Travel Blogs from Cheb
... town and lots of restaurant line the bank .
The weather was bitter and David and I bought jackets , instead of wearing our jacket liners . We looked so bad in them , but look more respectable now . The weather has been cold and most days have ridden with out liners in
Back to the restaurants , they look after you , energy chair had a blanket for your knees , if you still look cold the staff will bring another for your shoulders .
We have every ...
I am writing this from my stateroom, finally on our river boat! Let me tell you how we got here.
We left Prague at 8:30 this morning. We rode about 2 hours on a bus to Karlovy Vary, a spa town in the Czech Republic. This town is known for it's mineral water and people often go there to rest and recover from illness. The water is said to have healing properties. There are beautiful lixury hotels and fancy restaurants and shops. Every shop had ...
... The night was spent around a campfire over which we cooked delicious Klobasa (Sausages) and Marshmallows.
The morning bought sunshine and after a lazy breakfast we made the short walk to Hartenberg Castle where we were warmly greeted by the Castle owner, Béďa. He gave us an interesting tour and history lesson which included; stories of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's visits to the castle, how the castle came to ...
Fichtelberg is our destination, but we're not going to the city. We're looking for an iron mine located somewhere outside this village. We divide ourselves in two groups. One of them will eat in a traditional place while the others visit the mine, and then we'll swap. I am in the group that went to the mine first, and we spend much time trying to find the mine (I ...
... all day ;-)
But to be fair the town was a magnificient little czech beauty with its picturesque buldings painted red/ yellow/ green and pink. Beautiful architecture really.
We at least started the tour with good old Becherovka brewerie tour which included 3 morning shots to wake us up. That was rough haha!
In the end we ended up sitting in a park bathing in sun, enjoying the +10 degrees and drinking good cheap czech brews.
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Hvezda Cheb
Practically non-existent customer service (in German and Czech only, as it seemed), dirty old rooms where our group had to begin with butchering a number or mosquitoes, spiders and other bugs. Toilet broken and the customer service 'doesn't understand you'. Apparently they didn't really have better rooms (available). Well, at least the location was good. PS: Be warned about the hotel restaurant. One of our group had a few nasty surprises. On the other hand one got excellent stuff. Nontheless, if you must order beer, accept bottled only.
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