Dispatches from the Front XXX - Prague Special.

Dispatches from the Front XXX – Prague Special.

A weekend away in the wonderful city of Prague amongst the usual touristy visits a quick trip to the Czech Resistance Museum. The Museum tells the story of the brave Czech paratroopers who dropped into their homeland to support the resistance effort and under Operation Anthropoid assassinate SS Obergrupenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich.

Jan Kubis and Josef Gabcik escaped to the church of Saint Cyril and Methodius which now housed the museum, hiding out in the crypt under the Cathedral for 20 days with five more paratroopers they later died in a battle with over 700 German Troops.

The memorial on the outside of the church and the only natural light afforded to the paratroopers.

Well worth a visit if you are in the city, a little off the beaten track but well worth seeking it out, we went on a Sunday morning which was rather sobering to hear hymns being sung in the church above the crypt. I should add it’s free to enter which was rather surprising, well worth a donation if you can afford it.

After that a rather leisurely walk to the Vytopna restaurant a wonderful steakhouse which houses a 400m miniature railway which runs around the entire restaurant, which delivers your food and drinks to your station stop….  I could get into model railways if this was the regular gathering.

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