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Berlin & Bohemia from £999

Berlin & Bohemia  from £999

Berlin & Bohemia from £999

Prague has for many centuries been one of Europe's major Imperial cities. Berlin also belongs to that elite club and has likewise emerged from a long and often traumatic past.

Prague has for many centuries been one of Europe’s major Imperial cities. The castle, reputed to be the biggest in the world, has been home to the King of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors and more recently, after the ‘Velvet Revolution’, the office of the president of the new Czech Republic. Berlin also belongs to that elite club and has likewise emerged from a long, often traumatic past, as a capital of a new reunited Germany.

 

‘Berlin and Bohemia’ includes introductions to both cities and their immediate hinterlands, with some free time to explore. We travel through central Germany, stopping en route in the province of Thuringia, home to Queen Victoria’s Albert, Martin Luther and J.S. Bach to name but three, and return via the dramatic Harz Mountains, the backdrop for Grimms’ Fairy Tales and the town of Hamelin of Pied Piper fame.We break the journey between Prague and Berlin with a short tour of the beautiful city of Dresden, capital and royal residence of the Electors and Kings of Saxony, destroyed towards the end of World War II and only recently restored as one of the new important cultural and economic centres in Germany.