Powder Tower (Mihulka)

Powder Tower, also called Mihulka, was erected in the 15th century as part of the castle’s fortification for artillery purposes.

After 1541, when it was struck by fire, it became the residence of Tomáš Jaroš, a bell founder who created the Zikmund Bell in St. Vitus Cathedral, or the singing fountain in front of Queen Anne’s Summer Palace, among others. Later on it was used for various purposes: as an alchemist workshop under Rudolph II, and as a residence for St. Vitus chapter sextons under Maria Theresa. Today, it accommodates the permanent exhibition of the Prague Castle Guard.

The exhibition provides an overview of the Prague Castle Guard history dating back to the period of World War I, the time when the Czechoslovak Legions were established, including samples of uniforms, arms or medals from particular periods.

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