In the Footsteps of Mozart in Salzburg

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Salzburg is no place for my talents. In the first place, professional musicians there are not held in much consideration; and secondly, one hears nothing, there is no theatre, no opera; and even if they wanted one, who is there to sing? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Although Mozart had, at best, an ambivalent relationship with his […]

How Many Days in Brno? Itineraries for 1, 2 and 3 Days

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Are you planning a trip to Central Europe and wondering how many days in Brno are enough? As I have visited the Czech Republic’s (Czechia) laid-back second city, this is where I can help you. If possible, I recommend staying two or three days in Brno. This will allow you to see the key sights […]

Best Vineyards Near Brno: An Easy DIY South Moravia Wine Tour

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Do you think that the Czech Republic (Czechia) doesn’t have great wines? Think again. When I was staying in Brno, its second-largest city, I jumped at the chance to do a self-guided South Moravia wine tour. Not only was this easy to do but Czech wine was a revelation. In this article, I raise a […]

One Day in Brno: An Itinerary You’ll Want to Steal

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It’s not easy playing second fiddle to the fairytale city of Prague but Brno is emerging from the shadow of its more famous neighbour. The second-largest city in the Czech Republic (Czechia) is packed with culture and history and is a far less touristy alternative to Prague, Vienna or Bratislava. But what are the best […]