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We choose Litomerice to be our first stop in Czech republic. It is a little town around 60km north of Prague, the capital of the country. We just picked up our rented car this morning and due to some personal administration, we only started our journey at 4pm. Alex drove from Quedlinberg, 400+km away from Prague, took us close to 4 hours. “It would be late by the time we enter the capital, and we haven’t book any hotel yet… The road in Prague can be confusing and we don’t have a city map.” So, Litomerice is indeed a good choice.

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‘It was founded by German colonists in the 13th century, beneath the site of a 9th century Slavic hill-top fortress. 500 years later under Ferdinand III, the town’s new status as a royal seat and bishopric brought it more prosperity. Today, the old town centre has many picturesque baroque buildings and churches, some of which were designed by the 18th-century architect Ottavio Broggio, who was born in the town.’ Written on our guidebook…

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For me, Litomerice is definately has her charm and her history shines through the architecture in the city.

Jing

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