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Quo Vadis

A sculpture of the iconic East German car on four legs is a tribute to those who traveled to Prague seeking asylum. 

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One of David Černý’s many sculptures spread throughout his hometown of Prague, Quo Vadis depicts the iconic East German Trabant walking on four human legs. It is a tribute to the many East Germans who travelled to the West German embassy in Prague to seek asylum in 1989. Those to whom it was granted had to leave their Trabbys behind as they fled to the west.

This sculpture made its first appearance in 1991 in the city’s old town square. Today it is a permanent fixture in the garden of Prague’s Federal German Republic Embassy.

Know Before You Go

Though access to the gardens may be available through the embassy, it can still be seen outside of office hours. Once outside the embassy, one can walk uphill and turn left when a park path presents itself on the side of the road. Continuing down this path past a playground will lead to the rear of the embassy, and the sculpture can be seen through the fence.

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