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Old Jewish Cemetery
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5 mystical and mysterious places in Prague

Traces of the devil, unsolvable mysteries and the roots of a hateful hoax can be found in stone Among the names for Prague is the Magic City, and not without reason. Places connected to legends are all over the city, and throughout the centuries everyone from alchemists to vampires are supposed to have passed through… Keep Reading

Prague Vltava
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Fifteen little-known facts about Prague

A list of things you may not have known about the Czech capital The Golden City has seen kings and queens, and it has gone from monarchy, empire and independence to occupation, totalitarianism and liberation. The City of a Hundred Spires, with its shining castle on a hill and its river that inspired a work… Keep Reading

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So, HuffPo, which is it: Meh or must see?

Huffington Post names Prague Europe’s Prettiest City four days after calling it ‘meh’ It seems like the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing at news portal Huffington Post. The US-based content aggregator ran a photo essay May 12 by Jenna Rak that was sort of short on text and contained no… Keep Reading

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Kafka and Prague: A guide to the writer’s landmarks

The famous writer moved around and changed jobs a lot during his brief life Writer Franz Kafka lived almost his entire life in Prague, and the city often made an appearances in his stories and novels. It is not difficult to find the places where the author lived and worked: you just need to know… Keep Reading

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From Karlštejn to Beroun: a walk through the woods

Well-marked trail offers a fine day out from Prague Dating from the mid 14th century and looking magnificent on its hilltop location, Karlštejn Castle is justifiably one of the Czech Republic’s biggest tourist attractions. Easy to reach on the double-decker City Elefant trains, it makes for an excellent day out from the capital. But the… Keep Reading

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Top 10 strangest statues in Prague

From ghosts to hoaxes, the city has some oddities in stone and metal Prague has more than its fair share of odd statues on public view. Some contemporary ones were designed to make the viewer ponder, while others reflect the city’s long and peculiar history. A few look odd, and others have bizarre tales to… Keep Reading

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Prague wins regional award for best meeting destination

Prague Convention Bureau director says the city has made great progress Prague won the 2013 Meeting Star Award in the category of meeting destinations awarded by Slovenian Kongres magazine, which focuses on the region of Central and South East Europe. The editorial board of the magazine prepared an overview of convention centers, hotels and congress… Keep Reading

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Is it becoming a lonelier planet?

Switch from guidebooks to smart phones may be causing headaches for smaller destinations Turn the clock back a decade or two, and every backpacker would be clutching a copy of a Lonely Planet travel guide. From Delhi to Budapest, from Prague to Bangkok, and from Rio de Janeiro to Copenhagen, they were the bibles for… Keep Reading

UFO tower
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Travel: UFO Tower hovers over Bratislava

Slovak capital is dotted with communist-era curiosities among the historical treasures It looks like something out of a science fiction movie, perhaps The War of the Worlds or a long-forgotten 1980s television series called The Tripods. Bratislava’s UFO Tower, which sits on a bridge that spans the Danube, is nothing if not attention grabbing. With a… Keep Reading

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Greece’s hidden spots

Not quite remote, not quite a tourist haven, Samos strikes the right balance for all travelers Torn between comfort and taking the road less traveled? Why compromise? Samos is an island of contrasts where you can avoid the package holiday herd and discover the real Greece without skimping on luxury. It would be wrong to… Keep Reading

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