Prague an Upcoming European Destination

What makes Prague an upcoming European Destination

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Why Visit to Prague

Prague pronounced ‘Praha’ locally, is the capital of Czech Republic in Europe. This place is ancient Bohemian capital of King Charles IV. A tourist always likes to visit the places which have history, culture, nature’s bounty and activities to make him or her forget the daily hustling and tiring routine and recharge the body and mind with freshness. A UNESCO World Heritage city, it is just the perfect Upcoming Destination in Europe, which is a happening and vibrant city, worthy of becoming the next plan of your tour program.

Prague capital of Czech Republic

From historical to modern world city

Post communism, there is lot of construction and rebuilding process is going on in Prague. Old buildings are being converted to restaurants and other important ventures relating to tourists. For commercial revenue angle, Czechs heavily depend upon Tourism. A vibrant city is not just a new escape for the tourists, but for them also who want to see and feel something unique in ancient historical buildings and an ancient city’s journey towards a modern city.

Prague is divided into five areas and spread over both side of the river Vltava, which parts the city into two halves. These areas are, on one side of the river, Jewish quarters, Old Town, Old Town Square, which is centrally located and New Town with Wenceslas square in the middle. On the other side of river Vltava, there is Lesser Town and the Castle District, along with Prague Castle in the center. It is essentially a compact city, where one can walk distance from one corner to last in 30 minutes.

Your happy day with these landmarks of Prague

Feel era of bygone in Prague Castle:

For more than 1000 years, Prague-Castle has been home and seat of the rulers then Kings, now Presidents. Built in 9th century AD originally, and then in 1920, renovation of the building carried out after independence, and it became seat of the President. Huge classically built castle is a treat to behold.

Prague Castle

Watch an amazing Astronomical Clock

It is an iconic mark. Made in 15th century this clock is complicated in reading and tells three types of times at a time, Central European time, stellar time and Bohemian time. Also, it shows phases of moon and sun. There is one calendar painted too. It attracts lots of crowd of people, who throng to see shows.

Astronomical Clock Prague

Charles Bridge

A 15th century bridge built on river Vltava by King Charles IV is an icon of Prague. It is connecting Old Town and Prague-castle. The bridge is 621 meters long and 10 meter wide. There are 30 statues of saints adorning bridge which is a technological marvel of Gothic era. It has been rebuilt few times over the centuries, but this bridge is monumental.

Charles Bridge Prague

Walk in Old Town Square

A tenth century old square, which had been a market, an execution place in public and a bustling place where all sit and enjoy a view of oldest buildings of Europe, like Gothic Tyn Church, Stone house of the stone bell, a monument of John Hus a reformer from 18th century, stands in middle.

Old Town Square Prague

Boating on Vltava

From Lesser Town a 40 minute boat ride will take you to exciting views of Charles Bridges and Prague-castle and make you feel you are in Venice.

Peep into Gothic era in Tyn Churc

A Gothic era church of Our Lady is a symbol of religious turmoil of 15th century, in 17th century Protestants were banned and Church was declared Catholic. Its architecture will take you in Gothic times. In addition there are several significant churches to visit in Prague.

Gothic era in Tyn Church Prague

Other Highlights that make Prague an upcoming European destination



What you can explore under the blue sky is probably the real Prague.

  • Walking is the best way to see Medieval Buildings reminiscent of medieval empire, city, and the culture though trams, metros provide comfortable transportation too!
  • River cruises on river Vltava, a luxury unmatched
  • Operas, theatre and concerts of traditional music and culture show case. Also enjoy great nightlife at Prague at pubs, bars and clubs.
  • Czech is a difficult Slavic language, will pose some problems, though English will be perfect also for interaction.
  • Food and Beverage are exciting and so are the restaurants especially the top floor restaurants with amazing city views. Czech Beer is world famous.
  • Accommodation at Prague is convenient for all kinds of visitors looking for budget to luxurious hotels.

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Appenzell Switzerland an Upcoming European Destination

Why APPENZELL Switzerland is upcoming European Destination?

A Canton or state of Switzerland, Appenzell is an aesthetic and traditionally strong area. Appenzell is a beautifully green hilly area of Alpine region. It is about 95 kms from Zurich and nearer to Austria and Liechtenstein. Appenzell can be reached by train or road through green Pasteur land. The landscapes are eye openers for nature lovers, place where nature has bestowed its bounty with lots of bewildering scenes of high hills, snow, greenery and grazing cows. Appenzell is famous for its aromatic ‘cheese’.

