Magical Country and Literary City

Using our Easter holidays for a short city trip, we went to Edinburg for a few days.

Having grown up in a medieval town myself, I still wonder how these historical places resemble each other.

You will find narrow alleys and stairways, beautiful cathedrals, combining Romanesque and Gothic architecture, as well as a castle on a hill serving as the landmark of the city.

As a booklover I was especially impressed how literature and writers have influenced the city – there are not too many cities where you find a museum dedicated to the country’s most famous writers as well as a station named after a novel…

Unfortunately we only had one day to visit the countryside, the untamed nature around the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, but I am quite sure that this was not our last visit to this beautiful country…

 

 

 

 

Prague – Golden City

We’ve been to several bigger cities this year but Prague has been the definite highlight.

The city has such a rich cultural history, ranging from Romanesque and Gothic church architecture over buildings from the communist era to modern skyscrapers and shopping centres.

Crossing the always crowded Charles Bridge you can walk up to the castle, from where you have the most beautiful view over the old town. If possible, try to visit Charles Bridge early in the morning or late at night.

Among the more hidden and quieter parts of the town is the Jewish quarter with its beautiful synagogues and the Franz Kafka monument but also lesser known places like Bethlehem Chapel or St. Agnes Convent.

This hasn’t been our last trip to the queen of cities – we want to come back in spring when the beautiful gardens around the castle open again!