In Germany, there are a lot of official holidays in the month of May, so we tried to take advantage of as many as possible. Our trip to Prague was very spontaneous. Luckily we found a hotel on the internet and bought train tickets just three days before we departed. Wow was it worth it! Prague is a beautiful city. There was virtually no damage to the city during the war. The architecture is just unbelievable. We were there for three days and could've stayed two or three more. In just the short time we were there we took over 250 pictures only some of which we have put on our webpage. There are several day trips available that we would've liked to do. One in particular that caught our eye was a tour of the Nazi concentration camp, Terezin.
We've decided what works best for us is taking an organized tour of the city on the first day. Then we can decide what to revist and explore more in depth. In Prague we did a comprehensive walking tour through City Walks. Our guide's name was Daniel, and he was very knowledgable about the history and legends of the city.
The "Czech Republic" is a relatively new country. Czechoslovakia's fall from Communism coincided with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 due largely to student demonstrations from November 17 through December 3, 1989, which is known as the "Velvet Revolution". One of the anti-communist leaders, Vaclav Havel, was elected president of Czechoslovakia on December 29, 1989. In 1992, there were problems with the elections and disputes over economic policy which led to the country being split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, thus termed the "Velvet Divorce".
We had a hard time deciding what pictures to put on this page so we decided to make separate links for the "must see" areas of Prague. Please click on the appropriate area of the city that you would like to see pictures of. You should be able to find six seperate links on the map below: Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Mala Strana, Wenceslas Square, Old Town, and the Jewish Quarter.