Czech Republic
Podolí

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8 travelers at this place:

  • Day6

    Prag

    May 12 in Czech Republic ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    Nachdem wir Steffi und Nicole getroffen haben ein kurzer Stopover in Prag. CaravanCamping ist auf einer Moldau-Insel, per Fahrrad sind Karlsbrücke und Burg nicht weit.

  • Day28

    Prag - Praha

    June 2, 2018 in Czech Republic ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    "Heute schaffen wir es bis Prag" - war die Devise. 97km; bergauf, bergab, über Schotter, über Rasen, über unkonventionelle aber offizielle Radwege durch Rapsfelder, durch Tunnel, durch Vorgärten, handschmal oder Lkw breit und - wir haben es geschafft.
    Vorbei am Entwicklungsstandort von Skoda. Dort haben wir eine neue Aufgabenverteilung eingeführt. Wi trinkt Cappuchino währed Jo eine größere Ortskontrollrunde durchführt.
    Vorbei an Bushaltestellen, die keine mehr sind.
    Vorbei an Bergdörfern und Häuserruinen.
    Vorbei an zahllossen fabelhaften Radweg Ausschilderungen (das müssen wir neidlos anerkennen)
    Bis hin zu der lebhaftesten tschechischen Hauptstadt Praha, pompös, mit Musik und Brückenfest, voller Menschen und Eindrücke, in die wir uns abends einfach einsaugen lassen.
    Camping auf der Moldauinsel (wi)
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  • Day20

    Prague Castle and Plenty More

    August 18, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Apart from the Charles Bridge (Karlův most), Prague Castle is probably the most iconic attraction in Prague. The castle complex, dating from the 9th century, is made up of a number of buildings, including the Old Royal Palace, St Vitus Cathedral, the Golden Lane and the Basilica of St George. It’s been the residence of kings and queens of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors and presidents of Czechoslovakia and now the Czech Republic.

    The panoramic view of Prague from the castle is worth the visit alone. St Vitus Cathedral, although not just dedicated to this saint, is an imposing structure in the centre of the complex with grand, Gothic architecture. The Old Royal Palace, in the Gothic and Renaissance style, hasn’t been as well preserved as the Cathedral but nevertheless gives you an insight into how the kings and Holy Roman Emperors lived. The Vladislav Hall is perhaps the highlight, along with more panoramic views of Prague from the palace balconies.

    The prison within the castle complex provided a different perspective, particularly how cruel humans can be (and continue to be) with all kinds of torture devices and equipment.

    Stepping back into the twenty-first century, we had to experience the nightlife of Prague. But we quickly realised that people don’t go out until midnight, and Cinderella needed to return home before her coach turned into a pumpkin.
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  • Day22

    Karlín, the Žižkov tunnel and the Metro

    August 20, 2017 in Czech Republic ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Karlín is a small area East of the New Town in Prague. Almost 600 years ago, it was the site of the battle between proto-Protestant reformists and the Holy Roman Empire. Today, it was our site to explore (and for a place to stop for an alcoholic beverage in the park, Prague-style).

    Once again, the area is filled with beauty and imposing structures that leave you in awe. From the outside, the Cathedral of Cyril and Methodius seems like many of the other cathedrals in Prague, built in the nineteenth century in the Neo-Romanesque style, but as you walk through the cathedral doors you realise the grandeur of the building. It's the largest religious structure in Czech Republic. Jason blessed himself with holy water, and surprisingly he and the cathedral didn’t go up in flames.

    Near the cathedral is the 300 metre long pedestrian tunnel, the Žižkov tunnel, which connects Karlín and Žižkov. While we were walking through the tunnel, we heard sirens. At first, we thought it was coming from outside the tunnel, but we quickly realised it was a police car travelling at high speed through the tunnel and we needed to jump out the way or be hit by the car. A narrow escape for both of us.

    To get around Prague is easy. The public transport system is well-connected and seems to be very regular and on-time. The only issue Ricky has with the metro is that it seems to be situated in the depths of the abyss and the escalators seem to be a vertical drop. Hold on for dear life!

    We seem to be drawn to the Old Town and end up in Old Town Square each night. This time, we got to view the Prague Astronomical Clock (Orloj) in action. On the hour, the clock features a show consisting of figurines of the Apostles (and death represented by a skeleton) moving in and out of the clock window. The clock is surrounded by hundreds of people in anticipation of the show, with cameras poised to capture it. At the end of the show, which only takes a few minutes, the clock receives a rockstar applause.
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