Cathedrals and castles, Vlatva and a vibrant night life are all things that make Prague quite the popular one. Whether it’s the rich history and reflections of it through the precariously perched architecture or whether it’s the modern-day liveliness that it has so well-adopted in its existence, Prague is a city that has created for itself quite the powerful persona. Now if you’re headed to this power-packed city and are wondering which places you could head to for full-fledged day long trips, then here we have some suggestions for you:
How to reach Prague: You will have to catch a hopping flight via UK or the Middle East and then fly into Prague from there.
Best time to visit: May to September
How to reach: You can catch a train from Prague to head to Kutna Hotra. The train journey will take about an hour one way.
Best time to visit: June to August, can be visited through the year
History buffs come huddle up! It is time to visit the historically rich, culturally rewarding and ever so scenic Kutna Hora. Ossuary and St. Barbora Cathedral are places not to be missed as you go here to see at what has been reflected upon in these areas over a century or so ago. Then the Bone Church of course makes for quite an unexpected visit as well because where else in the world might you get a chance to see 40,000 bones arranged into a….. chandelier! Erm yes, this is not a joke. You can move around to gaze at the townhouses from the Baroque and Renaissance eras. See for yourself as to why UNESCO has named not one but multiple sites from here as being crucial to the world’s cultural heritage.
National Park Bohemian Switzerland
How to reach: Take a train to Decin, then take a bus till Drensko and from there hike your way up.
Best time to visit: April to September
For the adventurous ones and the ones looking to immerse themselves within nature, this is a pure delight. This national park in Czech Republic (not Switzerland) has hikes that range from about simply an hour long ones to even those that spread over an estimated time of 7 hours. So, you can throw on your study shoes and get, set, climbing! You get a chance to see a beautifully sitting bridge in the midst of greens and midst. You can also explore the flora and fauna and reward yourself time with the greener bits beyond the modern ones. This is pegged as one of the most refreshing day trips one can take from Prague.
How to reach: You can take a train to reach here.
Best time to visit: Throughout the year.
If you visualize a trip to Europe as walking into a medieval era, maybe stumbling through meadows which overlook a castle and just about that fairytale picture that we all mostly have in our minds? Yes, for that the Castle of Karlstejn is quite the charmer. I”t was built between 1348 to 1357 as a structure to safeguard and protect the crown jewels of the Roman Holy Empire. The way leading up to the castle itself has lush green forests and vineyards, thus, enhancing the charm of a formidable castle like this. You can walk around and observe it from the outside and let your mind wander to the times and the lives that might have been within those 4 walls.
How to reach: You can travel by train or by bus. Travelling by road is the faster option of the two.
Best time to visit: May to August
Reader reader behind the screen, who’s the prettiest of them all? One of the most charming gems that travellers admire from Prague is that of Cesky Krumlov. This UNESCO granted World Heritage site is straight out of a fairytale book as well. It lies with the Vlatva River flowing away in a silent haze besides it. It is home to a castle built in the 13th century reflective of the Renaissance and Gothic periods experienced here. This cosy little town is a slice of joy for the visitor to take in. Art lovers can even find a chance for them to indulge in appreciation of that form of expression. But Cesky Krumlov is meant most of all for those who are lovers of long walks and explorations on foot, who love for a place and its structures push through where must they head beyond what maybe written under an itinerary.
How to reach: You can catch a bus to Sobotka from Prague to head to Cesky Raj.
Best time to visit: April to August
Varied rock formations and outcroppings curve to turn around and whisper a hello or a s sweet nothing to you in the arms of Cesky Raj. It is a park where one can indulge themselves into the best of what Czech Republic’s landscapes can offer for you. That said this throng of green forested trees make for quite the delight. Between them the playful mist only adds to the scenic beauty of these surroundings. Head here if you wish to walk around and explore nature’s works. And if you are game, you can even make a picnic out of it and carry goodies with you for you to just explore this park at your ease and pace. No matter what one’s key motive maybe to explore it, the uniform fact is that its beauty is mostly an opinion on which nearly everyone has consensus.
So, what’s your idea of Prague and which place would you head to first?!
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