Heavy skies, steely in colour, pour down with dense rain. A handful of mourners dressed in black, their tears blending with the raindrops. The group stops at the gate, watching the coach carrying Mozart's remains. The heaven itself seems to be grieving the genius' decease.
The spot where the cortege stopped is actually one of the entrances into Vyšehrad, and is not at all mournful. On the contrary, it welcomes everyone with its gates wide open. History enthusiasts can indulge in many myths and real-life events here. You won't find Mozart's grave in the Vyšehrad cemetery, but many other famous Czech figures are buried on the site. Theatre-goers can look forward to open-air performances during summertime. The casemates in the Vyšehrad underground provide a perfect hideout when scorchers strike. If you're thirsty, you can have a drink in the beer garden, offering fabulous views over Prague. And we could go on and on, talking about why Vyšehrad is a place not to be missed.