Kamenný most v Písku, Pisek

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The Písek Stone Bridge (Czech: Kamenný most v Písku) is the oldest preserved early Gothic bridge in the Czech republic and by its originality, although deprived of its dominants, which formed its tower with gates, is one of the rarest medieval bridges in Central Europe. It is located in the south Bohemian town of Písek. It was probably built in the 3rd quarter of the 13th century.

The bridge has been on the list of the Czech cultural monuments since 1989, becoming a national cultural monument in 1998.
It is sometimes called the Stag Bridge because, according to legend, it was to be named after the first being to pass over it. At the time, Písek was surrounded by deep woods, so the first being to cross the bridge was a stag. However, most local people still call it the Old Bridge (starý most).
It spans the Otava River, a tributary of the Vltava River.

The length of the bridge is 109.75m and the width 6.25m. It is built on six pillars and has seven arches and gives the impression of a "small" Charles Bridge.
The bridge became an important link on the Golden Trail, which connected the Baltic areas with the Mediterranean and imported salt from Bavaria to the Písek salt store.
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  • Great bridge, the oldest in Czech Rep. very historic and great scenic view especially at night. Every tour group stops here and it is a great place to meet to go for a drink or coffee which are...  more »
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