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Saturday, August 01, 2020


Czech Republic / Austria: The last day in Czech Republic

Nada and me were spending our last day in Beer Republic or officially Czech Republic. After the breakfast we visited a few more attractions in Prague and in the afternoon we visited Petr in his second home, beer garden Riegrovy sady. Few Pilsners and we had to move on to the bus station where FLiXBUS picked us up, destination Celovec.

Previous days of our Czech cycling trip: Day 11Day 10Day 9Day 8Day 7Day 6Day 5Day 4Day 3Day 2Day 1.

We were passing by St. Norbert Church (Kostel sv. Norberta) towards Cathedral of St Lawrence and Petřín Lookout Tower.

We decided to visit the Petřín Lookout Tower, a steel-framework tower.

When you are standing on the top of the Petřín Lookout Tower, you are higher than if you were on the more famous Eiffel Tower.

Amazing view to Prague and Vltava.

In 1889, members of the Club of Czech Tourists visited the world exposition in Paris and were inspired by the Eiffel Tower. They collected a sufficient amount of money and in March 1891 the building of the tower started for the World's Jubilee Exhibition. It was finished in only four months.

Tuši and Nada in Petřínská rozhledna.

The two observation platforms are accessible via 299 stairs in sections of 13 per flight running around the inside of the structure. A pair of staircases form a double-helix structure allowing visitors travelling up and down concurrently.

Another look, before descending back to the ground level.

On a clear day it is possible to see the highest peak in the Czech Republic, Sněžka, 150km away.

Chillin' on  Petřín Hill.

Leaving the Petřín hill.

130 vertical meters down to Vltava river.

DH terrain.

Monument dedicated to Karel Hynek Mácha, a Czech romantic poet.

Trdlo time.

Near Charles Bridge, the most famous bridge on Vltava.

Last lunch on our vacation.

Rummy in Vojan Gardens (Vojanovy sady).

We crossed the Vltava river to the right bank.

What's the time?

Hybernia Theatre (Divadlo Hybernia) on our way out of city centre.

After a few beers in the Rieger Gardens (Riegrovy sady) with our friends, we entered the bus, direction South.

Our vacation in Czech Republic ended.

Geocaches found (all received a visit by trackable items "remotesearchers GLOBALBUG", TB2R0H6 and "OceantagZ", TB5NYN3):
- Kostel Sv. Norberta, GC1K81G
- Pariz v Praze - Petrinska rozhledna, Virtual Cache, GC88ZPV
- PraGeo - Petrin Cache, Mystery, GC5JV8R

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