27 May 1942 saw the assassination of
Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. He was one of the most powerful German
officers and principal architect of the Holocaust. The 2 Czech
resistance operatives involved (among others) were Jozef Gabcik and
Jan Kubis, who hid in the church of Sts Cyril and Methodius. The
Germans discovered them and after a long battle they killed
...and our hotel was the Royal Court, basic but
adequate and within walking distance of I P Pavlova metro station
Outside the church with flowers under the
opening where they flooded the crypt and from inside. Visiting the crypt
is a must.
Steps down into the crypt the Germans used
Quite a busy city, with a nice castle and
cathedral over the river - very reminiscent of Budapest
Jozef Gabcik sculpture in the crypt of the
church which is FREE to visit !
Wenceslas Square - main shopping area and guess
The Dancing House on the river bank and a
fascinating revolving head of Franz Kafka, the Czech Bohemian writer
C & A and Primark are immediate targets !
Astronomical clock on the side of the Town Hall -
not as impressive as it's hyped up to be
We started our 3 day Prague trip (finally - no
thanks to Easyjet) we stayed the first night at Premier Inn J9 for Luton
This is a pic from Google (I don't care anymore -
plenty of people have nicked my pics !)
area has changed a lot since, but the assassination happened roughly where
the bus is, and a memorial is on the right of the picture.
The Commandant's offices are on the right as you
enter the castle - it's now a YMCA
Decided to park in the carpark facing Lidl - it was
Saturday so noone about. When you approach Colditz town, the castle is an
Go through to the next courtyard and the English
and Polish quarters are on the right
The chapel door and underneath you can see the
A replica glider - The Colditz Cock ! is where they
built one (never used) - if you're interested about this go to
Stayed at the Farmhouse Inn, near Thaxted about
6 miles from Stansted. Hired a Fiat 500 again (Sixt) and after much
pissing about on autobahns (language and signage issues) we stayed
at the Lagovida Hotel on the Störmthaler See about 20 miles from Leipzig
airport. Very nice hotel with a lovely view of the lake (massive) and
our room is arrowed.
Always fascinated by Colditz since the TV series
in the 70's so we went there ! Stansted to Leipzig, hire a car and
stop for 2 nights at Lagovida on the Störmthaler See - a great experience.