Prague is the largest city in the Czech Republic, has a rich history, and is well-known for its gothic architecture. The city's most famous landmark is the Astronomical clock which stands regally in front of the Old Town Hall and gathers hundreds of tourists from around the world. Every hour a procession of 12 apostles appear from the sides of the clock as well as the ominous figure of death striking the time. The food and beer was also some of the best I've had in the entire world.
I also took a day trip to the Terezin concentration camp which was established by the SS during World War II in the garrison city of Terezinthe. Tens of thousands of people died here. Some were killed outright and others died from malnutrition and disease. More than 150,000 other people (including tens of thousands of children) were held here for months or years before being sent by rail transports to their deaths at Treblinka and Auschwitz.
The crematorium was built by prisoners on orders from SS commanders. There were 18 prisoners working permanent 16 hours shifts. Corpses were placed in the incinerators without coffins... they rested only on the bottom board which meant the coffins could be used repeatedly. Workers would try to get all the human remains out and place them properly in urns which was difficult because they also had to pick out fragments of gold and dentures.
From 1914 until 1918, Gavrilo Princip was imprisoned here after his conviction for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife on June 28, 1914, a catalyst for World War I. Princip died in Cell Number 1 from tuberculosis on April 28, 1918.