Potsdamer Platz is an important public square and traffic intersection in the centre of Berlin, Germany. It is named after the city of Potsdam, some 25 km to the south west, and marks the point where the old road from Potsdam passed through the city wall of Berlin at the Potsdam Gate. Today, the area […]
The Charles Bridge is a famous historical bridge that crosses the Vltava River in Prague. Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century.
Prague Castle is the castle in Prague where the Czech kings, Holy Roman Emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic have had their offices. The crown jewels of the Bohemian Kingdom are kept here. Prague Castle is one of the biggest castles in the world (according to Guinness Book of Records, the biggest […]
Wenceslas Square (Czech: “Václavské náměstí”) is one of the main city squares and the centre of business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague. The square is named after Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia.
The Old Town Square (Czech: “Staroměstské náměstí”), located between Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge, is a historic square in the Old Town quarter of Prague. Among many churches, tourists may find the Astronomical Clock, and a statue of religious reformer Jan Hus, who was burned at the stake for his beliefs. The statue, known […]
Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Prague is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and is among the most visited cities on the continent. Here are a few photos from around the city, including Henry’s Tower and Powder Tower, among other sites.
The Little Princess is one of Budapest’s best known and most popular bronze statues. The statue is life size and looks like a child sitting on the fence along the Danube River bank.
If you walk down the hill from the Citadel towards Erzsebet Hid (Elizabeth Bridge) you will come across this statue of St. Gellert, an eleventh-century martyr. It is located in a pleasant spot with an artificial waterfall. The monument stands some ten meters high and was built in 1904.
Officially named as the Church of Our Lady, Matthias Church has been popularly named after the greatest Hungarian king, Matthias Corvinus, “Matthias the Just”, known in Hungarian as Mátyás király, who ordered the construction of its original southern tower. In many respects, the 700 year history of the church serves as a symbol (or perhaps […]
The Liberation Monument (Szabadság Szobor), which is a 14m-high female figure holding the palm of victory, stands at the top of Gellért Hill. It was erected in 1947 to mark the liberation of the capital from the Germans in 1945 by Soviet troops.