CZECH REPUBLICThe River Vltava and Charles Bridge.
CZECH REPUBLIC The Tourist Tram Line No. 91. From April to November visitors can enjoy a trip on one ofthese old trams that operate around the city. The No. 91 tramoperates on weekends and during public holidays ensuring thatyou can hop on and off at one of the many attractionsthroughout Prague.
CZECH REPUBLIC Current Trams The Skoda Tram above commonly referred to as the “Porsche” by the locals is a modern tram designed,TOURIST TRAM 91 developed and manufactured by the Skoda Vehicle Company in the Czech Republic.
CZECH REPUBLIC Verna and Chris from New Zealand ANNESpotted Around Prague Castle
CZECH REPUBLICPragues Old Town Square .The square is popular with tourists,features include the gothic Church of Our Lady and baroque St.Nicholas Church, You can also find the Astronomical Clock onthis square and the Old Town Hall Tower.
CZECH REPUBLICThe Gothic Style Church of Our Lady
CZECH REPUBLICAstronomical Clock Tower St. Nicholas Church
CZECH REPUBLICAstronomical Clock Tower Astronomical Clock Face
CZECH REPUBLIC The Prague Castle Riding School was built in the 17 th centurybecause the existing royal riding school wasn´t good enough and became an exhibition space in the 20 th century
CZECH REPUBLICThe New Town is a quarter in the city of Prague that today comprise the historiccentre of modern Prague. New Town was founded in 1348 just outside the city walls of the Old Town and is about three times the size of the Old Town. These photos were taken outside our Hotel.
CZECH REPUBLICStone sculpture and ornament is everywhere. These two examples were on the building across from our Hotel.
CZECH REPUBLICThe Lesser Town was founded in 1257 on the slopes below thePrague Castle and it is linked to the Old Town by the CharlesBridge. It is the part of Prague least affected by resent history.
CZECH REPUBLICViews Of Lesser Town Below Prague Castle
CZECH REPUBLIC The Old Jewish CemeteryThe Old Jewish Cemetery lies in the Jewish Quarter of Prague. It was in use fromthe early 15th century. Burials took place there until 1787. The number of gravestones and number of people buried there are uncertain, because there arelayers of tombs. However, it has been estimated that there are approximately12,000 tombstones presently visible, and there may be as many as 100,000burials in all.
CZECH REPUBLIC The Old Jewish CemeteryAccording to Jewish laws ,Jews must not destroy Jewish graves and in particular toremove the tombstone. This meant that when the cemetery ran out of space andpurchasing extra land was impossible, more layers of soil were placed on theexisting graves, the old tombstones taken out and placed upon the new layer ofsoil. This explains why the tombstones in the cemetery are placed so closely toeach other. This resulted in the cemetery having 12 layers of graves.
CZECH REPUBLIC The Pinkas SynagogueThe Pinkas synagogue was built in 1535.In the late 1950’s itwas turned into a Memorial to the Jews of Bohemia andMoravia murdered by the Nazis. On its walls are inscribed thenames of the 80,000 Holocaust victims.
CZECH REPUBLIC The Old Jewish Cemetery and Jewish Quarter Franz Kafka Monument Franz Kafka Grave StoneFranz Kafka was an influential German-language author of novels and shortstories who is regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
CZECH REPUBLIC About Cesky KrumlovA UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cesky Krumlov is famous forits Old Town, with 300 protected medieval buildings, and itscastle complex, the second largest in the Czech Republic.Surrounded by rolling hills and the Vltava River, CeskyKrumlovs cobblestone streets wind past centuries old townhomes, inns, shops, and cafes. Located in the southwest partof the Czech Republic, this picturesque city is home to about14,000 residents.