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City History   The history of Dresden dates back several centuries. It was first mentioned in writing in 1206, and before that, there was a village called Drežďany in this place. Curiously, the name of the village, as well as the city itself, came from the Slavic language. From ancient Sorbian, it translates as “people of floodplain forests”. Since the foundation of the city, it developed quite gradually. Initially, Dresden was the capital of the Margraviate of Meissen, and in the 16th century, after Saxony joined it, Dresden became the capital of the Electorate of Saxony. The city’s culture greatly exploded in [...]


Prague. Part 3


  Saint Procopius Basilica   Not so far from the city center, there is the largest landmark of the Žižkov district, Saint Procopius Basilica. Its donjon towers the surrounding buildings at 73 meters. The temple was built more than 100 years ago and was named in honor of St. Procopius, who lived in the 10th and 11th centuries. His relics are still kept in the temple. Like many religious buildings in Prague, Saint Procopius Basilica is made in the neo-Gothic style, and the architects were Josef Mocker and František Mikš. The front face is decorated with an unusual composition depicting three [...]

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  Vltava Embankments   The Vltava stretches along the entire Prague and dozens of kilometers beyond its area. Therefore, the embankments run through the entire city and reach 30 km in total. They attract not only tourists but also local people, especially in the center. Here, they can take their minds off the endless bustle of the city, enjoy the wonderful view of the river and breathe the fresh air. Along the embankments, there are also floating restaurants and seaside cafés. People also hold festivals and celebrations in this place.   Zoo   Prague Zoological Garden, or Zoo Praha, is the [...]

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Prague. Part 1


The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, is located in the very center of Europe. It is a true open-air museum of medieval architecture with a wealth of centuries-old history, delicious dishes, safe streets and friendly locals. We visited the city in the summer, the most wonderful time for long walks, sightseeing, enjoying gardens and parks.   The History of the City   Prague is considered the heart of Europe. It also has a long history that goes back 11 centuries. The first mention of Prague is dated to the 9th century, and its foundation is believed to have started with [...]

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Zoo There is talk that the Budapest Zoo is a must-visit for those who come to the Hungarian capital with children. So, we could not help introducing our boys to many animals, some of whom they saw for the first time in their lives. The Budapest Zoo is one of the oldest in the world – it first opened its doors in the '60s of the 19th century. Its history dates back to the founding of a small menagerie with several species of animals. Nowadays, the number of species is close to 800, and the total number of all creatures there [...]

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Gellért Hill Close to the two previous locations, there is the Gellért Hill. Its height is only 235 meters, and one can climb up it from any point – the paths running to the top are all around the hill. Legend has it that the hill was named after a Catholic saint who preached Christianity. During the 11th-century revolt, the pagans put him in a barrel with nails and kicked him down the hill. Today this place is particularly favored by tourists, and we could hardly believe that, up to the 18th century, vineyards and pastures were all that was located [...]

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Budapest. Part 1


Our next destination was Budapest – the European “gem”. The Hu