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Hungry Wall

Gothic fortification
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"Hladová Zeď" (Hungry Wall), sometimes also called "Zubatá Zeď" (Toothed Wall) or "Chlebová Zeď" (Bread Wall), is a fortification at Petřín in Prague, which was built between 1360 and 1362 to the order of Czech King Charles the Fourth, to strengthen the city bulwark of the Prague Castle and of the Lesser Town against potential attackers coming from the western and southern directions. The wall was originally about 4.0 to 4.5 meters tall and 1.8 meters wide. In its upper part, it featured battlements, a walkway, gun ports and

several advanced towers. The wall went from Újezd to Strahov and then all the way to Hradčany.
It´s known as "Hungry Wall" because of the famine that started in 1361. During those times, some of the unemployed city poor inhabitants found work on the construction of the wall, and according to legends, the purpose of the construction of the wall was to help the poor. However, the real interest was undoubtedly clearly strategic, not even considering the fact that the famine actually started after the start of the construction.

GPS: 50° 5′ 2.32″ N, 14° 23′ 30.55″ E

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