Staroměstské náměstí 608/10

Arms of the City of Prague: ‘Gules, a tower, triple-towered or, in the open gateway an arm in armour embowed fesseways holding in the hand a sword in bend sinister, all proper.’

The arms, which appear on several houses in the Old Town Square including this historicist facade from 1906, commemorate the defence of the Charles Bridge against the Swedish army during the Battle of Prague (1648), the final encounter of the Thirty Years’ War.