Úvoz 169/6: U tři seker

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‘U tři seker’ (The Three Axes) is one of several houses on this street in Prague’s Castle District to retain their original house signs. This one refers to the story that a carpenter once lived here, although the three axes were also a traditional guild-sign.

The sign has inspired the usual slew of grisly legends, according to one of which a nobleman from nearby Strahov succeeded in preventing his daughter’s marriage to a lowly tradesman by finally striking down her hapless lover with the third of the three axes.