From my global travels there is a short list of cities that remain as very special places to me, for many different reasons. Prague, in the Czech Republic, is certainly one of them. I had a business there.
Prague has been a political, cultural and economic center of Europe and particularly central Europe for the over 1,100 years. The famous Charles Bridge, with parts dating to the year 885, crosses the Vltava River (aka Moldau) and takes you into the Old Town Square with its famous Astronomical Clock and ancient buildings including the Kafka Museum. Prague was one city that was largely spared of World War II destruction.
But, it is the culture that holds me. The Bohemian composers including Dvorak, Smetana, and Janacek, are among my favorites. The writer Franz Kafka is a legend. The poet Rilke and writer Kundera are special. One night I bought a ticket to see the opera “Don Giovanni” in the Estates Theater where Mozart conducted its premier in 1787. Mozart liked Prague and named his Symphony No. 38 after it.
I agree with Mozart.