Czechia - Prague - Statue of St John Nepomuk on the Charles Bridge
One of the most popular statue on Charles Bridge is the Statue of St John Nepomuk (also referred to as Jan Nepomucky). It is the 8th statue on the right hand if you are heading from Old Town Square towards the Prague Castle. An easier way to identify it is by the shiny-like-gold spot on the bottom of the statue.The plaque on the statue of John of Nepomuk had been polished to a shine by many people who had touched it over the centuries. Tradition says that if you rub the bronze plaque (the one depicting St John being thrown off the bridge), you will one day return to Prague.
However, there is another plaque beside it depicting a dog and woman (the Queen) – which is just as shiny but yet have no special meaning. The reason being that not everybody knows the legend and therefore is not sure what to touch. Thus it became shiny only by chance.