Sport, Sightseeing and Tasty Experiences in Prague

by | Jun 28, 2024 | Allgemein, On the Road, Topstory | 0 comments

Hello everyone and nice to have you back on our blog (again). The drive to Prague was okay. It was a bit hectic, but when I finally parked my car and checked into my hotel, I could breathe a sigh of relief. Prague is a city full of life and tourists, as you can immediately see from the huge hotels that are springing up like mushrooms. Mine is no exception, with its many floors and spacious parking lot that can accommodate up to 20 buses.


Unique breakfast experience

The hotel is a hive of activity. Tour buses arrive every day and the lobby is always full of people from all over the world. Breakfast is an experience in itself: there are several rooms for the different sleeping towers, and I am only allowed to eat in the one assigned to me. Speaking of food: This is apparently adapted to the many nationalities here. One day, an Indian group arrives and there is an Indian buffet to match.

In Slovakia, I was really spoiled in my first hotel. Unfortunately, my accommodation in Prague doesn’t offer such a great range of sports activities. But I’m not complaining – at least there’s a swimming pool, a bowling alley and even the option of massages. Better than nothing.

The small but excellent gym in my hotel. Photo: Ronny Nittmann


I was particularly impressed by the elevators in the hotel. I can select my floor on a modern display and the elevator goes straight there without stopping on the way. Although this is practical, it also takes a little getting used to and is new territory for many visitors.


Here is the display for the elevator. Simply select the right floor and off you go. Photo: Ronny Nittmann


My room is great. A huge double bed, a nice bathroom and even a toilet brush (you’ll know what I mean if you’ve read my posts from Spain carefully) – everything you need to feel comfortable.


Discovering the city

My weekend consists mainly of sport and sightseeing. I walk almost 30 kilometers through the city and am completely exhausted afterwards. Prague attracts people. There are tourists everywhere and you hear many languages – often German too. I was particularly impressed by the many hidden corners, alleyways, pubs and small stores to discover.


There is a lot going on in the city center, especially on Sundays. There are countless opportunities to enjoy the city, go out to eat, see the sights … More time would definitely have been nice to see everything in peace.

But I make the best of it and try lots of typical dishes: Dumplings, goulash and sausages. Of course, a little cake is also a must. I can tell straight away that it was baked in the restaurant itself.


Surprisingly quiet

On my tour of the city, I discover old and new districts. The differences are clear to see. Towards the city center, the houses are getting older and more beautiful. But I also pass many building sites, which indicate that the city is continuing to grow. Despite its size, it is surprisingly quiet, with lots of greenery and parks.


Events and customer visits

Monday is sports day again. Then I prepare the truck for the upcoming event. On Tuesday, we set up at the Prague exhibition center. We welcome Continental customers and give them a tour of the truck. Two tents are also set up outside on the grounds, where short films about the Eco 5 are shown. The weather is great, almost too good: some customers cancel because they want to enjoy the sun.

One of the two event tents in which the Eco 5 is reported on. Photo: Ronny Nittmann


After the event, it’s time for a change of location. To do this, I first have to take a little trip around the world. The next location is actually only around 20 kilometers away. But the direct route is closed to trucks – what a shame! So I have no choice but to take a 70-kilometer detour. Then I’m still in Prague.

You can see the detour I have to take from my GPS. The route would have been so nice and short. Photo: Ronny Nittmann


Even more culinary experiences

After my one-hour journey, I head out for dinner on Tuesday evening. 5 kilometers from the hotel, me and my team find a kind of miniature version of the Bierkönig on Mallorca, with various international food stalls and a European Championship broadcast. I’m quite daring and try Georgian food, which is similar to Turkish food, with dry dough reminiscent of tacos. One floor up is the area for watching soccer. Two games are shown simultaneously on several televisions: France versus Poland and Austria versus the Netherlands. You can imagine what a huge hubbub of voices and emotions it is.

Where have I ended up here? At the Ballermann? Photo: Ronny Nittmann


The last day in Prague

Our last location is perfect, right next to BestDrive, with a great view of the city. My hotel also has a great location, right next to the streetcar, from where I can get to the city center quickly. The event on Wednesday is going well, although there are fewer people than expected. The heat makes it difficult to let more than 10 people into the trailer at the same time. That’s why we have to schedule several rounds of presentations. Nevertheless, it’s a successful day: I only see happy, smiling people all around and the presentations run smoothly. But I’m also looking forward to sleeping in my own bed again tomorrow. But not for too long. Because then I’ll soon be back on the road.

The last location of our roadshow tour in Prague at BestDrive. Photo: Ronny Nittmann

Until then – see you on the road,

your Ronny



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