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Month: October 2018

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin
Berlin

Discovering Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin

Where : Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin Discovering Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church was our first discovery in Berlin.  Our hotel was located near the Kurfürstendamm in the centre of the Breitscheidplatz, where this memorial is located. Free attraction and learning experience The Memorial is a famous landmark of western Berlin and it’s free to visit. The imperial Church, built around 18th century has but a small part of the original church remaining.  It was decided not to rebuild, in order to display the damages done during the World War II. Inside the church you will find, dates and information about the bomb raids in 1943.  Additionally, there are many pictures of “Before” and “After” the War (of the

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Discovering Golden Lane, Prague
Czech Republic

Discovering Golden Lane, Prague

Where : Golden Lane and the Torture Chamber Discovering Golden Lane, Prague You cannot visit the Prague Castle complex without visiting the “Golden Lane”, we won’t let you !  That means you need to choose circuit ‘A’ or ‘B’ – more info on circuits here. For starters, Golden Lane is is a really cute street from 16th century.  The houses now display the old style clothes, furniture and many other items used in that time. It’s as though they were left untouched.  Additionally, the small houses are painted in different and flashy colors. Did someone say ‘torture’ ? Unfortunately or fortunately, Yes.  There’s a house on the most western point, that has a spiral staircase which leads to the Torture Chamber.

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Discovering St George's Basilica
Czech Republic

Discovering St George Basilica, Prague

Where : St George Basilica Discovering St George Basilica, Prague The Prague Castle circuit we selected gave us access to St George Basilica.  First of all, it’s a 10th-century basilica.  According to history, it was rebuilt in 1142 because of a major fire.  The structure displays a baroque facade & Bohemian art. Furthermore, it’s a small basilica which presents a very intimate sentiment.  Above all, it holds a 19th century Bohemian art collection, a Gothic style chapel dedicated to Ludmila of Bohemia holds the tomb of the saint. Additionally, the shrines of Vratislav and Boleslaus II of Bohemia are also in the basilica. According to Wikipedia, the basilica was founded by Vratislaus I of Bohemia in 920, furthermore it is dedicated to

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Discovering St. Vitus Cathedral
Czech Republic

Discovering St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague

Where : St. Vitus Cathedral Discovering St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague St. Vitus Cathedral (or Katedrála Sv. Víta) is definitely one of the top most beautiful Gothic churches we saw in Europe.  It’s located in Hradčany, which is the hillside complex where you’ll find the likes of the Prague Castle and Golden Lane just to name a few.  It’s easy to spend a couple of full days discovering Hradčany. What about St. Vitus ? It’s so rich in details/colors that we kind of got lost in our imagination trying to understand how it was built.  Where does one start putting this concept together !? Alright, outside is a masterpiece but what about inside right !?  It’s hard to describe in words and

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Discovering the Beer Museum
Czech Republic

Discovering the Beer Museum, Prague

Where : Prague Beer Museum Discovering the Beer Museum, Prague Beer makes everyone happy! We met a couple of cool Brazilian guys living in Prague while visiting the Pilsner Urquell factory.  We love interacting with other travellers during trips because we can share such valuable information!  They told us to visit the Beer Museum when we returned to Prague. We thought “a museum for beer !?”.  It was certainly better than we imagined!  It’s a really cool Bar/Pub style located along the water, near the Charles Bridge. Actually, another thing we highly recommend is a walk along the water.  We walked along the Vltava river from the Dancing house until the Beer Museum.  There were great displays of architecture and city

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Discovering Vyšehrad
Czech Republic

Discovering Vyšehrad, Prague

Where : Vyšehrad Fortress, Prague Discovering Vyšehrad Fortress One of the nicest discoveries from Prague was Vyšehrad. It wasn’t until we arrived in the city, that we heard about this fortress.  A friend of ours lives in Prague and she told us to visit this historic village. What is there to see ? There’s tons to see here, enough for a half day, even a full day depending on your time allocation. It includes a really charming St Peter and Paul Basilica, a Gothic cemetery, a discovery of the fortress and landscape views of the city.  We walked all morning around the tall walls and admired the occasional gorgeous view from Prague city all its bridges. The fortress also contains Prague’s

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Discovering Dancing House
Czech Republic

Discovering Dancing House, Prague

Where : Dancing House, Prague Discovering Dancing House – Tančící dům The Dancing house is a totally different building than we are used to.  It’s located on Rašín Embankment in Prague, so it’s not quite in the Old Town from Prague.  It’s a 15-20 minute walk along the water from Charles Bridge. According to Wikipedia, the Dancing House is set on a property of great historical significance. Its site was the location of a house destroyed (in 1945) during World War II and you can see the difference between both constructions in Wikipedia pictures! Do we recommend ? Yes, It was nice to walk around and take some pictures, and then we walked back to the Old historic town following the river

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