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PRAGUE

is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with a large number of historical sites. The unique location is crowned by the Vltava River, which flows through the city, and numerous elevations.  It is the capital city of the Czech Republic, with more than 1.2 million inhabitants. You can see virtually all architectural styles here. Take a look at the city from above. Prague boasts a thousand steeples.
 

Don’t forget to visit:
Prague Castle and the castle gardens
The Lesser Town (Malá Strana) and St. Nicholas Cathedral 
Charles Bridge and Kampa
The Old Town with the Astronomical Clock and lookout tower 
The Jewish Quarter and Pařížská Street
Vyšehrad
The New Town – the Powder Tower, Municipal House, National Theatre, National Museum, Wenceslas Square, Na Příkopě Street 
 
Aficionados of classical music can visit the Rudolfinum, Municipal House or one of the churches in Prague. If you love Mozart, don’t miss one of his operas at the Estates Theatre, which is closely associated with this musical genius.
 
 
 
GASTRONOMY
 
Czech cuisine has certain common elements with German (especially Bavarian) and Austrian cuisine.  It is tasty, but quite heavy. Czech beer is delicious.  For many, the term “Czech beer” is synonymous with the best beverage of its kind in the world. Try Pilsner Urquell, Gambrinus and Budweiser.
 
 
Recommended Restaurants
 
Field Restauranr - U Milosrdnych 12, Prague 1 (Micheiin Guide Restaurant)
George Prime Steak - Platnerska 19, Prague 1 (classic american appetizers, entrees)
V Zátiší – Liliová 1, Prague 1 (a lovely place, close to Bethlehem Chapel, an Indian owner, very tasty food and perfect service) 
Aromi - Mánesova 78, Prague 2 (a typical Italian restaurant, very friendly, one of the best fish and seafood experiences in the city)
La Finestra - Platnéřská 13, Prague 1 (specialising in meat, perfectly fresh ingredients)
Alcron - Štěpánská 40, Prague 1 (Michelin *, Art deco style)
Le Terroir - Vejvodova 1, Prague 1 (Romanesque cellar in Old Prague)
Bellevue – Smetanovo nábřeží 18, Prague 1 (amazing view of Prague Castle)
La Dégustation Boheme Bourgeoise – Haštalská 18, Prague 1 (Michelin *)
Cantinetta - Pařížská 98/17, Prague 1 (great oysters and champagne, perfect for day time)
SaSaZu - Bubenské nábřeží 306, Prague 7 (exotic cuisine, pleasant atmosphere for dinner, pleasant dim lighting)
Svatá Klára – U Trojského Zámku 35, Prague 7 (originally a wine cellar, a very quiet place, offering more privacy)
CzecHouse Grill & Rotisserie - Pobřežní 1, Prague 1 (Hotel Hilton Prague, a good choice if you are staying at the hotel or nearby)
Art Nouveau – Náměstí Republiky 5, Prague 1 (French cuisine, very posh)
Terasa U Zlaté Studně – U Zlaté Studně 4, Prague 1 (ideal for a special romantic evening, with great views)
Coda Restaurant – Tržiště 9, Prague 1 (Lesser Town, one of the top culinary experiences in the city, as well as a hotel for fans of classical music, amazing view and a peaceful, relaxing area on the roof of the restaurant)
Aureole - Hvezdova 1716/2b, Prague 4 (unique view from the highest building in Prague)
Zdenek's Oyster Bar - Malá Štupartská 636/5, Prague 1 (great seefood especially oysters)
 
 
Restaurants with traditional Bohemian cuisine 
 
Kolkovna Group - a number of locations

U Vejvodu - Jilska 4, Prague !
Municipal House - Nám. Republiky 5, Prague 1
U modré kachničky - 2 Plätze- Michalska und Nebovidska Strasse, Prague !
Hradcany Savoy restaurant  - Keplerova 6, hotel Savoy, Prague 1
Sarah Bernhardt -  U Obecního domu 1, Hotel Paříž, Prague 1
Suteren - Masarykovo nábřeží 26, Prague 1
 
 
Bars
 
Cloud 9 Sky Bar & Lounge – Pobřežní 1 - Hotel Hilton Prague,  Prague 1 (a nice view from the top floor)
Black Angel´s Bar – Staroměstské náměstí 29, Prag 1 (a mystical place)
Buddha Bar – Jakubská 8, Prag 1 (a great place for lovers)
Blue Light Bar - Josefská 1, Prag (a lively place with special atmosphere)
La Bodeguita del Medio – Kaprova 5, Prag 1 (amazing entertainment, wild parties, dancing)
 
