Travel to Berlin and Prague in December – Episode 213

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I talk about my recent trip to Berlin and Prague in December. This trip was just after the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall and 20 years after my last trip to Berlin. We will look at a 3 hour free walking tour of Berlin and at a paid private tour of Prague (a gift from We will talk about the history of World War II, Communism and even the Hussite Wars. We will talk about the Christmas markets which are everywhere in both cities in December with their booths, crafts, food and mulled wine. I will tell you of some of the sites of these cities including museums, castles, churches, memorials, and even an Art Nouveau stain glass window in a very old yet also very new cathedral.

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Show Notes


Battle of Berlin
John F Kennedy’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech
Ronald Regan’s “Tear down this wall” speech
Berlin Wall
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Uprising of 1953 in East Germany
Checkpoint Charlie
Pergamon Museum


Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral
St. Nicholas Church at Malostranske Namesti
Museum of Communism
Prague Spring
Velvet Revolution
Mikhail Gorbachev
Solidarity (Polish trade union)

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Prague, Czech Replublic – Travel Wallpaper – January 2010


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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

One Response to “Travel to Berlin and Prague in December – Episode 213”

Myscha Theriault


Hi Chris,

What a great web site! Noticed your link from your photo comment on my blog and thought I’d surf on over to check out Amateur Traveler. Enjoying your Berlin and Prague show.

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