In the footsteps of Tycho Brahe
Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), world famous Danish astronomer, was invited to Prague by the Bohemein king, Rudolph II. In his last two years he functioned as the king’s official astronomer –two very active years.
Among other things, he built the observatory in Benatky nad Jizerou and he also went into detail of new astronomical theories. Some of his duties were to make astronomical maps and predictions for the king and local noblemen.
During his time in Prague the city became known as Europe’s center for science and art.
This tour will focus on both historical Prague, The Astronomical Watch in Prague and The Týn Church where Tycho Brahe was buried.
This tour lasts about 3 hours, so don't forget good shoes.