Why Appenzell in your itinerary

Appenzell with its envious landscape and natural beauty is a getaway for summers and winters also. Right there in the Alpine foothills, Appenzell has lot of activities that tourists can do here. Visitors can do hiking, climbing, sledging, snow hiking in winters, besides watching the nature’s bliss. There is scope for mind and body relaxation in numerous hotels and resorts which offer health related services like swimming pools, Spas, health clinics etc.

Appenzell Switzerland

Local Culture is like a mirror

Culturally Appenzell is quite strong and has stuck to its roots. There are few museums, music and customs, to showcase the culture and history of this place.

 



Many customs like Carnival, Funkensonntag which means bonfires on Sundays, processions of cattle and farmers to and back from alpines, Yodeling, cowbells sounding, cattle’s show, Prayers call and corpus Christi etc. sounds exciting.

Carnival Appenzell Switzerland Music

Music is the lifeline to Appenzell people. Traditionally, the music is of different genres. The string instruments, violin, piano and vocals. In Herdsmen’s ball they all come in traditional outfit and orchestra churns out traditional music. These may be accompanied by folk dancers men, women or kids, with traditional clothes.

Traditional music Appenzell

Museums-

Appenzell has good many museums which are a showcase of the rich heritage and culture. There are many museums like Art museum, Appenzell museum, Folklore museum,  custom’s museum and few more.

Museum Appenzell

Places which may enchant you

Castle

It is owned by private owners Sutters since late 18th century, architecture is worth showing appreciation, but from outside only as indoors not permitted to visit.

Catholic Church

Catholic Church is a church originally built in 11th century; its architecture is a study on times. A beautiful cemetery also is nearby which belongs to protestant’s sect.

Catholic Church Appenzell

Konkordia building

 Konkordia building is a 17th century worth seeing for its architecture.

Village square

Village square is a historic square where all issues related to village are discussed and even voting is carried off in open by counting hands of the people.

Main Street or Town hall  

Traditionally designed and painted houses are worth fascination of the visitors.

What one can do to feel local technology?

  • Visit to Cheese making dairy plants
  • Mineral water plant visit
  • Cableway excursion

Activities of sport

Lots of sports activities happening in Appenzell.

  • Hiking
  • Rope park for rope climbing
  • Rock climbing
  • Tobbogan run on a sliding scooter sledge
  • Golf
  • E-biking/cycling
  • Sledging
  • Aerial sports like para gliding etc
  • Skiing
  • Skating


A paradise for backpackers and tourists of all classes, visitors find Appenzell an excellent place to stay comfortably. Options are many, like Hotels, Mountain inns, straw beds, village rooms etc. For foods of all choices like Italian, local, bars, beer bars, one can have variety of restaurants and eating joints which surly are a delight for all. Shopping here is a pleasure too, from handcrafted wares, culinary items to the best of aromatic soft cheese, one can have them all.

Travel to Provence for the Ultimate European Experience

Travel to Provence for the ultimate European experience

Already famous for its down to earth villages, the grand French Alps, the Rhone River, and traditional, tranquil countryside, Provence is among the upcoming destinations of Europe. Whether you are planning a classy honeymoon or just a rendezvous with some friends over art, wine, food and nature, Provence is the place to be.

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, located beautifully in the southern region of France, is actually a historical province that stretches from the Mediterranean Sea all the way up to French Alps. The famed French Riviera, its pleasant sunny weather, calm countryside in numerous shades, traditional culinary beauty and exquisite language (Provençal) is what make it worth a visit for everyone.

 



Experience the art and inspiration in the city of Avignon

With a divine location by the Rhone River, the city of Avignon is among the most beautiful sites of Vaucluse, Provence. An incredibly old city and home to Place to Palais, Place de L’horloge, Le Pont Saint Benezet, etc, Avignon is a site worth cherishing that’s best surveyed and appreciated on foot or bicycles. If you fancy exquisite movie experiences then a visit to Cinema Utopia should be a must on your list. Rhone River cruises and brief boat trips make the city dreamier than it already is.

