On the way to Prague, we will make a day stop in Dresden, the capital of Saxony, sometimes referred to as “Florence of the Elbe”, a city of elegance, architecture and art, home of the famous Dresden Art Gallery hosting Rafael’s Sistine Madonna. Dresden was also one of the German cities that sustained the heaviest Allied bombing during WWII.
A one-time capital of the Holy Roman Empire, Prague is nicknamed the “City of a Hundred Spires.” During our stay in this beautiful city you might do enough walking (and photo-taking) to be able to count all of them! Home to celebrated author Franz Kafka, the city offers a poignant contribution to your exploration of 20th century European history. You will learn how Prague’s history has affected the world atop the Charles Bridge, feel directly connected to the past as you view the changing of the guard at the colossal Prague Castle complex, and learn about Prague’s Gothic and Baroque architectural legacies during guided art walks. From exploring the city’s labyrinthine Jewish Quarter to adding your name to the Lennon Wall, you are sure to be inspired by this enchanting Czech capital!