Bohemia

Trip Start Jun 01, 2013
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Trip End Jun 25, 2013


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Friday, June 14, 2013

Then - A few little quick historical facts on Prague and the Czech Republic. When Hitler occupied Prague, he used the castle as the Nazi headquarters in the Czech. The castle is now home to their head of state. Prague is the city, where Hitler's third in command and creator of "the Final Solution" was assassinated by a car bomb. After the war, the communist were given control of the Czech Republic. A giant statue of Joseph Stalin was erect atop a hill overlooking the city. After regaining their freedom the citizens tore down the statue and put up one of the world's largest metronomes.

Now - Today we continued our tour of this awesome city. A lot of people come to Prague to get married, and it also appeared a lot of college age kids came for the nightlife. We saw countless weddings all over the city. In the morning, we took Rita up to see the Prague Castle. By pure luck we stumbled into the changing of the guard ceremony in the first courtyard of the castle. It lasted about 15 minutes and was pretty neat. From there we toured St. Victor Church, which sits inside the castle grounds. Being that the castle was from the medieval period, it was much more gothic than the others we have seen.

In the afternoon we went down to the old town square and grabbed a bite to eat, while soaking in the atmosphere. It is a beautiful square, with a lot of history, people congregating, and street performers.

In the evening while Krista and Mark went on a lover's stroll throughout the city, Rita and I attended a concert. Prague has a lot if classical music history. Mozart worked here, they have the Prague philharmonic, and the Prague conservatory which is a prestigious classical music school. The three musicians we saw were world renowned. Being that they are from the Czech, I don't have the keys on this keyboard to even begin spelling their names.

Prague is an awesome city, and I would highly recommend this jewel of Central Europe. It is only a short train ride from Munich or Berlin.

P.S. the McDonalds in Lesser Town is the best of ever seen. Besides the cheesecake bar and waffles fries, they have lounge chairs to eat in.
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