The city of Avignon

Taste the adrenaline in Luberon

The best of Provence is seen in Luberon with its picturesque villages that inspired some of the most amazing paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. While winters are chilly, summer receives the highest influx of tourists as does spring that brings vibrant colors to the valley. The national park’s brief mountain range is another delight for adventure enthusiasts as it isn’t too risky and yet packs the most magnificence views from top. Easily accessible from Avignon, Luberon is best traveled through private transportation since you will get the crazy impulse to stop and stare at every turn, and every crossroad.

Luberon Provence

Rejuvenate your soul with Nice’s classy beaches

Pronounced Niece, Nice is one of the biggest attractions of French Riviera that caters to the young, old, rich, famous, backpackers and just about everyone. Vieux Nice is an aesthetic delight with its dreamy scuttle of streets, alleys and scenic boutiques, homes and if that doesn’t quench your thirst for aesthetics then Museum of Asian Art, Musee Matisse, Parc Phoenix sure will. Another famed site in Nice is the Colline Du Chateau that was once a castle but now lies in a splendid tattered form. With a wealth of hiking trains (La Turbie), and clean beaches, Nice is where you will have the most fun experience of your life.

Pronounced Niece Provence

Satisfy your penchant for luxury at the Cannes

The world-famous host of one of the most revered Film festivals, Cannes is where the rich and famous go every summer. Those with a refined taste of extravagance must try the private beaches, yacht cruises, luxury boutique and souvenir shops and a stroll through the ever so beautiful Old town. Those on a budget need not be disappointed as ferry trip to Iles de Lerins and Monaco, St. Tropez excursions, Tour du Masque are pretty affordable. The Provençal way of life is best illustrated with the lavish collections of Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Provence.

Cannes Provence

Provence is an assortment of magnificent sites, nature’s wealth that none can pass over so delight your soul and revive your mind with a trip around the Mont Ventoux, Digne Les Bains, Les Baux de Provence Verdon Gorges, and many more of Provence’s unspoiled gems.

Les Baux de Provence

Mont Ventoux Provence

Sibiu an Upcoming Destination in Europe

When in Romania, do it the Sibiu way!

If Europe is on your vacation list and you want to venture out to some place which has it all – from towers to palaces to churches to glacial lakes, then one of the upcoming destinations in Europe is Sibiu. Located in Central Europe, this exotic place offers the touch of ethnicity coupled with history and authenticity.

What to expect in Sibiu?

The place is coated with a film of traditional Europe and mentioned below are the must-see ones:

Sibiu-Romania

Big Square (Piata Mare)

This is one of the most happening places in Sibiu where the City hall surrounds one side of the square while shops and restaurants border the other two. The fountain in the center magnifies the liveliness of the place.

Big Square (Piata Mare) Sibiu

Turnul Sfatului (The Tower of the Council)

Composed of seven floors, each floor has a unique picturesque view ranging from the old prison on the first and second to paintings on the next three while the topmost is the most beautiful one with the view of the entire city.

Turnul Sfatului Sibiu

Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral and Tower

The church tower presents the perfect blend of Gothic architecture and mesmerizing view of the city and hence is one of the must visit places when in Sibiu.

Lutheran Evangelical Cathedral and Tower Sibiu

Piata Mica

It is another of the three squares of Sibiu which is a great place to be in if you are an avid observer and want to be in the midst of hustle and bustle. This place also acts as the gateway to a number of museums around as well as to restaurants offering local and international cuisines.

Piata Mica Sibiu

Astra National Museum Complex

It is one of the biggest museums in Romania spanning an area of 100 hectares. This open-air museum is one of its kind and you should either reserve half of a day for it else visit it on two days to keep off the fatigue.

Astra National Museum Complex Sibiu

The Bridge of Lies

Believed to be the first iron bridge of Romania, the surroundings will fill you with inquisitiveness and great lanes to walk by. The small bridge is believed to shake and rattle if any onlooker lies while being there so you ought to be on your best behavior!

The Bridge of Lies Sibiu

The Tower of Stairs

It is considered to be the oldest existing building in the city and dates back to the thirteenth century. As the name has it, there are a number of stairs to climb which are totally worth it if you want to explore the place and have some great clicks.

Strada Nicolae Balcescu

It is the best walking street in Sibiu where you can roam about, eat along with family and friends, shop till you drop or just spend some quality time alone at the cafes.

