This landlocked Slavic country is home to one of the world's most breathtaking cities, Prague, as well as many lovely smaller cities, towns, & countryside. Top draws include Bohemia's beer and spas, & Moravia's wines.

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A few how-to tips about Prague for first timers

Peter K Burian   The capital of the Czech Republic, with its UNESCO World Heritage historic center, is considered one of Europe's (indeed, the world's) most beautiful cities, and has been a favorite for visitors for more than 30 years now, since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Top attractions include Castle Hill, Old Town Square, the Old Town Hall, Wenceslaus Square, and Charles Bridge. And here are some tips and observations to help you navigate "golden Prague":     read post  

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Prague river cruise cited in 'Romantic Valentine's Day Activities In/Near 26 Iberia Destinations'

Sure, going out for an intimate dinner à deux is pretty much everyone's default on this day for lovers. But to make Valentine's Day extra special, seek out an experience that will make it truly memorable for years to come. High and low, on land and water, laid-back and high-adrenaline; simple and elaborate; cheap and pricey - there's something here for every couple! read post

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20 of Prague's top attractions

Prague has been nicknamed the "City of a Thousand Spires." As you glance over its 1,100-year-old skyline you'll be rewarded with countless splendid views of lovely domed churches and soaring old towers that combine to make Prague one of Europe's architectural gems. Everywhere you look, fine examples of Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, and Art Nouveau styles dot the city, providing a dramatic contrast to the sturdy, ancient Prague Castle. Possessing one of the best-preserved historic city centers…

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  • Dodge the stodge! Hg2's Paul Sullivan reports back on Prague's new foodie revolution for The Guardian; http://tinyurl.com/38e6tqn
  • The largest ski resort is Spindleruv Mlyn, just 130km from Prague. Skiing is suitable for beginner and intermediate levels, and the prices for accommodation, skiing, and eating are low compared to the European Alps, making Czech Republic a good alternative for families. In the highest parts of the mountains, plains and meadows alternate with growths of dwarf pines creating beautiful views and perfect conditions for trekking. Many of the ski resorts of the Czech Republic are located in national parks or protected areas. The prestigious World Cup of ski-flying has previously been hosted by the resorts of Harrachov, Zlatá lyže in Nové Město na Moravě. And where else in the world can you combine your ski holiday with a side visit to one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Prague.

  • PLEASE CLICK HERE to help a fellow Tripatini member with a question about must-do sights/attractions in Prague.

    Thanks much/Díky mockrát!
  • In the Tripatini blog this week, a look at a cool Prague nightspot with the provocative name Marquis...
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  • Thanks Max! :)
  • Here's a link to a great picture of the key statue. If I can find one that's copyright free I'll post it directly: http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/d08c3a77-0c3d-4bf2-97de-8da0e...

    Those wacky Czechs!!
  • These guys are great! Our newest piece of art is a massive sculpture just off Old Town Square, made out of more than 85,000 keys. Artist Jiri David designed it for the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Due to my supreme lack of technological skills, I'm unable to upload a photo, but google "key sculpture Prague" and you'll get some images. It is supposed to spell "revoluce" (Czech for revolution) and be "crushing" it at the same time. It's nice to see more street art in the city, I think that's something really lacking here.
  • Who said statues don't have bodily functions? The city of Prague takes the 2010 Tripatini Grand Prize for World's Most Imaginative, Not to Say Weird, Public Sculpture.

    On Kampa Island, wedged on the Vltava River between the Old Town and the Malá Strana quarter, two bronze male figures take an eternal leak, moving their torsos -- and their privates -- as they do so. That already beats Brussels' Mannekin Piss by several light-years of technological development. But it gets better: these guys write quotes penned by famous Prague residents with their potent stream.

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    Freaked out yet? Well, just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder, it does: you can whip out your, um, cell phone and send a text message to the statues' microprocessors, and the boys will spell out your message in piss! (Wouldn't that be just about the most original way to propose to your fiancée??).

    Blame Czech sculptor David Černý (pronounced CHER-nee) for this bit of public aquatic whimsy, and thank the beautiful city of Prague for allowing this insanely original artist to thrive!

    PS: Click the link above, there's even a little video there!
    David Cerny - uplne oficialni stranka
  • This week's featured blog post is about some of the cool but lesser-known towns of the Czech Republic -- check it out!
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  • It looks to me that there have been a lots of you in Prague - that's my birth place. I'm living in the US since 1980. If you have interest to really experience the whole country, not just Prague - get in touch. We specialize in group travel (10+ people) to Czech Republic - we are the experts! Do you know about next year celebration of the end of WW II in Pilsen? It will be the last and biggest celebration ever - the 65th Anniversary. The city officials are planning to invite all veterans and / or their families from military units deployed in Normandy. We have scheduled our exclusive once-in-the-lifetime tour which was designed with cooperation of the Pilsen city officials and by the repeated request (4th - in 2000; 2005; 2009; 2010) from veterans of the 16th Armored division who liberated Pilsen in 1945. Our personal consultation with grandson of General George S. Patton followed. For more info about us and what we can do for you and your clients, visit our web - www.czechtours.cz We pay commission to travel agents.
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