This year we only had two days of snow at home and therefore decided that we need some more. We used two days of school holidays after the first school reports to have a four day long trip. At first we thought about the Bavarian Forest as a destination but then selected the Ore Mountains – because they are simply closer. Continue reading “Traveling for snow”
Somewhere in the Czech Republic close to Skalná and not to far from the border to Germany you can find the nature protection area Soos – which means swamp in the local dialect. It is a special area because nearly 200 hot mineral springs come up here what makes the area beautiful in all seasons. Continue reading “Soos and Císařský pramen”
Loket, Czech Republic is an extraordinary beautiful city because of its location: it is situated on a rocky mountain that is nearly totally surrounded by river Ohře that floats around it. On the highest point you will find the castle Loket (“Elbogen” in German) from the 12th century CE. Continue reading “Hrad Loket”
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic is visited by a vast amount of Russians each year. They get here for a treatment at a health resort and to drink the mineral water from the numerous hot springs. Therefore it is no wonder that there is a also a Russian orthodox church in the city. Continue reading “Chrám svatého Petra a Pavla”
If you want to increase your health you might come to Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. A lot of Russians do and you can watch them walk through the city with special mugs that are beautifully and golden decorated and their handles are used as straws. Now and then they get some new water from the hot springs and drink it. Continue reading “Mlýnská kolonáda”
Autumn is road trip time! And after looking on a map of Poland there was only one spot left, I haven’t visited in the past: Kraków. And as I have not been to Praha during the last 15 years I decided to cross the entire Czech Republic with stops in Praha and Brno and to drive over the border to Kraków. The most important reason indeed was, that I had not visited a concentration camp before – something that felt odd as I was even travelling to Jerusalem, Israel to learn more about the Shoa.
I decided to stay overnight at Brno, Czech Republic instead of Praha – because I wanted to get away from the massive tourist streams in this city. And yes, because it was well positioned on my travel route. This was a good decision, because Brno feels like the real Česko. A young and very vivid city with a surprisingly good nightlife.
I didn’t know what to expect when travelling towards the hotel “Slavia” in Brno, Czech Republic. What I found was a wonderful, classic-styled hotel at the city center of Brno, fitting very well to this town. Everything there feels a bit old, from the interior of the rooms to the automatic swing door at the entrance. But this made me immediatly feel comfortable and at home.