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The Deer Moat
Prague

The Deer Moat is natural ravine made by the Brusnice stream. Historically the moat used to be part of Prague Castle’s northern fortification, which helped to defend the massive complex. The Brusnice Stream was drained to the underground pipes in 1899 creating a lovely natural ravine. During the reign of Rudolf II the moat was fenced and used for breeding and hunting of deer, hence the Deer Moat’s name.

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Uploaded: 18/04/2011
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