Magnificent Prague - the city that survived the Eastern bloc concrete

Magnificent Prague - the city that survived the Eastern bloc concrete

Prague is during the short time become both Europe drowning capital and one of the high school classes preferred study cities. And it is certainly not without reason (neither one nor the other). Prague is a welcoming and exciting city.

Find the best travel to Prague

Here at Student Guide, we recommend that you come to Prague by bus. It can make study trip considerably cheaper and also you become more flexible, and can go on trips both on the way to Prague - here, a "getaway" past Berlin is recommended, and for trips outside of Prague.

Prague is a very beautiful city despite the communists' former dominance, there just were not known for their emphasis on aesthetic pleasures. It's a good idea to set aside time to stroll up the Vaclavske Namesti, which is Prague's undisputed main street that gives an intense image of the city Prague. On the whole, Prague is such a beautiful city, so it's important to set aside plenty of time to just stroll around town.

Attractions in Prague
We have the Student Guide fallen in love with Prague's Old Town, so our travel guide specifically focus on this.

Prague Castle as it lies and dominates on the mound, is definitely worth a visit. Prague Castle complex is the largest in Europe and has therefore enormous. There have been settlements on the site since 870, but they are no more. The oldest existing shares is "only" the 10th century. Try to time your visit so that you see changing of the guard here and hear the accompanying fanfare.

Saint Georges Church
In the area can include see Saint Georges church in the Romanesque style, which is very impressive. But it is now easily take as many cones, is the stunning and huge St. Vitus Cathedral. Construction began in 1344, and was built in several stages, so that the final consecration took place in 1929. The entire castle area is fascinated with the many styles and it is important to take the time to see it.

Go for a walk in the Old Town, Stare Masto. It is located near the castle. In the Old Town are the Old Town Square, called Staromestské Námestí. Around the square there is a number of historical buildings that are on par with those seen in many other European cities. In 1338 the Old Town Hall built. City Hall is today one of the largest tributaries pieces in Prague. This is due to the astronomical clock from 1490, which hourly behaves quite a little show with apostles, a faucet, door, greed and vanity. The attraction scores highly on TripAdvisor and here is always filled with people.

Golden Lane
Also notice the "Golden Street", which is also located near the castle. With its small houses that resemble dollhouses and stone-paved roads, it forms a beautiful contrast to the somewhat pompous slot. In one of the houses, the author Franz Kafka lived for a few months - some are also entitled.

Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge is one of the most famous attractions in Prague ... and not without reason. The bridge is beautiful and there is a special atmosphere around it with performers and merchants who even lazier high school students will appreciate. If you then simultaneously tells the story of its foundation, tend most to be sold .... :-) The foundation stone of the bridge was laid in 1357 d. 9/7 at 5:31 in the morning. Then, they had figured out that the planets would be ideal, and also read the numbers agree front and rear, when they made up as follows: 1 3 5 7 9 7 5 3 1. This would mean forever luck for the bridge, and when the even if it has been damaged several times during the floods, is still there, more than 650 years later, then there must be something to it.

A bit of Danish history
Now that we are stars, it is not entirely irrelevant to mention that the Danish (and famous) Tycho Brahe is buried in Teyn Church in Prague.His story of stars, Uranienborg, expulsion and finally mysterious death is incredibly exciting, and it's worth a visit (and a story) that will be relevant to both history and astronomy interested classes. Be aware, however, that the church is more or less permanent reconstruction, so it is often closed. This church is for the rest also in the Old Town, so here many flies contend with one stone.

Prague has many wonderful history sites to offer, so it is the next attraction also such ones. This applies namely the Jewish quarter or ghetto in Prague, Josefov. The word ghetto to be taken very literally, for centuries Jews were committed to settle in this area, which was cordoned off from the rest of the walled city, which was closed at night. It was an independent town with its own mayor but also with fewer civil rights than the rest of Prague, and when, in the 1500s raised the majority of the old town to protect them from floods, jumped to the Jewish ghetto of. In 1781 were Jews under the Emperor Joseph d. 2, however, the same rights as other citizens of Prague, and therefore the Jewish town named after him and came to be called Josefov.

During WW2 certain Adolf Hitler, the ghetto was to be "museum of an extinct race" when all European Jews were exterminated. Therefore, the spoils of war from Jewish holy sites in the rest of Europe shipped here, and now has Josefov the world's largest collections of Jewish artifacts. The area therefore functions primarily as a museum and a visit provides a comprehensive insight into the Czech Jewish history. Eg. can in Pinkas synagogue read the names of 77,297 victims of the Nazis. In Klaus Synagogue find exhibitions by eg children's drawings from the Theresienstadt. Children's drawings describes everyday life from the camp. In the drawings is the child's name, date of birth - and death. For children survived usually do not stay in the camp. A visit to Josefov takes your breath away, and provides an exciting - and immensely sad - insight into the historical anti-Semitism and Nazi jew extinction.

