Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Long Weekend in Central Europe

If you are looking for a city that offers history, culture, art, castles and world-class museums what comes to mind?  Paris? Vienna? Rome? Skip the usual suspects and head to Prague. This fascinating city is really coming into its own since the fall of communism in 1989.  It's amazing to realize how relatively quickly the tree-lined streets have become filled up with shops selling all of the top luxury brands - Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Cartier. Strolling this "Fifth Avenue of Prague" will lead you to the Old Town Square, the heart of old city area. The main square is dominated by the 14th-century Our Lady of Tyn Church on one side, and the famous Astronomical clock on the other.

This is a walking town, and the various architectural styles from Rococo, to Art Deco, Gothic and Baroque, all juxtaposed together, make for a unique and beautiful city. No visit to Prague is complete without walking over (and taking pictures of) the Charles Bridge. It was built in 1357 and is one of the oldest bridges in Central Europe. A lively place day or night, you will find street vendors, artists and musicians hawking their wares or showing their talents all along the length of the bridge.

There are so many sights to keep you busy for several days during a visit to Prague. You must visit the old Jewish quarter and the ancient cemetery. The Prague castle district can take days to discover with all of the attractions and museums. The St. Vitus Cathedral is the at the top of the hill, whose spires are seen in every photograph taken from across the river. I recommend a visit to the Lobkowicz Palace, a former palace and now a museum containing the privately owned collections of paintings and decorative arts from the Lobkowicz family.

Prague offers a multitude of places to stay when visiting the city. My top choice to put my weary feet up at the end of a long day is the Four Seasons Prague. Located along the Vltava river, the most sought after rooms have a view of the river and the Charles Bridge. Elegant furnishings, marble bathrooms, incredibly comfortable beds and impeccable service are all hallmarks of the Four Seasons Prague.

If you are ready to plan your visit to Prague and beyond, contact the Travel Specialists at Bee Kalt Travel today!

Tel: 248-288-9600 or Toll-free 1-800-284-5258
Find us on Facebook:

No comments:

Post a Comment