Prague, Czech Republic
Strangely, I wasn't keen on Prague when I was there. Could have been the crowds or the weather or both combined.

It was cold and wet and by the time I reached the city, I'd had my fill of crowded streets. I was craving the mountains, wild flower meadows and solitude. That will come soon as I am in Austria now.

Prague is an old city, founded in the 8th century. In 1945, at the end of WWII, it was inadvertently bombed during a US air raid which was supposed to be for Dresden, 120 kilometers north-west of Prague. The navigational error killed 701 people and injured many more than that.

Approximately 100 houses and historical sites were also destroyed in the bombing and many others heavily damaged. Luckily, there are still many historical sites left to show.

The ironic thing about the accidental bombing is that Hitler had earlier threatened a bombing raid on Prague in March of 1939 unless the Germans were given free passage to Czechoslovakia. Hitler got what he wanted and the Germans took over the same day.
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