When I was a child I used to watch fairy tales on TV every Christmas season. Generally these movies were taken in Czech Republic. Many years later I still remember the plots of these tales like ‘Three hazelnuts for Cinderella’, ‘Pan Tau’, and ‘Arabela’. What about your memories?
View of a Christmas market in Brno, the 2nd largest city of Czech Republic. In the background one can see the tower of the old town hall.
4 days before my visit in Brno the essayist and politician Václav Havel died. Many places in the city were covered with candles, photos, letters and even drawings. It’s impressive to see that a person has found its place in the hearts of the people, isn’t it? It reminds me of we all should do something to find our place in someones heart.
On my walk through Brno I came across this strange clock. The story behind this clock refers to an episode in the history of the city. Which strange public clocks do you know?
If one dare to look through open doors of buildings built in 19th century one often get awarded by seeing wonderful ceilings and staircases. For example I saw this wonderful ceiling behind a door in Brno, Czech Republic.
Some facades I came across near the railway station of Brno. In cities with railway stations built around 1900 one can see a lot of fascinating architecture near these stations. Therefore I love to stroll around these quarters and to take photos like these ones.
Having lunch at a Czech dining car: Marinated Beef Sirloin served with bread dumplings (‘Svíčková na smetaně s houskovými knedlíky’).
10th day of my InterRail Journey: A visit in Brno, Czech Republic. A Czech EuroCity is waiting for me in Vienna.
The 1st class coach of the Czech train was one of the cosy ones. No big tables, only folding tables in the back of the seats.
Power outlets were only at a few of the seats available. I liked the train though as there was a great dining car with Czech specialities at the next coach.
List of Czech museums and galleries running an account on Twitter. The list is arranged according to cities. Feel free to send me a tweet if you miss any museums or galleries.
The top of a tower gate (Gate of Holy Mother) in Jihlava, a city in Czech Republic. By the way the famous composer Gustav Mahler grew up in this city.