Get a little history home
If the historical is getting a little heavy, and mole skin needs to be aired, it is also an opportunity to visit "The yellow market". It is largely the fruit, souvenir, antique jewelry or hideous garment, you can not find on the market. It is a popular tourist place, because here is the chance to make a good deal - and of being cheated tremendously ;-)

Should kicked a little exercise into a study, you can also visit the impressive Petrinhøj that after a tough walk provides a spectacular view. There are also a cable car to the peak - but do not tell the students ... until afterward, they are so lovely sour ;-)

visit Troy
Prague also has a fine zoo, where you can also visit Troy. And no, Troy is in this case not a beautiful ancient Greek city but a charming castle. The zoo is quite large with an impressive collection of animals and a fine view. If the weather is good, it is obvious to eat lunch here.

A cruise on the Vltava is also an option. The river winds through the center, so it provides an opportunity to see a different angle of Prague.

Prague offers course in many different museums, which can also be recommended. This applies especially to their national museum which surprisingly contains both historical and scientific items, such as stuffed animals.

company visits
If you come by bus, you can on company visits drop by Skoda, which is 70 km from Prague. I must, however, book tour well in advance as this is a popular attraction. Perhaps it is with Skoda's good reputation abroad. Set aside about 3 hours for a tour here.

Czech Republic = beer?
The Czech Republic is known for their amazing beer, why would it almost be a holy sin not to visit a brewery, n & aring; r I'm in town. Here the three breweries U Fleku, Novomestsky Pivovar and Kozel recommended.

U Fleku has existed since 1499 and is perhaps the oldest brewery in the city (it thinks at least they themselves). Here they make a dark beers, which can only be purchased at the brewery tavern.

Novomestsky Pivovar is a newer mini brewery, based on ancient brewing traditions combined with a super cozy and impressive brewery complex. If your Czech is not quite sharp can here be hired an English speaking guide.

Finally, Kozel brewery, which is 25 km from Prague, which may give the most thorough insight into the brewing world. In all breweries can get samples, if you are over 18. From bitter experience, we here at Student Guide only recommend that you make this clear to the students before being slammed delicious samples of the table.

One of the Czech Republic's major export products are beautiful glass things. In this respect, I visit Nizbor Glassworks, which is 40 km from Prague. Here you get the opportunity to attend all processes of glass manufacture.

And see - when you have your own bus with
If you have a bus and class is the science can Techmania Science Center be an option. Here, students get insight into different branches of the scientific world and touches on subjects such as physics, electricity, magnetism and so on. You can drop students off on their own, because all the information is in English. You can also book a guide that focuses on a particular theme, so in this way, maybe get more out of the visit. Check out their website to see the possibilities in the choice of themes.

The caves in Konepusy
Another exciting visit for the interest in science class could be stalagmite caves in Konepusy. A beautiful and memorable visit. Be aware, however, that they have closed between November and March.

If you have visited the Jewish town it is obvious to visit Theresienstadt, who served as labor - and gennemslusningslejr to Nazi concentration camps. An optional guide as well as in the ticket also included a trip to the cinema, where the camp's history is told. The ticket also includes a visit to the ghetto museum, located in Terezin, there is the nearby town.

The Theresienstadt raged during WW2 than 140,000 Jews, including nearly 500 Danish Jews. Theresienstadt is not, as many believe, a concentration camp but a prison for Jews, homosexuals, the handicapped and political prisoners during WW2. One of the many horror stories related to the camp is that the Danish representatives from the Red Cross visited the camp in 1944 to assess the ghetto had the order right conditions for the Jews. This prepared the Nazis on sending 15,000 Jews by train to Auschwitz to be gassed so that the camp did not work overpopulated. They took Representatives of the fine and delicious restaurants, and you made "artificial taps" in the bathroom did not work for that it should look delicious and several other things. The Danes considered the camp to be a model for other camps.

We at Student Guide strongly recommend taking a guided tour as the guides have a great deal of knowledge about the place and can tell vivid stories.

Kutna Hora
If you want to grow it medieval, visit Kutna Hora, a charming medieval town with cobbled streets and narrow streets. The area has been characterized by its sølvåre and was in the 16th century counted for one of Central Europe's richest. In the city you should particularly notice St. Barbara Church, which has three spiers and remotely resembles a circus tent. See also Vlassky Dvur, where previously made silver coins and finally Hradek, which is the original fortress but now serves as mining museum with its closed silver mine. It's a fantastic visit - inform, however, students that if you have claustrophobia (or is too broad shoulders), then you might just skip the tour in the mines. The corridors are are sometimes very narrow.


Magnificent Prague provides the perfect setting for a study of both historical, scientific and cozy attractions.

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