Powder Tower

Originally known as the New Tower, its name was changed to the Powder Gate in the 17th century when it was used to store gunpowder.

The Powder Gate can trace its origins back to the 11th century, when the original gate was one of 13 entrances to Prague's Old Town. The 65m tall Powder Tower was used by the Bohemian Monarchs as the Royal Route on the way to their coronation which lead through the Old Town over the Charles Bridge in the St.Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle.