Tours outside Prague

Charming Prague Hotels | 29. 6. 2011

Recommended Places outside Prague

We offer a guided one day tours.

 

Other option is to hire a car or use a public transport to explore the beauty of Czech country on your own. You can stay in some lovely place overnight or come back to Prague or Cesky Krumlov.

 

West Bohemia

The main attractions of this region are undoubtedly the spa towns such as Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Marianske Lazne or Frantiskovy Lazne. Equally well known is the production of porcelain, Mattoni mineral water and Becherovka.

Heritage sites

Becov – is the town with Gothic fortress and baroque castle; an exhibition of relics of   St. Moor.

Loket - the Gothic castle from the 12th century was built during the reign of Premysl. The wonderful collection of porcelain could be seen in local museum.

There are many other places worthy visiting such as: Chyse, Kynzvart, Valec, Bor, Borsengryn, Kasperk or Rabi.

Natural wonders

Area Soos - European rarity. Circular nature trail with information panels allow visitors to observe the mud volcanoes, mineral springs and interesting flora.

 

North Bohemia

There are interesting tourist overload and mountainous areas, cultural and historical monuments, hiking and biking suitable terrain, natural and artificial water reservoir area.

Heritage Sites

Sychrov Castle – is a unique example of Gothic noble residence of the second half of 19th century. The interior is an authentic castle installation in the new Gothic style.

Bezdez Castle - is vast ruins of the Ceska Lipa district. The castle was built in the years 1265-1278 and it is a typical representative of early Gothic.

There are many other places worthy visiting such as: Libochovice, Cerveny Hradek, Duchcov, Jezeri, Krasny Dvur, Strekov, Sloup or Houska

Natural wonders

The National Park Bohemian Switzerland

  • Pravcicka Gate (Pravcicka brana) is the largest natural rock gate on our continent. It is considered to be the most beautiful rock formation in the Czech Switzerland and it is a symbol of the region.

  • Edmunds gorge and Wild gorge – located on the Kamenice River. The gorges have the form of a rocky canyon with steep sheer. Access to the gorges is allowed only by boat which is going from Hrensko.

Machovo jezero - a popular summer resort with beaches, water slides and rides on the cruise ships.

East Bohemia

The region is ready to satisfy every visitor. Gorges nature of lowland, highland and even mountains could satisfy everyone. It is a romantic place to stay.  

Places listed by UNESCO

Detenice Castle - the renaissance chateau from 16th century has been renovated in the late baroque style in 1762 - 1765. Nowadays you can visit the castle, local brewery and medieval tavern.

Litomysl Castlewas originally a renaissance arcade-castle developed in the 16th century. Its design and decoration including the later baroque features added in the 18th century. It preserves intact the range of ancillary buildings associated with an aristocratic residence of this type.

Heritage sites

Trosky - the romantic ruins of the 14th century, which is located on the road between Jicin and Trutnov.

Hruba skala - Romantic castle Hruba Skala, built in the second half of the 16th century, stands on a sandstone cliff southeast of Turnov.

There are many other places worthy visiting such as: castle and horse-breeding farm in Kladruby nad Labem, Svojanov, Litomysl, Castolovice, Nechanice, Frydstejn, Kost, Ratiborice, Sychrov or Valdstejn.

Natural wonders

Ceský raj (Bohemian Paradise) - is a unique region with rock cities, extinct volcanoes, lookout towers and observation points, castles, castle ruins, and caves, as well as rustic log cabins with galleries, and a variety of museums. It is an excellent place for romantics, hikers, and cyclists, and it is an absolute paradise for rock climbers. Over half the area is covered in forests, most of them pine. The inimitable charm of Bohemian Paradise, however, consists in the rock cities (Hruba rock, Mala rock, Prachovske rocks, Suchske rocks) and in the hills of volcanic origin. The visitors of Sedmihorky (used to be a spa town) named this place Czech Paradise.

Broumovsko - the natural beauty consist mainly of rock city landmarks. The most significant include especially Adrspachske rock and Broumovske walls, but also smaller, but interesting sites Jiraskovy rocks, Ostas and Krizove Hill.

 

South Bohemia

South Bohemia is known for lots of ponds and picturesque villages. It's a romantic region that offers many possibilities.

Places listed by UNESCO:

Cesky Krumlov is an amazing city builds up on the bank of Vltava River. The castle complex with its peerless baroque theatre over the meandering Vltava River, narrow medieval cobblestone streets, aristocratic houses with exhibits of various artists…it is charming Cesky Krumlov of these days. Find out more about Cesky Krumlov history.

Where to stay in Cesky Krumlov.

Holasovice - is well-preserved example of 'South Bohemian folk Baroque'. There are a large number of buildings from the middle ages.

