The June 2013 floods in Prague are the worst in over a decade – since those devastating days in August 2002 – the waters that swept down the swollen Vltava River into Prague June 4 have three days later abated somewhat, leaving behind seven people dead in the Czech Republic.
Category: Travel Tips
April 10, 2013
The UNESCO World Heritage Site Prague Castle – in Czech ’Pražský hrad’ – sits majestically atop Hradcany Hill overlooking Malá Strana in the Czech Republic’s photogenic capital city. Home to the Bohemian Royal Family, Holy Roman Emperors, and more recently the offices of the president, the complex has grown almost organically since 870AD and is the largest in Europe. Its myriad buildings now include a charming mixture of Gothic and Classical architecture, Prague’s cathedral, museums, and galleries, all accessible through a series of elegant Renaissance courtyards.
April 8, 2013
Most European capitals have their own spin on dessert, and Prague is no exception. Tourists with a sweet tooth will find themselves in good company in the City of a Hundred Spires. The first thing you’ll want to do while seeking to slake your appetite is sample a piece of one of the country’s signature confections.
May 8, 2012
Prague’s beauty inspires a whole list of pet names for the city: The Golden City, The Pearl of Cities, A Symphony of Stone, and The City of a Hundred Spires to name just a few. Prague’s medieval buildings and cobblestone lanes, which look to be straight out of a fairy tale, have remained virtually unchanged for centuries, making it one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.
February 15, 2012
In many ways, Prague is the perfect city break option. It is crammed full of so much gorgeous architecture – from many eras – that most other cities should be insanely jealous. You walk around the streets cooing at buildings, most of which have been lovingly preserved and repainted. There’s also a remarkable number of museums, many of which have such narrow subject fields that they’re worthy of visiting for quirk value alone. If you’re interested in particular historic figures, there are museums devoted solely to Leonardo da Vinci, Johannes Kepler and Franz Kafka, while other highlights to browse through include medieval torture instruments, chocolate, toys, marionettes and ghosts.