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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.

Vilemov Castle

The castle foundations date back to 1120, when it was one of the largest Benedictine monasteries in Central Europe. The original founder of this monastery was an abbot called “William” and it is from his name that the later castle and the village take its name of “Vilémov”. The monks …

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The Best Tourist Offer – Hluboká nad Vltavou

The manor Hluboká nad Vltavou is the best tourist offer of this year. This neo-Gothic residence won the “Kudy z nudy” competition, which was organised by the CzechTourism agency. The voters primarily valued the fact that the offer of Hluboká is not limited to the summer season only. Third place …

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History of Český Krumlov

Its original medieval owners, the powerful Rozmberk family, called it the “City of the Red Rose” after their family crest. Later the city became the property of the Schwarzenberg aristocracy. The huge castle dominates the town centre, looming over the red-tile roofs and the labyrinthine, cobble-stoned streets. The castle offers …

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Konopiste Chateau

Konopiště Chateau is situated in the midst of charming gardens and a scenic landscape. This chateau once belonged to the successor to the Habsburg throne Franz Ferdinand d´Este – famous for his death in 1914 which started WWI. Originally a gothic castle built in the 14th century it was rebuilt …

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Karlstejn Castle

If you love castles then Karlstejn is where you should be going. Situated approximately 30 km southwest of Prague, Karlstejn is most famous Czech medieval castle. With an average of 300,000 visitors a year it is prime choice between visitors to Prague when they thinking where to go for a …

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Krivoklat Castle

Records mentioning the royal castle Krivoklat were first recorded around 1100 A.D. though today’s building dates from the late 13th century. It was enlarged and fortified at the end of the 14th century, thanks to all these renovations and continual rebuilding the castle shows all phases of the Gothic style. …

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Lidice

The small municipality of Lidice is situated northwest of Prague (just a 30-minute drive away) and can be easily visited as a half-day trip from Prague. During the Second World War, the village of Lidice suffered enormously as a result of a Nazi search for those responsible for assassinating Reinhard …

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Telc

Some visitors consider it to be the most beautiful Renaissance city in all of Europe. Telč lies in the southwest of Moravia in the Czech-Moravian Highlands. It probably dates back to the first half of the 13th century. Telč underwent a great boom in the 16th century during the time …

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History of Hluboka Castle

Hluboká first entered history in 1285 when the estate was ruled by Vítek, brother of Záviš of Falkenštejn. After the death of Přemysl Otakar II, the Vítkovici used the difficult political situation and achieved the most powerful position in the country. Záviš of Falkenštejn, a member of the family, married …

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History of Konopiste Castle

Konopiště is a château (castle) located in the Czech Republic, about 50 km southeast of Prague, outside the city of Benešov. It has become famous as the last residence of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir of the Austro-Hungarian throne, whose assassination in Sarajevo triggered World War I. The bullet …

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