 
Cafés
 
Café Savoy - Vítězná 5, Prague 5 (great sausages and steak tartare)
Café at Municipal House – Náměstí Republiky 5, Prague 1 (Art Nouveau décor, often with piano music)

Café Imperial - Na Poříčí 15, Prague 1 (Art deco style)

Grand Café Orient – Ovocný trh 19, Prague 1, (famous cubist building)

Café Louvre – Národní 22, Prague 1 (French café)

Café - Café, Rytířská 10, Prague 1 (one of the best)
Café Mozart - Staroměstské náměstí 22, Prague 1 (baroque style)
 
 
Places with incredible views while eating
 
Terasa U Prince – Staroměstské náměstí 29, Prague 1 (a perfect location near the Astronomical Clock, with a beautiful view)
Villa Richter – Staré zámecké schody 6, Prague 1 (3 separate restaurants, amazing place to sit outside with a glass of wine and small dish or inside for a posh dinner – very refined atmosphere)
Kampa Park – Na Kampě 8b, Prague 1 (a lovely place with a view of Charles Bridge, nice for lunch or a romantic dinner)
Hergertova Cihelna - Cihelná 2b, Prague 1 (a lovely place with a view of Charles Bridge)
 
 
Night Clubs
 
La Bodeguita del Medio – Kaprova 5, Prague 1
James Dean Prague – V Kolkovně 1, Prague 1
Duplex – Václavské náměstí (Wenceslas Square) 21, Prague 1
Mecca – U Průhonu 3, Prague 7
One Club – Melantrichova 5, Prague 1
 
 
Swingers Clubs
 
Swingers Club Prague 1 – Jungmannova
Fantasy Club – Třinecká 672, Prague 9
Swingers Club Paradiso – Prague 8
 
 
Festivals 
Prague Spring (May – June)
 
 
Recommended Hotels
 
Alchymist Grand Hotel and Spa - Lesser Town
Buddha – Bar Hotel
Boscolo
Mark
Radisson Blue Alcron
Mandarin Oriental
Kings Court
Hilton Prague - Pobřežní 1
Four Seasons
 
 
 
 

VIENNA

the capital of Austria, situated on the river Danube. It has around 1.8 million inhabitants. Vienna’s historic centre is rich in architectural treasures, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse, lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks. The Secession Movement (Art Nouveau) also has a firm place in local architecture. Prominent architects such as Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos and Joseph Maria Olbrich enriched the city with famous buildings such as the Secession Hall, Postal Savings Bank or Loos House at the turn of the 19th and 20th century.

Don’t forget to visit:
Schloss Schönbrunn
Hofburg
The Spanish Riding School
Stephansdom
Prater
Albertina
The Kunsthistorisches Museum
Vienna State Opera
Hundertwasser
Schloss Belvedere
 

GASTRONOMY

Vienna is characterised by a specific cuisine that arose during the time of the multinational monarchy, when each of the ethnic minorities added their own mark to the local menu. Hungary brought goulash and pancakes, while the Czech environment, which had the greatest impact, introduced kolache, buchteln and dumplings. Typical dishes also include Wiener Schnitzel (made from veal). Street stalls offer a large selection of frankfurters and sausages. 


Recommended Restaurants

Mraz and Sohn – a great family restaurant, for big gourmets only - Wallensteinstraße 59
DO & CO – one of the best sushi places in the world, great view of the Stephansdom - Stephansplatz 12
Zum Schwarzen Kameel – a tradition since 1618, our tip for men – try the handmade Sandwich-Kompositions, based on a homemade recipe, for the ladies, cocktail HUGO - Bognergasse 5
Restaurant Anna Sacher, Café Sacher – don’t forget to buy a famous Sacher Torte packed in a special wooden box for your loved ones - Philharmoniker Str. 4
Plachutta – cuisine based on traditional beef culture - Wollzeile 38
Steirereck - modern Austrian cuisine of the highest level -  Am Heumarkt 2A / im Stadtpark
Silvio Nickol Palais Coburg - great gourmet restaurant -  Coburgbastei 4
Edward - mediterranean cuisine, awarded with a Michelin Star - Palais Hansen  Kempinski Schottenring 24
 

