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A relaxing day-trip from Prague is a comfortable rail ride to the town of Benešov. Stroll the grounds of Archduke Francis Ferdinand's chateau.
I visited the site once before, in 1996. This year the landmark features a special display, "Together in Life and Death," with realia and memorabilia from the lives of the Archduke and his wife, Sophie Chotek. Gavrilo Princip got off two shots and managed to kill them both--on their wedding anniversary, June 28. I'll be in Sarajevo on the centennial, so please look for updates.
I'll be arriving in Prague June 17 and, after a few days, travelling to Sarajevo for the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand. Check for updates of this journey, which will include numerous sites of interest in the former Austria-Hungary.
Musical & Literary Wanderings of a Galloping Gypsy
Mark Eliot Nuckols is a travel writer from Silver Beach Virginia who is also a musician and teacher.