well-brought-up daughter of a rich noble entered the convent in Josefov where, at her father’s request, she was to consecrate her life to God. But one day, she couldn’t resist the lure of her heart and met her lover. As a punishment, her fanatical father stabbed her to death. But the ghost of the dead girl did not come to hate life. It is said that one day, her ghost snatched poison from the hand of a girl who wanted to kill herself because of unhappy love. Who would not want to see such a ghost with one’s own eyes...?

DEVILISH BARBER FROM CHARLES STREET

You may have the same experience. You go to have your hair cut and when it comes to payment, you are totally dumbfounded. It is said that the high prices of today’s hairdressers date back to the times of Emperor Rudolf II when a renowned barber lived who, in addition to his professional mastery, was famous for his exorbitant greed. He worked in Charles Street and the spirit of his greediness seems to have settled down in this historical district of Prague near Charles Bridge. Try to buy a bottle of ordinary water there…
Gold coins clouded the barber’s mind to such an extent that he engaged in alchemy and tried to add to his money by magic. His wife and three daughters tried to talk him out of it but to no avail. Soon he lost everything. His daughters became harlots and his wife ended her life by jumping into Vltava River. The barber lost his mind completely and started to use his famous razor to cut the passer-byes. One day, he got into trouble and was beaten to death by a group of youngsters. They say that since then, a man with a mad look, wearing a white coat and holding a razor keeps appearing in Charles Street. So – the next gentleman for shaving, please…!

GOLEM

Long ago Golem, a giant brought to life, was made from clay by rabbi Loew in order to protect the inhabitants of the Prague Jewish Town. This fact is quite well known. It is also known that one day, Golem got furious, demolished the Jewish Town and rabbi Loew removed the vitalizing shem from Golem’s forehead, leaving Golem to turn back into clay. But hardly anybody knows that Golem was brought to life again long after rabbi Loew’s death.

It was the doing of a young student who found Golem’s remains in the loft of the new Jewish synagogue and brought Golem back to life by ancient magic formulas. But Golem refused to obey the student who had to remove the shem again. As Golem was falling down to his death, he overlay the student who slowly suffocated under the weight of Golem’s body. Golem was not seen ever since. Only recently, during construction works in an ancient house in the former Jewish Town, a huge clay form was found. Now a bold man is sought who would insert the magical shem in its forehead.

ABOUT FAUST

The ancient house still stands at one of the corners of Charles Square, peculiarly across the street from the monastery Na Slovanech. Why peculiarly? As we know, a monastery houses people who serve God. And in the house we are talking about, a man lived who sold his soul to the devil because of his hunger for fame and fortune. His name was Faust and he paid dearly for the moments of earthly pleasures. All what was left of him was a sooty hole in the wall of one of the rooms as the devil took him to hell. Actually, he left something else behind – a parchment by which he sold his soul to the devil.

After Faust went to hell, the house remained abandoned for a long time. Only after several years a poor student was forced to stay there overnight. And the devil got wind of a new opportunity. Every morning, he left a silver coin on the table for the student until the student sold his soul to hell one day. He was no longer happy with a single silver coin, he wanted more and found the old parchment. He signed it and after some time, all what was left of him was a hole in the ceiling. They say that the parchment is still somewhere out there, waiting for its next victim.

WATER GOBLIN FROM ČERTOVKA CANAL

Water goblin Kabourek came from an old and respectable family of water goblins which had been living near the mill-wheel in the Prague Čertovka canal since time immemorial. They were water goblins who had good relations with humans. Once in a while, they frightened a dishonest man, and bad people who were the only ones in danger of being drowned by the water goblins stayed clear of Čertovka. For a thousand years, Čertovka did not take a single life. On the contrary, the family of water goblins saved a few drunks who had had a drop too much and fallen to water. This was to change only in times of water goblin Kabourek.
Kabourek was a good guy but gradually shadows appeared deep in his soul. His loneliness bothered him. No one dropped in for a chat for a long time. Old residents were long gone and the new busy people had no thought of having a talk with the water goblin. Sometimes, he felt particularly blue and then he got drunk. He hated people at those moments. One evening, a young couple started making fun of the drunken water goblin. The young man wanted to show off in front of the girl and offended the old water goblin several times, eventually hitting him with a stone. The water goblin suddenly became a beast. He slit the girl’s throat and ripped her stomach open with his sharp thumb claw. He scattered her insides around and wedged the poor boy in the mill-wheel and turned him under the water. Then he sat down by the mill-wheel, pronounced a curse upon himself and turned into stone. But several people have sworn that when the night is dark, he sometimes disappears from the mill-wheel and then you can hear spine-chilling screams in the vicinity.

EXECUTIONER MYDLÁŘ AND HIS SWORD

His name became a legend all over Europe in the bloody 17th century. As the master executioner, he decapitated hundreds of people, tortured hundreds of others, cutting out their tongues, chopping off their limbs. His most famous executions were witnessed by Old Town Square which had to absorb hundreds of liters of blood thanks to his skills. He was so skillful that many people considered his sword spellbound by the devil himself.

His execution work was upset in 1621 upon the execution of 27 leaders of the failed uprising of the estates against the then sovereign, Ferdinand II. During one of the executions, he had to cut the neck twice. Shortly thereafter, he decided to discontinue the executioner’s trade and after that he was only managing his considerable assets until the end of his life. But his sword was mentioned nowhere in his estate and people say that it was reclaimed by hell. It is said that from time to time, he appears at various places of Old Prague. They say that anyone who sees themselves in the reflection of his blade will die a tragic and painful death within a year.