Cafés

Café Sacher - the Sacher Torte was first baked in 1832; it is still baked in-house according to the original recipe with apricot jam filling. The full recipe remains a secret - Philharmoniker Str. 4
Demel Konditorei - Kohlmarkt 14
Café Mozart- Albertinaplatz 2
Sluka - handmade cakes and pastries - Rathauspl. 8
 

Recommended Hotels

The Ritz – Carlton Vienna
Palais Coburg Residenz
Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Hotel Sacher Wien
Grand Hotel Wien
Park Hyatt Vienna
The Ring
Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna

 


COPENHAGEN

is the capital and largest city in Denmark. It has just over half a million inhabitants. It is a port city on the Baltic Sea, situated on the east coast of Zealand (Sjælland) and partly Amager. Copenhagen is the seat of the Danish queen. The first mention of Copenhagen dates from the 11th century. It boasts the largest Scandinavian airport. 

Don’t forget to visit:
Strøget shopping street
The Statens Museum for Kunst – National Gallery (Rubens, Rembrandt, Picasso or Matisse)
Rosenborg Castle – royal palace – the symbol of the city
Kongens Have – royal gardens
Sankt Albans Kirke (church) and Gefion Fountain
Amalienborg Palace – the royal residence. It is the official residence of the current Queen of Denmark, Margaret II. The palace has been the royal family’s residence since the end of the 18th century.  
Kongens Nytorv – The King’s New Square
Nyhavn – New Harbour and beautiful street with great regional Restaurants and Cafes
Christiansborg Palace – royal palace
The Christmas markets are also worth seeing 
 

GASTRONOMY

Recommended Restaurants

Noma – has been ranked as the Best Restaurant in the World four times by British Restaurant Magazine - Strandgade 93
Restaurant AOC - holds two stars in the  Michelin Guide, Nordic Cities 2015 and is located in central Copenhagen - Dronningens Tværgade 2
Restaurant Geranium - has been ranked as the Best Restaurant in the World four times by British Restaurant Magazine - Per Henrik Lings Allé 4, 8th Floor
Kiin Kiin- is Copenhagen's first Michelin-star Asian gourmet restaurant and the only Thai restaurant outside Thailand, which has a Michelin star - Guldbergsgade 21
Grønbech and Churchill - was awarded a star in the Michelin Guide, Nordic Cities 2015 and is owned by well-known Danish chef, Rasmus Grønbech; it is located in the city centre - Esplanaden 48
Kadeau – is awarded one star in the Guide Michelin - Wildersgade 10
Restaurant Pluto – a variety of the World´s cuisines – French, Thai, Spanish - Borgergade 16
Midtown Grill Steakhouse in Marriott Hotel – American-style steakhouse cuisine and seafood – Kalvebod Brygge 5
 

Cafés

Café Lillebror – Jarmers Pl. 1
Royal Smushi Café – small, cosy cafe in the centre - Amagertorv 6
 

Bars

1105 – Kristen Bernikows Gade 4
K Bar – Ved Stranden 20
 

Recommended Hotels

Nimb Hotel – Moorish style,  Tivoli Park
Copenhagen Marriott Hotel – next to the river - Kalvebod Brygge 5
 
 

 

BERLIN

is the capital city and one of the federal states of the Federal Republic of Germany. It became the capital city of Germany in 1991. Since the reunification of Germany, Berlin is one of the biggest cities in Europe and the second biggest city in the European Union. The river Spree flows through the city.

Don’t forget to visit:
The Berlin Wall
Brandenburg Gate
Charlottenburg Palace
Unter den Linden Street
Alexanderplatz, Postdamerplatz
The Victory Column
Berliner Dom and Lustgarten
Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper, Komische Oper
The Pergamon Museum, Egyptian Museum (with the original bust of Queen Nefertiti) 
The National Gallery, Gemaeldegalerie
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (its conductors have included, for example, world famous Herbert von Karajan; the current principal conductor is Sir Simon D. Rattle
Ostsee – a recreational area, not far from the city 
 

