Excursions Outside of Prague

Prague Day Trips

The people who sell tours are renown for saying anything to get you to buy a ticket. Some tours, particularly those going into the Czech rural areas, can be conducted in up to 4 different languages. Paying for a tour guide and a car is often a far better deal.

If you wish to do some exploring beyond Prague there are many possibilities for excursions. Trips to the medieval Castle Karlštejn or to the concentration camp, Terezín, are the most popular choices, especially for their short driving distance from Prague. If you like spas and architectural gems try to visit Karlovy Vary. This city is famous for its hot mineral springs and beautiful promenade. If you are a beer patriot, take a trip to the Plzeň or České Budějovice; both cities are well-known for their brewing industry. Kutná Hora is another recommended city to visit. In the 13th century discovery of large deposits of silver and copper ore turned Kutna Hora overnight into one of the boom towns of central Europe.

If you do not wish to hire a car or use regular bus or train several companies offer organized day trips by bus. If you travel on your own by bus or train journey take usually longer compare to organized excursion – transport.

Zlatá Koruna Abbey near Český Krumlov

Klášter Zlatá Koruna If you opt to take a river cruise, your likely final destination will be this abbey, which was founded in the 13th century by the kingan in an attempt to annul the influence exerted by the Vítek family – who were ancestors of the aforementioned Rožmberks. One …

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Špindlerův Mlýn Attracts Not Only Czechs

Špindlerův Mlýn, at the heart of the Giant Mountains, has the most persons interested in sports activities especially on weekends in winter. Those who choose some of the bus lines which run regularly to the ski centre will resolve the basic question – where to park there. Another option is …

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The Oscar for Tourism Presented to Český Krumlov

Visualise a location encompassing all conceivable architectural and natural serenity, a jewel of history set amongst unspoilt scenery and a centuries-old town tucked away within a dense forest at the base of a mountain. You are picturing Český Krumlov, which is probably the most enchanting place that you will discover …

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Parting of the Roses Festival

A five petal rose is a mark of not only the town of Český Krumlov and the Rožmberk rulers (which translates to “Lords from the Rose Mountain”). It is actually a symbol found all over the area of South Bohemia, albeit in many different color combinations. There are five color …

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At first sight this castle’s most striking features are its brilliant red façade and the refined beauty of its late Baroque architecture. The castle is also home to a unique collection of weapons from the Thirty Years War belonging to the Maltese knights. Visitors will also be captivated by the …

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St Barbora’s Cathedral

St Barbora’s cathedral in Kutná Hora is probably the most moving and impressive religious structure in Europe’s centre. Determined to outdo Sedlec’s great monastery and Prague’s Cathedral of St Vitus, the Kutná Нora miners started funding the building of a grand Gothic structure themselves, as a tribute to Saint Barbara; …

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Kokorin Castle is in the tiny village of Kokorin, which has less than 400 people, located nearby Melnik, about 40km north of Prague. Gothic castle built by Hynek Berka of Dubá in the 2nd half of the 14th century. The castle was severely damaged during the Hussite wars. Later it …

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Hluboká nad Vltavou Castle

Hluboká nad Vltavou is a monumental Romantic chateau; originally a Gothic castle, it was remodelled in the Baroque style during the first half of the 18th century. It underwent a significant transformation in the 19th century, when it was remodelled in the English Windsor-style Gothic and became the official seat …

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Cesky Krumlov – A city that will enthrall you

According to statistics, this picturesque city has been, not unjustifiably, the second most visited city in the Czech Republic, and since 1992 has been recorded in the List of UNESCO Monuments of Cultural Heritage. It is fascinating indeed to visit the complex of a castle and manor, meandering alleys deep …

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Mariánské Lázně

Do you suffer from high blood pressure, kidney stones, angina pectoris, obesity or diabetes? Are your kidneys, stomach, intestines, joints and liver as healthy as they should be? Treatment for these and other diseases is available in one location and, what is more, you don’t have to go to the …

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