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Prague, Czech Republic

Bohemia was first settled by a Celtic tribe known as the Boii who populated the region in the 2nd century BC after they were pushed north out of Italy by the Romans.

Prague has been nicknamed “the city of a hundred spires” for its spectacular skyline; actually, the city is home to around five times that number.

Prague is the capital of Bohemia, a historic country in central Europe that was part of the Holy Roman Empire for centuries.

Unlike most other European cities, Prague experienced very few bombings in World War II, so its original buildings remain untouched.

Prague Castle is the world’s largest ancient castle according to the Guinness World Records, with a footprint the size of 19 football pitches.

Charles Bridge was commissioned by King Charles IV in the 14th century and decorated by rows of baroque statues added in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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