Long table around st. Vitus Cathedral

Prague Castle opened its doors to the public again after years. People sat together at one table around the cathedral ❤️

Almost three years after the long table event on Charles Bridge, our association "Piána na ulici" organized another long table. This time, we met in the very heart of Czech statehood - at Prague Castle.

The table at the castle took place on June 12, 2023, from 5:30 pm to 10 pm.

On the bridge, we connected both banks of the Vltava River with a five hundred-meter-long tablecloth line. Around the cathedrals of St. Vitus, Wenceslas, and Adalbert, we set up a table approximately four hundred meters long, forming the shape of a heart.

We covered the table with a white tablecloth and decorated it with flowers. No refreshments were provided. Everyone should bake a cake at home, prepare an egg spread, fill a picnic basket, and then come with friends to our table, ideally sharing it with their neighbor.

We did not provide any program; the people who came were the program.

We were organizing this table as a symbol of the new openness of Prague Castle. As a symbol of togetherness. Just as both banks of Prague citizens and ideological opponents could meet on Charles Bridge, we invited anyone here. People do not have to agree with each other, but they can sit together at a common table.

To a table shaped like a heart. Around the heart of the Czech land. Only birds might see this heart. But the fact that such a shape is formed might have some hidden impact.

The table is an ancient symbol. Contracts were signed at it, proposals were made, families gathered, and children were born. By placing this table near the cathedral, we allowed people to experience this space anew. People were able to appreciate the amazing architecture and the atmosphere of the whole place.

We would like to organize these long tables every year. Each time in a different location in Prague (such as Old Town Square, Nusle Bridge), but also in other cities in the Czech Republic.

We thank the Office of the President of the Republic and the Administration of Prague Castle for their kind support of this event 💗