Strada Nicolae Balcescu Sibiu

Zoological Gardens

The zoo has a number of well-fed and relaxed animals which can be quite a catch for your little one. You can walk through the small forest which is well-maintained. The lake-side location adds to the beauty making it as enjoyable as walking in the park.

Zoological Gardens Sibiu

Museum of Steel Locomotives

The train museum is worth a watch if you are interested in steam engines and locomotives. Half an hour is good enough to peep into history and see how it all started.

Some of the other places that can be visited are the Lower town of Sibiu, the Huet Tunnel, the Great Synagogue and the Brukenthal national museum. Give it a shot and this upcoming vacation destination of Europe will not disappoint you!

Museum of Steel Locomotives Sibiu

Facilities in Sibiu

  • The place has several accommodation options to suit the budget and preferences of diverse kinds of visitors. One may opt for comfortable apartments, hostel rooms or luxurious hotels, all of them centrally located and near to major attractions.


  • Besides, the visitors can shop for various things such as antiques, handicrafts, embroidered linen and clothing and fresh farm produce available at many squares of the place.
  • Traveling to Sibiu from nearby cities is quite easy through buses, cars and trains. Visitors can also conveniently opt for flights from various countries to this city.
  • Traveling around in Sibiu is also comfortable as wide transport options are available such as rented cars, rented bicycles, taxi services and buses.

Enjoy the Trip to Korčula Enchanting Island of Croatia

Enjoy Croatian-European highlights with least expenses at Korčula

Among the favorite holiday spots of the Greeks in ancient times, Korčula is still among the most enchanting islands of Croatia. Renowned for its vineyards and olive groves with magnificent, eclectic tiny villages glowing with age old traditions that locals have still kept alive, Korčula is surely among Europe’s lesser known gems and among its top upcoming destinations. Here is a little something on this beautiful island if you are planning your quiet Europe getaway:

Korčula Croatia

Expansive coastal range

Offering a bevy of activities, Korčula is perfect even if you just want a relaxed holiday. There are so many beaches to choose from that you can pick from enjoying the ambient sunbath or go visiting sea urchins on a swim. The karstic coastal ranges and Orebic are also visible from nearby or you can just rent a kayak for 200 KN a day and delight yourself with Kantun tours. Snorkeling is another famous activity that is best done around southeast of Badija island.

Snorkeling Korčula

Explore the culture

The island hosts an annual event called the Korkyra Baroque Festival in September that brings world’s leading ensembles as well as soloists whose expertise is in Baroque music together. So, those looking for some cultivation of musical passions and interest should sure visit the island during September. Moreover, you will get to observe the beautiful architectural marvels of the island.

Korkyra Baroque Festival Korčula

Tease your adrenaline

There are enough nightclubs to suit your modern taste but if you want the action old school way then you should try the eloquent sword dance that actors perform to depict an historical battle. Rent a bike for an easy, local and DIY excursion and pedal around the island appreciating the beautiful imagery of the island.



Sate those taste buds

The island has a vareity of cuisines to offer but your best bet would be trying out some local flavors. Must haves include brodet (fish stew), zrnovski makaruni (beef with thin, long pieces of pasta), pogačice (deep-fried dough), klašun, pašticada (Dalmatian stewed beef), cukarin (cookies), etc. If you appreciate a rich glass of wine then grk (a dry white wine from Lumbarda and pošip (dry white wine from Smokvica and Cara) should be on your must have list.

Getting to Korčula

Korčula is easily accessible with stable connectivity through Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Mijet, Zadar, Split, Vis, etc. You can board a ferry from other spots and get to the island or you can get to the island first and then explore other destinations on your way out. And, if you are choosing an extended trip then getting day long excursions to nearby islands and spots would be best.

Lively lodging

Backpackers will have the most fun travelling this lesser known European paradise as there are sufficient budget friendly camping and accommodation option. You can stay at the hostels or pick separate rooms or even book self-catering villas for a luxurious stay.


Amuse your taste of aesthetics

Korčula has an incredibly splendid Old town that is full of amazing eating spots and stone buildings. In fact, much of the island is postcard perfect and if you were hoping for some typical European beauty then this island will curb your appetite for sure.

The glorious Korčula of the Adriatic is almost 47km long and is home to some old-world, secluded coves as well as little sandy and unspoiled beaches with the northern shore being much pebblier for a walk-the-town picnic. So, get the best of this European upcoming Destination Island while spending the least of your money.