There are a few nearby Prague sights that are definitely out of the ordinary. First of them is Kutna Hora, where you can visit Sedlec Ossuary (church decorated with some 40 000 bones) and Czech Silver Museum. Take a helmet and lamp and go to explore dark tunnels of medieval silver mine under the town. Our second recommendation is the Terezin concentration camp, where you can remember sad history during Second World War.
The most beloved tourist spot in the Czech Republic is the medieval city of Český Krumlov, located in South Bohemia. Declared a UNESCO-protected site and very much – playing up its old-world charm, a stroll down the narrow cobbled streets here is a stroll way, way, way back in time.
Karlštejn Castle is a prime example of a medieval fortress. It is also a top tourist attraction in the Czech Republic. This castle overlooking the Berounka River with looming towers is simply a must to see.
This castle used to belong to the successor to the Habsburg throne Franz Ferdinand d´Este.
Kutná Hora is part of the UNESCO heritage and has many historical Gothic buildings. A long time ago, it was famous for its silver mines.
This has dark memories of WWII. The town was converted into a concentration camp by the Nazis during World War II.
Karlovy Vary is a well-known spa town. Relax under Karlovy Vary’s elegant colonnades and visit the famous Moser glass factory.
The town is proud of possibly the largest medieval square globally, and don’t forget the famous Budvar or Budweis beer which originates from here.
Bohemian glass has been a hallmark of status for kings and kingmakers for centuries. The most successful glassworks, Bohemian Crystal Factory, a 45-minute drive outside Prague, gives visitors the chance to see up close this quintessential Czech art and craft. The Prague Airport Transfers organizes half-day trips to the factory, revealing the best work of local glassblowers and cutters and the history of the profession and the industry in the Czech. Guests can also try out glassblowing for themselves before deciding on whether to acquire a crystal collection or set of snifters. The bus excursion includes hotel pickup or transport to and from a meeting point near Wenceslas Square.
Tips for overnight trips from Prague
Prague is not a huge distance from other central European cities. Vienna is 300km away, Bratislava 320km, Berlin 350km, Budapest 550km and Warsaw 630km.
- Cesky Krumlov, Czech R. (travel time 3 hrs)
- Krakow, Poland (6-7 hrs by car or 10 hrs by train)
- Vienna, Austria (4 hrs by train or 3.5 hrs by car)
- Berlin, Germany (5 hrs by train or 4 hrs by car)
- Budapest, Hungary (7hrs by train or 6 hrs by car)