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28 May 2014

A Monument to Immortality: Sedlec Ossuary in Kutná Hora

We explore Kutna Hora, the focus of our new excursion from Prague, and one of its most famous sites is Sedlec Ossuary, also known as the “bone church”.

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In the 13th century, one of the monks from the settlement in Sedlec--now a suburb of modern day Kutna Hora but then little more than a hamlet--was sent to the Holy Land by King Otakar II of Bohemia. He brought back with him a handful of earth, which he scattered around the cemetery of the settlement’s small chapel. This made the cemetery a desirable burial site, which, exacerbated by an outbreak of Black Death in the mid-14th century, eventually created the need for an ossuary to store the bones of those exhumed to make room for more bodies.

16 April 2014

New Experience, Walk with a Flytographer

Read more about our new partnership with Flytographer in Central Europe!

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17 January 2014

Welcome to 2014

Co-founder and owner Paul Bennett talks a bit about what’s in store for Context Travel in 2014.

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13 December 2013

Where does Santa come from? St. Nicholas in Central Europe

Where does Santa come from? We share the history behind St. Nicholas in Central Europe

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Krampus and Saint Nicholas visit a Viennese home in 1896

16 September 2013

Prague’s Historic Cafés

Learn more about the history behind Prague’s historic cafés

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Built in 1902, the Cafe Louvre boasts Karel Capek, Franz Kafka and Albert Einstein among its former patrons. Adopted by the city’s literary movers and shakers as a makeshift office in 1912, the cafe later extended its premises with a jazz club and wine cellar. In 1948, the venue was ransacked by communist forces and lay unused until the early 90s when it underwent a painstaking renovation to restore it to its former glory.

25 June 2013

Prague’s Metro Designs

We explore the architecture and design of Prague’s metro stations.

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Muzeum

13 March 2013

Practical Facts: How to Tip When Abroad

Our guide to tipping across our European and Asian cities is full of surprises.

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Parisian cafe

29 November 2012

December Discount in Vienna, Prague, and Budapest

In celebration of the holidays, Context is gifting a 15% discount on private walks booking in Vienna, Prague, and Budapest during the month of December for travel in 2013.

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4 October 2012

5 Books for Understanding Prague

Our list of 5 books to read before you make your trip to Prague.

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The wall--growing up behind the Iron Curtain

10 September 2012

Exhibitions you shouldn’t miss this Fall

A selection of exhibitions worth traveling for!

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Gauguin-Te vaa

27 July 2012

Understanding Art Nouveau in Prague

In France, it was called Art Nouveau and Style Moderne. And when this modern manner came to dominate the 1900…

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Art Nouveau Architecture in Prague

27 June 2012

48 Hours in Prague

When launching a new city there is nothing better than hitting the ground running and taking in the best of…

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