Czech Republic, Prague
Prague is a gem of a city that has no problem to stand beside Paris, Rome or London when it comes to its history, architecture and art. But when it comes to beer, Prague is way ahead of them. The Czechs have been famous for producing some of the world’s finest brews and lately, the best beer in the world just got better: a lot of local microbreweries started surpassing the already famous Urquell, Staropramen and Budvar. This city is also famous for it’s Astronomical Clock, presided over by a tall Gothic tower, in the Town Hall. See the House at the Minute, and its Renaissance sgraffito. It is where Franz Kafka lived as a child. Kinsky Palace has one of Prague’s finest rococo facades, and is famous for several events: Alfred Nobel stayed in the palace, and in February 1948 Klement Gottwald proclaimed the communist rule in Czechoslovakia from its balcony. If you just want to wander aimless through the mazes of cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards, or admire some Bohemian art, or simply to enjoy a cold and foamed beer in one of the many local pubs and street cafes, Prague will definitely satisfy all your thirsts.