|Charles bridge in Prague, Czech Republic|
|The Battle painted on a wall near the bridge|
They captured the western bank of the city and plundered Prague castle. Getting the army across the Vltava river was not quite so straightforward. The army had to cross Charles Bridge to get to the old town of Prague, but the locals weren't willing to let them pass.
|The excellent display painting of the battle by the Liebscher brothers (1891)|
|Detail of the painting|
Over 350 years later, the bridge still stands and looks the same. A lot of the old town buildings also predate the 30 years war so it's easy to get an idea what the city looked like back then.
|Detail of the painting.|
|These days the bridge cannot hold against the charge of foreign invaders, but the tourists leave money in exchange for their plunder.|