If a woman is to be graceful she must have the head of a woman of Prague
- such is the belief expressed in an old German song from the 15th century.
Throughout the following centuries right up to the present time new verses
have been written in praise of the women of Prague. This enchantment is
undoubtedly fostered by the whole atmosphere of the town. Prague is of feminine
gender. Poets have often referred to her as mistress, an intimate friend,
but to all of them she has always represented the symbol of femininity in
all its tenderness, mystery and dignity. She has always been the real mother
of her sons and daughters whose heart was deeply imprinted with the suffering
of their country. She has also witnessed their greatest glory and joy.