PRAGUE - CZECH REPUBLIC
Prague is the capital city of the relatively
small Czech Republic which lies in the heart of
Europe, bordering Germany, Austria, Slovakia and
Prague (Praha) has become one of the
most popular tourist destinations in Europe. No
other European capital contains six hundred years
of architecture so completely untouched by natural
disaster or war. Prague's rich collection of Gothic,
baroque, and Renaissance buildings has emerged
unscathed from centuries of strife.
Prague has been called 'the Rome of the
North'. Rome was built on seven hills, and Prague
was built on nine hills: Letna, Vitkov, Opys,
Vetrov, Skalka, Emauzy, Vysehrad, Karlov and the
highest of all, Petrin. The mountains, forests
and lakes surrounding Prague are enchanting and
ideal for outdoor holidays as well as winter sports.
When it is time to rest, numerous cafés
offering food, coffee, tea, and fine varieties
of locally brewed beer are readily available.
Another activity providing relaxation as well
as a fascinating afternoon or evening, is a tourboat
trip down the Vltava past the castles and palaces
of the region. Some tours provide a meal as well.
For the more adventurous, there is the possibility
of a "do it yourself " boat tour via
rowboat. Lanterns are added at night to create
an aura of romance in and around the rented dinghies.
Visitors to Charles Bridge after dark will encounter
a lively scene, as musicians and street performers
congregate to celebrate the night...
The beauty and classical elegance of
the buildings, streets, passageways and alleys
of this "Golden City" will provide a
colorful mosaic of memories that will remain long
after the visit has concluded.