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ZLATI MEDVEDI

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Hidden : 2/9/2011
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Plastovy box, ktery je na dostupnem miste v Melantrichove ulici v blizkosti domu U Dvou zlatych medvedu.
V okoli cache je premudlino a proto budte pri odlovu velmi opatrni.
Doporucuji pro odlov ranni nebo pozdne vecerni hodiny a to:
21:00 - 09:00 hod.

POKUD HROZI MOZNOST ODHALENI, RADEJI PRIJDTE A ZALOGUJTE SE JINDY!!!

DUM U DVOU ZLATYCH MEDVEDU

Na rohu ulice Melantrichovy a Kozne stoji rozlehly renesancni dum U Dvou zlatych medvedu, vystaveny v letech 1559 - 1567 na miste dvou starsich gotickych domu, ktere se dochovaly ve sklepenich a zcasti v prizemi. Ze sklepeni pry vedou tajne chodby az k Staromestske radnici a Tynskemu chramu. Podle zmineneho domovniho znameni se cele starobyle ulicce, kde byvaly sklady a trh s kozemi, kdysi rikalo "U Zlateho medveda". Prvnim majitelem jednoho z gotickych domu v miste byl sladovnik Mikulas Bohunek, vzpominany r. 1405. V 15. st. zde byl pivovar, ktery vlastnil purkmistr Stareho Mesta Jan Nastojte. Pozdeji se vystridalo vice majitelu, mezi nimi napr. i vlastnik Sovova mlyna na Kampe a knihtiskar Jan Kosorsky z Kosore, ktery vytiskl tehdy nejvetsi ceskou knihu Münsterovu Kosmografii s celym souhrnem tehdejsich vedomosti.

Rozlehly dum ci mensi palac patri mezi nejstarsi v Praze. Byl vystaven patrne za úcasti Boniface Wolmuta, kdy vznikly renesancni arkady v nadvori domu i okenni osteni na pruceli. Nadherne arkady nadvori jsou neseny jónskymi a toskanskymi sloupy. Nejcennejsi na dome je jeho unikatni renesancni portal smerem do Kozne ulice, ktery vznikl nekdy kolem 1570 - 1780 za majitele Lorence Storka. Krasna kamenicka prace se vyznacuje mimoradnym bohatstvim tvaru. Podle portalu ma dum sve jmeno. Oblouk portalu je nesen zdvojenymi postrannimi sloupy, nad nimiz nad rimsou je vytesan z kazde strany medved a pred nim muz s ratolesti v ruce. Oba medvedi byvali v minulosti pozlaceni. Cely portal je bohate pokryt rostlinnym dekorem. Roku 1683 koupil dum velkoobchodnik Tomas Griesmuller, ktery pristavel treti patro. V interierech jsou cenne umelecke remeslne detaily.

V roce 1885 se v dome narodil a zil spisovatel a "zurivy reporter" Egon Ervin Kisch, ktery ma na dome pametni desku.

ROZMERY A ULOZENI CACHE
Typ obalu: plastovy box, ktery je na dostupnem miste.
Zamereni souradnic: jen dobre, porovnano s mapou.
Casova narocnost: do 10 minut
Dostupnost autem: cca 1,5 m od kesky, ale nedoporucuju (parkovaci zona).
Technicke pomucky: tuzku nebo kulickove pero radeji sebou

HOUSE AT THE TWO GOLDEN BEARS

House at the Two Golden Bears is incredible Renaissance building situated at the corner of Melantrichova Street and Kozna Street in Prague Old Town. It is also one of the oldest houses in Prague. House has beautiful Renaissance arcades dating from the 16th century and ornate portal with reliefs of two bears, by court architect Bonifaz Wohlmut.

Secret corridors in the basement:
The house “At the Two Golden Bears” was built in the area of two Gothic houses between 1559 and 1567. There are still remains of the Gothic buildings in the basement and in the ground floor. A story says that secret corridors lead from the basement to the Old Town City Hall and to the Church of Our Lady before Tyn.

Sculptures of bears:
Important architect Bonifac Wohlmut probably participated on the building. The arcades by the courtyard are held by Ionian and Tuscan pillars. The most valuable part of the house is the portal: there are two sculptures of bears and two men with twigs in their hands. The bears used to be gilded in the past. They gave the house its name. The whole portal is covered by decoration with flower motifs. There are valuable pieces of handcraft inside the house.

Memorial plaque on the house:
There used to be a brewery in the house “At the Two Golden Bears” in the 15 th century. The building had many owners during the history. The journalist and writer Egon Erwin Kisch, called “furious reporter”, was born there in 1885. You can see a memorial plaque dedicated to him on the wall.

At the end of the 19th century, there were plans to build a wide road in Prague, connecting Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square. It was planned that all the houses standing in the way, including the house “At the Two Golden Bears”, would be demolished. The public protested a lot against this decision, as well as the artists did. Thanks to that, the plans were not realized.

The house was restored in the 20th century and at the present time; there is the directory and some scientific workplaces of the Prague City Museum.

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