Prague is one of the most-visited cities in Europe. Before the coronavirus pandemic, overtourism was a real problem here: It was often so crowded that it was almost impossible to move around the historic Old Town, as well as around Charles Bridge, Hradcany Castle Hill, and Wenceslas Square.
What’s it like today, after the pandemic, and what ideas are there for tourism in Prague in the future? DW’s Nicole Frölich visited the Czech capital, and was surprised at what she discovered. Have you ever been to Prague?
Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it’s known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.
Israel, a Middle Eastern country on the Mediterranean Sea, is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Within its Old City, the Temple Mount complex includes the Dome of the Rock shrine, the historic Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Israel’s financial hub, Tel Aviv, is known for its Bauhaus architecture and beaches.
On this journey, I’m traveling through the Holy Land, a region important to the three main monotheistic religions, and what is known today as Israel and Palestine. In this episode, I’m exploring Israel, a country that was established in 1948, but is located in a region that has been at the crossroads of religions and cultures for many centuries. From the beautiful beaches and dynamic streets of modern Tel Aviv, to the religious landmarks and atmospheric alleys of the Old City of Jerusalem. From the salty water of the Dead Sea to the surreal desert landscapes of the Negev. Along the way, I meet some of the people that live here, and taste some of the local food.
Today Architectural Digest takes you to Brooklyn Heights in New York City for a walking tour with architect Nicholas Potts, highlighting some complex architectural details hidden in plain sight. Just a ferry ride away from Lower Manhattan, the classic buildings of Brooklyn Heights reflect the neighborhood’s origins as a residential suburb for the late 19th-century’s emerging middle-class. From intricate flourishes to roman columns, a world of architectural influence can be seen from one building to the next, all in the same square mile.
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and home to Vanderbilt University. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry” stage and radio show. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and historic Ryman Auditorium are Downtown, as is the District, featuring honky-tonks with live music and the Johnny Cash Museum, celebrating the singer’s life.
The hill town of Assisi in Umbria is one of Italy’s best preserved medieval villages. The ancient buildings are constructed from a local stone that has slightly pink color enhancing the visual beauty of this special place with a lovely network of pedestrian lanes to explore, some of them so steep they are staircases rather than streets. The main reason that most people visit the town is because it was the home of St. Francis, one of the Catholic Church’s most important saints, who is buried here under the great basilica that was constructed two years after his death in the early 13th century.
Follow DW reporter Lukas Stege on an expedition through the city of Leipzig, in the heart of Saxony! His tour of the city center begins at Marktplatz, continues on to the university, over to Augustusplatz to enjoy the opera and the Leipzig Gewandhaus (Concert Hall), past the famous Nikolai Church then towards the main train station.
Leipzig is the most populous city in the German state of Saxony. With a population of 605,407 inhabitants as of 2021, it is Germany’s eighth most populous city as well as the second most populous city in the area of former East Germany after Berlin.
Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. It’s known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Its well-preserved buildings range from baroque St. Blaise Church to Renaissance Sponza Palace and Gothic Rector’s Palace, now a history museum. Paved with limestone, the pedestrianized Stradun (or Placa) is lined with shops and restaurants.
Dhruv’s Landing: Join YouTuber Dhruv Rathee and girlfriend Juli as they discover Dubrovnik! The Croatian city is one of the Mediterranean’s most popular destinations. Amongst other productions, scenes from the world-renowned TV series Game of Thrones were shot here. A medieval fortress like something out of a picture book!
The Villa Farnese, also known as Villa Caprarola, is a pentagonal mansion in the town of Caprarola in the province of Viterbo, Northern Lazio, Italy, approximately 50 kilometres north-west of Rome. This villa should not be confused with the Palazzo Farnese and the Villa Farnesina, both in Rome.
This walking tour of the Villa Farnese was filmed on Tuesday July 28th, 2020 starting at 12:44 AM on Via Filippo Nicolai just below the Church of St. Michael. The Villa Farnese is a pentagonal mansion in the town of Caprarola in the Lazio region of Italy.
They say that everything is bigger in Texas, and it is certainly true that there is a large range of things do so, see and explore in the second largest state. The landscape changes dramatically throughout the expanses of the Lone Star State, from deserts and scrublands to swamps, pine forests, and mountains. Texans are fiercely proud, and they have a lot to be proud of. Whether you’re interested in history, art or cowboy culture, it’s all found in Texas. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in Texas:
Take a peek into the rich history of Quebec with this informative walking tour. We learn about the founding of this historic city and explore legendary attractions such as Morrin Centre, Petit Champlain Street, Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral, and The Ice Hotel!
Video timeline: 0:00 Introduction 0:34 Founding and Independence of Quebec City 1:36 Dufferin Terrace 2:10 Aux Anciens Canadiens 2:44 La Buche 4:00 Morrin Centre 5:20 Quebec City Hall 5:56 Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral 7:09 Quebec Seminary 8:00 Petit Champlain Street 8:48 The Fudgerie 10:00 Quebec’s building architecture 10:45 Saint-Pierre Street 11:24 Place Royale Town Square 12:21 Instagram worthy Fresco 13:00 Saint John Street 13:50 The Ice Hotel 15:40 Conclusion