Telc – the historical downtown - it is a beautiful city with a number of the baroque and renaissance townhouses which have preserved incomparable shape over the centuries. After the fire in the late 14th century, the town was rebuilt in stone, surrounded by walls and further strengthened by a network of artificial ponds. The town's Gothic castle was reconstructed in High Gothic style in the late 15th century.

Heritage sites

Hluboka nad Vltavou Castle was build in 13th century. In 16th century it was converted into the renaissance chateau. During renovation in 20th of 18th century it gained baroque style. The renovation in English Windsor Gothic style in 1841-1871 changed significantly the final appearance.

Jindrichuv Hradec - the historic center with the Renaissance chateau complex

There are many other places worthy visiting such as: Helfenburk, Landstejn, Zvikov, Blatn, Cervena Lhota, Orlik, Dacice, Zumberk or Cuknstejn.

Natural wonders

Trebonsko – is a part of South Bohemia, full of fish ponds. Dishes of carp, tench, perch, catfish or pike are the specialty of local restaurants.

 

Central Bohemia

Central Bohemia is a varied landscape stretching around the capital city of Prague. Even though it is an industrial landscape it has its historical and natural attractions.

Pilgrimage Church of St John of Nepomuk at Zelena Hora - was built at the beginning of the 18th century on a star-shaped plan. It is the most unusual work falls between neo-gothic and baroque style.

Nelahozeves is a small village in Central Bohemia known specially as classical music composer's Antonin Dvorak birthplace. In the village is the renaissance castle dating from 1553. During the Thirty Years War (1618-1848), Nelahozeves was damaged several times. The castle has been constantly restored. During last four centuries Lobkowitz family collected thousand of masterpieces which are shown in the 25 exhibition rooms in the castle as the permanent exhibition Six Centuries of European Art Patronage - opened in 1997 in the presence of President Havel.

Karlstejn – gothic castle built in 1348 by Czech emperor Charles IV. For guided tours – click here.

There are many other places worthy visiting such as: Krivoklat, Kokorin, Okor, Zebrak, Tocnik, Konopiste, Horovice, Veltrusy or Zleby.

Natural wonders

Koneprusy Caves - with their unique stalactite decoration are located on the way to Pilsen; the town where the best known Czech Pilsner Urquell beer has been produced.

 

North Moravia

The scenic area of North Moravia is spread over highlands and mountain ranges. This area is ideal for both summer and winter sports as well. There are plenty of cultural and heritage sites.  

Places listed by UNESCO:

Olomouc – The Holy Trinity Column - built in characteristic regional style known as “Olomouc Baroque” was erected in the early years of the 18th century. Column decorated with many religious sculptures towering to a height of 35m is a work of famous Moravian artist Ondrej Zahner.

Heritage sites

Castle Bouzov – It is one of the most beautiful and most visited castles in the Czech Republic. It was built in the 14th century in Gothic style in the Romantic period it was rebuilt to its current form.

There are many other places worthy visiting such as: Helfstyn, Sternberk, Sovinec, Hukvaldy, Stramberk or Sostyn.

Natural wonders

The mountains of Jeseniky and Beskydy are full of hidden heritage jewels.  

 

South Moravia

South Moravia is a picturesque region full of tourist attractions. The main attraction is undoubtedly the wine (this region is very rich in vineyards) and the local folklore, which is keeping more than anywhere else.

Places listed by UNESCO:

Brno – Tugenhat Villa - is a great example of the functionalist style of the architect Ludwing Mies van der Rohe in Europe.

Kromeriz – the castle and gardens - the Archbishops Castle is one of the most considerable monuments in the town. Podzamecka garden is a garden under the castle originally established as a vegetable, fruit and flower garden.

Lednice-Valtice Area - is placed in South Moravia and it is called the “Pearl of South Moravia”. The baroque architecture of the landscape is well combined with classical and neo-Gothic style of the Lednice and Valtice castles.

Heritage sites

Castle Pernstejn - is one of the most visited South Moravian castles. On the rock above the township Nedvedice rises nearly eight centuries and in its entire history has never been conquered.

There are many other places worthy visiting such as: Bitov, Cornstejn, Novy Hrad, Vevreri, Spilberk, Boskovice, Bučovice or Vranov nad Dyji.

Natural wonders

Cave Punkva and abyss Macocha - the most visited caves in the Moravian Karst with rich stalactite decoration. The tour through the bottom of the abyss Macocha includes a cruise on the underground river Punkva.

Spa towns in Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad)

Karlovy Vary is the most famous and world know Czech spa. It lies at the junction of Tepla River and Ohre River in West Bohemia. It is one of the largest and best known spa cities in the Czech Republic.

Find more about all Czech Spa towns


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