There are more than enough activities, sights and hidden places to keep you busy in Prague forever, but if you have seen all the top tourist attractions and still have a day or two in Prague left then you may want to take a journey out of this bustling city to see some of the surrounding areas. Here is a list of five suggestions for daytrips from Prague!
Close to Prague (destinations within one hour of Prague)
Whether driving or using the excellent public transport network, a relatively short journey from Prague will whisk you away to another world.
The most visited castle in the Czech Republic is located 30km southwest of Prague and easily reachable by train. Karlštejn was built in the 14th century as a hideaway for the royal treasures and the crown jewels by the Czech king and Roman emperor Charles IV. The main courtyard is accessible free of charge, inside of the castle requires paying for a guided tour (starting from 270 CZK – 10 EUR). There's also a tour option to the sacred/holy area including the Chapel of the Holy Cross, just remember to make a reservation in advance!
TIP: If you want to avoid crowds and want to enjoy good hiking trip, join our Local Michal! He grew up there and knows the area inside out.
About an hour's drive from Prague lies the medieval town of Kutná Hora, founded in the 13th century and famous for its silver mines. With a variety of architectural monuments and a place on the UNESCO world heritage list, there's plenty to see on your day trip: Kostnice Ossuary, Church of St. Barbara, Marian column, Church of Our Lady, Italian Court and much more!
TIP: Our Local Vojta will be happy to drive you safe from Prague to Kutna Hora and show you hidden streets & unique places that other tourist won't visit!
Forty kilometers south of Prague is Konopiste Château, the lavish residence of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. Thanks to him, it is one of the first castles in Europe with a lift, a shower with hot & cold running water, collection of weapons and more modern conveniences of the life before World War I. And don't forget to look around for a bear that may be close :-)
TIP: If you want to discover more or if you're interested in a healthy lifestyle, take a walk with our Local Misha and visit a bio-farm with cheese tasting and get some cannabis products!
Theresienstadt concentration camp (also referred to as Theresienstadt ghetto) was a concentration camp established by the SS during World War II in the garrison city of Terezín, located 60 km north of Prague. Not a jolly visit but important to remember... Experience the tragic symbol of suffering during the Holocaust during this unique, educational and eye-opening trip.
TIP: This isn't a place to rush. Get a private tour with an access to hidden & secret places.
Quite far away from Prague (but worth a visit)
Is no wonder that Český Krumlov is among the most visited spots in the Czech Republic. This fairy-tale small picturesque town will take your breath away and make you wanna move here (or explore this place more). Discover a true gem among the UNESCO monuments with our photos!
TIP: Take a full day trip to South Bohemia by car and explore not only Český Krumlov but also the Lipno lake
Hluboká nad Vltavou
1,5 hour drive from Prague, at south of the Czech Republic is located this romantic château. The original royal castle (dating from the 13th century) has undergone many renovations which gave the château its neo-gothic appearance. A walk through the expansive château park established in the English style should not be missed.
Brno is the heart of South Moravia and the capital of the region. With a population of almost 400,000 inhabitants, it is the second-largest city of the Czech Republic. Dominant sights of the city include Špilberk castle and St. Peter and Paul's Cathedral on Petrov Hill, but the Tugendhat Villa (on the list of UNESCO heritage sites), St Thomas's Abbey, Brno Ossurary (which is the second largest ossuary in Europe, after the Catacombs of Paris), are also worth visiting.
TIP: What about a wine trip to a Moravian wine cellar?
Over to you now! What are your favourite places to visit just outside of Prague? I'd be happy to hear your suggestions!
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