Prague is Disneyland on steroids – oh and all of the buildings are actually 1,100 years old. The astronomical clock was installed on the early 1400’s and is the oldest operating astronomical clock in the world. Seeing it in person gives you this wild sense of magic and imagination.
The John Lennon wall which is (now) is fittingly situated in Prague, was once a place where all of the “young rebels” would express their distain for communism. Since the Velvet Revolution, this wall is still a place for people to express their ideas for love and world peace. My favorite quote written on the wall says “Keep one side of the line with the other in my hand, I’ll run around the world and if lose myself you pull.” <3
One of my all time favorite Billy Joel songs is “vienna waits for you” so I was excited to see what it was all about. It did not disappoint! On our second day we found ourselves wandering around the amazing Hundertwasserhaus village. Friedensreich Hundertwasserhaus was a painter who later became focused on architecture and built this “house” which hosts 53 apartments. He was so concerned with the look and vision of the complex that he took no payment for the design which has now become a huge part of Vienna’s cultural heritage.
If you have ever traveled with me then you know about my obsession with ornate doors. On our way into Vienna we stopped by the Esztergom basilica in Hungary which happens to be the largest building in Hungary. I stand at 5ft 8in tall (almost 6ft in heels) and you cant even see the door knob to these amazingly beautiful doors!