bridges between borders

Visiting Czech Republic

At the beginning of December, our teams had the great chance to visit the Czech capital Prague. We spent the first very cold day outside the city with a trip to Karlstejn, Charles IV’s famous castle about 40 km west of Prague. There we not only had a guided tour through the castle but we also had a look at a beautiful collection of nativity scenes and made Christmas balls ourselves. We could experience other Christmas customs making candles, icing ginger bread or bending metal Christmas tree decoration at our partner school. Katarina and Renata showed us their marvellous city, explained its history and architecture and led us to the various Christmas markets all around the town. At the traditional Christmas market in school each team sold handmade products and had a lot of fun bargaining the price, especially with converting Euros into Czech Crowns. The Czech teachers surprised us with a boat tour on the Vltava where we enjoyed a great buffet dinner as well as extraordinary views of the nightly lit city.