Nostalgic-Tourist Tram Line 23 Back to City’s Streets After Two Years

Tram 23 is a brilliant opportunity to see all the important areas in Prague. The public transportation company calls it Nostalgic line No. 23 and it’s not without a reason.

The tram goes from Vinohrady, crossing one of the Prague’s main traffic hubs I.P.Pavlova, down to Karlovo Náměstí within walking distance from Dancing house, continues to Národni Třída and National Theatre, where you can get the wonderful view across the river to the Prague Castle and Petřín tower.

Then it crosses the river to Újezd and Malostranské náměstí, where you can sit on Pražské židle, or decide whether you wanna go to the Charles Bridge, walk up to the Prague castle or continue to the Prague castle by the tram where it terminates.

The best thing about this line is that you don’t pay more than for classic public transportation. So whether you buy a day ticket or regular ticket, you can always use it for line 23 as well as metro.

Line 23 route

Královka – Malovanka – Prague Castle – Royal Summer Palace – Malostranská – Malostranské náměstí – Újezd – National Theatre – Národní třída – Karlovo náměstí – I. P. Pavlova – Vinohrady – Zvonařka.

A Synonym for “Tram“

The T3 tram was introduced to the world in the summer of 1960 at the Brno International Trade Fair. Earlier, the design team from Tatra Smíchov, a national enterprise business entity, had done extensive testing of the design on the tram tracks around the city of Prague, initially without passengers.

This prototype testing of the T3 involved fine-tuning, as a result of which it underwent various design modifications before entering mass production.

T3 trams went into regular service in Prague on 22 November 1962 on lines 4 and 27. As with any new design, there are always a few only-later-discovered hiccups and the T3 was no exception.

In the end, the T3 turned out to be highly reliable and a large number of the new T3s were delivered to Prague. A final public farewell to the T3 took place at the Open House Day at the depot in Hostivař, Prague in 2011. Currently, passengers can only ride on one of these T3s on our Nostalgic Line Number 23.

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