Rainbow's End Café & Art Garden
Rainbow's End Cafe is a magical oasis in a hidden garden courtyard. It is a few steps from Charles Bridge and Lennon's Wall in Lesser Town. The creative concept originally combines a café, art gallery, studio and a unique meditation area with an indoor beach. Enjoy healthy, vegan refreshments when creating a painting or clay figurine as a souvenir. This is a great collaborative or event space. Available for private party rental, as well.
RAINBOW'S END HISTORICAL COURTYARD
During the Romanesque period, at the end of the 12th century, the powerful bishop, Prince Jindřich Břetislav had a vast court built as a bishop‘s seat on the left bank of the Vltava river.
His successors, bishops and archbishops, e.g. Jan of Dražice (from whom the name of the Dražické Square is derived) had the court extended and rebuilt.
The fire in 1249, started by the rebels against the King Wenceslas I. caused, according to the chronicler Kosmas, an extensive renovation of the seat.
In 1419 the court was plundered and burnt down. This was the fall of the court and its walls were used for the construction of houses of Prague bourgeoisie.
The appearance of the house, today called according to its historical origin "The Bishop’s House”, emanates from 1843, when the reconstruction of the 16th century semblance was finished after six years of work.
The Upper Castle chateau, originally the medieval castle of Hauenstein, was built on a rocky promontory in a strategically very advantageous place to protect the country trail that led to the nearby Ohře valley.
From the original small castle, thanks to two major reconstructions in the 19th century, a chateau in the style of English Neo-Gothic was built. In the 20th century, however, the castle collapsed considerably and its demolition was considered. At the beginning of the new millennium the castle was given a private owner who immediately began the rescue.
The Upper Castle is open to the public and offers you the opportunity to see its transformations during a massive renovation that is inspired by the motto "How to Build a Castle".
Come to see the whole area, climb to the bergfrit tower overlooking the Ore Mountains and the Doupov Mountains, visit the castles in the Gothic cellars, the chapel, the gallery and the exhibition of wooden sculptures, the Knights Hall with the original carved ceiling, the trophy house of the local forests or walk through the botanical garden.
KOTVA CAMP IN BRANÍK
The Kotva Hostel and Autocamp has been offering pleasant accommodation in one of the quieter locations of Prague, on the right bank of the Vltava River in Braník since the first half of the 1960s. The opposite shoreline over the river, as well as the immediate surroundings, create a feeling of being in nature while in the midst of a busy city. Thanks to its convenient location (about 20 minutes from the city center) and the natural environment, the hostel offers its guests two advantages: a pleasant and quiet place for rest and recreation plus all the attractions and unsurpassed beauty of Prague within reach. Of course, our restaurant is a part of our hostel, where visitors can enhance their impressions of Prague with good food and excellent beer.
While providing academic challenges, we instill a caring attitude and provide fundamental knowledge of how the systems on the Earth work. Our programs also immerse children in a safe and natural environment where they are nurtured and can develop a deep appreciation for the precious plants and animals that live on the Earth through thought provoking experiential activities. The culmination of these components creates the impetus for children to make wiser decisions on how to preserve the wonderful diversity of our natural world and to make choices to live in better harmony with our magnificent planet.