GASTRONOMY

Recommended Restaurants

Hugos - French Mediterranean cuisine – at the Hotel Intercontinental - Budapester Strasse 2, Michelin-star chef Thomas Kammeier has put Hugos firmly on the map among Berlin’s gourmet restaurants. Located on the 14th floor of the Hotel InterContinental
Reinstoff – two Michelin stars - Schlegelstraße 26c
Margaux – French cuisine –Michelin star - Unter den Linden 78
Grill Royal - popular steakhouse, great atmosphere – Fridrichstrasse 105b
Lutter and Wegner – traditional Bavarian cuisine - Schlüterstraße 55
Facil - traditional and international cuisine – Two Michelin stars - Potsdamer Straße 3
Glass - the Israeli-born chef cut his teeth under two of molecular gastronomy’s leading lights, Claudi Bosi at Hibiscus and Grant Achatz of Alinea, the menu here reflects the movement’s playful use of science to alter taste perceptions - Uhlandstraße 195


Bars

Fragrances – at the Hotel Ritz Carlton - Potsdamer Platz 3
The Curtain Club – Hotel Ritz Carlton – Postdammer Platz 3
Solar - Stresemannstraße 76
Buck and Breck - Brunnenstraße 177
Monkey Bar – at Bikini Haus - Budapester Str. 40
Amano - Auguststraße 43


Cafés

Wiener Conditorei Caffeehaus Am Roseneck - Hohenzollerndamm 92
Kuchen Kaiser - Oranienplatz 11 - 13
 

Recommended Hotels

The Ritz - Carlton
Regent Berlin
Das Stue Hotel
 
 

 

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam is the capital city and the largest city in the Netherlands. However, it is not the seat of parliament, the government or the royal family; all these institutions are found in Den Haag. The city is home to around 800 thousand inhabitants. The Amstel River flows through the city. The city is attractive for its 17th century feel, together with its famous canals (UNESCO World Heritage), galleries and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Tourists from all over the world come here to see the works of Vincent van Gogh, the palaces on the canals and to try soused herring and Dutch cheeses.

Don’t forget to visit:
Museums - Rijksmuseum with Rembrandt’s world-famous Nightwatch, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Museum, Sex Museum, Hauseboat Museum, Jewish Historical Museum  
Rembrandt House
Anne Frank House
Hermitage Amsterdam
Palace on the Dam
The Red Light District
Coffee shops
 

GASTRONOMY

Recommended Restaurants

La Rive - Professor Tulpplein 1
Ciel Bleu - located on the 23rd floor of the delightful Hotel Okura, offering French cuisine - Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
Vinkeles - French cuisine, the restaurant is located in an old bakery, which was set up in 1787 by the Regents, who then owned the building. It is situated on one of the most beautiful canals in Amsterdam - Keizersgracht 384, Dylan Hotel
Vermeer – North European and regional food - Prins Hendrikkade 59-72
Beddington´s – French and international cuisine - Utrechtsedwarsstraat 141
As restaurant - haused in a former church, Pr. Irenestraat 19
&samhoud places - an Israeli called Moshik  Roth  got married in Amsterdam and then met the entrepreneur Salem Samhoud and the result is this gastronomic adventure, with 2 Michelin stars -  Oosterdokskade 5


Cafés

Café de Princ – located in the Jordaan (The Jordaan is known for its peaceful, tree-lined streets, calm waterways and picturesque historic canal houses)
Pannenkoekenhuis Upstairs - you have to try Dutch pancakes - pannenkoeken. Thick and filling, with savoury or sweet toppings - Grimburgwal 2
 

Recommended Hotels

InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam - Weesperbuurt en Plantage
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam - Grachtengordel-Zuid
The Dylan - glamorous interiors designed by Anoushka Hempel - Grachtengordel-West
Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam - Burgwallen-Oude Zijde
Conservatorium Hotel - Museumkwartier

 
 

PARIS

is the capital and largest city in France. It is the city of love and fashion, an economic and cultural centre, and a gastronomic paradise! The river Seine flows through the city. Over 10 million people live in the whole agglomeration. Relax and enjoy the charming atmosphere of the city. Discover the grand boulevards, arcades and picturesque narrow streets. Visit some of the many cabarets that are so typical of this city - Moulin Rouge or La Belle Epoque.

Don’t forget to visit:
The Eiffel Tower
Notre Dame Cathedral
Musée du Louvre and the Mona Lisa
Musée d'Orsay
Musée Rodin
The catacombs
Basilique du Sacré Coeur and Montmartre
Centre Pompidou
The Arc de Triomphe
Les Invalides
The Panthéon
The Palais Garnier
The Conciergerie
The Sorbonne and Latin Quarter
 

GASTRONOMY

Try the fantastic local wines, cheeses, crêpes, and oysters. Classic French cuisine can be heavy, but modern cuisine is very fresh. French food is always very creative.


