Prague was a the capital city of a European country in Lyra's world.[1] The first alethiometer was constructed in Prague during the reign of King Rudolf II.[2]

Later, Lyra met an alchemist in Prague.[3] There was a steamboat that sailed between here and Hamburg which Olivier Bonneville boarded when trying to find Pantalaimon.[4]

In Prague there was a junction of the Central European Railway Company. At this junction, lines of one gauge went north and east towards Kiev and Muscovy, while another went south through Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria towards Constantinople.[5]



  1. The Subtle Knife, appendix
  2. Random House - History of the Alethiometer (Archived 20 March 2015)
  3. The Guardian
  4. The Secret Commonwealth, Chapter 19
  5. The Secret Commonwealth, Chapter 20
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