In the Old Town district of Prague you will find a monument to the Iron Man. The Iron Man is a true ghost of Prague and one of the only ghosts in the world to have a monument built for him! The name of the Iron Man in question is Jáchym Berka, a man in ghost form that has been waiting for his freedom from his ghostly servitude for over four hundread years! The story goes a little something like this: Jáchym Berka was engaged to be married to his sweetheart when he left to defend his country. Upon his return he heard evil rumors regarding his betrothed’s fidelity and without an explanation he married a different girl from his neighborhood. Jáchym Berka’s former finace was so heartbroken, rejected and unwanted that she drowned herself in the Vltava River and her father was so ashamed that he flung himself from a high tower. After hearing this horrible news, Jáchym Berka realized what he had done and promptly strangled his drunk wife and hung himself in his cellar on Good Friday. His death was not a peaceful one and he has continuously wandered Platnéřská Street simply waiting for his freedom. Freedom however does not come at an easy cost and Jáchym Berka gets only one chance every one hundred years. In order to be freed, he must find a pure virgin girl and have a friendly chat with her for one hour, a task that seems so very simple, yet not many good girls wish to chat with a ghostly murderer! Sadly enough the Iron Man lost his chance once again in 2009, now he must wait another hundred years.
Address: Platnéřská, Praha 1.
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