Můstek is the interchange of metro lines A and B and therefore one of the most important public transport junctions in Prague. It occupies a very prominent location in the lower part of Wenceslas Square.
Můstek Station Exits
Like many other metro stations in Prague city centre, Můstek has exits on two sides, one on each end of the platform of line A.
The exits in direction to Old Town on line A and all the exits from line B are situated directly at the lower end of Wenceslas Square – at the place where the square meets Na Příkopě Street at the border or Prague Old Town. There is another exit at Jungmannovo náměstí (Jungmann Square) on the way from Wenceslas Square to Národní třída (which is the next metro stop on line B).
The exits on the other side on line A (towards Muzeum), often labelled “Můstek – A” in maps, are situated approximately in one third of Wenceslas Square, in the place where trams cross the square (the street names are Jindřišská and Vodičkova). There are in fact several exits and together they form a network of underpasses under this part of Wenceslas Square.
Trams at Wenceslas Square
There are frequent tram services (both day and night) in Vodickova and Jindrisska streets. Unlike most other metro stations with trams, the tram stop’s name does not match the metro station’s name – it is not Můstek, but Václavské náměstí, which is of course the Czech name for Wenceslas Square. The two neighbouring tram stops are Jindřišská and Vodičkova.
Muzeum Metro Station
Besides Můstek, there is another, equally important metro station at Wenceslas Square: Muzeum station, which is the interchange of lines A and C, is located at the very top of the square in front of the National Museum.
Můstek Station Name Meaning
“Můstek” means “little bridge” in Czech. You might have noticed that a (non-little) bridge is “most”, like Karlův most – Charles Bridge. The station’s name is in line with the name of Na Můstku Street (“on the little bridge”) which goes from the lower end of Wenceslas Square into the Old Town, which starts here. The names relate to the remains of a medieval bridge which was discovered here when constructing the metro station. Apparently it used to overcome a moat which was part of the medieval town’s fortifications.