Dobry Den! (Hello!) This is Anna's husband Randall "guest writing" for one of our favorite destinations, Prague. My family immigrated to the US from what was then called "Bohemia" back in 1891. The ability to visit the land of my ancestors was very special to me so I'm excited to give you a quick peek at the city.
Prague is one of the oldest cities in Europe, and sits as a testimony to faith, time, culture, and conflict. So much so in fact, that it has gained protected status as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The city was built between the 11th and 19th centuries. Holy Roman Emperor King Charles IV built the majority of Prague's magnificent monuments such as Hradcani Castle and St Vitus Cathedral during the 14th century. Over the course of it's almost 1100 year existence Prague has accumulated around 15 different styles of architecture.
Prague is famous for its association with the arts and sciences being connected with such prominent figures as Dvorak, Jan Hus, Johannes Kepler, Mozart, Kafka, and Albert Einstein. There are also many locations, monuments that show it's pivotal role in Jewish and Christian history.
It has a good metro system, hotels of all ratings, great food and beer and the locals are friendly and engaging. Its central location in Europe also lends itself to being within a half day or so train ride to other great cities such as Vienna, Munich, and Budapest.
There is so much to see and experience in this wonderful city. Please contact us and we'll help you plan an amazing time in this truly "Bohemian" city.