The Vrtba Garden

The Vrtba Garden is situated on the slope of Petřín Hill and is one of the most precious and beautiful of Prague’s Baroque gardens. Three other Baroque gardens (Vratislav, Schönborn and Lobkowicz) are situated nearby. The garden was created thanks to the clever solution of František Maximilian Kaňka, who first renovated the palace for JanContinue reading “The Vrtba Garden”

Giveaway time!

We’ve teamed up with Culture Smart, the brains behind our absolute favorite travel guide books, to gift two lucky followers Culture Smart! Czech Republic: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture, a new book by Kevan Vogler, to celebrate the fact that the travel is back. Culture Smart has just released Culture Smart! Czech Republic:Continue reading “Giveaway time!”

The Průhonice Park

The Průhonice Park along with Průhonice Castle are a Czech National Historic Landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The current appearance of the Průhonice Castle dates to the late 19th century. The natural park (area of 250 hectares) was founded in 1885 by Count Arnošt Emanuel Silva-Tarouca who took advantage of the miscellaneous valley ofContinue reading “The Průhonice Park”

Spring Prague

Two months ago we shared few pictures of Prague in a lockdown with you. Couple of weeks passed since that day. A lot has changed. It is warmer. The days are longer. And the restrictions will be eased in few days. Prague is getting ready for a new life. Are you ready to explore it?Continue reading “Spring Prague”

Lidice

The Lidice massacre was a complete destruction of the village of Lidice, in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia in June 1942 on orders from Adolf Hitler and Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler. The vague contents of a letter, addressed to a woman employed in a Slaný factory and held back by the factory co-owner, J. Pála,Continue reading “Lidice”

Vinořský park

Vinořský park is a nature reserve (a protected area of importance for flora, fauna, or features of geological or other special interest) full of beautiful trees, sandstone formations, ponds, streams… We really love this place. We took almost million pictures during our last visit. Vinořský park lies within the city of Prague. It is easilyContinue reading “Vinořský park”

Prague during lockdown

How are you? Stuck somewhere in the Czech Republic? Slovakia? Somewhere else? We know that these days it is hard to go for a hiking trip (because of all the restrictions). We are lucky to be stuck in beautiful Prague. So we decided to use these days to explore a bit the city we allContinue reading “Prague during lockdown”