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When the idea of holding the "7th official VT Euromeet" in Ohrid and Bitola (Macedonia) in May 2011 came up, it was our idea to combine the meeting with a few days in Kosovo. We finally went from Ohrid by bus through Tetovo and Pristina to Prizren, where we spent 3 nights.
With more than 13000 inhabitants, mostly Albanians, Prizren is the second largest city in Kosovo. It is divided by the Lumbardhi River and surround by the Sar Mountains.
Prizren has a charming historic old town with many cobbled streets, elegant old buildings and cafes as well as restaurants. The city is home to many mosques and other sights from the Ottoman period. Several churches and an ancient fortress on a hill are well worth seeing and offer good photo opportunities.
Unfortunately, many of the sights were damaged during the recent unrests, but most of the reconstructions were almost finished when we visited the city.
Prizren is also a good base to explore some of the surrounding towns. We enjoyed a half day trip by bus to Gjakova in western Kosovo.
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- Pros:Charming historic old town with cobbled streets.
- Cons:Scars of unrest healing slowly.
- In a nutshell:Prizren - Kosovo's cultural capital.
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