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A Walk along Munich’s Isar River

A Walk along Munich’s Isar River

Munich is a city famous for its beerhalls, markets and vibrant urban atmosphere. But many visitors don’t realize that just beyond the cobblestones, Munich also offers beautiful natural landscapes. Munich’s Isar River runs practically through the center of the city and offers numerous diversions for travelers looking to trade the streets for trails while enjoying pleasant views

Expert Interview: Evan Rail

Expert Interview: Evan Rail

Evan Rail is one of the world’s foremost beer writers and a regular contributor to the New York Times ’36 Hours In…’ series of travel articles. I first started reading his restaurant reviews in the no-longer-in-print Prague Post back in the early 2000s, He’s still based in Prague but travels all over Europe in search of

3 Munich Beer Halls That Aren’t the Hofbräuhaus

3 Munich Beer Halls That Aren’t the Hofbräuhaus

Oktoberfest gets underway soon but you don’t need to confine your indulgence to just a one month period of drinking in tents. If you are a beer lover, or even just enjoy experiencing traditional atmospheres while travelling, visiting one of Munich’s many beer halls is a must. The most famous is the Hofbräuhaus and we

Prague’s Best Fests

Prague’s Best Fests

Not to be outdone by the selection of festivals taking place in Budapest, Prague’s got a packed calendar of great events to entice you to visit or, schedule willing. fill your days if you’ve already made your plans. You may notice a dead-zone from late July until the end of August. Festival organisers tend to

Prague’s Best Bars

Prague’s Best Bars

Prague is awash with pubs and bars and besides the ubiquitous beer-centric establishments there are also several cocktail and wine bars of note. Here are our picks, in no particular order: Cocktail bars Tretter’s New York Cocktail bar – a self-styled New York bar. A stalwart of the Prague bar scene and oftentime playground of

New Day Trips and Tours for Prague

New Day Trips and Tours for Prague

Winter might be a quiet time for tourism in Prague but it doesn’t mean our Central Europe team gets to take it easy. This year we’ve readied a whole load of new tours and day trips for our guests to enjoy. Feedback from past guests telling us they much prefer private tours means we’ve put

Prague Food, Drink, Theatre and Music Festivals Spring & Summer 2013

Prague Food, Drink, Theatre and Music Festivals Spring & Summer 2013

It seems every year there’s more and more festivals taking place in Prague, of all kinds. Here’s our round-up of the highlights, with things really getting going in mid to late May. Click on festival title to visit the relevant website to find out more about each or buy tickets. Prague Spring Classical Music Festival

Slovakia’s UNESCO Sites – Banska Stiavnica

Slovakia’s UNESCO Sites – Banska Stiavnica

Banska Stiavnica, on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1993 is the oldest mining town in Slovakia and due to its mineral wealth (gold, silver and copper were all mined here) it was both prosperous and sought after – the Turks tried to conquer it during a prolonged invasion of Central Europe in the 16th