From BautzenA Historic Hilltop Town
Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Spree River, Bautzen is permanently posing for pictures and is home to some spectacular architecture, including The Reichenturm, one of the steepest leaning towers north of the Alps. Behind its charming façade, Bautzen offers a rich history for those who desire to delve deeper. The first written evidence of the town dates back to 1002AD, and the first recorded battle only 13 years later, which kicked-off a long history of military importance, including battles in the Napoleonic Wars and World War II. During Nazi occupation Bautzen housed a subcamp of the Groß-Rosen concentration camp, and after the division of Germany, was infamous throughout East German for its penitentiaries. Bautzen I was an official prison, nicknamed Gelbes Elend ("Yellow Misery"), whereas the secret Bautzen II was used for prisoners of conscience. Today, Bautzen I is still in use, and Bautzen II serves as a memorial.
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To Prague The City of a Hundred Spires
According to legend, Prague was founded in the 8th century when the duchess Libuše stood atop a rocky cliff overlooking the Vltava and prophesied: "I see a great city whose glory will touch the stars!". In the 14th century, Charles IV Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia personally elevated Prague into an imperial capital. Charles himself designed the layout of Nové Město, laid the first stone of the Charles Bridge, and founded Charles University. Over the following centuries, Prague experienced its fair share of ups and downs, not to mention a few defenestrations, but was spared the devastation that befell many European cities. Every visitor’s first stop should be the Old Town Square, for the beautiful Baroque buildings lining it, and the famed astronomical clock on the Old Town Hall. From here, you can easily reach the world famous Charles Bridge, and make your way up to expansive castle complex.
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