Hotel U Zvonu
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... you wander around a series of displays depicting life in communist Czech Republic. After visiting an interrogation room guests sit and watch a movie with footage of the 1968 protests and the Velvet Revolution of 1989. It was very moving footage. The video also touches on agriculture under the Russians, and the fact that they added so much poison the food that life spans dramatically dropped.
After lunch we walked back ...
A brilliant day dawned over the tent at
Murnersee, but unfortunately that also equates to a hot sun rising, and it
wasn't long before the two of us were feeling quite warm in tent... So no sleep
in again. But the benefit of this morning was that we also awoke right in the
middle of a lovely serene environment. Emma jumped up and went for a run around the lake, and I
set about getting a cup of tea happening for when she got back. Once the ...
... have to keep all those Czechs happy and make sure they don’t go thirsty! Pilsner Urquell has been brewed at this same brewery since 1842, and they say the Pilsen lager inspired more than 2/3 of the world’s pilsner labelled beers. Thank you Pilsen! The best part of the tour was at the end where we tasted unfiltered and non-pasteurised Pilsner Urquell beer tapped straight from the oak lager barrels. Ahhhhhhhh!
... agreed that this was the best dish of all and I certainly thought it was too. The warm food was a contrast to the storm outside.
From lunch we found the summer castle. Skies had cleared so it was perfect timing.
The castle was closed for the day but the gardens were quite beautiful. We wandered about for some time before heading down the path to some Hungarian Coffee, a coffee with egg liquor.
Time to get back to Amberg and watch the world ...
... down the road. This second bank told us that for the last four months Czech banks have not been allowed to change currency. I ended up using our debit card in an ATM, not a cheap option but sweetened a little as it helped me secure a discount on the scooter, which I've as yet to try out. Come this evening and we will somewhat sadly have left Cz. We think it's a lovely country - beautiful countryside and pleasant, friendly people. Indeed, should ...