Prague is one of the most beautiful cities you can visit. And just within it you can make a lot of trips and visit so many places and events that you won´t get bored no matter how long you plan to live there. Another reason why Prague is so great is, that it lies right in the heart of Bohemia. The Czech Republic is a conveniently small country and therefore you can easily reach any point there in just a few hours. There are many pretty places worth your attention and most of them you can easily visit in just one day. Here are some of the best tips for a one-day trips from Prague.
A fairy-tale town that lies in the southern Bohemia is one of the most popular travel destinations and rightly so. Wonderful historical center will transfer you to a different reality. A mysterious castle built on a rock above a clear river, cute little wooden houses on shores, crooked little streets paved with cobblestones and lined with the most stylish shops and restaurants, where you can get a delicious authentic old Czech food. This town is perfect both for a romantic weekend and an amazing one day trip.
Another small UNESCO heritage town that will charm you immediately. The historical center is built around a majestic Cathedral of St. Barbora and right next to it you will find a legendary ossuary – an impressive catholic chapel decorated by bones of people who died during wars. This place will give you a proper goose bumps and you will quickly absorb the mysterious and amazing atmosphere of this medieval town.
This spa town was founded in the 14th century and is a home to the biggest Czech film festival that is well known far behind the borders. It is totally worth your attention even outside of this event. Lovely streets full of colourful quirky houses, healing hot springs and all of that set in a wonderful nature. Get relaxed in the surrounding forests and taste some of the magical water that is supposed to get your problems fixed in no time. Well, it probably won´t but still, ho wouldn´t try it?
One of the most famous historical sites in the whole country – a castle that have featured many legends and movies, a place where Charles IV used to spend his summers. Only a short ride from the capital you will find a fairy-tale place. The Karlštejn castle is locked by a beautiful landscape and overlooks it from above. You can enjoy this view followed by a tour through the famous interiors.
A former hunting residence of the Habsburgs is filled with their precious trophies. Come and admire the largest collection in Europe as well as the living animals this castle can boast with. You can observe magnificent bears grunting and peacocks proudly walking around and, just like with many other Czech castles, connect the visit with a stroll through a beautiful nature around.
This town is proud to be the first in the history of the world to have introduced a pilsner beer. That is also what makes it so incredibly famous. You can definitely enjoy a guided tour through this iconic brewery that includes a delicious tasting. But don´t miss the rest of the town either. Beautiful historical center pulsing with young life will surely impress you (and not only because you´ve just finished a couple of beers).
As sad as it is, this concentration camp was a crucial part of the Czech history. Only an hour away from Prague, you can witness one of the darkest times of many centuries. Walk through the Jewish settlement and listen to the whole story you might have heard many times but will never fail moving you. A visit to this reminder of Nazi occupation and a memorial to events that should never be overlooked will be an unforgettable experience for you.
This medieval castle was built in the 13th century and served as a royal residence. The enormous fortune of its former inhabitants is still obvious and when you visit the interiors of Křivoklát, you will surely be impressed by the amazing art collections and majestic library holding more than 50 000 historical books. Your visit will feel like a travel back in time to a noble gothic era. You will also get to know the darker part of this castle´s history– it served as a prison for politically “unsuitable” people.