Do you know: a special sunset over the St. Vitus Cathedral

During the summer solstice, on June 20th or 21st, the sun sets over the St. Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle, providing an incredible summer light show.

As the sun sets during the solstice, the rays illuminate behind the roof of the castle, creating a specular view of falling and emanating lights.  According to the Prague Post, some believe that Emperor Charles IV and Emperor Rudolf II, whom were both drawn to astrology, considered this when assisting in the design of the castle.  Whether or their astrological acumen is legend or purely coincidence, there certainly is a sort of magic in the sunset.

If you’re in Prague during the summer solstice, you can join many of the other onlookers on the Charles Bridge to see the lights.

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