OREA Vital Hotel Sklar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Breakfast Available
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Banquet room
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Once again it was time to hit the road for some more European road trip adventures. This time I would be exploring on my own, a daunting but exciting thought. I collected my (petrol) VW Golf from the train station and plugged in the little town of Turnov in the north of Czech Republic as my first destination. I wound my way up through the Czech country side, stopping in Turnov for some lunch ...
... Trinity, for their "Jesus in Rest" sculpture, looks a little like Rodin's "The Thinker." This church also housed an intricate Marienalter, which could change panels depending on the church's religious holidays and feast days.
Now back to our plaza, the Upper Market Square or Obermarkt. Quite impressive, lined with antique stores, eateries, and other interesting shops, and the buildings are stunning.
Down past our hotel, ...
... had been the location for the filming of the "Grand Old Budapest Hotel" movie, in which an old department store had been refurbished and renovated for the film. I think they now plan on turning it back into a department store. David was pretty chuffed as he loved this movie, so we set off to find the building. First we sat and enjoyed a yummy German sausage and some cherries that we bought at a local market. The buildings in town were about as cute ...
... that because of rail maintenance this was the end of the line and everyone would continue on bus to Görlitz. If it hadn't been for another good travel Samaritan who was seated across from us, we would probably still be on the train. While she was gathering her bag she asked where we were headed and explained why we needed to transfer to the bus and offered ...
Our third day in Prague saw us heading out of town to visit Theresienstadt (Terezin) which was an old Fortress and Garrison town that was built by the Austro-Hungarian Empire as a defence against the Prussians. It never saw any action as a Fortress and the small Fortress was used as a Prison. It’s most famous inmate was Gavrilo Princip, the guy who lit the fuse for the start of the First World War with the assassination of Archduke ...