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Ústecký kraj

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  • Day37

    Somber Terezín

    January 20, 2017 in Czech Republic

    We didn't get to bed until after 12.30am. Kellie has sorted out her university subjects, well at least we hope that it is right. Up at 7am and went down for breakfast. Today it was garlic soup! Could you imagine how gassy you would be eating that first thing in the morning? No apples and custard, it was cous cous mushy stuff and fried onion ???. We are a bit over foreign food now. I might take the Vegemite down tomorrow and have vegemite and toast.
    We left the apartment by 9am and headed into the old town. It felt a lot colder this morning perhaps because we are a bit tired. We went to take some pictures but the town had a haze over it and it was overcast. We walked over Charles Bridge and took some photos. It is the first time my fingers have felt frozen. I haven't been wearing gloves as it's too awkward to take pictures, as my vest pockets have kept them warm enough. I had to fish out my gloves as I couldn't get my hands warm. We have seen these pastry things wrapped around a cylinder and slowly cooked like on a rotisserie. We saw them at one of the German markets. So we decided we should have a taste. We each had a different filling, mine was mixed berries with whipped cream. It was yummy except too much cream. We were still freezing cold and the kids had seen a torture museum the day before. I had done some research and knew it wouldn't take long to go through. It was long enough to warm us up again. We needed to head back towards our hotel as we had a tour at 12.30pm and had to find a quick lunch on the run. Unlike Germany there are very few bakeries or cafe's to grab a bite to eat. Our last resort was Maccas, not bad the kids haven't had it for 5 weeks.
    Our tour today took us out to Terezín. It is about an hour's drive from Prague towards Germany. Terezín the town was built as a part of a fortress in 1780 by the Austrian-Hungarian Empire as protection against their Prussian neighbours and was used during WWII as a Jewish Ghetto where the Jews from the area were forced to live. Out there also was the Gestapo prison which also served as a deportation camp sending trains to death camps, if they made it. We also visited a museum which unfortunately we only had 20 minutes in and we wished we had longer as it was so interesting and engaging. Once again our tour guide commented on how it's not usually this cold, it is unusual for it to be in the minuses.
    We arrived back in Prague about 5.30pm, once again did a bit of shopping for tea. I don't think we will need Emirates to fly home, I think we have eaten enough chicken we will be able to fly home ourselves.

    Photo 1 - Frozen on the bridge
    Photo 2 - Trdelník
    Photo - 3, 4, 5, 6 Terezín Memorial
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  • Day38

    Czech Republic (Teplice) - yay

    August 20, 2016 in Czech Republic

    After Dresden crossed the border into the Czech Republic. With open European borders I just sailed through from Germany - there was a border post, but no one asked me to stop so I didn't. There were some nice back roads from Germany winding up then down through dark pine forests.

    Teplice is a nice enough place though, as a "spa" town, I'm guessing winter is the time to visit when the place is covered in deep snow. It still has the remnants of old communism in some old dilapidated buildings. Oh, and as a visitor either you or (usually) your hotel has to register your passport with the local police.

    Two nights was probably one too many (see the next post I should have had 4 nights in Prague not 3). But I did have a pleasant start to my 1st morning when a local decided to sit right next to me at my outside cafe table (there were at least 10 empty other ones) and join me for breakfast.

    He was a big fit looking hairy bugger with long whiskers. He sat there saying little apart from making some munching sounds as if to make it obvious how much he was enjoying his food. He looked at me a few times but never said a word in Czech or otherwise. I'll put that down not to him being unfreindly, but the fact that he was a rather well fed rat!!!! And I mean rat in the literal sense. He ate, cleaned his teeth and went without leaving a tip.

    Okay... Next stop Prague
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  • Day35

    The Elbe becomes the Labe

    July 2, 2017 in Czech Republic

    Elbe is the German spelling for the river, we're now on the Labe. The view across the river as we left Decin was impressive. Sunday on the river wasn't quite as busy as in Germany, we were worried we wouldn't find a beer garden, but one appeared. The view across the river was a bit industrial, but I was impressed that my tea was served with very nice honey.

    Sign posting has been good, we're definitely heading for Praha.

