A powerful explosion in the center of Prague yesterday has injured scores of people and may have left many trapped beneath rubble. The explosion, believed to be from a gas leak, was powerful enough for tourists packing the Charles Bridge felt the explosion. Police say the explosion appears to be from a natural gas leak rather than some terrorist of other act of violence.
For travelers to the Czech Republic, the Charles Bridge Economic Hostel may just be your cup of tea. Winner of this year’s Best of Eastern Europe by Hostelworld.com for 2012, just the location of this accommodating stay speaks volumes.
Old Town Square, or Staromestske, dates back 600 or 700 years, originating in the late 12th century when locals used the area as the central marketplace of the city. Since then, the market has grown into a bustling commerce center filled with nearby restaurants, shops, cafés, churches, and other stops.
Visitors to Prague next month will be treated to a special treat. Europe’s most beautiful city puts on its mask and relives the customs of medieval times during the Bohemian Carnival. Experience the pageantry and excitement of taking part in one of Europe’s oldest festivals.