E. Europe Cleans Up After Floods

Czech tourism officials advised travelers to postpone visiting the country until at least mid-September, when the massive cleanup efforts from the floods now under way should be completed. Some major hotels in Prague are closed, including the Four Seasons, the Inter-Continental Praha, the Maximilian a


Czech tourism officials advised travelers to postpone visiting the country until at least mid-September, when the massive cleanup efforts from the floods now under way should be completed.

Some major hotels in Prague are closed, including the Four Seasons, the Inter-Continental Praha, the Maximilian and the Ibis Karlin. Some hope to reopen by mid-September, but the Four Seasons had no set date.

Elsewhere in the Czech Republic, the Renaissance town of Cesky Krumlov finished its cleanup and officials relaunched its tourism season with a ceremony last week.

In Dresden, Germany, floodwaters caused several hotels to shut down. The Hilton was due to reopen at press time, but the Westin Bellevue sustained extensive damage and won’t reopen until January, officials said. Most of Dresden’s museums were planning to reopen at press time.

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