PRAGUE VAMPIRE

They accompany mankind since time immemorial. Their traces can still be found at burial grounds. A few of their graves were, and certainly still are, scattered around in the wide surroundings of Prague Castle. Last time, their remains were found nearby, under Petřín Hill. Who are we talking about? Vampires! People have been hunting them since ancient times, performing many anti-vampires acts on their bodies before death. With dead bodies, you can find wooden stakes, pouches with knocked-out teeth and feet weighted with stones so that the dead vampire could not rise from the grave.

There is no doubt that descendants of those vampires who were killed over hundreds of years are still among us. To this day, there are secret vampire communities where the most courageous vampires of the time meet and decide when, where and which of the undead vampires will be allowed to rise from their grave for a limited time in order to get fresh blood for further tens of years of sleeping underground. You never know when you can meet them. Prague is virtually full of their burial grounds.

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Legends

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Hardcore with kidnapping

Hardcore with kidnapping reservations only via phone: +420 606 065 110, email: rezervace@praguefearhouse.com  or personaly: Prague Fear House, Vodičkova 32, 110 00 Praha 1

Open to visitors from 18 years of age. This is a very popular present for your friends. It is very similar to the classic Hard Core, but the client has no idea what is in store. We will abduct your friend from an agreed location (usually a bar or a pub). Our actors run in, put a black bag over the person's head and drag them to the cellars. The others wait at our bar.

Fifteenth Century Butcher’s shop

Our plan was simple. We wanted to create a bar in the center of Prague unlike any other. Good drinks and a peaceful place for a shot which everzone needs in this fast-paced city. Once we saw the Vodickova location we knew we had found a beautiful place, but we soon found out it wasn’t going to be as easy as it had looked. In the adjacent cellar we found several rooms which look like dungeons. These rooms had destroyed walls full of strange spots and shadows, which we are unable to paint over. We removed the plaster but the shadows returned a few days later. There is no functioning electrity in the cellar. Electricians and bricklayers were unable to fix the problém so we needed to call a specialist in the occult.

We started searching deep into Prague’s history. We learned Vodickova street was named after a butcher named Vodickova, whose shop was located here in the fifteenth century. His shop was located midway between the horse market and the livestock market, which were at the ends of the street. The blood flowed here for many years like a river current. In Rudolph II of the Hapsburg Empire chose Prague as the capital city of his kingdom. He started coming to the butcher’s shop to buy blood from newborn cows, and especially blood from foals. The butcher continued killing manz young animals, taking the mother’s first milk and many other terrible things, and since this time strange things have been occuring on these grounds. In our reseach we found many reports from the end of the fifteenth century of ghosts being obsessed with small children. The butcher’s shop closed in the middle of the sixteenth century, at which time the street name was changed from Big Butcher’s street to Vodickova street. The street currently called Skolska was named Big Butcher‘s street. The history of this place is very disturbing.

A team of occult specialists found many details which show strange and energetic events which are capable of influencing our reality. The occult experts believe these events must have happened recently, most likely in the first half of the twentieth century. Special infrared cameras repeatedly picked up strange changes of temperature in three places in the dungeon. They also filmed strange luminescent objects. One member of the team remembered seeing these objects in the documentary about Jihlava dungeon by investagative journalist Stanislav Motol. This documentary looked at a group of SS soldiers who examined the dungeon and reported seeing strange and unexplainable objects. Once we learned all of this information we started composing our own unbelievable story.

Black Knights of the SS

When Adolf Hitler came to power in the 30’s, the property where our haunted house is currently located changed renters. The cellar was bought by German Doctor Karl Hermann and his wife, Judith and daughter Helga. He had just fled his surgery practice in Dresden, Germany because his wife was Jewish. He quickly realized Prague would not be safe either, but he didn‘t have time to get out before the war started.

In the cellar Hermann began constructing a dungeon where his wife and daughter would be kept. He officially renounced his wife and daughter and joined the SS. Upon searching his background, the SS found he was related to Schreiber Hermann, a significant Aryan occultist from the 19th century. Schreiber was a specialist in hereditary diseases. His schizophrenia soon became clear to those around him. On one hand he had access to top members of the SS, including Heinrich Himmler. On the other, hand he was hiding two Jews, which was considered a terrible crime during the Third Reich. Karl Hermann made a deal with the devil. According to preserved documents, he was working on a project called T4, which invloved the euthenasia of psycologically impaired children. The experiments were conducted in Northern Bohemia. It is almost certian many children were killed in his dungeon on Vodickova street. He began practicing occultist rituals and surgeries on his wife and daughter to make them Aryan. Dr. Karl Hermann’s sadistic theater didn’t stop until the end of World War 2.

Four children escaped this bloodbath, and found Dr. Hermann with his wife and daughter, along with two gaurds from the concentration camp Flossenburg. The children overpowered them using Chloroform, and disected them as they had seen Dr. Hermann do many times.

These facts were compliled using indirect evidence and the testimonies of dead people, which in large part are very confusing when read today. All files from the Black Knights of the SS were hidden until people discovered Stechovicky Poklad‘ a collection of files which include information on many members including Dr. Hermann.

Experts have measured abnormal activity, and witnesses have experienced severe anxiety and panic, often demanding to leave. Enter at your own risk…

 

Tickets

Tickets you can buy online or via phone +420 606 065 110

Open hours:

Tu- Th: 15h - 19h ( upon agreement to 22h )
Fr: 14h - 19h ( upon agreement to 22h )
Sa - Su: 12h - ( upon agreement to 22h )

Accessible from 6 years accompanied by an adult. The maximum number of people is 8 per tour. We offer an unusual experience and the ability to move over time to other centuries. Take a closer look at Golem, talk to a waterman or a vampire. Historical figures are waiting for you much more. Here you will be a little afraid, but laugh a lot. The duration is approximately 45 minutes.

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