    Our next stop, Litomerice, didn't have much going for it, but the Pension was interesting, there was a climbing wall in the courtyard and the bike storage room was filled with climbing gear if we wanted to borrow anything. The owners are climbers. We tried some Czech cuisine in Litomerice, so far we're not impressed but we've yet to try the fried cheese balls. I'm sure they'll be good.
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  • Day26

    Back home

    December 22, 2017 in Czech Republic

    The journey went really fantastic! We were late in Frankfurt and also we parked our plane far far away from the terminal so. Really nice to walk just in flip flops to the bus when it's raining outside. Also we figured out that it's not so hard to run in Dhoties. We had 40 minutes to our second flight when we land, so approx 20min for all checks, security etc.
    We reached our gate at 9am! Sadly, our departure time was at 9am. But! The plane was still there, only they told us last bus is gone. Fortunately we were not alone there and with sad eyes they arranged one more bus for us! So we were sitting in our plane, the pilot told us "All baggage are in the plane" and with 40min delay it's time to leave.
    When we reached Prague we found out that we don't have our backpacks. but what the fuck... we are home! And with amazing welcome party from our parents it's time to start new part of our lives...
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  • Day184

    Klinovec

    January 26, 2017 in Czech Republic

    Die Elternrzeit ist vorüber aber das Reisen geht weiter. Ella, Kathi und Ich sind mit Opa Ludwig ins Erzgebirge zum Skifahren gewesen. 3 Tage konnten wir abwechselnd In Klinovec und Oberwiesenthal auf die Pisten gehen.

    Einer hat immer auf Ella aufgepasst und die anderen 2 konnten die perfekten Schneeverhältnisse ausnutzen. Bei einem Meter Schnee und herrlichstem Wetter sind wir nach 3 Jahren Abstinenz wieder, auch wenn nur kurz, auf Skiern und Snowboard gestanden.
    Eins hat mich die lange Reise durch Europa gelehrt , Kinder sind kein Hindernis seinen Hobbys weiter nach zu gehen. Es bedarf nur einen Augenblick mehr Planung.
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  • Day1

    Abfahrt in Usti nad Labern

    August 20, 2017 in Czech Republic

    Fünf Stunden Bahnfahrt und man ist aus dem Hamburger Regen raus . Zwar steht man immer noch am Elbufer, aber es ist warm , sonnig und alles ein wenig fremd und dennoch vertraut. Usti an der Elbe ist unsere erste Station und auch wenn es eigentlich eine tschechische Industriestadt ist, ist es an uEcken auch romantisch .

  • Day1

    Kovářská

    July 5, 2017 in Czech Republic

    Kovářská, bis 1947 Schmiedeberg/Šmídeberk, ist eine Gemeinde im Ortskreis Chomutov, Tschechien.

    Der Marktflecken Schmiedeberg entstand im 14. Jahrhundert und war lange Zeit vom Bergbau (Eisenerz) geprägt. Im 18. Jahrhundert waren in der Gegend Hochöfen im Einsatz, deren Befeuerung mit Holzkohle zu einer massiven Abholzung der Wälder in der näheren Umgebung führte.

  • Day1

    Česká republika

    July 5, 2017 in Czech Republic

    Tschechien (amtlich Tschechische Republik, tschechisch Česká republika beziehungsweise Česko) ist ein Binnenstaat in Mitteleuropa mit rund 10,5 Millionen Einwohnern. Es setzt sich aus den historischen Ländern  Böhmen  (tschechisch Čechy) und Mähren (tschechisch Morava) sowie Teilen von  Schlesien  (tschechisch Slezsko) zusammen. Das Land grenzt im Westen an Deutschland, im Norden an Polen, im Osten an die Slowakei und im Süden an Österreich. Hauptstadt und Millionenmetropole des Landes ist Prag, weitere Großstädte  sind Brünn,  Ostrava,  Pilsen, Liberec und Olmütz.

    Das tschechische Reich entstand im späten 9. Jahrhundert durch die Vereinigung des Herzogtums Böhmen mit der Markgrafschaft Mähren. Aus den beiden Ländern wurde 1085 das Königreich Böhmen geformt. Dieses hatte eine Sonderstellung im Heiligen Römischen Reich und beherrschte unter Dynastien wie den  Přemysliden  und Luxemburgerngroße Gebiete Kontinentaleuropas. Im Zuge des Aufstiegs der Habsburger und des Dreißigjährigen Krieges wurde das Gebiet Teil der Habsburgermonarchie und blieb es bis zum Ende des Ersten Weltkrieges und Untergang von Österreich-Ungarn.
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