Recommended Restaurants

Pierre Gagnaire – modern fusion - 6 Rue Balzac
Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénee – authentic French cuisine, three-star Michelin restaurant, which takes an architectural approach to dining – Hotel Plaza Athénée, 25 Avenue Montaigne
Etile Sur Mer - Guy Savoy - three-star Michelin restaurant - 18 Rue Troyon
L´Arpége – three star Michelin rating - 84 Rue de Varenne
Le Meurice – European cuisine - at the Hotel Le Meurice, 228 Rue de Rivoli
Cristal Room Baccarat - refurbished by Philippe Starck - 11 Place des Etats-Unis
Le Cinq – two Michelin stars - at the Hotel Four Seasons, 31 Avenue George V
Apicius – French style, two Michelin stars - at the Hotel Schneider 20 Rue d’Artois
Epicure – traditional French cuisine - at the Hotel Le Bristol, 112 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Lasserre – two Michelin stars, Old-worldstyle restaurant - 17 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt
Le Jules Verne - on the second level of the Eiffel Tower - Eiffel Tower, Avenue Gustave Eiffel


Bars

Kong – super modern interior by Philip Starck - 1 Rue du Pont neuf
Club Andy and Wahloo - 69 Rue des Gravilliers
Experimental Cocktail Club - 37 Rue Saint Sauveur
Le Coq - 12 Rue du Château d'Eau
Hotel Costes - 239-241 Rue Saint-Honoré
Candelaria - 52 Rue de Saintonge
Buddha Bar - 8/12, Rue Boissy d'Anglas
The Hemingway Bar - 15 Place Vendome
 

Recommended Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
Maison Souquet
Hotel Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris
Le Cinq Codet
Park Hyatt Paris Vendome
Mandarin Oriental
Shangri-La Hotel
Buddha – Bar Hotel Paris
Raphael
Hotel Barriére Le Fouquet´s
 
 


BARCELONA

The second largest city in Spain after Madrid (1.5 million inhabitants). It is famous, among other things, for the original buildings by architect Antoni Gaudi and his contemporaries (Parc Güell, Sagrada Família, La Pedrera/Casa Milà and Casa Batlló)

Don’t forget to visit:
the gothic quarter, Barri Gòtic 
unique Casa Batlló 
the dark quarter, El Raval 
La Pedrera (Casa Milà) 
La Rambla Street with the Christopher Columbus Monument at the end 
La Boqueria market
La Sagrada Família 
The historic sites on Montjuïc 
Park Güell 
The harbour and beaches 
Tibidabo
The Picasso Museum
The biggest European marine aquarium
 

GASTRONOMY

Enjoy the wonderful cuisine of Catalonia and Barcelona. Seafood and tapas are highly recommended.  Barcelonan food has a little something for everyone.


Recommended Restaurants

Abac – modern Catalan Michelin star restaurant - Avinguda del Tibidabo, 1
Cinc Sentits - regional cuisine, centrally located - Carrer d’Aribau, 58
Els Pescadors – seafood - Plaça Prim, 1
Comerc 24 - C/ Comerç, 24
Moo – Catalan food, the cellar stocks more than 600 varieties of wine – Rosselló 265
Lasarte – Catalonian cuisine, with two Michelin stars - Hotel Condes - C/ Mallorca, 259


Bars

Palau Dalmases - Palau Carrer de Montcada, 20
360 Terrace - Rambla del Raval, 17-21, on the roof of Hotel Barcelo Raval
Boca Chica - Passatge de la Concepció, 12
Banker´s Bar and Terrat - Passeig de Gràcia, 38-40 – Hotel Mandarin Oriental
La Confitería - Carrer de Sant Pau, 128
Casa Almirall - Joaquín Costa, 33
 

Recommended Hotels

Ohla Hotel 
El Palauet Living Barcelona
Mercer Hotel Barcelona
Hotel DO Placa Reia
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
Abac Hotel
Hotel Arts Barcelona
Alma Barcelona
Casa Fuster Hotel
Majestic Hotel and Spa Barcelona 
Hotel Palace GL