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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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Discovering the Great Synagogue
Czech Republic

Discovering Great Synagogue, Pilsen

Where : Great Synagogue, Pilsen Discovering Great Synagogue - Velká synagoga We took a day trip to Pilsen, a small city in Czech Republic approximately 1 hour by train from Prague.  Our day started with the Pilsner Urquell Brewery tour, you can check the review here - Pilsner Urquell brewery.  When the tour finished, we decided to stay the afternoon to visit the city. Prior to our visit, we only knew about the brewery, so we were happy when we discovered the Great Synagogue. 2nd Largest in Europe According to Wikipedia, the synagogue is the second largest in Europe.  It seemed like it was occupied by Nazi during WWII, and later restored (from 1995 to 1998). Personally, it was the first we

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Discovering Pilsner Urquell Brewery
Czech Republic

Discovering Pilsner Urquell Brewery, Pilsen

Where : Pilsner Urquell Brewery - Pivovar Pilsner Urquell Discovering Pilsner Urquell Brewery For our second day in the Czech Republic, we decided on a day trip to Pilsen.  It was easy with the Eurail pass, we just needed to find the train schedule and show up at the station with our passes.  The motivation for this trip was simple, if Serge loves beer and the Pilsner Urquell Brewery tour is in Pilsen - then let's go to Pilsen ! Accessing the Brewery Accessing the Pilsner Urquell Brewery tour from Prague is simple.  The easiest way is to take the train for roughly one hour, then walk from the station to the brewery. Affordable and worth every penny ! The tickets were

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Discovering Prague Castle
Czech Republic

Discovering Prague Castle, Prague

Where : Prague Castle - Pražský Hrad Discovering Prague Castle, Prague The Prague Castle is a must see, not only for its beautiful Medieval building and village, but also for the spectacular views of the city. Consider the package When we visited the Castle we bought a 2 day package which included the main attractions for example; Prague Castle, St. Vitus Church and Golden Lane to name a few.  Inside of the castle brings you back on time with the 14th century construction and details. The prices by circuit we paid around $ 19.00 cad. We visited the Castle in a raining day, so bring an umbrella should be something to think about. Do we recommend ? Totally, It’s a beautiful building

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Discovering Charles Bridge
Czech Republic

Discovering Charles Bridge, Prague

Where : Charles Bridge – Karluv Most Prague Discovering Charles Bridge – Karluv Most, Prague We saw many beautiful bridges in Europe! Charles Bridge, also known as Karluv Most, however is one of the most beautiful Bridges we saw. We enjoyed everything, the beautiful tower at the entrance, strolling along the bridge until the end and of course the splendid baroque style statues. It gives a kind of mystic and medieval look to this amazing architectural project. Can't miss it There are many bridge that cross the Vltava river in Prague.  However Charles bridge is the one that links the Old Town to the Prague Castle. Along the bridge, you will find many artists.  There are many musicians, painters selling their art -

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Discovering Staroměstské náměstí
Czech Republic

Discovering Staroměstské náměstí, Prague

Where : Old Town Square - Staroměstské náměstí, Prague Discovering Staroměstské náměstí, Prague What is Staroměstské náměstí ? Staroměstské náměstí is Prague's Old town square. It's one of the main points to visit and a great place to start discovering as it links to other important touristic points, for example Charles Bridge. The old town square is usually really crowded, with lots of people trying to take pictures.  There is an abundance of restaurants, gift shops and massage parlours.  Maybe someone could comment below, as we didn’t get why there are so many massage parlours everywhere ? Prague's medieval clock ! The surrounding buildings are really beautiful, rich in details and with different architectural styles.  More specifically, the Gothic church of Our Lady from

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Discovering Vienna's Opera House
Austria

Discovering Vienna’s Opera House

Where : Vienna's Opera House, Vienna Discovering Vienna's Opera House Even if you don’t like Opera, you've probably heard about Vienna’s Opera house or at least saw it in some movies.  Mission Impossible 5 perhaps ? When in downtown Vienna, you will surely pass in front of this amazing building at some point. Where ? It’s almost impossible to miss the construction built in Neo-Renaissance style, though you might not necessarily know what's inside. The Opera House is located in the heart of Vienna and just a few steps away from Kalsplatz.  What's great about this location ?  Well, this is inches away from the old town and other historic buildings. What a great surprise ! We weren't planning to visit the

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