The Charles Bridge
Oct16

The Charles Bridge

The Charles Bridge, which is now one of the main tourist attractions of Prague, was built not because of tourist but because it was a vital connection between both banks of the Vltava. A bridge was badly needed soon From the very beginning, Prague consisted of several units separated by the river. The left bank (i.e. Hradčany and the Lesser Town) was the seat of the dukes and later kings, the bishop of Prague as well as some highest...

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Prague wine and vineyards
Jul14

Prague wine and vineyards

Every year many tourists come to Prague to taste the local booze although the Czech capital is mostly considered to be a city of beer, more than anything else. But did you know there are several vineyards with their own wine production in Prague? Some of them are cunningly hidden, but for wine lovers, a bit of searching may prove well worth the effort. Prague’s wine heritage Prague has a surprisingly long vineyard tradition. In...

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Vysehrad Castle
Jul01

Vysehrad Castle

At first look, Vyšehrad is a fortress. Situated atop a hill overlooking the Vltava and surrounded by thick walls, it lost its military importance long ago. Instead, it became a major symbol of the Czech national revival in the 19th century and a favorite destination for dat trips too. Vyšehrad may refer to an administrative district which includes also neighboring streets. For some time, it was a town in its own right, but later...

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St Vitus Cathedral
Jun11

St Vitus Cathedral

St Vitus Cathedral is truly a distinctive feature of the Prague Castle and Prague in general. Its great tower punctuates the silhouette of the Prague Castle, which has appeared on coins and banknotes. Standing in the very center of the seat of Czech sovereigns, the cathedral shared most of the moments of Czech history. Even before the advent of Christianity in Bohemia, the place where the cathedral today stands was of utmost...

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