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Prague Czech Republic

Iconic image of Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and Vltava River in beautiful Prague

While eating breakfast today at my favorite Chicago diner, the West River Café, I was asked by the proprietor if I had ever been to beautiful Prague. I was wearing a shirt from there I had purchased on my trip in 2003.

When I replied “yes,” she told me she had heard it was beautiful. She received correct information as the capital city of the Czech Republic is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited.

Prague Castle in the Czech Republic

Another view of the Prague Castle along the Vltava River

I prefer the outdoors, but some cities have a charm and beauty to them which make the urban setting more than palpable. My hometown city of Chicago is one city I feel is pretty enough to bear the masses, but it is not in the same league as Prague.

Prague, like Paris, was fortunate enough to be one of the few major cities in Europe to escape being turned into rubble in World War II. It never saw combat and was never felt to be strategic to the Nazis, so it also escaped becoming a target for Allied air bombs.

Wenceslas Square in Prague Czech Republic

Wenceslas Square in Prague at night

Thanks to the reprieve from destruction, the city has an old city charm to it. The highlights of the city include the Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge along the Vltava River.  The Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarters, and the Wenceslas Square are other gorgeous spots in this enchanting city.

Prague Castle Czech Republic

Close up of the Prague Castle. Fortunately, no bombs fell here.

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