Archive for July, 2011
Posted on30. Jul, 2011 by Ben.
I’m leaving Prague today with so many reasons to come back. Like I said before, you need at least a week in this city. Check out what I would have done (and will do) with more money and time. Do it for me! Things I wish I’d had more time for (in no particular order): [...]
Posted on29. Jul, 2011 by Ben.
The Bone Chapel (or Sedlec Ossuary) houses tens of thousands of human skeletons, arranged in a kind of artistic death-metal décor. While the church itself puts the number at 40 thousand, others estimate as many as 70 thousand bodies could be contained in this small chapel. The family responsible is the nobel Schwarzenberg; you may [...]
Posted on28. Jul, 2011 by Ben.
Feeling like I’d only just scratched the surface of Prague’s incredible depth, I decided to take a step closer to the city by going on the Castle Tour. For 3 hours, a native Czech guide led us through the Castle district and the lesser quarter. This is perhaps the most photogenic tour in Prague. Our [...]
Posted on27. Jul, 2011 by Ben.
I started my real investigation of the city with a FREE Tour. Blind Eye is about a 20-minute walk (or a 10-minute walking/Tram combo) from NEW Prague’s start-point outside the Czech Tourism office in the Old Town Square. Trams run up and down a main drag just a two blocks from Blind Eye. The stop [...]
Posted on26. Jul, 2011 by Ben.
Not only is the train cheaper than flying, the scenery riding into Prague is the best first impression of the city sometimes dubbed Paris of the East. The train winds its way through the Erzgebirge Mountains which form natural fortifications for Prague during its time as the seat of two Holy Roman Empires and the [...]
SANDEMANs NEW Berlin tours proud to be recommended in the August 2011 edition of The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Posted on11. Jul, 2011 by Ben.
The free guide: Get the lowdown of what’s left of The Wall by joining a complimentary tour; seek out a red T-Shirt at the Brandenburg Gate at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 4pm. (www.newberlintours.com) Tip your leader if you see fit. (Say, £5)