Monthly Archives: May 2016

czech sweet dumplings

CZECH CUISINE

Czech cuisine has been mainly influenced by surrounding countries, and can be best described as comfort food. Consisting of hearty soups, delicious meat-based mains, and the ever popular dumplings, traditional Czech cuisine is a taste hard to forget.

A Czech meal often starts with soup, with a couple of the most popular being onion soup, a simple and warming dish made of beef broth and onions, and garlic soup made of broth, potatoes, garlic and onions. The garlic soup is said to be the number one hangover cure, which if you love your traditional Czech beer, may come as useful information!Read more...

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Mariánské Lázně (Marienbad) SPA

Mariánské Lázně, or Marienbad as it is known, is a spa town in the Carlsbad Region of the Czech Republic, surrounded by beautiful green mountains boasting extravagant hotels and churches, with beautiful gardens running between them.

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The town, which is just a two-hour drive from Prague, is famous for its world-class spa treatments which are based on the use of natural mineral springs, which are the source of natural water containing carbonic and ferric acid. A visit to the Mariánské Lázně spa is a sure way to add some relaxation to your travels, make sure you book in advance as it is very popular!Read more...

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THE CHARLES BRIDGE

The famous and beautiful Charles Bridge is one of the most visited sights in Prague. Commissioned by Czech king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV in 1357,  the bridge spans 16 arches and is lined with 30 Baroque statues of religious figures. The most popular statue is of St. John of Nepomuk, a Czech martyr saint who was executed during the reign of Wenceslas IV by being thrown into the Vltava river from the bridge.

St. John of Nepomuk

As the only means of crossing the river Vltava until 1841, the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the city’s Old Town.Read more...