Pardubice, a city that is probably unknown territory for many of you, but for me a city that changed my life 18 years ago. As a participant in an international exchange project for schools for bakery and food technology schools, I got the opportunity to go to Pardubice for 2 months at the age of 20, a city 100 kilometers east of Prague. In all those years I have returned 40 or 41 times (lost counting), to party, to attend ice hockey games of the local pride HC Pardubice with my amigos and amigas :), to celebrate ‘Silvester’ (31 December), or Carodejka (witches night on 30 April).
Pardubice may not be the biggest tourist hotspot in the Czech Republic, but certainly worth a day trip if you are staying in Prague. If you go to Pardubice, a visit to the old city should not be missed. The “Zelena Brana” (Green Gate) is the gateway to the main square of the city: Pernštýnské náměstí (Pernstejn Sqaure). Take the time to explore the old city and dare to get lost in the narrow streets surrounded by its pastel-colored Renaissance houses.
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