Trips outside of Prague
The Czech Republic is literally filled with countless historical towns, medieval castles, ancient churches and monasteries, magnificent forts and others. The enormous cultural wealth of the Czech Republic is also confirmed by the fact that we have 12 historic sights listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List; you will hardly find anywhere else in the world so many monuments concentrated on such a small area.
Český Krumlov was the first town in the Czech Republic registered on UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992. You will not find just history in the town though. Krumlov is a lively and cultural centre with popular summer festivals, the Egon Schiele museum and many others. Český Krumlov is a town of many experiences. There are held some medieval festivals, beer tasting in a local brewery, rafting down the Vltava river, night city tours and culinary specialties. The surroundings of the town is very diverse. There is hilly countryside perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding, golfing, rafting and canoeing in the recreational area near the Lipno pond, the Conservation area Blanský les, the National Park Šumava.
Chateau Hluboká nad Vltavou
Hluboká nad Vltavou is a town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, near České Budějovice. This town was a favourite of Charles IV. It is best known for its famous Windsor style chateau. Originally it was a royal castle of Přemysl Otakar II from the second half of the 13th century. There is a winter garden and riding-hall where the Southern Bohemian gallery exhibitions have been housed since 1956.
Castle Rožmberk nad Vltavou
Romantic castle rebuilt with a richly furnished interior as a celebration to the Buqoy dynasty. It was the oldest family residence of Rosenbergs; for the first time mentioned in the 1253. Originally a Gothic fortress, rebuilt in the Renaissance and neo-gothic style. The last owners were members of the noble Buquoy family. In the middle of the last century the castle was opened to the public as one of the first museums in Bohemia. The museum faced two traditions - the Rosenberg one( founders of the castle) is represented by the Renaissance graffito decoration of the outside facades with beautiful painted decorations of the interiors, especially the famous "Music niche" in the Knight Hall.
Directly below the castle is located our second Hotel U Martina. There we can provide meals, accommodation, spa or you can hire boats/ rafts.
Rožmberk is also known for its paddling. We can provide rental boats or rafts and you can enjoy e.g. the route to Český Krumlov from there.
Half-day bus trip to the famous Gothic castle with a guide. Karlštejn Castle was built in the 14th century by Emperor Charles IV. and originally served as a storage of the crown jewels and holy relics. The trip takes approximately about 4 hours.
The Křivoklát Castle was first used as a hunting castle of the princes and kings. The building contains many valuable late-Gothic facilities, especially the chapel with an altar preserved among the most important Gothic monuments in our country.
The Konopiště Palace was built in the 13th century according to the model of French chateaux. Today the castle hosts a unique collection of art including Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Worth seeing is also well-known collections of weapons and hunting trophies belonging to the family of d'Este. It is one of the most interesting castles in Central Europe.
Karlovy Vary - Carlsbad (SPA)
Carlsbad (Karlovy Vary) is the largest and best known Czech spa town, founded in 1358 by Emperor Charles IV. We recommend you to combine a trip from Prague to Karlovy Vary with overnight stay at Hotel Dvořák. Do not forget to taste some of the 12 thermal springs or herbal liqueur Becherovka. You can also visit the Moser glassworks.
Kutná Hora (UNESCO city)
Thanks to the prosperous silver mines, Kutná Hora was in medieval the second most important town of the Czech kingdom after Prague. In 1995 the town was declared as a cultural monument of the world importance and was registred on the UNESCO World Heritage List.